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I must say, I have crazy respect for these two. Everyone forgets that this topic is tied closely to Hip-Hop culture, which SHOULD be the fire behind the music...a fire that has been nearly dead for a long time. Their presence and support is a reminder of what Hip-Hop is....

Q-Tip And Macklemore Hit The Front Lines In Protest Of Ferguson Decision

Iyana Robertson Posted November 25, 2014

The failure of the Ferguson grand jury to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown last night (Nov. 24) brought about emotional reactions across the Internet and in the nation’s streets. As a slew celebrities took to their social network accounts with solidarity, support, condolences and urges for peace, Q-Tip and Macklemore got up and got out.

Q-Tip was vocal on his Twitter account following the Ferguson decision. Noting a lack of “value for black life,” the rapper expressed his discontent online, but took his stance a step further. Hitting the streets of New York City, The Abstract led protesters in a chant of “Whose streets? Our streets” (above).

SEE ALSO: #Ferguson Critics Roundtable: Is Hip-Hop Doing Enough?

Also taking to Twitter was Macklemore. Bashing the Ferguson decision as one that “protects white supremacy,” the Seattle-bred rapper turned words into action as well. He hit the streets of his city to join protesters.



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Yeah this is great to see, more hip hop artists need to get involved like this, Jazzy Jeff made some thoughtful posts on twitter right as the verdict came in, if this don't get Will to wanna make music again I don't know what will, and btw Game got a whole bunch of rappers together to make a song called "Don't Shoot", check it if you missed it:

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