One of the issues that I’m currently trying to work my way through deals with the politics of black cultural production. More specifically what happens to genres like rap, techno, house, as they move across space and time? To an extent this relates to issues of authenticity, though to be honest I don’t think that set of questions is really all that important. But what I find fascinating, among other things, is the unpredictability of consumption and circulation.
Check out the video below and see what I mean. Thanks to my man Tafari who also dropped on me the fact that on this date in 1831 black women in Boston founded the African American Female Intelligence Society.