Hip-Hop's reaction to the passing of Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory

Okla Jones, III
Posted by Okla Jones, III on Aug 22

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On Saturday Aug. 19, activist, comedian and actor Dick Gregory passed away in Washington, D.C.

A strong proponent for civil rights and equality, Dick Gregory broke many barriers during the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans allowed to perform in white nightclubs. During most of his career, he spoke on racial injustice and segregation during his comedy sets and was arrested several times for being involved in protests and rallies throughout the United States.

His son Christian Gregory confirmed his fatherโ€™s passing on social mediaโ€œThe family appreciates the outpouring of support and love, and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time, more details will be released over the next few days," he wrote.

Following the news of his passing, members of the hip-hop community expressed their gratitude for Gregory's legendary contributions on social media. It's amazing to see how much of an impact heโ€™s had on a multitude of generations. Take a look at what some of our favorites had to say about him below.

 

A great example of using your art for activism! Rest well brother! #dickgregory

A post shared by Common (@common) on

 

RIP to the Great Dick Gregory ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

A post shared by Big Boi (@therealbigboi) on

RIP..... Always will be a listener of your words. #DickGregory

A post shared by joZif BADMON [๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ] (@joeybadass) on

 

Godfather ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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Okla Jones, III

Written by Okla Jones, III

Okla is a visual artist, journalist and content creator from New Orleans, La., who strives for achievement in every field of human endeavor.

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