96 episodes

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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    • 3.0 • 1.2K Ratings

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.

    Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power

    Our hosts Dope Knife & Linqua Franqa will discuss the reality of health risks and disparities in the marginalized communities that make up the majority of their audience. They will touch on mental health issues, particularly about the ways that health knowledge can empower mental wellbeing as well as physical wellbeing. Additionally, the two will examine how issues of health are treated in the scene/culture of hip hop.
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    • 24 min
    Afrofuturism and Academia with Sammus, PhD

    Afrofuturism and Academia with Sammus, PhD

    LF and DK are joined by Brown professor and afrofuturist rapper/producer Sammus (aka Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo to discuss the relationship of lyric-craft to beatmaking, surviving academia, creative and emotional revelations during the Covid pause, and Dr. Lumumba-Kasongo's upcoming tour.
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    • 44 min
    Crashing the (Democratic) Party

    Crashing the (Democratic) Party

    This week, LF and DK are joined by democratic operative John Jackson to discuss his work infiltrating the democratic party.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Rich People Doing Goofy Sh*t, Part 23213

    Rich People Doing Goofy Sh*t, Part 23213

    This week the hosts take a gander at some gems from the newsweek, from the Unite Here picketing rich people at Jay-Z's Oscar party to Madison Cawthorn snitching on rich people in Congress and Eric Adams (net worth: $5 million) defunding errybody except the police.
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    • 43 min
    Friends of Gadsden Creek

    Friends of Gadsden Creek

    This week, LF & DK are joined by activist and Twitch streamer Tamika Gadsden to discussion the intersections of racial and environmental justice in Charleston, South Carolina.

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    • 57 min
    Hammer & Flows

    Hammer & Flows

    As they depart for their respective tours, LF & DK kick off a three-part series on liberation movements born and bred in Birmingham, Alabama, this time discussing the alliance between the Alabama Communist Party and poor Black folks during the Great Depression era.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

AllieCor ,

Breath of fresh air

If your mind and heart are open you’ll hear some amazing truths and fresh perspective. If you’re a baby you won’t like it.

MsMartinaMsMartina99999 ,

Very pleasant and listenable

In my opinion, this podcast is soothing where so many other conversation podcasts are kind of manic. The hosts are not slow but they are calm and listenable. Maybe in part bc they are both vocalists? Idk. It’s just really nice to have on in the background. I’m white, and for me this podcast really fleshes out my understanding of the American experience. Plus these two are just smart. It’s fun to listen to them ponder and discuss.

Eddie610267 ,

Let me hear it!

When I say perpetual, you say victim hood; perpetual, victim hood, perpetual, victim hood

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