In hip-hop culture, we tend to refer to hip-hop as a thing, a possession, a living person. It is the spook that sat by the door, the infiltrator into mainstream society, the one that blew up black culture, the great corrupter. Back in the day, Chuck D famously crowned it as Black America's CNN, an up-to-the-minute source for news usually buried under mainstream America's doublespeak. On... More >>>