Futureshock

Herbie Hancock and the Body Politics of Pop

 

Rockit by Herbie Hancock, an unlikely sound track in 1983, arrived as a completely tangential entry into the world of pop. But besides reaching the Billboard #1 dance hit that summer, it broke a number of other thresholds as well. Hancock's single was the first by a black artist to be aired on MTV...

 

Published at Popmatters. Read there.