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03.16.06 03:10 AM

Understanding Chickheads, Pimps, Golddiggas, and Gangsta Rappers

Understanding Chickheads, Pimps, Golddiggas, and Gangsta Rappers: A conversation with Hip Hop Feminist Joan Morgan and Mark Anthony Neal

My homie, Mark Anthony Neal (black male feminist) New Black Man, Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic, Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation posted a link to a video of a conversation that took place between he and Joan Morgan (hip-hop feminist) When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost : My Life as A Hip Hop Feminist at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Morgan's book hasn't only started a movement, but helped provide insight for any female calling herself either a feminist or womanist who has had to negotiate her love/hate relationship with hip-hop. As for Neal, I've always loved his work and am floored that a black man would even think to call himself a feminist. Besides, they're both from the boogie down, so I gotta' love 'em.

Go check out the video linked from Neal's blog.

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