Hip Hop and the Man
October 11, 2017 10:43 AM   Subscribe

This is a story of a man who was a rapper and had to find himself again among aged Jews. Absolutely fascinating. He was an up and coming rapper, just becoming a star, got beaten and lost himself, and found himself again after years in an old folks home. The difference between his former self and his new self and what it meant to recapture or relive or recreate memory illuminates what being human is.
posted by MovableBookLady (11 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
That is a fantastic article. Thank you so much for posting it.
posted by Slinga at 1:49 PM on October 11

a new life
posted by ivan ivanych samovar at 2:15 PM on October 11

I like this. I probably needed to read something like this right now. Thanks.
posted by limeonaire at 3:20 PM on October 11

thanks so much for drawing this story to my attention. fantastic in so many ways... sensitive exploration of the man, the era and the implications of a serious head injury (i'm an icu nurse).
sent this to a dear friend and hip hop connoisseur who suffered a head injury a while back.
posted by kinfish at 7:42 PM on October 11 [1 favorite]

So glad y'all liked it.
posted by MovableBookLady at 8:05 PM on October 11

That's great, thank you for linking it!
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:31 PM on October 11

Just read this last week and was reminded I saw an earlier version told live at Pop-Up Magazine. So great!
posted by stevil at 4:37 AM on October 12

Great article. Thanks for sharing it.
posted by shoesietart at 8:48 AM on October 12

Like everyone else: good read.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:04 PM on October 12

This was fantastic, thank you for posting.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:37 PM on October 15

I read it last night and searched to see if anyone had shared it yet. Glad to see you posted it.

It's kind of like an Oliver Sacks essay plus old-school hip-hop.
posted by larrybob at 6:03 PM on October 19

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