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40 Years Of Hip Hop Were Just Mashed Up Into This Insane 4 Minute Song

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Fans of hip hop, get ready to pour 40 years of hip hop into your ears in only four minutes.

The Hood Internet, known for their great mash-ups of indie rock and hip hop tracks, just released arguably their most ambitious music project to date. Titled “40 Years Of Hip Hop,” the Hood Internet created a musical collage of some of the greatest hooks and beats to come out of hip hop over the last several decades. Of course, not every one could be included, but many of the heavyweights, as well as some under appreciated heroes of hip hp make an appearance. Several expected names make an appearance – like Dr. Dre, Run DMC, and Tupac – as well as several great Latino artists, like AZ, Cypress Hill, Kid Cudi and Fat Joe. Do yourself a favor: turn the volume up, hit play, and see if you can name everyone included in the video.

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There's An Anti-Gentrification Saint In Mexico City

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There’s An Anti-Gentrification Saint In Mexico City

She is not against progress; she is against displacing people.

In Mexico City, you will find a new saint that has only been around since 2016. Her name is Santa Mari la Juaricua and she is the Anti-Gentrification Saint. Santa Mari la Juaricua was created by artists Sandra Valenzuela and Jorge Baca after seeing the physical and economic impact that gentrification was having on their neighborhoods, according to Aristegui Noticias. She might be a new saint, but she is already amassing a very devout and mobilized following of people who don’t want to lose their homes and small businesses to rising rent prices. According to Aristegui Noticias, Santa Mari la Juaricua protects “the right to accessible housing” especially in the neighborhoods of Ribera and Júarez where rent prices have seen steep increases in the past few years.

“She’s a saint against corruption and in favor of respectful communities, mixed and diverse neighborhoods, and the right to accessible housing,” Valenzuela told Aristegui Noticias about the purpose of Santa Mari la Juaricua. “Monthly rents that were, let’s say, $400 to $700 have duplicated and sometimes people have to leave the neighborhood.”

Aristegui Noticias reports that some neighborhoods in Mexico city have seen rent increases that are close to 140 percent, leaving many people unable to afford their rent anymore. This has led several of Santa Mati la Juaricua’s followers to hold processions against the gentrification of their neighborhoods. Oh, and she has her own rap song.

Like any other saint, Santa Mari la Juaricua has a prayer for anyone facing increased gentrification.

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“Patron and mother, Saint and Girl, Friend and accomplice / Protector against gentrification / Save me from the bad practices, Free me from displacement / Of eviction, of the abusive increase in rent, / Of the spike in property taxes / Of the voracious landlords and of evil landlords / Save us from gentrification,” reads a part of the prayer to Santa Mari la Juaricua.

If you want to learn more about Santa Mari la Juaricua, you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook. You know, because she is a modern saint.


H/T: Latino USA


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