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Re: <nettime> hip hop (in)digestion
Are Flagan on Thu, 9 Jan 2003 06:38:27 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> hip hop (in)digestion

[Hip or not; some may find this recent article of interest -- too. -af]

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Hip Hop Hysteria 
By  Salim Muwakkil, In These Times
January 7, 2003 


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"The Eminem saga is yet another lesson about the potential power of hip hop.
Like the legion of other whites, Asians and Latinos who embrace hip hop,
Eminem has a relationship with black culture that is so far removed from
racist traditions that it creates new possibilities. That's the promise of
hip hop: creating new possibilities.

This musical genre dreamed up on the streets of New York has become one of
the planet's most powerful    and enthusiastically embraced    forces of
globalization. If hip hop's originators can harness just a portion of the
genre's creative power to address the issues that uniquely beset them, hip
hop can redeem its promise."

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