Music is one of those things that just makes you feel good or it helps you cope when you’re feeling bad either way its impact is priceless. A new series on the Smithsonian Channel explores music on a deeper level. Hip-Hop began its emergence in the late 70s it offered a soundtrack to coincide with the struggle and it painted pictures of hope for a better future. The voices never shied away from political reform, social injustice, race/class issues, or even sexual freedom were powerful issues artists could now speak on. Then you include fashion, cars, jewelry, and the vision for a better life know you have given people something to strive for. So now we have stuff to talk about and a direction in which to move and that is how the culture of Hip-Hop turned into the Juggernaut it is today.
Join host Dometi Pongo and artists like Vic Mensa, Fat Joe, and Big Freedia, as we examine the impact of an often-quoted, much-misunderstood art form that has become an indelible part of the culture(SC). IMUer’s are you excited for this series? I know I am! Check out the sneak peek above, leave us your comments below, and please be sure to subscribe in the top right corner.
Source & Video: Smithsonian Channel
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