Kickin the Ballistics

Kickin the Ballistics is a brutal and much needed critique of the social and economic forces impacting black youth culture from the dawn of Hip Hop culture to the present.

One of the few in depth studies of the Hip Hop Generation, Kickin the Ballistics combines issues of public policy, sociology and musicology into a pivotal work in American studies.

Ralph E. Godbolt, an academic researcher and community activist, offers an in depth look at pivotal issues, such as criminal justice and education as a means of exploring the disparities facing the Hip Hop Generation. Godbolt identifies the issues confronting America’s inner-cities and offers realistic solutions to the complex issues of urban poverty.

“Kickin the Ballistics was an eye opener. It took me on a realistic journey of the parts of America not highlighted in the history books. It is a much read for anyone committed to socialjustice.”
David Landers