Hip Hop @ 50 : Carlton Usher Interview
In this riveting episode of LaVeist and Claville, we delve deep into the intersection of hip-hop, culture, and political activism with our esteemed guest, Carlton Usher, a respected Professor at Kennesaw State University and author of the insightful book "A Rhyme Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Hip Hop Culture and the Creation of a Political Culture."Join your hosts, Wil LaVeist, Ph.D., and Eric Claville, J.D., as they engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Professor Usher, unraveling the complex layers of hip-hop culture and its undeniable influence on political expression and activism within the Black community. Both of our hosts, proud HBCU graduates, and champions of Black empowerment, bring their wealth of knowledge, real-life experiences, and straight-talking style to the table, ensuring a discussion that's not just informative but also deeply relatable.In this episode, we explore the origins of hip-hop, its evolution, and how it has become a powerful tool for political commentary and social change. Professor Usher sheds light on the themes of his book, explaining how hip-hop has created a unique political culture that encourages participation, challenges the status quo, and empowers individuals to advocate for their rights and their communities.Whether you're a hip-hop enthusiast, a student of culture and politics, or someone looking to understand the profound impact of music on society, this episode offers rich insights, meaningful reflections, and empowering advice to thrive in today's world.Don't miss this powerful episode of LaVeist and Claville, where we celebrate the vibrancy of hip-hop culture, acknowledge its role in crafting a political voice for the Black community, and explore ways we can all contribute to a more just and empowered society. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.