About Hip-Hop


I love Hip-Hop with exceptions…

as a music genre, love it

as the defining factor of Black American Culture…no

as the spokesperson(s) for Black America…no

Let’s be real, (no not B-Real from Cypress Hill) Black America is much, much, MUCH more than Hip-Hop.  To say that it isn’t?  Well that’s very white of you, very narrow-minded of you, very wrong of you.




Criticizing any aspect of hip-hop culture is a task fraught with danger. If you’re white, you might be called a racist. If you’re black, you might be called Bill Cosby. And if you’re over 30, you might just be called old.

Author Thomas Chatterton Williams—30 years old, black, and a fan of hip-hop music—is unafraid to enter the fray. His book Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture, recently released in paperback, lays down a strong critique of the disturbing messages behind the beats. Marc Smirnoff of the Oxford American interviewed Williams in a Q&A with the baiting title “Is Hip-Hop Evil?” Read more …

Nope, you don’t have to be racist, Bill Cosby, or old to see that hip hop is in trouble. In fact, the inability to see that is delusional.