Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea on Hip Hop History And We're All Better For It

The past week has been rough for Iggy Azalea. Not only has she been duking it out with Azealia Banks, but this weekend, she was the target of hackers threatening to supply proof of an alleged sex tape to punish her for "misappropriating Black culture" and disrespecting #ICantBreathe protesters (they have since dropped their beef with Iggy and gone after MTV).  

But amidst all this, one really amazing thing has happened. Q-Tip took to Twitter to patiently, gently and compassionately teach Iggy (and whoever else needs a refresher) on the historical and political forces that created and continue to drive hip hop music. Over the course of nearly 40 tweets, he explained:

"HipHop is a artistic and socio-political movement/culture that sprang from the disparate ghettos of NY in the early 70's Coming off the heels of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and approaching the end of the Vietnam war it was a crossroads 4 America specially for Blacks in the US our neighborhoods were PROLIFERATED w/a rush of HEROINE."





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