Questlove’s How Hip-Hop Failed Black America, Part III
What Happens When Black Loses Its Cool? By Questlove Can I start this essay by asking a rhetorical question? Have you heard of black cool? It used to be something ineffable but indisputable. Certain African-American cultural figures — in music, in movies, in sports — rose above what was... Read more
How Hip-Hop Failed Black America, Part II By Questlove
What do people think of when they think about hip-hop? I don’t mean the technique of the music so much as its meaning. Technique is a limited part of any art form, really: how well Rapper X raps is important but not central. How devious or wonderful Producer X’s... Read more