The Library: J-Zone: Hip Hop's Check and Balance (Interview)

This week on the Library with Tim Einenkel, J-Zone talks about his latest album Fish-n-Grits, the similarities between the gentrification of neighborhoods to the gentrification of rap music, career advice for young artists, being both a producer and mc on his new album and why questioning an artist should not be considered a dis but the beginnings of a discussion. " I believe in hip hop and that's always been the case. Whether you're talking about the President of the United States, the local politician, or one of your heroes, if you see something wrong in your opinion and you want to address, then address it. People always think if you're talking about another artist then it's a dis...I don't look at it like that. It is kind of checks and balances. I disagree and talk about it. To me, that's what hip hop was about it."

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