GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (PART 2)

GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980 (PART 2)

In the second part of Malik Crumpler’s extensive exploration of Gangster Rap, he takes a look at the impact of crack and home policies meant to curtail (in part) the crack epidemic. Ironically these very same policies meant to bring order helped (to  a degree)...
GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980

GANGSTER RAP-HEGEMONY CIRCA 1980

In the first of a three-part feature, #itchysilk writer Malik Crumpler discusses gangster rap hegemony. In many respects as a genre it should be vilified. After all, it glorifies violence, degrades women and revels in the taking and selling of drugs. Contrary to logic...