There are so many parallels between Hip Hop and Africa/Egypt/Kemit. This “golden era” in hip hop can be compared to Africa’s third Golden Age, when the Moors drove the Romans out of Africa and back into Europe. Before the North African Moors had re-civilized Europe for the 2nd time, Europe had entered its “dark ages” while Africa, free of Roman oppression, entered into its 3rd Golden Age with the emergence of Mali, Ghana, and Songhai Empires.
Similarly, in hip hop today, the old-heads and veteran emcees have been pushed back, with New York in its “dark ages” making way for the new emcees (w/new empires) to emerge to the forefront, free of the music industry’s “oppression, domination, and control.” These new independent label movements/artists (like TDE and such) represent those newly emerging African states in Africa’s third Golden Age. Let’s see how long this one lasts. Exciting times. #kendricklamar #narmer