Interesting interview with hip hop musician and kung fu enthusiast RZA.

Here is a related review of an academic book called From Kung Fu to Hip Hop. Excerpt:

presents popular cultural revolution as a mirror image of decolonization struggles in an era of globalization, where progressive artistic expressions are aligned with new modes of subjectivity and collective identity.

I think the articles are commenting that pop culture is sampled, remixed, and blended, which breaks down previous barriers and prejudices of cultural identity. There is no more powerful symbol of this shift than a son of Kenya and Kansas, raised in Indonesia and Hawaii with a multicultural extended family becoming the first “global” US president.