While ESPN Keeps Pumping “Our Time”
Love Is the Answer: With Rousing “We Choose Love” Single, Acclaimed Hip-Hop Activist Ahmen Preaches Love as Strongest Weapon Against Injustice
LISTEN TO AHMEN’S INSPIRING “WE CHOOSE LOVE” (FEATURING JANANI SAARA)
DEBUT ON HIPHOPDX HERE
New Album, If Not Now, Then When, due August 16
Includes “Our Time,” as heard on ESPN’s SportsCenter throughout August
Los Angeles, CA (August 11, 2016) — On his stirring new single, “We Choose Love” (featuring Janani Saara), positive hip-hop artist and activist Ahmen insists that love is the best fuel for sparking social and political change. Described by Ahmen as a testament to “the collective power we generate when we choose love over hate,” HipHopDX premiered the song on Wednesday, just days after Ahmen’s electrifying performance opening for Wu-Tang Clan’s Cappadonna in New York City. “We Choose Love” drops while Ahmen’s first single, “Our Time,” is in heavy rotation at ESPN, providing the backbeat to SportsCenter’s NFL Training Camp coverage throughout the month of August. More information on Ahmen and his August 16 album release is available at www.ahmen.us.
On “We Choose Love,” Ahmen urges against using fear and violence as a response to global injustice, instead imploring people to unite together to fix the broken system through positive change:
“The pressure to succumb to fear and division has never been greater, but that pressure won’t prevail. People are rising up all around the world and overcoming personal and societal challenges – and they’re doing it through love. We see it every day, from the veteran creating a crowdfunding campaign for refugees, to the teacher creating a peace curriculum for her students, to the business leader teaching inmates how to become entrepreneurs.”
A non-profit leader by day and hip-hop MC by night, Ahmen deftly blends his worlds of entertainment and social activism. Impactful, intriguing, innovative and inspiring, Ahmen was named a “Rising Star” for his leadership by New York Non-profit Media on their 2015 40 Under 40 list and has been a featured speaker at Embark 2015, INBOUND 2015, and Frank 2016 events. In the spirit of socially-conscious hip hop lyricists, Ahmen writes rhymes that advocate for much-needed change, hoping to encourage people to take positive action, unite, and right the system.