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Chicago Hip Hop Artist Examines Social Issues Between an Obama Presidency and Hip Hop Within Urban Communities

CHICAGO, January 8, 2009 – The Hip Hop Democrat, created by Chicago hip hop artist Fokus, shines light on social issues within urban communities while educating, informing and entertaining fans of hip-hop through the culture and the ways it influences society socially, economically and politically., a blog and online community, encourages participation and fosters an active interest through commentary on relevant current events.

Through the website,, Fokus provides an online community to address many issues that hip hop will touch outside of the music industry in the present and in the future. One of the most important discussions is examining the influence of an Obama administration, the hip hop culture and the potential conflict and interaction within urban communities.

Currently, hip hop has already begun to bridge the gap between music and politics and this change will continue to impact the way young urban voters view politics in the future. The Hip Hop Democrat directly addresses these important issues such as race, education and poverty offering an alternate perspective from mainstream media.


About Hip Hop Democrat, Inc.

Hip Hop Democrat, Inc. directly represents the positive impact the culture can have within itself and towards the change that is needed globally. The website, is just the beginning of several projects geared towards the merging of music industry and social change. Also in development is an after school program for high school students entitled “The Music Industry Xperience” (The M.I.X.), an innovative program which will use interest in music to bridge the education gap through creativity and business tools.

Since its launch on Oct. 15, 2008, has averaged more than 20,000 monthly visitors and more than 40,000 impressions. The Hip Hop Democrat has already been featured in the Red Eye, a daily edition of the Chicago Tribune, popular urban niche sites such as and has also been voted one of the Top 20 Word Press blogs by Contact Todd Walton, Founder/CEO of Hip Hop Democrat Inc., at

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