"Abandon. Cultural immunity. I had a self."
December 11, 2014 12:15 PM Subscribe
"Rap music wasn’t just the black CNN: it was the black Psychic Friends Network. In fact, the history of rap music could be viewed as a litany of complaints about the police that seems to have predicted this current state of unrest."A pair of articles: one tracing the evolution of rap's relationship with police, from Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and Public Enemy, to Lil' Wayne and Run The Jewels (previously) and a more personal look at how RUN-DMC and Parliament allowed a writer to embrace his African-American heritage.
bonus track: J Dilla - Fuck the Police
bonus tweet: "why hasn't Kanye said anything about Ferguson or Eric Garner"
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