WBEZ | Add 2; Hip Hop; Race; Social Justice; Vocalo http://www.wbez.org/tags/add-2-hip-hop-race-social-justice-vocalo Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Add 2 talks Modern Day Coons and Cotton Fields, Music that Matters. http://www.wbez.org/series/race-out-loud/add-2-talks-modern-day-coons-and-cotton-fields-music-matters-101065 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/add23.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>At the beginning of the movement, Hip Hop music served as a voice for the urban youth, the oppressed, it was a tool used to raise awareness to inner city turmoil. &nbsp;While that version of Hip Hop is no longer as pervasive as it once was, it still exists. In fact, it is still <em>that</em> Hip Hop that is capable of sparking discussion, addressing societal ills and affecting change. It is that strand of Hip Hop that <a href="https://twitter.com/add2themc">Add 2</a> excels at. Through his series of Mixtapes, he has shown that music is still a potent vehicle for social commentary. Add 2 joined Vocalo&#39;s Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about his music and why he stands up and speaks his mind.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F53523638&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/race-out-loud/add-2-talks-modern-day-coons-and-cotton-fields-music-matters-101065