July 2, 2012
"[Nina] Simone’s mix of headiness and haunt, lyrical boldness and political bombast makes her the hero of our hip-hop generation. We look to her as our muse; we listen to her because we want to know what freedom sounds like."

Salamishah Tillet explains why Nina Simone’s pursuit of a life without fear is still a lesson for us all. (via nprmusic)