The hip-hop community has added its voice to the growing dissent over the Iraq war via "Make Hip-Hop Not War," a 15-city event designed to galvanize young people in urban communities to call for an end to the war in Iraq. Hip-hop artists, activists, Iraq war veterans, national leaders, and Members of Congress are slated to speak at various tour stops.
"To end this war, we have to bring new energy and new voices to the forefront," said Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President of the Hip-Hop Caucus. "The 'Make Hip-Hop Not War' Tour will begin to show the true political power of our hip-hop communities and of our young people. "It is time for young African-American and Latino leaders in this country to establish a stronger, more unified voice in the movement to end the war in Iraq."
The tour is being organized by the Hip-Hop Caucus, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition. Featured artists include: Papoose, Killer Mike, A Alikes, Akir, and Hasan Salaam. See the Make Hip-Hop Not War tour schedule for dates and venues.