Rhymes & Reasons presents Dr. Dave Stovall.


Dave Stovall gets the Rhymes & Reasons project as well as anyone. As a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, he mixes lyricism, learning, and self-reflection on the daily.


Dr. Stovall spoke to R&R about two of hip-hop’s great tour de forces: Public Enemy’s anthem of resistance “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos” and Organized Konfusion’s space-age “Releasing Hypnotical Gases.”



About The Rhymes & Reasons:


Rhymes & Reasons talks to hip-hop heads the globe over about their lives through the lens of songs that matter to them. Conscious, gangster, underground, commercial, Midwest, Dirty South, and everything in between — everybody’s got a little story to tell. These in-depth interviews explore what the person finds meaningful in the music and how the music impacted their life, particularly the social issues that play a role in influencing who the person has become. Interviewing people from all walks of life, Rhymes & Reasons hopes to highlight the beauty in hip-hop as we come to understand the shared nature of our stories.


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