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August 29, 2020

Black August 2020

By: Laurie Gallardo

Black August 2020: A Celebration of Hip-Hop & Our Freedom Fighters is a virtual benefit concert organized by the combined efforts of grassroots organizations, including Malcom X Grassroots Movement and Movement for Black Lives, in support of political prisoners in the U.S. The inception of Black August itself, originating in 1979 through Black political prisoners in the California penal system, not only honored fallen freedom fighters but renewed the commitment to continue the fight for freedom.

This is no small event. The show bill features yasiin bey, Rapsody, M-1 of Dead Prez (“Hip Hop” was featured in today’s AMM), Big K.R.I.T., Sampa the Great, and Nasty C, to name just a few. Plus, this all-star line-up includes an ATX-based duo celebrating their official day in Austin this weekend, Riders Against the Storm.

Set your reminders to watch Black August 2020, starting at 6 p.m. Central tomorrow night, Sunday August 30, at the Black August 2020 website.

-Photo of M-1 of Dead Prez courtesy of the artist.


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October 26, 2023

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October 25, 2023

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October 24, 2023

The Returner

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October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

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October 21, 2023

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