To stand up against inequality and social shortcomings. That is what all the 43 artists, portrayed in the book FORTHRIGHT “Stronger than a weapon” have in common. Forthright shows that rap music can be seen as a universal approach for positive change that sometimes has a more direct impact than politics and the military. To address problems straightforward and direct, that is what FORTHRIGHT stands for. The book has 444 pages with unique portraits and snapshots from all over the world. Accompanied by interviews with all portrayed artists and a double vinyl with selected songs that foster the message of the book, Forthright is my labour of love.