For nearly one hundred years, Black revolutionary and cultural organizations have been surveilled, infiltrated, and sabotaged by the United States government. But why? And how? In this weeks episode, hosts Dope Knife and Linqua Franqa discuss this seedy, largely untold history of FBI's entanglements with Black music and Black politics, from Nat King Cole and Martin Luther King Jr. to Tupac, Biggie, and the mysterious deaths of Ferguson activists. They also delve into the implications of government surveillance for the George Floyd uprising and explore the legacy of the FBI's history of covert violence in Hip Hop, from the Dayton Family to Kendrick Lamar.
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