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JENA 6 GENESIS: FROM JESSE TO JAY-Z (Reconciling the Divorce of Hip-Hop and Civil Rights) Washington, DC-based hip hop artist and youth counselor Bomani "D'Mite" Armah had no idea that his crunk spoof "Read A Book" would land him squarely in the middle of the war of words between the civil rights and hip hop eras. But when Al Sharpton issued the challenge of mobilizing the hip-hop generation toward a cause, Bomani went from "Read A Book" to "Rent A Van". Climaxing amidst the humid hostility

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