Hip Hop Culture A Political Force – Chukundi Salisbury

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Hip Hop, I use to Love H.E.R,  a song that Common released in 1994 expressing some of his disappointment in his ideals of what had become of Hip Hop.  Common acknowledged the political, economic and cultural influence that our culture possed.  From its inception, Hip Hop has provided a voice and cultural outlet for a generation of youth from across the globe.  It’s with this lens that many traditionalists and critics of Hip Hop continue to guide them.

Hip Hop affords us the ability to create and re-create our persona.   The very root of the culture is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit.  Chukundi Salisbury reflects the positive drive and creative potential that Common reminisces of in 1994.   Always community-focused, Salisbury has grown from a DJ to a Community Leader; expanding as an entrepreneur, creating opportunities and volunteering his talent for worthy causes.

On February 16, 2020, LikaVibe.com attended Chukundi Salibury’s official announcement to run for the Washington State’s 37th District State Representative.  It was a well-attended event, the people had an opportunity to hear first-hand issues Salisbury is passionate about addressing and supporting.

What is Chukundi for?

  • Youth Employment and Job Training
  • Preserve Diversity of 37th District
  • Allow Elders to Age In Place
  • Equity in Education
  • Homeless Outreach and Support
  • Reducing Gun Violence
  • Protecting Green Spaces and Tree Canopy
  • Expanding Healthy Food Access and Promoting Plant Base Diets

Salisbury’s candidacy represents one of the many bright spots and legacies of Northwest Hip Hop Culture.  I understand Common’s sentiment in 1994 but at that time he couldn’t foresee all that Hip Hop would become.

For more information about Chukundi Salisbury’s candidacy visit chukundi.com.


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