Talk Back: Rick Ross’ Hold Me Back (Nigeria)
In this talk back, we respond to Rick Ross’ video “Hold Me Back: Nigeria.”
We raise questions about the concept of a “global ghetto,” capitalism and exploitation, artist responsibility and accountability in the hip hop industry. We refer to an article titled “Confessions of a Failed Hip Hop Publicist” written by Sebastian Elkouby at sebishiphop.wordpress.com.
FAAN Mail (Fostering Activism and Alternatives Now!) is a media literacy/activist project formed by women of color and based in Philadelphia. Together with our allies, we critique and create media with social change in mind.
Music/Visuals credit: “Hold Me back: Nigeria” by Rick Ross, Universal Music Group. FAIR USE.