Today is the first day of Kwanzaa and in the spirit of the holiday I’ve compiled a gallery of hip-hop artists to  celebrate the first principal, “Umoja” which means Unity.

Many of the images I gathered are of hip-hop groups, but some of them are no longer together for a variety of reasons. Other shots are of moments of unity, some that didn’t last. I included these images in with the more lasting examples as a reminder to us of what we can accomplish if we make the effort.

Make sure to check out’s First Annual Kwanzaa Awards HERE!

Read about Kujichagulia here

Read about Ujima here

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