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Talib Kweli takes Hip-Hop to ‘Protest Stage’

Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn-based hip hop artist, was on two stages at Moogfest on Thursday — first at the Carolina Theatre talking about work, music and politics, and later on a large outdoor stage outside Motorco Music Hall.

The outdoor stage at Moogfest is called the “Protest Stage.” Kweli performed a high energy range of songs including old school beats, reggae, A Tribe Called Quest and Black Star, the hip hop duo he was in with Mos Def. About halfway through his set, he stopped to talk about hip hop and society.

“This is pro-black rap. Because pro-blackness is about equality; it’s about equity,” he said. “Nobody is superior over anyone else. Race is a social construct.”

Kweli said that if they come to see him live in the flesh, then they get him live in the flesh, not just music.

“I’m 41 years old. I represent hip hop on this stage,” he said.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article151572042.html#storylink=cpy

Immortal Technique Interview – People’s Champions Tour 2015 | Free & Equal Network

 

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Independent hip-hop legend Immortal Technique was interviewed on the Free and Equal Network by Christina Tobin during his “People’s Champions” U.S. Tour with Talib Kweli, Constant Flow, Hasan Salaam, and more, to discuss pertinent issues of the day. Tech is most known for his socially and politically-conscious lyrics that are a refreshing alternative to the materialistic, sexist/misogynistic, and superficial lyrics of commercial rappers.

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