CULTURE + COMMUNITIES + CELEBRITIES + POLITICS
FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY
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| MEMBER SPOTLIGHT |
Tone is from Washington DC and became a member of Hip Hop Caucus in 2007. He was working at the hat store that creates Rev Yearwood’s iconic campaign hats when they struck up a friendship, bonding over their mutual passion for inspiring positive change. As a recording artist, songwriter and poet, issues such as voter rights, climate change, police brutality, and gun violence have inspired Tone to use his voice to spark change in his community with his peers. Being a member of Hip Hop Caucus has connected Tone with others who strive to help others and mobilize for meaningful change that will impact his generation and the generations that follow.
Plug Migo is a Chicago native who recently relocated to Los Angeles to further his career in music production, acting, and fashion design. He first became aware of Hip Hop Caucus through social media and identified with Hip Hop Caucus’ Respect My Vote! campaign. As a Mexican American, he’s felt increasing tension and division over issues like immigration and the unbalanced distribution of wealth in the US. He feels that voter turnout and engagement shape policy. Plug Migo especially relates to Hip Hop Caucus’ use of culture to spark action. He grew up on Tupac and watched the way that Pac used his platform to impact culture. It inspired him to use hip hop, his Mexican heritage, and his talent to bring about positive change.
Lisa Brown became acquainted with Hip Hop Caucus through her brother, Young Hustle, when he began working with The Caucus years ago. A Chicago native, Lisa believes that a lack of education and awareness is the biggest hindrance for people in underserved communities. As a business owner and an active member of her community, it’s important to her that the voices of those in urban communities are heard. An organization using Hip Hop as a catalyst for engagement was a refreshing approach to Lisa and she was eager to learn more about the organization. As an African-American woman from a marginalized community, any issues pertaining to the development of minorities are of great importance to Lisa. Black Lives Matter is a movement that is close to her heart. She stand for women’s rights, voter rights, and emphasizing just how great of an impact our votes have on our country. Lisa is committed to strengthening the democracy in this country and paving a better future for generations to come.