Last week’s #JooksiRadio episode, “Crack Era New York City” featured Rakim, NWA, Ice T, & more… Prov(@Prov_sez) & Free(@fredaramareva) discussed this pivotal time period in music and society as we know it. Not a lot of positive things can be said about this era in time. But the art that came from it is undeniable. It served as a vivid narration of the realities and struggles people endured. And also forged a generation of youth taking their survival into their own hands. The lingering effects of the “war on drugs” is still prevalent in today’s society.
Listen below and be sure to tune in to #JooksiRadio every Tuesday on ABLradio.com at 10am/6pm EST!
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Rakim – Paid In Full
Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off
Public Enemy – Night of the Living Baseheads
Boogie Down Production – Love’s Gonna Get Ya
NWA – DopeMan
Ice T – New Jack Hustler
Notorious BIG – 10 Crack Commandments
Jay Z – Regrets
Kanye West – Crack Music
Kendrick Lamar – ADHD
In a special Black Music Month edition of, The Pop Life, the conversation focused on the appropriation of black culture with a focus on Hip Hop. Naima (@Naima), Jeff Sledge (@iamjeffsledge), & Shawn Young (@sdy292) also discuss the marginalization of soul music, the shift of traditional gospel music, removal of school arts programs, & more..
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