Earlier this year, I was approached to write an article for Word is Bond. The staff over there thought I would be a good choice to write about race relations in hip-hop as a guest contributor.
We thought it would be a good idea to contrast the large white audience hip-hop has to the lack of successful white artists in the genre.
I wrote a rather lengthy article on the topic and realized in the process that it would also work as an episode of Know Your History.
You can stream this show with the player below, you can download it for free, or you can continue reading.
As Dalton Higgins so aptly put it, “Culture . . . is not something that can be controlled and locked in the basement. Culture travels at the speed of light (or Internet cable lines) and doesn’t respect borders.” (Hip Hop World pg 51)