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Katie Cercone

KATIE CERCONE is a visual artist, critical writer, yogi and co-leader of the transnational, queer feminist collective Go! Push Pops. Find her at and on twitter @KatieCercone

10 Divinations on Hip Hop As Sacred Medicine
Blood Time, Sex Rituals & Ancestral Communion of the Mother Tongue

Robert Farris Thompson, a strong proponent of the traditional nature of hiphop, has made his life’s work translating African cool into terms acceptable to the ivory tower canon. His conclusions—that African cool entails the high sense of balance and transcendence, and is a sign of positive transition to ideal worlds, leads us to African Art as the ritual marriage of sensuous pleasure and moral responsibility.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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