Hip-Hop culture has always maintained a different outlook on America and politics and it is time we got down to serious dialogue. AllHipHop’s Social Lounge will discuss and rate how Obama has fared since his election at an event on October 17, 2009 at the NJPAC center in Newark, NJ (Buy Tickets Here). Panelists include Immortal Technique, Killer Mike, Raekwon, Ras Baraka, and Saigon, all of which will have something powerful to say on this topic. The event is hosted and moderated by AllHipHop.com co-founder Chuck Creekmur, who wrote extensively about the political landscape leading up to the election.
It has been over nine months since the United State elected Barak Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States.
Now, the president has hit rocky political waters and come under intense scrutiny from all sides, in particular the conservative Right. But, that’s not all. It would appear that some ground had been lost in the Middle Class and independent voters, the block that really pushed to get Barack Obama into office. There’s the economy, health care and a plethora of other pertinent matters that stand to make or break Obama.
Prior to his victory last year, the president made it clear that the road to stabilizing the nation would not be one without its share of potholes and bumps. He also stated that “change” would involve the American people doing for self and their communities as well as transformation in Washington D.C. D.C.’s most dramatic change has probably been having an African American First Family, which has been met with degrees of love and loathing. But, will Obama achieve what he sought out to do and how do YOU rate him as president thus far?
Time for honest, intelligent, real TALK and Immortal Technique, Killer Mike, Raekwon, Ras Baraka, and Saigon will bring it on October 17.
The Social Lounge will tackle Obama’s approval rating with the Hip-Hop Nation, the “generational gap” (Read about this topic) in Rap and other matters. Click here to purchase tickets and for additional information.