Congresswoman McKinney Inspired By Tupac

Davey D. spoke with Congresswoman
Cynthia McKinney on hip hop and politics, asking her what she feels makes her popular with the hip hop crowd. “I, like so many in Hip-hop have been inspired by the life of who offered so much to us in his lyrics and life which was filled with important lessons,” she said. “But most importantly, for myself and I think for young people, Tupac, in many cases, spoke truth to power. He and artists like Public Enemy, KRS-One, Queen Latifah and Big Daddy Kane, years ago, and Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Nas and Mos Def, today, say the things that everyday Americans think and feel. But most importantly, they speak for the disenfranchised and the hopeless who feel that the system works against them in so many ways.” Read more.

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