Wise Intelligent from Poor Righteous Teachers: What It Takes to Change Hip-Hop Music

Wise Intelligent from Poor Righteous Teachers lays out his theory on why hip-hop is so negative and self-destructive.  He argues that negative messages that black males share with one another are partly driven by the desire to put their social conscience to sleep.  Watch the video below, or you can see it by clicking here.

 

 

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a professor at Syracuse University.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.

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One response to “Wise Intelligent from Poor Righteous Teachers: What It Takes to Change Hip-Hop Music

  1. Jim Hall

    Interesting and insightful, but not all together historically accurate. hip-Hop artists are still being manipulated by their record label management people.

    Want to change it really? Stop recording for the labels that force you to do what you are now doing! You can record what you want, positive vibes so you say, and do the marketing, promotions, distributing, etc. yourselves! It might take a little front-end $ sacrifice on the front end, but if you are right in your thesis, you’ll make the $s anyway, maybe even more $s than you do now!
    Later

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