TiRon & Ayomari are both singers, songwriters, and emcees, representing Los Angeles, CA. They have received tremendous recognition by media outlets from Complex to RapGenius, and XXL, to LA Weekly, and The Source. We will be talking about their eclectic and melodically rich album titled, “WET: The Wonderful Ego Trip”.
Yugen Blakrok is an emcee hailing from South Africa. She has opened for legends like MC Lyte, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and Edo G. She has also performed alongside legends like Public Enemy and Jeru the Damaja. Most recently she has collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on the Black Panther soundtrack. That was the opening track you just heard. We will be talking about her beat knocking and lyrically heavy album titled, “Return of the Astro-Goth”
Hurt is an emcee and songwriter out of Pasadena, California. We will be talking about his hard-hitting, heartfelt, and politically conscious album titled, “Between Heaven and the Benjamins”.
Musab is an emcee, representing Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also co-founder of the legendary Indie Hip Hop label, Rhymesayers Entertainment. We will be talking about his distinct, powerful, and socially conscious album created with seasoned producer, Ink Well, titled, “Intellectual Property”.
Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.
Virginia Eubanks is an associate professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. For two decades, she has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. And she is also a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a fellow at New America.