Quote of the Day: Cornel West on Rap Music

The philosopher and activist on what influences hip-hop music.

Cornel West (Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
Cornel West (Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.