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Cavalier (Private Stock)

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Cavalier is an emcee representing Brooklyn, NY. He has shared the stage with Nas, DMX, Little Brother, The Beatnuts, Smif N Wessun, and many other renown emcees. We will be talking about his melodious and introspective album titled, “Private Stock”.

TiRon & Ayomari (WET: Wonderful Ego Trip)

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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 (Return of the Astro-Goth)

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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”

J Hurt (Between Heaven and the Benjamins)

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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 (MInk: Intellectual Property)

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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”.

Automating Inequality

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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.

Melanin 9 (Old Pictures)

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Melanin 9 is an emcee, representing the United Kingdom. We will be talking about his album entitled, “Old Pictures”.

A Mouth is Always Muzzled

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A Mouth is Always Muzzled, communicates the extraordinary story of the ways art brings hope in perilous times and art’s insistent role in contemporary politics and life. Weaving disparate topics from sugar and British colonialism to attacks on free speech and Facebook activism…and traveling a jagged path across the Americas, Africa, India, and Europe. Natalie Hopkinson argues that art is where the future is negotiated.

Ozay Moore (In the Wake of O)

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Ozay Moore FKA Othello is an emcee, producer, recording artist and educator, born in Seattle who now represents Lansing, MI. Ozay Moore boasts a music career spanning across 20 years, multiple groups, several continents and many releases. We will be talking about his album entitled, “In the Wake of O”.   iTunes: Here is a…

Sareem Poems (A Pond Apart)

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Sareem Poems is an emcee, born in Long Beach, CA who now represents Lansing, MI. We will be talking about his positive vibe and spiritually uplifting album titled, “A Pond Apart”   iTunes: Here is a chronological list of the songs played on the episode. Click the links to purchase. Walk & Talk Breathe (ft. Red…

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