Gangsters Meet Hip-Hop
Saturday, December 13, 2003
"Gangster Rap" didn't just appeal to the young men whose violent sexy universe it reflected — the LA street gang culture of the late 80's and early 90's — it appealed to the gangster voyeur in many millions of young people. Nelson George, a writer and film-maker who has chronicled many aspects of modern African-American culture, talks about the origin of "Gangsta Rap". Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.