Write For Us

Making Revolution Irresistible | Louder Than A Riot | NPR

Loading...
christmas sale Entertainment MindGames
31 Views
Published
Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/louderthanariotpodcast

ABOUT THIS EPISODE - Making Revolution Irresistible
Yo Gotti grew up in Memphis just across the state line from Mississippi State Penitentiary (aka Parchman) — so this year, when he learned about the squalor its inmates were living in, he wanted to help. Gotti enlisted Jay-Z and Roc Nation to sue the department of corrections for human rights violations. In our finale episode, we ask how much celebrity activism really helps the prison reform movement, and sit down with rapper Noname and organizer Mariame Kaba to consider the alternate solutions proposed by prison abolition.

WHAT'S LOUDER THAN A RIOT?
Rhyme and punishment go hand in hand in America. Louder Than A Riot reveals the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. From Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle, each episode explores an artist's story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America. Hosted by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, this podcast is invested in power from all angles — the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of institutional forces that marginalize communities of color, the power of the prison industrial complex and the power dynamics deep-rooted in the rap game.

FOLLOW Louder Than A Riot:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/LouderThanARiot

FOLLOW Louder Than A Riot hosts:
Rodney Carmichael - https://twitter.com/rodneyology
Sidney Madden - https://twitter.com/Sid_Madden

MUSIC by Kassa Overall
VIDEO by Renee Klahr

ARTWORK by Dale Edwin Murray

We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and feedback: email us at [email protected]
Category
Jazz
Tags
NPR, NPR Music, National Public Radio
Sign in or sign up to post comments.
Be the first to comment