“Metaphorically speaking, black home spaces, which are externalized, now become global resting places for other people. After all, folk from Japan to Frankfurt have adopted black styles and experimented with black cultural forms like hip hop. Blackness has become a metaphorical home for people who are seeking self-definition in the midst of a global culture of flux and stretch and process and flow. And if flux and stretch and process and flow are the means by which some forms of technology are taking off and mediating content, then what’s happening is that the larger society is simply tapping back into what black folk have done from the get-go.” (36)
werd. coincidence that my first real connection to a hip hop crew was the roots? and my real-life interactions have been most meaning-full with nomadic massive? i think not. also, i’m “settling down” the same year as the iladelph…really, there are no coincidences.