Hip-Hop in the Age of Crisis

In 1980, then California Governor Ronald Reagan visited Charlotte Street in the South Bronx while campaigning for the presidency. As he surveyed the piles of rotting trash, the rubble of collapsed buildings, and the mangled terrain of disrepair, he likened the South Bronx to a war zone. And indeed, the Bronx sat on the precipice … Continue reading Hip-Hop in the Age of Crisis

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On White Privilege, Macklemore & Hip-Hop

  I'll be the first to admit it: I've never been much of a Macklemore fan.  To prepare for this post, I looked back at a series of email exchanges I had with my friend Casey in early 2013.  In summation, let's just say that I did not have a whole lot of praiseworthy accolades for Macklemore's … Continue reading On White Privilege, Macklemore & Hip-Hop