"Hip-Hop Can Save America!" explores the innovative, inspiring, and often surprising ways Hip-Hop music, culture, and sensibilities are improving society in areas such as education, science/technology, health/wellness and more. Hosted by award-winning hip-hop journalist Manny Faces.
Hip-Hop x Civics, Education & Activism with Ellect
On this episode, artist, activist and educator, Ellect gave us a taste of how his work with #HipHopIsVoting was aimed at making an impact on the 2020 election cycle as well as the future of civic engagement. As we saw from some local elections, and in a big way in Georgia, these ideas have merit, and can indeed help bring about major change.
Ellect also talks about his role as an educator, and as an artist that frequently works issues such as climate change and racial justice into his work.
Plus, fun fact: He’s related to someone you know.
All in all, Ellect brings a ton to the table when it comes to demonstrating ways that Hip-Hop music and culture can be used to uplift humanity.
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Hip-Hop x Philosophy with Dr. Mark Sanders
On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America! aka ‘the world’s smartest Hip-Hop podcast’, (we think very deeply). A look at the intersection of Hip-Hop and philosophy with Dr. Mark Sanders of the University of North Carolina.
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This is What Hip-Hop Activism Looks Like [Genesis Be]
On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America! We hear from Genesis Be, a lifelong artist activist who has put her career, and life, on the line making politically charged music, groundbreaking public statements and quite literally, helped make history.
Mental Health Therapy Through Hip-Hop Beat Making with Dr. Elliot Gann
On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America!, healing trauma in young people through therapeutic beat making. Dr. Elliot Gann of https://todaysfuturesound.org/ (Today's Future Sound) breaks down the concept, his acclaimed work in the field, and the neuroscience behind it all.
Youth Empowerment, #HipHopEd, and God with Timothy David Jones
Scholar, youth leader, minister, poet, rapper, and content curator for probably the largest Hip-Hop based education community in the world -- Timothy David Jones.
Timothy, who is currently a lecturer and Hip-Hop Scholar in Residence at Teachers College, Columbia University, details his path to Hip-Hop based education, how he e-stumbled into his #HipHopEd role, his company Techniques4Learning, and, as an ordained minister, how religion and spirituality blend into the mix.
Freestyle Mondays + 20 Years of Evolving Artistry with Corey James Gray (fka Illspokinn)
For close to 20 years, Corey James Gray (formerly known as Illspokinn) has been at the helm of https://www.freestylemondays.com/live (Freestyle Mondays), a live, interactive, Hip-Hop event series featuring gameshow-styled, impromptu rap battles, backed by an incredible live band. It's among the best Hip-Hop experiences in the world (and has, in fact, branched out to several countries). Corey explains the history of the event, and how it, and he, has evolved over the years, and through the Coronavirus pandemic, to be able to virtually continue the series, and his own artistic journey.
A truly outstanding and thoughtful series. Highly recommended.
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