And skateboarding! KRS understood intersectionality early, I guess. Remember, KRS defined "hip hop" as a hip movement, a youth movement. In that way we can say that all youth movements are connected by a kind of intersectionality.he even includes BMX later on
My guess is that beat boxing doesn't get brought up as much any more because too few people do it. Records dominate hip hop and the only people I can think of who beat box on records are Doug E. Fresh and Timbaland
Good point. Hmmm maybe I should write a dissertation on hip hop. I've been meaning to read The Signifying Monkey for a long time...because drum machines were really fucking expensive back then
you could get a PhD on the subject if you did your research
The Dozens are super-fascinating. Most American music has its roots in slave music too.I have a boring tale of how I was reading this book on a train
and some drunk guy sat next to me and he could still focus and he started letting loose on me
He was never married and had no kids. I heard rumors over the years that Rudy was gay but I never saw any evidence of it. I have heard stories and have found now that the accusations were correct. I have footage of interviews with people outing him and if you listen to his comedy he does make reference to it. He also signed two drag queens to his label and had gay male actors in his movies. There were only three men around Rudy who weren’t gay. But I never knew this until his co-star and friend Jimmy Lynch told me. Then I believed it. Rudy did a very good job of covering it up.