Just Baatin

Slum Village and the Erotics of Hiphop


"If Baatin is spiritual, it's at best the sexual spirituality of Tantrism, with its principles for generating the greatest amount of ecstasy out of the frictions, positions, organs of carnal desire. But spirituality in the West (unlike the East) usually means beyond the body, and this is precisely not the substance of Slum Village's raps."

i think the spirituality i and others hear is of the eastern persuasion, very much so. i dont see any divide in "meditation ease the mind and brings the youth" and his best, most explicit sex rhymes. it's all holy, man.
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