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Something Wicker This Way Comes

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Mainstream hip-hop is more enamored with rump-shaking beats than fist-pumping politics, but that hasn’t stopped rappers from co-opting the famous wicker-chair image of Black Panther cofounder Huey P. Newton. Follow along as a portrait of a threatening ’60s radical progresses into album art for friendly funk freaks Funkadelic in ’79 and, last year, Big Boi and Missy Elliott.