Okay, so I actually downloaded Jay-Z’s and Kanye’s new CD Watch the Throne off ITunes.
I, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, in reasonably sound mind and body bought and paid for a Hip Hop CD. And it’s not my first one, either. Or my second one. I actually listen to Hip Hop. I contain multitudes like Whitman, y’all. Don’t sleep on me.
I’m also going to see the movie The Help, too. But that’s another blog post. So stay tuned.
Anyway, why did I buy Watch the Throne? Because on Wednesday (today), August 11, at 9pm EASTERN, I’m joining the critic and Duke University professor Mark Anthony Neal for a Twitter Salon to discuss Watch the Throne. Along with us will be two equally fabulous and sassy individuals, the Hip Hop scholar and Lehigh University professor James Braxton Peterson and the scholar and University of Pennsylvania professor Salamishah Tillet. (And if you already don’t know where I get my paychecks, you can discover that by clicking the “About” button above.)
You know you want to hear what we four intelligent, complex and opinionated Black folks all have to say about this CD, Jay-Z and Kanye West—and I think we might even surprise you. But you need to be following at least one of us on Twitter to catch the discussion. Our Twitter handles are below:
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (that’s me) is @BlkLibraryGirl
Mark Anthony Neal is @NewBlackMan
James Braxton Peterson is @jbp2
Salamishah Tillet is @salamishah
And join us today, Wednesday, August 11, at 9pm EASTERN on Twitter and see what the fuss.:-)