The Social and Political Significance of Kendrick Lamar's Music

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Mon, 03/28/2016 - 12:00am
The social and political significance of kendrick lamar's music, with Abdul Fofanah and Issa Kamara.
Jan Haaken talks with Abdul Fofanah and Issa Kamara about the politics of Kendrick Lamar's work as a hip-hop artist and the power of his music in the Black Lives Matter movement.  Fofanah is co-director of the documentary, "Moving to the Beat"--a documentary about hip-hop activism that follows a portland group as they journey to Freetown, Sierra Leone to talk about the use of hip-hop in working for social justice across cultural borders. To watch Moving to the Beat, go to

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