Several of Hip-Hop’s most revolutionary artists are rallying in support of New York City Councilman Charles Barron, who is running for NYC Congress this year.
The former Black Panther and civil rights advocate is vying for the 10th Congressional District seat, with the support of artists such as M-1 of Dead Prez, Killa Priest and Africa Bambaataa.
Councilman Barron has been a longtime advocate for Hip-Hop and is revered for his role in securing civil equality, including opposing Congress’ legislations against graffiti, and arguing for reparations and against unfair incarceration of Blacks.
“Without revolutionaries in office, how do we the people make revolutionary change?” M-1 stated. “The answer is simple: Charles Barron, a revolutionary, understands that our communities need real solutions to make real change.”
The Hip-Hop Revolutionaries concert for Barron was held on June 29 to raise awareness and funds for his campaign.
Past supporters of Barron include Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Nana Soul and P.O.W.