Far more common, however, are situations where Native hip-hop artists remain as marginalized within the larger hip-hop scene as they do from the mainstream, national culture overall. In the U.S., Indian Country's parallel "Reservation Hip-Hop" scene remains virtually excluded from an African-American dominated mainstream which doesn't really even acknowledge its existence.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Interviewed by Jeff Chang:
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Tirdad Derakhshani, writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, on Chase's new TV add that uses the Beatles' 1967 single, "All You Need Is Love."
"It's a big, ugly piece of situational irony: companies using anticonsumerist, antiestablishment art to sell consumer products." Correct, but no surprise. Thomas Frank's The Conquest of Cool, demonstrates that this strategy has been at the heart of advertising for several decades, a trend that started in the late 50's.