KATIE CERCONE is a visual artist, critical writer, yogi and co-leader of the transnational, queer feminist collective Go! Push Pops. Find her at KatieCercone.com and on twitter @KatieCercone
10 Divinations on Hip Hop As Sacred Medicine
By Katie Cercone
Blood Time, Sex Rituals & Ancestral Communion of the Mother Tongue
Robert Farris Thompson, a strong proponent of the traditional nature of hiphop, has made his lifes work translating African cool into terms acceptable to the ivory tower canon. His conclusionsthat African cool entails the high sense of balance and transcendence, and is a sign of positive transition to ideal worlds, leads us to African Art as the ritual marriage of sensuous pleasure and moral responsibility.