VIDEO: HIP HOP ON TRIAL DEBATE – HIP HOP DOESN’T ENHANCE SOCIETY IT DEGRADES IT (LONDON)

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…..

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12 replies »

  1. Estelle is not going to bite the hand that bites her. I have lost any respect i had for her.

  2. the question was something i would expect from a british standpoint as instituationally this country doesnt support hip hop ….. but the event was actually a moment in time… and i go to hip hop events…. i dont just sit here and cuss them…. lol…. i had little to cuss… there were some people on that panel especially professor rose who was so sharp……. it was unbelievable…. the points she made were golddust….

  3. I really enjoyed the event. I heard great points from both sides. Its a shame that Joe Budden allowed the professor to goad him, I would have liked to have heard what he had to say. But the professor was put there to play the antogonist, and Joe fell right into that trap. Loved Michael Eric Dyson and Tricia Rose, they were both bang on with all their points

  4. joe didnt handle the question or debate well … he got side tracked easily!! but micheal dyson and professor tricia ross were brilliant

  5. watching it seemed like a waste because the inittal question never really got answered and some of the panel had no business being there. A lot of the answers didnt allude to the fact that there are different genres of hip hop that mean different things to different people. And why wasnt there a rep from the money hungry record labels there? I would have been there but unfortunately mere mortals like me do not get invited to such prestigous events so im reduced to sitting here and criticising. just call me a hater!

  6. There were too many different people involved and not enough time to speak for everyone.

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