Hip Hop got up big time, and I love that, but its focus on cultural production left its political potential untapped.
By All Means Necessary a record that tries to consciously address a variety of issues in the communities of people listening to it, while not sacrificing the braggadocio and arrogant subjectivity that so often gives hip hop its energy and fun.
Hip Hop: Unbound from the Underground
Hip-Hop does not eschew history, it honors it, it has a historical pluralism encoded and embedded in its foundational tracks.
A hip-hop battle in comic form? Who drew this? I want a whole series!
Hip Hop and homage as critique
An important step in the commodification of black militancy