The Bay Area has a history of producing highly political hip hop artists, and often the line between artist and activist is more blurry than a view over the peninsula once the Fog rolls in. From the Black Arts Movement to contemporary hip hop, engaging in dialogues of justice, society, and oppression, seems to be ingrained in the Bay Area psyche.
So, having just dropped a video that possesses this characteristic awareness of ones surroundings, we asked Bay Area native Chazz Shabazz to name his Top 5 Political Bay Area Videos. He also breaks down what it is that makes them so powerful and so poignant to him. Check his personal top 5 after the jump below.