"[Okantah] challenges us to close
generational divides, go beneath the surface of consumer culture,
overturn the contradictions of American democracy and rediscover
ourselves. Finally, [a poet] ... that bridges the gap between the Black
Arts Movement and the hip-hop explosion. Mwatabu Okantah is a clear
voice, reminding us of the Black poet's responsibility to rhyme and
Author, The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture
"WCPN 90.3 Interview"