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A Talk With Rolle and Ruskin
Truth Without Compromise

On April 11th, I sat down to talk with Christopher “Kazi” Rolle and Matt Ruskin to talk about Ruskin’s new documentary, The Hip Hop Project, which documents Rolle’s efforts to better himself—and others. Says Rolle, “Basically, Hip Hop is a culture [that combines] expressions found all over the world, and is quite universal and influential. It is a form of expression that communicates feeling and story well. It gives youth the chance to express in dance and music what they are thinking and experiencing. There is no doubt that it is not the cause of our ills, but a mirror of them. Our culture is saturated with violence and sexuality, and Hip Hop expresses that reality.”

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