Brooklyn-based contributor, Lovett Hines, writes about his introduction to hip hop and how it shaped his identity as a black kid in America, focusing specifically on Public Enemy’s “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”. As he writes, “It expressed our mistrust of a system we believed to be corrupt and a spirit of purposeful defiance. This song was the father of N.W.A.‘s ‘Fuck tha Police!‘”
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