Droppin polemical Chronic plates on yo ass, beyatch!
This past week’s orgy of mass arson and looting in Ferguson furnishes yet another appropriate opportunity for Americans to remind themselves that the ongoing culture wars are real and not merely grist for Tipper Gore jokes. American blacks, whatever their innate weaknesses, have not always taken perverse pride in baring their buttocks in public, bragging about sodomizing each other, fathering bastards, peddling crack, posturing as devilish “Illuminati”, and excusing the most self-destructive behavior with a flippantly tweeted “YOLO!” What has brought about the change? Deric Muhammad, in a revealing essay at The Final Call, offers some insight into the matter:
Hip-hop as an art form and a culture is hands down one of the most powerful international social forces in the history of the world. There is no nation on Earth where its footprints cannot be found. Rap artists who create the soundtrack that fuels…
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