Chuck D of Public Enemy famously called Hip Hop “the Black CNN”. As Hip-Hop celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, Laura talks with him, and Bronx native Rosa Clemente, about Hip Hop’s impact on music, dance, art, fashion and media-making, and asks where the Hip Hop revolution stands today.
Clemente, an award-winning organizer and scholar-activist, is known for her expertise in Afro-Latinx identity, fighting police violence and Hip-Hop feminism. Chuck D, the leader and co-founder of the legendary group Public Enemy, is a social activist and digital music pioneer who served as Executive Producer of the BBC series now streaming on PBS, Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World.
In this episode, they explore the impact of Hip Hop and its role in today’s social justice movements. Plus, a commentary from Laura on unfinished revolutions.