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Listen to how Me'shell Ndegeocello interpolates a speech from Angela Davis in her song "Hot Night." Lyricist Talib Kweli guest features on this song. I honestly don't know why Cookie:The Anthropological Mixtape wasn't a commercial success. It is one of the most imaginative works, mixing genres, poets, topics and styles; it's a masterpiece.
Yesterday was Ms. Davis's birthday. I searched for my cds full of speeches of hers but couldn't find them (cds aren't all the way organized yet). This will have to suffice. Buy her books (start with the obligatory autobiography). If you haven't had the experience of seeing her speak live, you're missing out!