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Two decades ago, the rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy), described rap music as the “the black CNN”. Rappers in London found their own way to describe the political and social background that led to the English riots in the past week. Here’s an excellent and in-depth article about the subject by writer Dan Hancox in yesterday’s Guardian. Another comment about the riots worth reading is eccentric comedian Russell Brand’s from this Thursday. His approach is not so much theoretical but more on the outspoken side.