StayUp.News editor-in-chief Roberto E. Alejandro recently sat down with Baltimore Hip-hop artist Poet Deep (pictured above in a courtesy photo provided by Deep, and taken by Kiana Lawyer Photography), for a discussion about his music, the reasons poor communities of color are so often politically disengaged, and how Hip-hop might help propel greater political engagement in those contexts.

Press play above to hear the full conversation, and don’t forget to follow Poet Deep on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Click on the cover to Deep’s mixtape, ‘STR8 4 The Throat,’ to be taken to his website, where you can check out and purchase the mixtape for your own price.

straight for the throat

This interview was originally published by, on June 24, 2016.