Alexander Billet, a music journalist, writer and activist living in Chicago, runs Rebel Frequencies. A columnist for SleptOn.com and the Society of Cinema and Arts, his articles have also appeared in Z Magazine, New Politics, CounterPunch, Socialist Worker, PopMatters.com, Dissident Voice, the International Socialist Review, the Washington Peace Letter, MR Zine and Razorcake.org among others.
His article “Is Russell Simmons Playing Politics with Hip-Hop?” appears in the academic collection At Issue: Should Music Lyrics Be Censored For Violence and Exploitation? released in 2008 by Greenhaven Press.
Billet has also been interviewed on Radio Free Adelaide in Australia and W.E.A.L.L.B.E. radio show.
His All-Time Top Five artists are the Clash, Public Enemy, Nina Simone, Massive Attack and Rage Against the Machine (with a close sixth being a tie between Lauryn Hill and Manic Street Preachers).
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