Since the 1980's, hip-hop has been used as a political outlet for urban communities across the nation. Who knew that the lethal combination of poetic lines with funky beats, rap, scratching records, and break-dancing would forever be influential for social change throughout history. Violence, police brutality, poverty, oppression, discrimination, and incarceration are just a few of the core issues that hip hop lovers use to get conversations started in hope to bring about political revolution.
We find that in many urban schools, budget cuts are often made from creative curriculum such as music, theater, and dance. The Hip Hop Liberation Workshop will lay the pavement for youth to express themselves in a positive manner on the day-to-day struggles of those living in neighborhoods that have long been forgotten. We are breaking the chains of oppression!