Hip Hop Month – Episode 2 – Hip Hop Is Unity
This July, Unity Radio, champions the elements of Hip Hop culture, celebrating Rap Music, Graffiti Art , BBOY skillz and Turntablism, with weekly on-air and digital features in, ‘Rap Week’, ‘Graffiti City’, ‘Rock on’ BBoy’s + BGirls, and ‘Cut N Scratch’ week’s as we launch Unity’s Hip Hop Month.
Join DJ Vital on a special Hip Hop breakfast takeover at 7am Monday 6th of July, running all week to Friday the 10th. Expect to hear Big Beats and bigger basslines as Vital cuts up the biggest Hip Hop anthems with Classic gems from Hip Hop’s golden era.
To kick off the month, we are very proud to announce the airing of a 6 part mini-series, from New York City’s Rap legend and, ‘TEACHA’, KRSOne!! Broadcasting from Monday the 6th to Saturday the 11th of July, KRS shares ‘The Truth about Hip Hop
In our second episode, KRS One, shares how the young pioneers faced isolation for standing up for their culture, recounting the disappointment and eventual rejection from their parents, who simply couldn’t understand how their children didn’t aspire to further the persuit of becoming part of their American dream, and one day become Doctors, or Lawyers. Following the civil rights progress of African American civil rights activists such as Rosa Parks, who refused to accept segregation on public transport, or Jesse Jackson, who worked with Martin Luther king Jr, and eventually ran as a Black president candidate, or Dick Greggory, an entertainer who used the platform to raise awareness and issues amongst both black and white audiences,, KRS One, explains how his parents generation rejected Hip Hop, and the diverse community that it created.
Sharing, the significance of Afrikaa Bambataa, and the messages within ‘Planet Rock’ 1981 encapsulating the learnings of right thinking and right actions, which echo Buddhism,, KRS One, goes on to establish why Hip Hop is the only Culture on the planet that is truly inclusive, relating to humans deepest parts, and the conciiusness within. He goes on to say ‘everyone loves Martin Luther King’s ‘ I have a Dream’ speech, yet the only place this is in existence is Hip Hop[, where we don’t judge on the colour of skin, we judge on how well you break, how well you sketch, how well you cut n scratch, or how well you Rap!! Listen in to truly understand Hip Hop and understand the Cultures values.
Catch play outs on air from Breakfast with Vital through to Drive time with Shaun Lever, or see the video here……