Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
The Hip Hop Vote
Thursday, October 30, 2008
New York, NY —
Hip hop has played a visible role in presidential politics since at least the early 90s, when Bill Clinton had his Sista Souljah moment and denounced the performer's racially-charged statements.
In the last couple election cycles performers like Sean Combs, or Diddy have encouraged young people to get out and vote. But as WNYC's Arun Venugopal explains, this year is different. Now hip hop has a candidate it calls its own.