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The prompt is tricky. The post went in a direction I didn’t expect. Neat how that happens!

I was a pre-teen/teen in the 80s so this word reminds me of RUN DMC’s tricky.

Penn and Teller were in this video. “The song peaked at No. 57 on theBillboard Hot 100 and No. 21 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.”

I am an African-American who didn’t really grow up enmeshed in black culture. We lived in predominantly white neighborhoods and I just sort of fit in. Some kids would ask me what it was like to be black. I didn’t know how to answer that question.

I say that I fit in, but there were ways that I always didn’t. I turned out to be who I am.  A human being.

The point here is that I am getting more and more interested in black culture.  Hip Hop is one area I’d like to investigate in a semi-academic sense.  I told myself I was in grad school for Library Science just to learn and to have something other than dance degrees on my resume. I think I may actually want to be one of those academic types. I get a kick out of citing sources when I write papers. I kind of like writing papers.

I don’t have time to be a true scholar in everything that interests me, but I can share some bits and bobs in my own little bloggy space. A quick search led me to this article listing 15 books for the  Hip Hop enthusiast.

Now go and learn stuff!

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