Shout-out!: Power Struggle
Another act that was awesome enough to perform at “Hip Hop for Justice” last Tuesday was Power Struggle, made up of emcee Nomi and producers Mister REY and Fatgums. Power Struggle started in 2005 with Nomi and DJ Deetalx, who were both members of the former Minnesota rap crew Oddjobs. Since releasing “Arson at the Petting Factory” in 2006 and “Hearts and Minds” in 2008, Power Struggle has moved on without Deetalx but continues to have a voice in Bay Area hip hop. Nomi’s lyrics are conscious, aimed toward fighting injustices, and often channel his unique journey through Minneapolis, New York, the Phillipines and San Francisco. As a group, Power Struggle “intends to represent the people who live under the fingernails of society, yet celebrate life with every breath.” They are signed to Long Beach label Beatrock Music and have just released a new album, “Remittances”, this past summer. Check out their music and look out for future performances!
Here’s a review of their latest album + clips