Philadelphia-native author-professor MK Asante visits The Breakfast Club to talk about his new memoir, “Buck”, filmaking, rapping and more. He talks about his rebellious childhood becuase the school system is boring and redundant. He mentions his home life, his mother being institutionalized, his parents not being together, In addition, he talks about his brother being locked up in Arizona for statutory rape. Asante says that the first time he got a creative assignment, it changed his life forever. Realizing that we think in words and subvocalize, he shares that he now understands why slaves weren’t allowed or able to read. He is a professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore and says that he brings “real things into the class”. He also teaches a Hip-Hop class that studies the culture anyltically.
Watch the video interview as he talks about his fourth book, which is now on The Bestsellers List.