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Albuquerque plays host to 4th annual Hip-Hop Activism conference

Sarah East
December 16, 2018 04:40 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque hosted the 4th annual Hip-Hop Activism conference Saturday.

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The conference usually takes place in Los Angeles but this year, the Warehouse 508 in downtown Albuquerque played host.

The main focus of the conference was on using hip-hop to promote social change, whether that be in helping people with addiction or connecting folks in the LGBTQ community.

While some people might find hip-hop unrelated to social change, the conference showed people how it is connected to many different causes.

"Hip-hop is activism. Hip-hop is social justice. Hip-hop is empowering other folks,” Tony Quintana said.

Organizers said they are hoping to continue hosting the event in Albuquerque. There was an open mic, graffiti artists and vegan hamburgers.

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