“Hip-Hop y'all, to the top y'all
Hip-Hop check it out
It's like that, and it sounds so nice
Hip-Hop, you the love of my life”
–The Roots, featuring Common, “Act Too,” Things Fall Apart
Hip-hop and rap have been my favorite genre of music since I was 10, with a side of jam bands in college. How cool is it when those two genres mix? That’s 25 years of watching the scene evolve.
Cheers to this event for continuing the dialogue on the subject in a positive way instead of erroneously pointing fingers at the venues that host them.
Related to Robdzatu's post, I saw an interview this week on the Colbert Report
with the very impressive Ameena Matthews. I think her work as a violence interruptor in Chicago is extremely brave and could possibly supply some ideas for the conversation in Madison. More info:
Ameena Matthews on Colbert (replaying Feb. 9): http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/407605/february-01-2012/ameena-matthews
Frontline premier (Feb. 14):http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/interrupters/