Is hip-hop the most socially aware form of modern music? Will Public Enemy or Ice-T in 100 years’ time be thought of a black America’s Chaucer or Dickens? Jem reminisces about being a white middle class boy growing up in suburban London listening to some of the most “dangerous” music coming out of America, and loving it. This NEON episode is a love letter to the best from a maligned genre and also makes an important point, that at its best hip-hop tells stories as dark and as honest as any of great literature from the past.
Written & Presented by Cool J-Dee
Produced by The DZA
Music: The Next Episode – Dr. Dre
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