I was happy to link up again with the very incisive podcast host Michael Joseph, to round off our two-part chat about some unsettling aspects of hip-hop music and culture that never get spoken about elsewhere.
In Michael’s words:
“Conversation starts @ 3:05. Mark and I continue to discuss the role of the 5 Percenter teachings and Nation of Islam in Hip-Hop; we picked up where we left off in episode 2. In this discussion we focus mostly on Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam and the Malcolm X–Elijah Muhammad controversy; we also discuss 5-percenter/Islam influenced Hip-Hop groups such as Public Enemy and the Wu-Tang clan. We wrap up by talking about DMX and some of his strange behavior in relationship to esoteric and religious agendas within Rap music. Hypocrisy is the general theme of this discussion and there is plenty to go around.”
This show is best listened two after first absorbing part one of our chat, for a full study of the subject matter under discussion. You can catch part one here: