Thursday, August 13, 2009

Radical Hip Hop Tourism

We were just sent a link to the Emergence Travel Agency, "the world's first hip-hop travel agency" and a project of Emergence Music, a DIY hip hop enterprise by Detroit-based MC Invincible.
On the site, they have videos that cover the history of displacement and resistance in Detroit ("Locusts" see below) and Palestine/Israel ("People Not Places"), mixing music video and documentary interviews to some pretty great effects.
Also check out their collaboration with the Detroit Summer Collective on an audio documentary on the effects of Superbowl XL on the city.