Young Guru Speaks on N*ggas in Paris vs. N*ggas in Poorest (Video)

Young Guru (engineer extraordinaire for Kanye West & Jay-Z and ill DJ) steadily has been establishing himself as a hip-hop scholar. Check out what he has to say about N*ggas in Paris vs. N*ggas in Poorest. Rather than pit the two songs against each other he reconciles them and argues for how they can stand side by side as bodies of work. He touches on the relationship between Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Kanye & Jay, “conscious” MCs, similar debates about the philosophies of WEB Dubois vs. Booker T. Washington and even the use of the word “Nigga” itself. Peep the video below and you can read the Alumni Roundup article he’s responding to here. Food for thought…What do you think about his points?