The Cornel West Theory is a Washington, D.C. based hip-hop band. With the blessing of Dr. Cornel West, the Princeton University professor and renowned author, the band takes its name from his prolific writings and philosophies. The band’s first full-length, Second Rome, was released on Sockets Records in Fall 2009. Chuck D, of Public Enemy, named Second Rome one of his favorite albums from the last five years. The group has also been covered in the press by The Washington Post, The Washington Post Express, and Second Rome was reviewed on Okayplayer. Below, catch a video of the Second Rome release show at Washington, DC's Liv nightclub:
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The Cornel West Theory
Second Rome is a bold statement by The Cornel West Theory. The group takes the pulse and current trajectory of Washington, DC - its politics, its culture, and its future. Creating a soulful music that entertains, informs, educates and provokes activism, their sound is rooted in hip-hop–but that single genre does not define the range and variety of the musicians in the group.