Knights of the Turntable #12: Hip Hop vs Ferguson

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Young Thug was recently asked to comment on the controversy in Ferguson Missouri concerning Darren Wilson’s verdict. Predictably, Young Thug didn’t have much to say on the issue and played it safe. But why does the media typically target rappers who don’t promote conscious thinking for concerns such as Ferguson? There’s a ton of rappers who would have had legit things to say on the issue, yet Young Thug is the one sought for a response. On this episode we discuss our thoughts on this and more.


Last week we celebrated T-Pain appreciation week and even got noticed by the man himself. To end it off we decided to speak on our favorite T-Pain albums on the show.

Also discussed this week:

– J Cole’s surprise album “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
– Chance The Rapper’s Surf album. Anticipation. Review of song “Sunday Candy
– Battle rap talk: Daylyt vs Chilla Jones, Charron vs Shotgun Suge
– PRhyme first impressions
– Official single from Tetsuo & Youth: Lupe Fiasco “Deliver

This week’s panel: Charles Singletary Jr., Joe Hova, Richard Bailey Jr., Matt Mcdean

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our special Knights of the Turntable episode The Young Thug Poetry Slam.


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