Exploring Race & Hip-Hop With Jason Tanz

Contributed by AdamBernard:

Hip-Hop’s roots are predominantly black, this is a known fact. In 2007, however, a vast number of folks involved in the culture seem to be of a lighter shade. After seeing what was done to Jazz there is an inherent fear that there will be a white appropriation that will do the same to Hip-Hop. Jason Tanz’s new book, ‘Other People’s Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America’, takes a close look at the ways in which Hip-Hop has affected white people and how white people have affected Hip-Hop, and this week I sat down with him to talk about the book as well as his thoughts on the subject of race in America. For the full interview, visit adambernard.blogspot.com.

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