Hip Hop, Is that YOU?!?

You all already know why I’m asking that question, right? ┬á

For the past decade or more, rap music has become outright terrifying. ┬áI was just about to hang it up! ┬áTalib went Tweet, twat mad, Busta Bus falling off stages (with the Luvs my CoCo dude – No!!!) Yasin Bey b.k.a. Mos Def fled the country (that’s all good), but then announced his retirement? ┬áAfrika Bambatta accused of molestation?!? ┬áDamn. ┬áI even saw new claims of Tupac being alive. ┬áWe got desperate, ya’ll.

But then I saw Team Backpack and 16yo Astro on Sway and I felt blood going back into my toes. ┬áThen I saw Gza in concert, then Grand Master Flash… ┬áThen Netflix stepped in with the documentaries like Sample This, Art of Organized Noise, and then┬áLuke Cage emerged with the genius of Ali Shaheed Muhammad, then The Get Down, and I was like, Okay! ┬áMy fingers started tingling.

And then there was… Continue reading