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

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.


About Nuala Cabral

Nuala Cabral is an educator, activist, filmmaker and co-founder of FAAN Mail, a media literacy and activist project based in Philadelphia.

Posted on July 12, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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