How Hip-Hop Failed Black America
April 23, 2014 9:31 PM Subscribe
The Root's ?uestlove on the invisibilizing of Black culture...
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"...you can point to this as proof of hip-hop’s success. The concept travels. But where has it traveled? The danger is that it has drifted into oblivion. The music originally evolved to paint portraits of real people and handle real problems at close range — social contract, anyone? — but these days, hip-hop mainly rearranges symbolic freight on the black starliner. Containers on the container ship are taken from here to there — and never mind the fact that they may be empty containers. Keep on pushin’ and all that, but what are you pushing against?"
For those who don't know: Questlove
; The Roots