Hip Hop

July 24, 2006

For the Hip Hop heads out there or for those that think they are, here’s a bit of Nikki Giovanni’s take on the art form:

“I have such an admiration for the rappers. One, i like what they’re doing, but two, they’re such good business people. They have been able to do what my generation couldn’t do, they were able to hire each other. . . poets just don’t make that kind of money that you actually have the business. you have a business but it’s a very different level. You don’t have that money. Its been a pleasure to watch Puffy and them and Russell take poetry And taking it to Broadway. It’s the sound of young America, so to some degree i mothered in the rap revolution and I’m really proud of what they’ve done with it. We opened the door, people like me, I opened the door. it was a door everybody could come through, and I’m very proud of that.”

Check out the video clip for a bit of what Nikki Giovanni thinks about the late Tupac Shakur.

Comments, as always, are welcome.