Footnotes for Kanye

I just discovered Jasmine Mans’ piece Footnotes on Kanye. After about 15 seconds, I had to hit pause. It immediately shook me, like the sound of a shot from the riffle of a highly skilled sniper on a mission from God. It was judgmental. It was risky. It stung. Even though I knew where…

Stankonia

Together dream ’bout that crib with the Goodyear swing / On the oak tree, I hope we feel like this forever / Forever, forever ever, forever ever?Fifteen years ago, while sitting in a car with my aunt, I first heard “I’m sorry Ms. Jackson, (whooo), I’m am for reeeal!” I was 12 at the…