Rap disrespect of black history icons raises concerns of disconnect with the past

  • by: JESSE WASHINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 2, 2014 - 4:25 PM

Malcolm X and rap music have always fit together like a needle in the groove, connected by struggle, strength and defiance. But three recent episodes involving the use or misuse of Malcolm and other black icons have raised the question: Has rap lost touch with black history?

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