Chuck D as soon as famously known as hip-hop the CNN of the Black neighborhood, the best way individuals received the information. Is it nonetheless? If that’s the case, what’s the information coming throughout, who’s telling it most profoundly?
I imagine hip-hop has been changed with social media so far as being the best way individuals get information. It’s not just like the previous days earlier than social media. We grew up within the Nice Melancholy. [Laughs.] We needed to anticipate the bottle to drift ashore with the be aware.
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Fifty years in the past, hip-hop began a revolution, not simply in music however in vogue, movie, TV, artwork. Is one other revolution attainable now?
One other revolution is all the time attainable.
Fifty years from now, in 2073, who will individuals nonetheless be speaking about from hip-hop 2023? Who may have an enduring impression?
I imagine the forefathers will reside ceaselessly, kinda like George Washington on the greenback invoice. All good rappers may have an enduring impression, irrespective of how younger or previous. Folks love Garth Brooks, however they love Hank Williams—Senior, additionally.
Interview by Kyle Eustice
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