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Mela Machinko

'I Know That We the New Slaves': Race, Slavery and Artistic License in Hip-Hop

News Genius | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
News Genius

Both Kanye and J. Cole's albums were met with immense hype, huge sales, and passionate discussions amongst the artists' fans and detractors about each album's merits. But if you look just below the surface, another important similarity, beyond release date and mentions of Jay-Z, appears.