Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity Episode 9: A Really Controversial Week for Kanye West
Hip-hop continues to be America's biggest music genre, dominating pop culture and the entertainment news feed. Last week was no different, as some of hip-hop’s most notable names made headlines—some for the wrong reasons. Regardless, any news involving hip-hop's most intriguing figures is certain to get clicks on XXL's site, but instead of clicks, XXL is taking news to the podcast game with Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity.
Starring XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten, Executive Editor John Kennedy (a.k.a JFK) and Associate Editor Roger Krastz, Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity finds the staff joined by Triangle Offense Management founder Wayne “Wayno” Clark in 60-minute episodes (he's got an off-week this episode). Touching base on all things rap, the podcast provides a more opinionated and in-depth look at the topics covered by the XXL site.
In the latest episode of XXL’s Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity podcast, the crew falls into the Kanye trap once again, discussing his outlandish comments about slavery, his nonsensical troll of a track "Lift Yourself," the T.I.-featured pseudo debate "Ye vs. the People," and wondering what's his end game in all of this. Aside from that, we discuss the #MuteRKelly movement and the personal challenges that come with "cancelling" a music artist, Drake's recent clash with NBA veteran Kendrick Perkins and Juelz Santana's indictment on weapons charges, which could land him up to 20 years in prison. Peep the rundown on another crazy, Kanye-driven week in hip-hop.
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