Rap has been getting a bad rap as of late. Since the Don Imus fiasco last April, much of America's attention has been focused on the violence and misogyny in some Hip Hop lyrics. Now a group out of NC is fighting back by releasing their own rap response.
Durham NC's "Hip Hop Stikes Back" (Big Swagg, Mr. Cox and TRUTH Minista Paul Scott) has recorded a diss track called "Drums of War" which takes shots at such opinion shapers such as Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Paula Zahan and even Ted Nugent.
Although, much of the Hip Hop coming out of the South is about dancing the group challenges southern rappers to be more politically conscious.
Also, the lack of black and latino faces on networks such as Fox News and MSNBC makes it important that rappers use their songs to give another perspective of world events. Hip Hop Strikes Back does just that as the group tackles subjects from Don Imus, to the Jena 6 to Michael Vick.
Although much of Hip Hop's attention is focused on the upcoming release of the Kanye West/50 Cent CD's, the group is hoping for a million downloads by September 11th to prove that people will support underground southern Hip Hop with a message.
The song can be heard and downloaded for free at http://www.hiphopstrikesback.com/
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