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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

HIP HOP ACTIVISTS TAKE A STAND AGAINST POLICE TERRORISM (PRESS RELEASE)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 8:29 PM

HIP HOP ACTIVISTS TAKE A STAND AGAINST POLICE TERRORISM!!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHIP HOP ACTIVISTS TAKE A STAND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

LIVE FROM A HOOD NEAR YOU: THE 'ORGANIZE DA HOOD TOUR' JUST ANNOUNCED

Los Angeles, California -- (December 11, 2006) - Announced today, the 'Organize Da Hood Tour', featuring performances and lectures by a number of hip hop's socially conscious heavy hitters, will be kicking off in Atlanta, GA early 2007.

Sponsored by the FTP Movement (www.ftpmovement.tk), Guerilla Nation, O.U.T.R.A.G.E. and Contraband PR, the 'Organize Da Hood Tour' is set to stop in 7 cities and several locations yet to be announced, early next year.

Hosted by the hip hop group A-Alikes (RBG Family), Kalonji Jama Changa (FTP Movement), Rough (Abandoned Nation), Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teachers) and other special guests, the tour will tackle issues such as Police Brutality/Terrorism, Poverty/Homelessness, Political Prisoners, Street Codes and more.

A mix of political activism with a heavy streetz flavor, tour organizers are calling it a form of "edu"tainment necessary in times like these, when one need only turn on the news to find examples of the growing disparity between "the haves and the have nots". The attempt will be to appeal to the hood, (where much of this disparity is experienced), local universities and everywhere in between, in an effort to open up the dialogue to a greater social problem.

In addition to a number of hip hop artists, numerous grassroots and community organizations are also expected to be in attendance. Due to the fact that each stop of the tour will feature daily lectures and panel discussions, as well as nightly hip hop performances, it is expected that the tour will attract a wide array of attendees, both loyal to the hip hop community and to the hip hop political movement itself.

For more information please contact:

contraband_pr@yahoo.com, info@mobbb.org or info@ftpmovement.tk
http://www.ftpmovement.tk/http://www.mobbb.org/

4 comments:

Aly Cat 121 said...

CHECK!

(I don't know what the heck happened but I had to sign up for a google/beta account to post a comment. *shakin head* Blogger be ackin up sometimes)

Luke Cage said...

Finally a rap tour with some brothers with alot of intellect, not to mention something of some real substance to say. Give me the Public Enemy's, X-Clan, Poor Righteous Teachers, Brand Nubian and fam of the Native Tongues from the old days as well if I were to get into a time capsule and go back in time.

But with today's hip hop activists, this is as good a start as any if you ask me. Kudos to them putting this tour and lectures together and getting it all out there to a youth that seem to be sleepwalking during one of the most turbulent times in our history. One love...

Gallis said...

Right effin on. Bout time there was something to counteract the sludge.

Anonymous said...

I remember all them cats....Dead prez is another good group....lol

hay remember UMC's....

Its time for real leaders to stand the hell up tho....but will they?