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Political Hip-Hop: A Means of Activism Through Music

This is a project created for Scott Curries Mus1910W class at the U of M in the fall of 2008. It consists of three papers looking at different aspects of the genre of political hip-hop. The first paper is a live performance analysis of the Michael Franti performance at in downtown St. Paul during the Republican National Convention in 2008. The second is a research paper on the history and culture of political hip-hop, and the third an analysis of the song “Everythang� by the Coup.