How Eminem Conquered Black Music (and White Privilege) With ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’

Looking back on the racial politics of a certified hip-hop classic, 20 years later

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In 1990, the Bomb Squad represented the crème de la crème of hip-hop sonics. The almighty production team behind Public Enemy crafted “Fight the Power,” the lead single for Spike Lee’s…