"It’s bigger than hip HOP! Hip HOP!," spits rap duo Dead Prez on probably its best-known track to date. The song prodded some of the genre’s weak spots (materialism, fake thuggery) and went after critics who blamed the subculture for societal ills. But that was in 2000, on Dead Prez’s first album Let’s Get Free; since [...]
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Diallo Sumbry wants to clear the air surrounding Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration that honors African American culture. "Kwanzaa is not an anti-Christmas," he says. "It is a celebration of African American people."
That's why Sumbry—a D.C. based musician and talent manager—helped organize the first-ever "Umoja on U" celebration, set for Sunday night at the historic Lincoln [...]