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Waiting on Reparations is a show about Hip Hop and politics. Hosts Dope Knife, a rapper and visual artist, and Linqua Franqa, hip hop artist and politician, explore the history of public policy and its impacts on Hip Hop life; what Hip Hop culture tells us about our political reality; and the role of Hip Hop in shaping our political future. 

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    • Culture et société

Waiting on Reparations is a show about Hip Hop and politics. Hosts Dope Knife, a rapper and visual artist, and Linqua Franqa, hip hop artist and politician, explore the history of public policy and its impacts on Hip Hop life; what Hip Hop culture tells us about our political reality; and the role of Hip Hop in shaping our political future. 

    Home Is Where The Bars Is

    Home Is Where The Bars Is

    This week, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa unbundle the issues of homelessness and housing precarity, examining their intersection with mental health, substance abuse, poverty wages, and the cascading effects of capitalist pressures on the housing market. DK speaks with Xulu Jones, speaker and frontman for the Savannah-based psychedelic rock group Xulu Prophet, about his personal experiences of the unseen realities of living on the street. And the hosts explore Hip Hop depictions of society's down-and-out, from Arrested Development to Kendrick Lamar.
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    • 54 min
    The Life of Pablo

    The Life of Pablo

    This week, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa cast a spotlight on last week's riots in Spain in response to the incarceration of Marxist-Leninist rapper Pablo Hasel over controversial tweets and song lyrics in support of armed revolutionary groups and calling out the Spanish crown. They discuss the way free speech concerns in Spain can reframe our understanding of the first amendment and the rise of fascism in the United States and unpack some of the spicier bars that landed Hasel in the clink.
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    • 45 min
    Land, Bread, Housing: Fred Hampton and the Chicago Black Panthers

    Land, Bread, Housing: Fred Hampton and the Chicago Black Panthers

    Fresh on the heels of the streaming debut of the new Fred Hampton biopic, Judas and the Black Messiah, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa explore the revolutionary organizing and public policy demands of Chairman Hampton and the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther party in the late 1960s and how their vision for Black socialist self-determination and cross-cultural coalition building compares with today's demands, tactics, and struggle. They also give the film's soundtrack a spin and elevate its bangers, including offerings by H.E.R., JID, and Smino.
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    • 1h 27 min
    For Dilla

    For Dilla

    Honoring the 15th anniversary of J Dilla's iconic instrumental masterpiece, Donuts, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa pour one out for the master beatsmith with a look back at Dilla's impacts on Hip Hop culture, discussion the medical struggles that lead to his premature death, and analysis of what these struggles and the struggles of those like him tell us about the healthcare system in the United States.
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    • 52 min
    Curious Incidents in Cancel Culture

    Curious Incidents in Cancel Culture

    This week, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa trade takes on cancel culture, from the current calls to censure Republican lawmakers responsible for stoking the January 6th insurrection to Lin Manuel Miranda's criticisms of whitewashing US history to the blowback experienced by rappers Trina, for her comments on the George Floyd protests, and Lil Boosie, for allegedly arranging the statutory rape of his teenaged son. Along the way, they speak with Hip Hop artist and Buffalo-based English professor Chuckie Campbell, about his newest album “Curious Incidents in Cancel Culture."
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    • 1h 15 min
    Keep Your Pardon -- Run Us Our Checks!

    Keep Your Pardon -- Run Us Our Checks!

    This week, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa unpack the whirlwind week of transition between the 45th and 46th presidencies, detailing the nature and history of the presidential powers to pardon and enact executive orders as well as their most recent uses: pardoning Kodak Black, Lil Wayne and others, on the DJT side of things, and rejoining the Paris climate accord and doing immigrants a solid, on the Joe Biden end of the spectrum. LF goes off for a minute about $2k checks from her perspective having canvassed for newly-sworn in Senators Ossoff and Warnock. The hosts also review the latest tracks from the newly sprung jailbirds Kodak and Wayne, give Macklemore a chance to speak his piece on "Trump's Over Freestyle" and recommend this week's new Talib Kweli to listeners.
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    • 1h 10 min

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