"The south got somethin' to say..."- Andre 3000.
Andre' KNEW what was finna happen after that very moment. The rest is history.
This Black History Month, Author/Scholar Regina N. Bradley bestows this gravitating 136 page book upon us of culture, race, and southerness. Particularly adjacent to Outkast's body of work, Chronicling Stankonia addresses how it helped define new cultural possibilities for black southerners coming of age in the 80s and 90s. Read the official book description and catch the link to purchase after the jump!
reflects the ways that culture, race, and southernness intersect in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Although part of southern hip-hop culture remains attached to the past, Bradley demonstrates how younger southerners use the music to embrace the possibility of multiple Souths, multiple narratives, and multiple points of entry to contemporary southern black identity.