Sammus embraces the kind of freedom afforded to grassroots, independent artists who don’t have corporate overseers menacing with strange gazes and mandates to sellout.
“You know what you need to learn? Old school artists don’t always burn!”
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 and homage as critique