The Hip-Hop Generation and Marriage Equality


When one examines the post-civil rights era in America, following possibly the greatest crowning achievement in policy related race relations in this country; who knew that the creation of hip-hop music – mixed with spoken word poetry – would define a generation of up and coming business, entertainment and political leaders.

From the soulful sounds of the Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron in the 60′s and 70′s, that redefined the meaning of being black in America; to the soothing funk beats created by legends such as DJs Kool Herc and Coke La Rock with the poetically laced lyrics laid down by Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash, Spoonie Gee, Keith Cowboy and more – a generation of music loving leaders were born.

However, while this new hip-hop generation of young leaders in America accredit themselves by knowing the lyrics of the Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ or KRS-One’s ‘Self-Destruction’; they at times seem confused as to their roles in shaping the direction of this country for the next hundred years or so – not clear as to what they actually believe in or the commonalities they have outside the music.

Authored By Hassan Giordano and Catalina Byrd – See the Full Story at


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