Artists create music as a source of entertainment but they also use their fame as a platform to empower people of political or social movements within our society. With the United States in an economic downturn, social groups have started the Occupy protest to voice their concern of unjust practices by major corporations. Artists including Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Radiohead and Raheem DeVaughn joined the protesters helping to bring awareness on capitalist policies.
Raheem DeVaughn, the self proclaimed R&B hippie neo-soul rock star, was arrested in October, while taking part in Occupy DC along with American educator-friend-colleague, Dr. Cornell West & a number of others.
The support from the artists increased the exposure on a sensitive political and economic issue.
We’re sure many appreciated their support.