Posted on: Nov 3, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service
A popular Black disc jockey reflects on Jam Master Jay and tries to find space to mourn in the midst of a community wracked by violence and a country that devalues Black life. PNS contributor Davey D (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a radio DJ, hip-hop scholar and youth advocate.
All eyes are on John Walker the young Bay Area native-turned Taliban soldier. And while the press continues to dig up all kinds of things about this 20-year old's teen years, his path towards fundamentalism is being seen as deeply connected to his taste in music. In his latest newsletter, radio personality and hip hop guru Davey D. wonders: Will hip hop culture once again take the rap?