Waiting on Reparations

Worldwide Always

Our hosts have a chat with Professor Mark Katz of the US State Departments “Next Level” initiative, about using Hip Hop in the world of diplomacy Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Endless WOR

This week Dope KNife chats with a former Army Ranger about his experience in Afghanistan and what’s next for the country and America’s Foreign policy. Also, the pair discuss there reactions to Kanye West’s album ‘Donda’  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Keep Fighting

Our Hosts Linqua Franqa and Dope KNife have a chat with Democratic Socialist candidate for Minniapolis city council, Robin Wonsley Worlobah about their journey to running for office, police brutality and the need for rent control Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

WOR on the environment

This week we our hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa discuss the UN climate change report, it’s implications for our furture and environment and what action is being taken to prevent impending doom. They also check out some environmentally conscious rap tunes and talk about “Eco-Rap”  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Leave it to Cleveland

“This week, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa break down the results of special Democratic primary in Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, largely seen as a proxy fight between the left flank of the Democratic party, represented by Bernie Sanders surrogate Nina Turner, and its center, represented by Councilwoman Shontel Brown. LF and DK also survey the musical landscape of the congressional district as well as its political contours, with selections from Kid Cudi, Bizzy Bone and Lil Cray among the highlights.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Stop Cop City

Evictions! Voting rights! DaBaby! The Olympics! This week, hosts Dope KNife and LInqua Franqa dip their toes into current events of the week before bringing on Jasmine from DARC (Defund Atlanta Police, Refund Communities) to discuss the #StopCopCity movement.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Cray of Ye

“With Kanye West back in the news for his forthcoming album and erratic antics in Atlanta, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa take a look back at and unpack some of the icon’s controversial political stances and alliances, from his questionable comments on slavery and abortion to his team-ups with right-wing talking heads like Candace Owens and Alex Jones. Their walk down memory lane includes stops along various points of West’s discography, with discussion of both its sociopolitical content and its impacts on the Hip Hop genre.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

What if?

This Week our hosts Linqua Franqa and Dope KNife dive into the issue of succession and Americas growing political divide. To do so, they do an in depth review of the 2004 Spike Lee produced film ‘CSA: Confederate States of America’ and see how well the mockumentary predicted things to come Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

What if?

This Week our hosts Linqua Franqa and Dope KNife dive into the issue of succession and Americas growing political divide. To do so, they do an in depth review of the 2004 Spike Lee produced film ‘CSA: Confederate States of America’ and see how well the mockumentary predicted things to come Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Heavy is the Crown

This Week, hosts Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa discuss the origins, aims, and contours of The CROWN act, recently reintroduced in the House by Rep. Ayanna Pressley and in the Senate by Cory Booker. They take a gander, too, at how a group of middle and high school aged emcees used hip hop and TikTok to lobby for passage of a municipal version of the bill in Louisville, Kentucky and how their predecessors India Arie, Akon, and Mario addressed hair discrimination and the centrality of hairstyle to Black culture in some of their hit singles.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Riding the Crime Wave

This week, Dope KNife and Linqua Franqa take a data dive into recent nationwide crime statistics and put them into historical context, unpacking how both the left and right spin these numbers towards political ends and examining the roots of violent crime as explored in the lyricism of Nas, Murs and Big L.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

A Little of What’s Poppin

This week, the hosts recap recent happenings in the worlds of rhyme and government, from the losses of legendary Blackalicious emcee Gift of Gab and anti-war icon Mike Gravel to the controversy-stirring bars of right-wing rhymesmith Tom McDonald. They also speak with Amazonians United founder and AOC campaign alumnus Jonathan Bailey about the outcomes of the New York Democratic primary and, surprisingly, the professional ballroom dancing scene.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com