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Rebel Diaz – “I’m An Alien”

Rebel Diaz – “I’m An Alien”

“This song and video are inspired by the actions of youth in Arizona defending immigrant rights; by the urgent struggle to change the narrative on the issue of mass incarceration; by our friends, families, and neighbors struggling to live a life of dignity in the face of constant attacks on workers, immigrants, and youth. We are called aliens to deny us our humanity. But with “I’m An Alien” we reclaim the term. We will not … Read entire article »

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Cutter & Le Druide (Sang Mêlé) – “NI OUBLI, NI PARDON”

Cutter & Le Druide (Sang Mêlé) – “NI OUBLI, NI PARDON”

New French antifa hip-hop video… … Read entire article »

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Rebel Diaz: Craazy feat. C-Rayz Walz

Rebel Diaz: Craazy feat. C-Rayz Walz

A lot of times when you question the system we live in, the system itself will be quick to discredit you, or even worse label you as Craazy. What’s really Craazy is perhaps the conditions our communities live under and the way the government controls us. Now thats Craazy. Craazy – Rebel Diaz and C- Rayz Walz Song produced by G1 of Rebel Diaz Video directed by Sense Hernandez of Beast Factory Films Make up by @TaraPascual Rebel Diaz New … Read entire article »

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Rebel Diaz: Revolution Has Come

Rebel Diaz: Revolution Has Come

Rebel Diaz- “Revolution Has Come”. Produced by the IGC. Directed by Sense Hernandez of Beast Factory Films. Off the upcoming album, Radical Dilemma. Our goal with this song is to convey the message that Revolution is Love. It’s what no one can take away from our communities- love for humanity. In the face of structural violence like racism, underfunded schools, and inadequate housing, our weapons of defense are education, sustainability, and community building. We don’t promote … Read entire article »

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Jasiri X Ft Rhymefest: Who’s Illegal?

Jasiri X Ft Rhymefest: Who’s Illegal?

By Jasiri X Ft Rhymefest: In response to repressive anti-Immigration legislation SB1070 and HB56, Jasiri X, Rhymefest, and Paradise Gray traveled to Arizona and Alabama courtesy of the Sound Strike to see first hand how these unjust laws break up families, fracture communities and destroy lives. “Who’s Illegal?” asks the question, can a nation on stolen land, built by stolen people define another group of human beings as illegal? “Who’s Illegal?” was produced by GM3 and directed by … Read entire article »

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Rap News: Julian Assange vs Rupert Murdoch

Rap News: Julian Assange vs Rupert Murdoch

By Rap News: Is an honest Fourth Estate the only Force than can restore peace and balance to the Galaxy? To find out, we consult two of journalism’s most influential and inflammatory figures: Rebel journalist, enfant terrible, Julian Assange, who awaits a verdict in London which could see him ‘Sextradited’ to Sweden. And, on the opposite end of the journalistic spectrum, Rupert Murdoch, head of the mighty NewsCorp media Empire, embroiled in legal scandals that go … Read entire article »

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Rebel Diaz: “Soy Rebelde” 2012

By Rebel Diaz: Rebel Diaz releases the street single “Soy Rebelde” off their long anticipated debut album Radical Dilemma. True to the group’s bilingual form, the song samples a late 60s spanish pop ballad, “Soy Rebelde, porque el mundo me hecho asi..” (I’m a Rebel, because the world has made me this way…”). Soy Rebelde- Produced by G1 of Rebel Diaz, Performed by G1 and RodStarz of Rebel Diaz. Shot, Edited and Produced by Internationally Acclaimed Liberation Photographer Pocho1, the video’s documentary style follows Rebel Diaz’s recent tours throughout Europe and Latin America, as well as images of their community arts work in the South Bronx and beyond. Pocho1 of Pocho1 Visual Movement (P1VM) 2012. www.pocho1.com. follow us! @rebeldiaz @rdacbx www.rebeldiaz.com www.rdacbx.org … Read entire article »

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Sanaa Khoury & Bashir Sfeir: Rebel Rap from the Outlaws of Hermel

Sanaa Khoury & Bashir Sfeir: Rebel Rap from the Outlaws of Hermel

By Sanaa Khoury & Bashir Sfeir The incendiary Lebanese hip-hop duo Touffar has become a local rap phenomenon, despite their scarce financial resources and modest musical experience. Nasser al-Din and Jaafar, the two members of the group, will be introducing Beirut audiences to some of their new songs from their second album Off to the Commune this Friday night at Beirut Theater. They will also be performing songs from their first album Owners of the Land. Touffar’s bold and unambiguous rap lyrics … Read entire article »

