Spread the word: Rap as a form of public resistance and pedagogy
Rap is dangerous. Rap is dangerous to institutional and silent racism everywhere. Rap opens dialogue and discourse. Rap fights itself in issues of controversy, race, and sexism. Rap struggles to remain self-conscious without selling out to social pressures to please without agitating reflection. Rap undergoes reclamation and refiguration through various artists and identities, yet rap persists. Since the first block party in the Bronx to the diverse homes, and phones, and communities of America today, rap speaks. Now Americans must learn how to listen.