On this edition of The Rebel Beat, we bring you to the streets of The Bronx. We met up with RodStarz, one half of the prolific revolutionary hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz, at the Madres en Movimiento community space that they help to run. Surrounded by radical books, recording equipment, and movement murals, we talked about the history of hip-hop in the Bronx, community spaces (such as the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective), gentrification, and much more.
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Also on this episode, we pay our respects to Sharon Jones (RIP) and bring you some Firebrand Records news.
Finally, we end with our Turn It Up segment, where we tip our hats to anti-fascist militants in Montreal who shut down a neo-Nazi metal show in November. For a short video report on that from our friends at Submedia, go here:
A Tribe Called Quest – We the people
YG & Nipsey Hussle – Fuck Donald Trump
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – What if we all stopped paying taxes?
RodStarz – Free ’em all
Rebel Diaz – Revolution has come
Rebel Diaz – Troy Davis lives forever
Ana Tijoux – Somos sur
Pete Seeger – Which side are you on?
Rebel Diaz (feat. Dead Prez, Rakaa Iriscience) – Which side are you on? (remix)
Rebel Diaz – I’m an alien
Rebel Diaz – Which side are you on? (original)
State Radio – State of Georgia
Jean Grae – Keep livin’