A Jazz Man Considers 'Musical Genocide'

Gregory Porter's album Liquid Spirit is rare for a black male artist.

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Editor's note: In an earlier version of this article, the song "Musical Genocide" was mistakenly called "Musical Suicide."

Mark Anthony Neal is the author of several books, including the recent Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities and the host of the weekly video webcast Left of Black. He is professor of African and African-American Studies at Duke University and a fellow at the HipHop Archive and Research Institute at Hutchins Center for Research in African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. 

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