From the Bronx, Hip-Hop Activists Rebel Diaz Rap for Change

By MALIK NICKENS, IndyKids Intern Hip-hop group Rebel Diaz is using their influence to bring the local community together and create powerful, positive change. PHOTO: Hossam el-Hamalawy Hip-hop has always been the voice of the oppressed. Emerging from the South Bronx,...

Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Hip Hop Inventor Fights for Healthcare

“Now if that ain’t science I don’t know what is / The ingenuity of these young black kids” -MURS, “The Science” By N. HAVLIN and JOHN GERGELY Who played the first guitar chord? Who composed the first melody? It is difficult to point to the moment when a new form of...

Hip Hop Hooray

By GRIFFIN EPSTEIN Did you know that hip hop started in New York City? In the 1940s, a city planner in New York named Robert Moses demolished a section of the South Bronx. People living there who could afford to move to the suburbs fled to Westchester and Long Island,...