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Skipp Coon book
This chapter argues that across his discography Skipp Coon performs a Southern Black radical politics by lyrically comingling an insurgent discourse of resistance and freedom with a searing critique of Christianity, capitalism, and White supremacy’s entanglement. By engaging further with another of the volume’s themes – borders and boundaries in Christian Hip Hop – this chapter explores how Skipp’s liberation philosophy relates to his exposition of Black radical history. The author includes an analysis of lyrics coupled with fieldwork and oral history interviews conducted with Skipp Coon in Jackson, Mississippi. The chapter deploys Anthony Pinn’s notion of “complex subjectivity” to explain how Skipp’s music, rooted as it is in both the South and in the historical context of Black freedom struggles, combines prophetic religion with Black Power politics.