AntiRacist 15
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AntiRacist 15


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"Rapping whiteness" - Colorlines Magazine

"Jus Rhyme" - Complex Magazine

"A post-election discussion" - NBC News

"Jus Rhyme back in town" - ABC News

"Jus Rhyme forms AntiRacist 15" - Current TV

"Jeb Middlebrook on The (White) Rapper Show"

View all episodes (plus extras) here without commercials:

Episode 1 (2:12)
Jeb Middlebrook aka Jus Rhyme checks fellow white contestant on the use of the N-word. MC Serch of 3rd Bass and Elliot Wilson, past editor of XXL, cosign.

Episode 7 (:47)
Jeb Middlebrook aka Jus Rhyme shares AR-15’s anti-racist principles, inspired by the Challenging White Supremacy workshops and the Center for Third World Organizing, with 3 million viewers of “The (White) Rapper Show”. - Vh1

"Review from Mickey Hess"

“With all the attention given to the sales potential for white rappers and the question of cultural poaching, few critics stop to examine what white hip-hop artists themselves are saying about where they stand in relation to hip-hop culture. AR-15 takes the discussion to a new level on their new album, Stand in Solidarity, where the rhymes are a call to action.”
- Mickey Hess, editor of Icons of Hip-Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture - Author of Icons of Hip-Hop

"Review from Tim Wise"

“Although hip-hop has always been more socially conscious than its critics would have us believe, rarely do artists within the genre (especially white artists) bring a critical lens to their work- one that raises issues of racial solidarity and allyship, struggle and mutual aid- the way AR-15 does. The blending of steady beats, conscious lyrics and on-point delivery make Stand in Solidarity a truly valuable addition to the culture of hip-hop, as well as the tradition of activism.”
-Tim Wise, author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, and Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama - Author of Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama

"Review from Jason Tanz"

“In the wake of the 2008 elections, when most white Americans are busy congratulating themselves on their ‘post-racism,’ AR-15 keep their sites trained on the questions that matter. Their investigations of race and class — and the role white people can play in the struggle for equality — are complex, serious, and important. And you can dance to them.”
- Jason Tanz, author of Other People’s Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America - Author of Other People’s Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America

"Review from Emilee Woods"

“AR-15 goes for broke with the white anti-racist identity, and they are forceful and articulate in their advocacy of the cause. They express their solidarity with movements for change across the globe and encourage other whites to be agents for progress in their own communities, holding each other accountable rather than ignoring the race issue. It’s a necessary message and it is conveyed in a heartfelt manner.”
- Emilee Woods, -


Stand in Solidarity (AR-15 Entertainment/Itunes), 2008



Group Highlights

* Voted by URB magazine as one of the Top 1000 Artists of the Year

* Garnered over 3 million fans through showcasing their poetry and message on Vh1's The (White) Rapper Show over 8 weeks

* Featured on major media outlets including NBC, ABC, MTV Networks, Current TV, Associated Press, Complex magazine and Hot 97 radio in New York

* Performed for thousands of people across the U.S. at venues like Yale University, University of Southern California, Universal Studios, BB Kings

* Received recognition for their work from the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship and the Harry S. Truman Foundation

* Earned BA, MA (and pending PhD) in Ethnic Studies and have studied with the People's Institute and the Challenging White Supremacy workshops

* Worked with national recording artists Just Blaze, KRS-One, dead prez, and the Coup and have been sought after by Def Jam Entertainment

What People Are Saying About AR-15

"AR-15 influenced our Multicultural Education Center to get motivated and start doing something toward the cause of bringing all of our students together." - Tricia McNorton, Olivet College, Multicultural Center, Albion, MI

"...about truth, justice, and a better way." - Gabriel Alvarez, Complex magazine

"Middlebrook and Wysling motivate people to be aware of inequalities and support efforts to change them."- Nicole Jacques, Battle Creek Enquirer

"AR-15 demonstrates leadership in the white community against racism and white supremacy....The world needs more artists like them!"- Lian Cheun, Center for Third World Organizing

"It's refreshing to hear a group with their heads squarely on their shoulders and their eyes on a distinct prize."- Neil Grecco, Pulse of the Twin Cities

"There are two legit MCs here...Good message." - Dan Vidal, URB magazine