The Plot Against Hip Hop by Nelson George (23/52)

Equal parts rap history, social commentary and fictional murder mystery, George weaves these parts into a page-turner. D Hunter, bodyguard to rap stars and amateur rap historian, explores why the “truth” about hip-hop is worth killing over. The conspiracy theory of using rap culture to oppress and subdue black citizens is fascinating and plausible. The argument of the commodification of hip-hop as a means of silencing the political power of rap is also so interesting. I could not put this book down. Highly recommended.

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