A tribute to a singular musician and poet, Gil Scott-Heron.
Lady Gaga's position at the summit of pop culture cannot be denied or overstated.
The struggle for socialism is international and constantly evolving. Socialist music is the same. "Bravely Comrades, In Step" is a good example.
Conservative media pundits and Republican extremists deliberately used Common's invitation by the White House to condemn the Obama administration.
Musically, "Brothers of Bella" is masterful, with rambunctious piano playing backed by accordion, bass, guitar, and drums. Yet the band doesn't stretch beyond the realm of classic music styles.
Tom Morello's solo act saw his return to political activism through music after a year of playing with apolitical rock band Audioslave.
With its pro-union and military themes and its emphasis on solidarity, the song reflected the experience of the embattled working class.