In this week's DJ Sessions, we spoke with KCRW's Raul Campos about "southern fried soul" from Texas and a dance duo from Los Angeles.
Perhaps you’ve been following the feud — if you can call it that — between civil rights icon Harry Belafonte and megastar Jay-Z.
Last year, Bellafonte was asked if he was happy with the image of minorities in Hollywood. Not at all, Belafonte said, and then went on to call out high-profile artists and celebrities who he said “have turned their backs on social responsibility.”
Belafonte went on to name Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce, as prime examples.
Jay-Z responded, “I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama’s is. Obama provides hope.”
What does Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte’s feud say about the generational divide between African-Americans?
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.