My guy Killer Mike was on "On Real Time with Bill Mahr" this past Friday and he brought game to a question Mahr asked him about folks claiming violence as a result of hip-hop (Bill O'Reily we see you) Mike proceeded to break down the development of hip-hop and its roots in nonviolence and organizing communities.
"Hip Hop, as a entity, was started in the late '60s, early '70s," he said. "All these kids that were kind of the fallout kids of the Black Nationalist movement, Civil Rights, poor white people's movement, Puerto Rican Nationalism movement — they had street gangs in New York, in the Bronx, that were just essentially burned out. At some point in the very late '60s, early '70s, these kids were like 'We're going to come up with our own peace treaty.' They came up with their own peace treaty, decided that, 'We aren't going to engage in violence.' Well, what's the alternative to violence? The Zulu Nation was born out of that...These kids, they were children, got together in the public park, stole public electricity, which I strongly support, and decided to do park jams as an alternative to violence."
Hit the 9:37 mark for the segment