From the very beginning, the members of Chicago hip hop group BBU have been passionate activists: both in community organizing and in their music. Combining danceable beats with social commentary, the group has been generating buzz in underground circles and dance clubs alike. Their new Mixtape, bell hooks, is filled with songs exposing chauvinism, sexism and institutional racism. MCs Epic and Jasson Perez joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's MusicVox to talk about their songs, and what sparked their passion and dedication to social activism.
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