Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Interviews, Music, Radio/Podcast, US
Hip-hop artist Sole talks with fellow MC Sima Lee on anarchism, music, and community organizing.
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In today’s episode of the Solecast I speak with Sima Lee. Sima Lee is a truly revolutionary artist who was raised on Black Panther-eque / Black Nationalist communities of self-defense and mutual aid.
Her entire life has been spent making rap music and doing revolutionary organizing. I discovered her music through submedia’s Trouble documentary on Hip-Hop, check it out here to learn more about her and other radical rap artists. In this interview we discuss:
- Her upbringing and how she came to anarchism
- The ideas of the maroon communities and how it informs her work
- Her work at the maroon House in DC and the mutual aid practices they employ in the community
- The importance of self defense and building lasting power beyond mobilizations
- How to create stronger ties between (mostly) white anarchists and communities of color
- Her new album “Trap Liberation Army”