End-To-End Trauma: On Takeoff & The Wake of Hip-Hop Murders

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I’m part of the generation that was fortunate enough to be a living and active witness and participant in Hip-Hop as it began to grow exponentially. That means that the precepts and spirit of the culture were being lived out among my friends and those family members who were rap music fans. I stress the family aspect a lot these days as I see my nephew pushing to be fully established as…



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Christopher A. Smith

Freelance writer. Author of 3 books of poetry. Raconteur. Queens is the county, Jamaica is the place.