Monthly Archives July 2013
In this video and accompanying piece for the Smoking Section, I interview former No Limit/Beats by the Pound producer KLC about one of his classic records and being sampled by Kanye for Yeezus. Video courtesy of NOLA Hiphop Archive. Editing by Mally X.
For the past few days I’ve been wondering why I’ve been so profoundly affected by the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman verdict. I mean, awful things happen every day, why does this one seem as though there will be defined “before” and “after” markers of this tragedy in my memory?
Working in the social justice community means you’re constantly enveloped in a deep awareness of injustices on both global and local levels. The benefit: working in this world enables you to come into contact every day with brilliant people who are doing their utmost to enact change in their communities. And, thus far, these have been the people who make the awareness of crushing injustices bearable.
But for the past few days, these voices haven’t helped at all; the marches and protests have ...Read More
Rural crises and voting against interest, mandatory reading from STL Today