Tricia Rose on “Hip Hop, Mass Media and Racial Storytelling in the Age of Obama”

I witnessed this brilliant woman at the 2009 Black State of Union given by Tavis Smiley held at the LA Convention Center and fell in love with her intelligence.

Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, discusses hip hop’s retreat from politics and the potential for that music to help tell the stories of the dispossessed today. Rose is author of the ground-breaking 1994 book Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Longing To Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop–and Why It Matters.
The event is sponsored by Senior Fellows, the honors program of the UT College of Communication.