Hip Hop Is Dead - Long Live Hip Hop: The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Hip Hop Activism (Paperback)
"There is no magic more powerful than music"
In his debut poetry collection, E.Stanley Richardson captures the visual eclectic voice and expression of the "everyday" African American experience in a style and rhythm reminiscent of the "Black Arts Movement"
"Hip Hop Is Dead - Long Live Hip Hop, The Birth, Death And Resurrection Of Hip Hop Activism" is a unique lyrical blend of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Soul and "Hip Hop" poetry that testifies to the transcendent Ancestral Power and influence of African American music, its historical relationship to "social struggle" and to the "colonial mechanisms" within the dominant oppressive culture that conspire to appropriate, suppress, distort and control radical progressive African American music and art.
This is poetry that speaks It summons us all to creative social and political action, while simultaneously asking a divine question,
"How Sacred Is The Music?"
Long Live Hip Hop