Now Playing: the sounds of the work day winding down in my office...
first up, Bakari Kitwana contributed a brilliant article to the Village Voice last month regarding the predominantly white audience for black conscious hip-hop acts. rather sobering read.
and of course, my man Dr. Mark Anthony Neal is always puttin' in work. there's his latest NPR commentary for starters, plus he just finished up a fantastic four-part article on R&B's decline. here are the links to parts one,
two, and three,
as well as the epilogue, containing a short list of artists holdin' it down for the soul