‘A Fall Unlike Any I Have Seen’
There’s a hip-hop song I like, "The Questions," by Common, featuring Mos Def. It is a conversation between them (with commentary by Monie Love) as they ponder a range of topics. Mos Def asks my own favorite: "Why do I need I.D. to get I.D.? If I had I.D. I wouldn’t need I.D."
Originally published: May 13, 2020
Author: Walter M. Kimbrough
Institution: Dillard University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed