Defamiliarizing gender to highlight its constructedness.
“You know what you need to learn? Old school artists don’t always burn!”
A song from ’95 about the state of Black Revolution in America in light of the appeal of consumerism and individual contentment.
You can’t separate hip hop from race without looking like you’ve separated your head from sense.
1999’s appeal emerges from a sense of danger, from the scandalous possibilities of a morality unbound by the coming apocalypse, disguised as synth-heavy dance pop
Dialogics represent the rejection of a finality of meaning. It moves back and forth like a crossfade.
Lil John’s question, “Turn Down For What?” is a challenge to the white gaze and respectability politics.