Author Comes to Hip-Hop Music's Defense Michael Eric Dyson discusses why he believes that hip-hop music is one of the most authentic expressions of the black experience. Rap and hip-hop artist Jay-Z wrote the introduction to Dyson's new book, Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip Hop.

Author Comes to Hip-Hop Music's Defense

Author Comes to Hip-Hop Music's Defense

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Read Jay-Z's introduction to Michael Eric Dyson's Know What I Mean?

Michael Eric Dyson discusses why he believes that hip-hop music is one of the most authentic expressions of the black experience. Rap and hip-hop artist Jay-Z wrote the introduction to Dyson's new book, Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip Hop.

Michael Eric Dyson, author, Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip Hop; professor, Georgetown University