A couple of stories (one of which I got from Earl) coincided with a bit of a chapter I’m working on for my hip-hop book. Reading the stories is in some ways like being in a time warp. Going back to 1989 more specifically:
For those of us around the same age as the MCs in this video it’s now much easier to see how young they were. But given the stories about violence in Newark and Oakland, what also strikes me is how mundane their prescriptions are. And how swiftly these “solutions” are replicated through space and time.