A few weeks ago I was testing my phone's camera (hence the uneven sound) and talked out a bunch of thoughts about Ferguson, or specifically the two high-profile rap records that came out in response. Breaking it into two parts cuz it goes on forever.
Hello hello! I've been busy the last few months some non-Doctrine projects, but in the meantime here's a talk I was honored to give at this year's XOXO festival in Portland, in its rambly entirety. You should make sure to check out the rest of the talks as well. Christina Xu, Mike Rugnetta and Molly Crabapple were all dope, among others.
P.S. Hello to everyone who may be coming here after seeing me on Totally Biased tonight! Afterwards I wished I'd made it a bit clearer I don't love EVERYTHING Kanye does, but being on TV is this weird out-of-body experience where I never quite say everything my brain is telling my mouth to say.
So many big questions to ask about Cleveland, so much to grapple with. So much that is unthinkable but needs so direly to be thought about. I feel like it’ll be a while before I can say anything intelligent about it. But in the meantime here are some thoughts about the side questions around the Charles Ramsey phenomenon.