Beats, Rhymes and Life: Hip Hop After The Hurricane

Oct 7, 2005 by

Press Release:

In over three decades of existence, Hip Hop has been many things, from
a voice of protest to a symbol of material excess. But in the wake of
Hurricane Katrina, which devastated America’s disempowered on whose
behalf Hip Hop has always spoke, the art form has regained its heart.
BET News explores the truth of this idea with BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE:
HIP HOP AFTER THE HURRICANE, a look at the impact of this natural
disaster on the Hip Hop Community. The special, hosted by BET News
reporter Andre Showell, televises on Sunday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m.

BET News travels with David Banner to Mississippi on a mission of
mercy, gets real talk with New Orleans hip hop champion Baby, and
Chicago wordsmith Common gives an exclusive roof top performance. Join
us as we continue BET’s journey into Hurricane Katrina and its
unfolding aftermath.

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