The Truth vs. “Da Troof” feat. Steve Sachs - Part Two
Dave, Mickey, and guest Steve Sachs continue their conversation on "weirdo rap" and Mickey's blind spot for mainstream hip-hop. The conversation then shifts to politics, specifically the black vote and two-party politics under the context of a W.E.B. DuBois' 1956 article in The Nation. The fellas correctly anticipate the election day drama and delayed results.
He learned firsthand that we cannot effectively help others until we truly understand them. Combining those lessons with his background in visual design led Steve to UX (user experience): "I see UX as a practice that lives at the intersection of empathy and creativity. As it turns out, that’s where I’ve always lived, too."
- NGS (feat. Ian Garwood) rap parody. Prod. by Eastman Presser
- More Rap parodies
- YJY (Steve's band)
- Turn It Down Podcast
- W.E.B. Du Bois, "I Won't Vote." The Nation, 20 October, 1956.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can't Wait
- Cedric J. Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Transition
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 .
Dr. Mickey Hess is Professor of English at Rider University and the author of A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop: How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be. With rapper and producer Buddha Monk, Mickey co-authored The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard. His other books include Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory; Is Hip-Hop Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Most Wanted Music; and the edited collections Icons of Hip-Hop and Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide.