Hip-hop is complete theater. […] These kids don’t have rhetoric courses, so they’ve created their own script in rhyme—it’s verbal improvisation. They don’t have formal musical training, so they make music from the tones and rhythms of human speech—they’ll sample Malcolm X saying, ‘Too black, too strong.’ They’ve even created their own instrument—the turntable. They have nothing but the inclination to be involved. And like Louis Armstrong, out of nothing they create something.
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