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TNS Profile on Active Member: Greek Hip-Hop, Low Bap, No Sponsors

TNS Profile on Active Member: Greek Hip-Hop, Low Bap, No Sponsors

On September 10, 2011 The New Significance (TNS) met with friends Sadahzinia and B.D.Foxmoor of Greek Hip-Hop group Active Member. TNS was there to cover them during their concert in the open-air Theater of Petra in Athens, Greece. In this profile Sadahzinia and Foxmoor discuss the origins of Greek Hip-Hop, Low Bap and No Sponsorship, Capitalism, the current Greek crisis, their vision of an alternative village, their work outside hip-hop, and much more. Our profile … Read entire article »

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RodStarz: Rebel Diaz, Hip-Hop for Social Change & OWS

RodStarz: Rebel Diaz, Hip-Hop for Social Change & OWS

On Wednesday, Nov 2 People’s University invited speakers to Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The New Significance was there to capture a segment of the program. RodStarz of Rebel Diaz, a bi-lingual hip-hop duo from the South Bronx, told the story of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective, their new mix tape “Occupy the Airwaves,” discussed movement building strategy, and performed. Filmed and edited by Chris Spannos. Length: 12:36 Watch the extended video profile on Rebel Diaz produced by The New Significance: thenewsignificance.com/​2011/​08/​26/​tns-video-exclusive-rebel-diaz-radical-dilemma/​ … Read entire article »

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Occupy Oakland: An interview with The Coup’s Boots Riley

Occupy Oakland: An interview with The Coup’s Boots Riley

By Achy Obejas Boots Riley says that when the Occupy movement started, he wasn’t sure what to make it. “There’s no organization,” says Riley, from the hip hop groups The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club, and now, ironically, one of Occupy Oakland’s most visible faces. “There’s just this general thrust, this general direction.” Boots Riley calls out to Occupy Oakland He played a couple of shows in solidarity but he was wary. And even now, he readily admits he … Read entire article »

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Lonnie Ray Atkinson: How we gonna make Wall Street pay

Lonnie Ray Atkinson: How we gonna make Wall Street pay

By Lonnie Ray Atkinson Spoken word artist Lonnie Ray Atkinson performs his new track “How we gonna make Wall Street pay” live on location at occupied Zuccotti Park, October 29, 2011. … Read entire article »

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Jasiri X: Occupy (We the 99) Music Video

Jasiri X: Occupy (We the 99) Music Video

By Jasiri X Free Download http://jasirix.bandcamp.com/track/occupy-we-the-99 Filmed live at Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Pittsburgh by Director Paradise Gray, Jasiri X reconnects with super producer Cynik Lethal to provide a soundtrack for this growing movement that has taken the world by storm. We gonna Occupy! LYRICS Verse 1 The Power’s with the people don’t let these cowards deceive you and be the next mouse in the talons of a eagle this country’s wealth gap isn’t unbalanced it’s evil we celebrate access while the … Read entire article »

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Akala & Billy Bragg: Left Field In Motion Tour

Akala & Billy Bragg: Left Field In Motion Tour

By Billy Bragg & Akala, and more… A round table discussion about music, politics, and touring, across folk, hip-hop, and punk. … Read entire article »

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Jody McIntyre: Lowkey’s ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’

Jody McIntyre: Lowkey’s ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’

By Jody McIntyre “It’s been a long time coming. Too long… too long. It’s been a quarter century in the making… but it’s here now.” Over classical strings, dancehall artist Mavado repeats the mantra that has been at the heart of this movement since its inception: “This system needs fi change right now!” Hip-hop artist Lowkey has been a driving force of this movement, and for him, the release of his second album, Soundtrack to the Struggle, is something … Read entire article »

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Talib Kweli Speaks and Performs At Occupy Wall Street

Talib Kweli Speaks and Performs At Occupy Wall Street

Performance… Tabil Kweli attends Occupy Wall Street on Oct 6, 2011. Kweli preforms an exclusive new rhyme titled “Distraction” and by request “Thieves In the Night.” He also speaks heart-felt words in support of Occupy Wall Street. (Also just below)   A few words…   Interview… … Read entire article »

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Lupe Fiasco: To The Occupiers “Moneyman”

Lupe Fiasco: To The Occupiers “Moneyman”

By Lupe Fiasco TO THE SEP17 OCCUPIERS “MONEYMAN” Published Sept. 17, 2011 Hey Moneyman the crowd is outside. The past, the future and the now is outside. The teachers and cooks and the drop-outs too. Word on the street is they looking for you… Hey Moneyman they saying whats the score? And how much blood have you spilled on the butcher shop floor? Those numbers keep running but what they running into? The crowd is outside and they asking … Read entire article »

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