(This podcast contains explicit content) A "rare, remarkable talent that brings to mind the great artists of the Harlem Renaissance" (Philadelphia Inquirer), MK Asante is a writer, filmmaker, and hip-hop artist and recipient of the Langston Hughes Award. His books include It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop, “an empowering book that moves you to action” (Los Angeles Times), and the poetry collection Like Water Running Off My Back, recipient of the Jean Corrie Prize. His documentary film The Black Candle, co-written with Maya Angelou, illuminates the relevance of the principles of Kwanzaa. His essays on art, technology, and culture have appeared in USA Today, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. Buck, Asante’s poetic and powerful new memoir, describes his rise from North Philadelphia dealer and delinquent to writer, filmmaker, poet, and professor.*
*Please note that the last few seconds of the podcast were cut off because our recorder ran out of space.