On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America! aka ‘the world’s smartest Hip-Hop podcast’, how Hip-Hop can help civic engagement with artist, educator and activist Ellect.
Peace and love everyone, this is Manny Faces, creator, editor, and host of Hip-Hop Can Save America! We’re dropping a few episodes from the vault that we didn’t get to put out during the past year but that are no less valuable to the goal of preserving, protecting, and promoting the ability of Hip-Hop music and culture to Improve society and uplift humanity.
These are the Lost Tapes.
On this episode, artist, activist and educator, Ellect, gave us a taste of how his work with #HipHopIsVoting was aimed at making an impact on the 2020 election cycle as well as the future of civic engagement. As we saw from some local elections, and in a big way in Georgia, these ideas have merit, and can indeed help bring about major change.
Ellect talks about his role as an educator, and as a n artist that frequently works issues such as climate change and racial justice into his work.
Plus, fun fact: He’s related to someone you know.
All in all, Ellect brings a ton to the table when it comes to demonstrating ways that Hip-Hop music and culture can be used to uplift humanity, and there was no way I was going to let our talk go unheard. We’ll get him back to get an update, but in the meantime, there is much value to be gleaned from our conversation.
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