Can Music Really Influence Today’s Politics?

A discussion between University of Chicago's Seth Brodsky, Chicago Tribune's Britt Julious, and Chicago rapper ShowYouSuck

We’re a week away from Election Day!

Over the next seven days, you’ll be seeing dozens of artists and bands encouraging you to get off your ass and vote for the sake of this country. But, are they making a difference? We assembled a panel of experts to wrestle that question, discussing and analyzing the influence music has had on the today’s political landscape.

Filmed at Chicago’s JBTV Studios, University of Chicago’s Assistant Professor of Music Seth Brodsky, Chicago Tribune writer Britt Julious, and rapper ShowYouSuck discuss the evolution of popular music in politics, the safety of a political message, and which artists have their fingers on the pulse to make the right changes.

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