The brilliant Hip Hop artist and urban intellectual ‘Akala’ gave a fascinating TED talk on the history and evolution of the Emcee, starting all the way back to the ‘Griots’ (story tellers) in 17th century West Africa. Can’t recommend enough watching this all the way through:
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.