Memoir Mixtapes Vol.2, Track 8

Fear of a Black Planet by Yoshio Drescher

I was eleven years old when I heard Public Enemy for the first time. My family and I were driving from Honolulu to my Uncle’s apartment on the North Shore, cruising past rows of pineapples and sugarcane. I was absentmindedly staring out the window, rolling the radio dial back and forth on my black plastic walkman trying to catch a station worth listening to when “Welcome to the Terrordome” by Public Enemy suddenly burst through the static.

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