Denver artists turn up the volume on Middle Eastern hip-hop, uprisings (radio show segment)

A few local, Denver artists decided to come together recently to talk about the importance and beauty of contemporary Middle Eastern hip-hop. In this portion of KGNU’s Sunday show “Eclipse” (airs on Sundays at 7-9pm, see below) Dave Ashton (KGNU Denver’s program manager and hip-hop artist) and I discuss some popular MidEast hip hop stars…

How has the globalization of hip-hop affected East African Youth?

The spread of hip-hop onto the global sphere can present somewhat of a paradox. On the one hand, hip-hop is a symbolic fight by the weak against oppressive forces; forces who have dominated social, economic, and political wealth throughout time.  On the other hand, hip-hop has become such a global phenomenon that the “invisible hand”…