Krip Hop Nation


It’s “My Time!” Says Cassandra Saunders

Krip-Hop Nation (KHN): Hello Cassandra, tell us about your work and your new single, “My Time”.

Moya Bailey Talks to Krip-Hop Nation About Her Essay, "The ILLEST:Disability As a Metaphor in Hip-Hop Music"

(Also listen to our audio conversation about her essay and more)

Hip Hop music is most often derided for it's homophobic and
misogynistic lyrics with few or any critics examining the way ableism operates in the genre. This article engages several lyrical tropes in hip hop that rely on problematic constructions of disability. Looking at the "left" coast hyphy sound, I examine the use of disability as metaphor for freedom and abandon. This metaphorical use of disability leaves much to be desired for people with actual disabilities.

I write,

Hollywood's Latest Flavor of the Month is Vanilla With A Twist, Krip Vanilla, Again!

Although recently Hollywood has a new thing about sexuality and disability with three recent movies like

Krip-Hop Nation @ University of Washington May 10th & 11th 2013

The ASUW Student Disability Commission and the D Center at the University of Washington presents "Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling".

Airing The 411With Shana Williams

 

Krip-Hop Nation (KHN):  I’ve been dying to get this interview!  We met on MySpace and I heard your music and read your story about your radio career and your disability.  Give us the full picture.

PRESS RELEASE Krip-Hop Nation Mini-Concert/ Honoring Blind Joe, The Joe Capers Legacy Feb 14-17/13

When: February 2013 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Feb 14-17/2013)
Where/Venues: SF Main Library-The Latino Room, Mental Health Consumers Concerns (Concord), The Living Room Project (West Oakland) & Eastside Arts Alliance (East Oakland)
Feb 14th Mental Health Consumers Concerns (Concord, CA) Time TBA

“WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE” Book by Avotcja Jiltonilro Audio Interview

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