Jesse Jackson, KRS-One, Q-Tip, Estelle, ?uestlove, P. J. O’Rourke, Jaron Lanier, and fourteen other rappers, poets, academics and pundits came together in London on 26 June to debate the motion, ‘Hip-Hop on Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn’t Enhance Society, It Degrades it’, chaired by the BBC’s Emily Maitlis, and moderated online by Jemima Khan.
The debate was streamed live online last night but I couldn’t watch it because my computer is being a complete nightmare at the moment and just keeps crashing. I did however follow the debate on Twitter. Some of my followers were actually there and the feedback was mixed. Some enjoyed the debate while others felt it lost its way.
I still don’t understand why heiress Jemima Khan was involved. What does she know about Hip Hop? I didn’t know she was a fan.
Anyway check out the debate below.
Your thoughts please…..