Julius Bailey is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wittenberg University. He is a philosopher, cultural critic, social theorist, and diversity lecturer. Julius is the founder of Project Eight, a youth service organization that focuses on leadership and civic participation. He holds Masters Degrees from Howard (Philosophy) and Harvard Universities (Af Am Studies) and a Doctorate from University of Illinois (Philosophy and Education).
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Five Good Questions:
- How would you define “hip-hop”? A lot of people confuse it with rap music, but it’s really so much more culturally, right?
- How did gangsta rap impact hip-hop?
- Warren Buffett has often espoused following your own personal inner-scorecard. How does that tie in with hip-hop and authenticity?
- There appears to be a zero-sum-game mentality with many MCs where they build their reputation through bragging about their own success and dissing or diminishing others. I know my personal favorite artists have been the ones who are more vulnerable and less about describing money, cars, alcohol, and women. How have rapper’s philosophic outlooks evolved over time?
- Who’s on your Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore?