Hasan Salaam has had a reputation as an intellectual, political agitator, radical educator and potent emcee for a long time now. More recently though, especially following his latest and now open venture into adult entertainment, he has become a lot more polarising. The difference now is that this latest divide may mostly be between those who have been on the supportive side of the divide his rebellious, anti-establishment music had previously created. I Am Hip Hop spoke to the Viper Record label-mate of Immortal Technique before his latest show in London, which was the night before a workshop he ran on ‘The Art of Seduction’ with his partner Jet Setting Jasmine. In this in-depth interview, Hasan opens up about his childhood, growing up mixed-race in the USA, his father’s substance abuse, his travels to Guinea-Bissau, his career in porn, seduction/fetish training, sexual repression/liberation, fitness, the current political climate and, of course, his music.
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