Hip-Hop

VIDEO: TRICIA ROSE ON ‘HIP HOP, MASS MEDIA AND RACIAL STORYTELLING IN THE AGE OF OBAMA’

Tricia Rose, http://www.triciarose.com professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, discusses hip hop’s retreat from politics and the potential for that music to help tell the stories of the dispossessed today. Rose is author of the ground-breaking 1994 book Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Longing To Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop–and Why It Matters. [Thanks Simone] Tricia Rose speaks []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: UK RAPPER FEM FEL (THE HIP HOP AND ‘NIGGA’ DEBATE RAGES ON)

Yesterday website moorizZLA Says posted the article ‘Use of the ‘n word’ in Hip Hop music – Does it perpetuate racism? The piece discussed the prevalence of the word “nigger’ in today’s Hip Hop music and it’s crossover in to the mainstream. Excerpt from the article: The prevalence of the use of the word in hip-hop music has arguably greatly increased over the years. And with the crossing over of hip hop culture into the mainstream, one in which the majority of its consumers are white, []