(favorite male characters) jace herondale ❝i don’t want to be a man,❞ said jace. ❝i want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.❞
In it’s purest, most honest form, Rap music and Hip Hop have always reflected social narratives where Black people have told our own, unvarnished narratives. Colloquial Black journalism. Stories about us, by us. This has been true from the Sugar Hill Gang, to Tupac & Biggie, to Lauryn Hill, to Nas, to Lupe Fiasco, to Jay Z, to Sista Souljah, to Beyoncé. Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar on a well deserved Pulitzer Prize. This makes up for that time Macklemore “won” best rapper. (I am now patiently waiting for Beyoncé to win a Pulitzer Prize for Lemonade).