This kind of hip hop can save democracy

By Derrick DarbyAs Lil Nas X took to the Grammy stage to perform his hit song, Rodeo, alongside hip hop legend Nas, social media lit up with disappointment that Cardi B, who performed vocals on the remix, was missing on stage.The fact that the rapper who gave us Illmatic, a poignant and conscious hip hop classic regarded by critics as the “greatest rap album of all time” made an appearance and was reduced to a side note.When American democracy is failing poor people, Black and brown people, and powerless people, artists like Nas bring these issues before the masses. We could use his voice righ...


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