10. They’ve opened for KRS-One, K’naan, Dead Prez, Saigon and Antibalas.
9. This is, as far as I know, the first wife/husband team in hip-hop!
8. They work with young people.
7. They’re making political/socially conscious music–that is not depressing!
6. They got a DJ Tek beat on there!
5. It’s a great way to support independent artists!
4. It’s a whole album for only five dollars!
3. The title track, “Speak the Truth” won the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
2. How many rap groups you know also have an improv sketch comedy troupe?
1. It’s good music.
Bonus Reason: Next time someone challenges you to play them a hip-hop album that does not condone violence, homophobia or sexism, you’ll have sumn fresh to play them.
So check it out…
Album download: rashiphop.bandcamp.com/album/speak-the-truth
Their site: myspace.com/rasridersagainstthestorm
And their comedy team (New England’s ONLY all-Black sketch comedy team): inhousefreestyle.com