WBEZ | BBU http://www.wbez.org/tags/bbu Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago hip hop group BBU dish on social activism and their new mixtape http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-hip-hop-group-bbu-dish-social-activism-and-their-new-mixtape-96929 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2012-March/2012-03-02/BBU-9.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>From the very beginning, the members of Chicago hip hop group <a href="http://www.itsbbu.com/">BBU</a> 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, <em>bell hooks,</em> is filled with songs exposing chauvinism, sexism and institutional racism. MCs Epic and Jasson Perez joined Jesse Menendez on Vocalo's <a href="http://www.vocalo.org/musicvoxblog">MusicVox</a> to talk about their songs, and what sparked their passion and dedication to social activism.</p></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 02:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-hip-hop-group-bbu-dish-social-activism-and-their-new-mixtape-96929 Does BBU stand for "Bin Laden Blowin Up"? http://www.wbez.org/story/andrew-gill/does-bbu-stand-bin-laden-blowin <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/5120_227834360400_227833760400_7254180_5626218_n.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.myspace.com/binladenblowinup">BBU</a> ... or <a href="http://www.myspace.com/binladenblowinup">Bin Laden Blowin Up</a> ... or <a href="http://www.myspace.com/binladenblowinup">Black Brown and Ugly</a> ... whatever the name, they're an explosive Hip Hop trio who recently were ranked as <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/-1,100510-hot-bands-g.photogallery?index=0">#1 trend setting band in the Chicago Sun Times</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://vocalo.org/musicvox">Vocalo MusicVox</a> contributor Logan Lou talks to the band about their name(s), music, social activism and their performance at Lollapalooza last summer...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://vocalo.org/blogs/archive/201010/bin-laden-blowin">Stream &quot;BBB Who&quot; and &quot;Juking on Landmines&quot; here</a> or download their <a href="http://www.foccp.com/">FREE mixtape here</a></p></p> Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/andrew-gill/does-bbu-stand-bin-laden-blowin