Perspectives on Perspective

Mickey and Dave catch up on quarantine happenings from Verzuz battles to corporate statements of solidarity with Black Lives Matter. After a tribute to Philly's Malik B, who passed away on July 29, they discuss the academic publishing process of blind peer review. Should white scholars have to identify themselves when they write about Black culture, or does that defeat the purpose of blind review?

Featured audio clip:
"Devil" by Malik B and Mr. Green

"Devil" music video

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Music Courtesy of Traum Diggs:
"DOC" ft. Andrew Gould by Traum Diggs

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David Shanks, aka Traum Diggs, is an MC/writer/journalist from Brooklyn, NY. He began writing articles in 2005, contributing correspondent features for print and online publications and has participated in conferences and panels at several colleges and universities including Rider University and SUNY- Rockland. He has also contributed chapters in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide; Expressive Writing: Classroom and Community; and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Culture. His independent album releases include Jazz Hop, Major Journalism, and Jazz Hop II.   A more complete discography is available at traumdiggs.com .

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