At some websites there is music you can download for free, and legally. Here are some artists and sites you can get them:
Dead Prez, consisting of Stic and M1 are one of the most, if not the most dynamic, influential, revolutionary groups that exist. Their music is Hip-Hop and though that might not be your 'thing' now, I think if you listen enough and open your mind to new types of music and cultures (doesn't mean you have to conform to it and loose yours), you might find them to be just as great as I do. You can download and listen to some of their songs at this site - http://www.sandboxautomatic.com/abstract/1901.html Also visit the official Dead Prez website at deadprez.com *Rage Against the Machine (RATM)
Rage Against the Machine is no longer a group anymore, however, their music still prevails as absolutely legendary. Amazing rap - rock combo creates the influence of spoken word, hard rock instrumental, and revolutionary political lyrics all the way to the left. Zack de la Rocha (the lead singer of the band) still produces music today and did a song called 'March of Death' with DJ Clue shouting against the war in Iraq. The song can be found for free at Zack's official site - zackdelarocha.com Like Dead Prez - every one of RATM's songs and any song ever sung or covered by Zack or the Band is simply powerful. To visit the Ratm site and listen to some of the songs there check their official site ratm.com *Bob Marley
I shouldn't have to introduce Bob Marley - know that if I did need an introduction you were living in a cave for a very long time. Visit the official site of Bob Marley bobmarley.com, there you can get all the information you need along with some song clips. Sorry - I can't find any links that allows the download of any of his songs for free. However, I can suggest to Guyanese who live in the USA to go to the library and find some of his CD's and rip them. For Guyanese in Guyana - I suggest downloading from Kazaa, Bearshare, or other file sharing programs. *Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley I believe that Damian Marley has lived up to his father's image with music that is as radical today as Bob's were during his reign. The 'Halfway Tree' album is both a joy to listen to, and has deep social and political meaning in most of the songs. It is probably best to see if you can borrow this album from the library if you live in the U.S., or purchase it if you live in Guyana - I doubt whether you'd consider it a waste of money.To visit the official website of Damian Jr. Gong Marley click here.