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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

January 27, 2017

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This past Sunday on my show, inspired by the more than 2.9 million who participated in the Women’s March in Austin and other cites, I played tracks from women in hip-hop. The talented and determined ladies below in some ways represent how all women battle to be heard, both literally and figuratively. While hip hop has come a long way in the last 40 years, it’s still a young genre and it remains steeped in the inherent sexism of our broader culture (haha … “broader culture”) but especially in the machismo and misogyny that’s so prevalent in the sturm and drang of the genre. It’s inching towards becoming the voice of all peoples, and it’s been a great progressive tool in the last several years to assault the forces that keep people down, but the popular side of hop hop – the albums that sell or stream millions – still predominantly portray women as objects.  Well, here are the women in their own voices and words and they are just fucking killing it.

I strongly urge you to listen to – really hear – and patronize these artists and all who are voices that are outside of the mainstream because, hey, the future is female.

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

September 27, 2013

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What an amazing weekend this is shaping up to be.  Tonight, you should stop by The Blackheart for another Side One Track One Presents! The last one was incredible, so if you missed it, now’s your chance to catch up with the awesome show-curatory abilities of our blog runner John. If you were at the last one, you already know how great a show this is, so I’m sure you’re already planning on going.  On Saturday The Sour Notes are playing for The Good Music Club at The North Door, and on Sunday, I guess everyone will be inside watching Breaking Bad, which is okay I guess, but is not live music, so get your shit together, Austin.

I’ll be on the air on Sunday from 2-3:30PM on KOOP 91.7FM in Austin and streaming on koop.org everywhere else if you wanna hear the stuff I like to play on the radio (hint: it’s cleaner than this mix, which is a little NSFW). Happy Friday, and please bump it loud.

:Lizzo – Pants VS Dress:
:Bigg Jus – Black Roses:
:Shad – Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins):
:Big Cats – Kanye Remix:
:Wax Tailor – Lonely (Featuring Mattic):
:Earl Sweatshirt – 20 Wave Caps (Featuring Domo Genesis):
:CommoNasm (Common + Nas + TenDJiz’s Soviet Jazz) –  Geto Heaven:
:Jonwayne – And Bullshit (Featuring Zeroh):
:Jeremiah Jae – Guns N Butter:
:JJ Doom – GMO:
:Das Racist – Rapping 2 U:
:Rah Digga – Lessons of Today:
:Wu Tang VS The Beatles – Got Your Money:
:Take – Sweatson Klank – Incredibright:
:Death Grips – Hacker:

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