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Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs in “Brown Sugar” (2002). Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

When did you fall in love with hip-hop?

“Simplicity provides a fine line between elegance and plainness,” Dre Ellis recites as he reclines on Sidney Shaw’s couch. Sid is shocked that someone, in particular, Dre, has read and memorized her words. It’s the moment where many viewers of Rick Famuyiwa’s…

Ravynn K. Stringfield

Ravynn K. Stringfield (@RavynnKaMia) is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at William & Mary. She is a dog mom, new yogi and hazelnut latte enthusiast.

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