July 12, 2015: Buck: A Memoir by MK Asante
Dr. Brenda Greene interviews MK Asante, poet, filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and professor at Morgan State University. Asante is the author of the seminal hip-hop text It’s Bigger than Hip-Hop and the poetry collections Beautiful and Ugly Too and Like Water Coming Off My Back. He has written a coming-of-age memoir that is brutally honest in its depiction of the life faced by young Black men in urban America.
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Greene discusses with Asante, his motivation for writing, the impact of hip-hop on writing, and Asante’s journey into literacy. Asante recounts that he felt compelled to share this story to motivate and educate those who may not realize what struggle is about. He calls on young people to tell the truth and to work at finding their purpose in life.
Archive: Dr. Brenda Greene’s Interview with filmmaker, hip-hop artist, professor and author, MK Asante on June 28, 2015 talked about his book “Buck,” his motivation for writing, the impact of hip-hop on writing, and Asante’s journey in literacy.