i want my name back-dir.roger paradiso

“straight outta the sugarhill gang”

i relaxed out of the chfa haze with meena to this last night, and perhaps that’s why i just cried my eyes out to a video of a monkey reviving another monkey who had been electrocuted on the train tracks while a bunch of humans videotaped the whole thing. perhaps it’s my period, or perhaps my tolerance for injustice has just been maxed.

this real life story is infinitely more important than that other “based on a true story” that i have yet to see because i don’t know how much of that two hours i need to give my life to. but history, credit, robbing, and live performance will forever be part of hip hop culture, and this one is the ultimate mecca tale of the spirit and the bullshit.


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