Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) is the closest thing to a hegemon which the rap world has known for a long time. But the limits on his ability to use this power recalls the debates about U.S. primacy.
// Marginal Utility
"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.READ the article