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  1. Hip-Hop Finds a Voice in Ferguson

    Politics has always simmered under hip-hop’s surface. Ferguson has brought outspoken artists to the front line, physically joining protests — Q-Tip in New York City, Macklemore in Seattle — and making impassioned speeches, like Killer Mike’s tribute to Michael Brown. This season of protest even has its own soundtrack, from The Game’s “Don’t Shoot” to Tom Morello’s “Marching on Ferguson.” St. Louis-native Tef Poe’s “War Cry” tells a more personal tale: the rapper-activist has been so involved he even traveled to the U.N. with Brown’s family.

    The Guardian, Billboard, BET

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