When artist Hank Willis Thomas' cousin was killed over a decorative chain, Hank's life changed - and so did his art. By combining familiar images, like the NBA logo, with 19th century advertisements of slave auctions, Hank created a kind of social commentary on the commodification of the black male body and black-on-black violence. Also on the show: scamming the scammers.
She uses just the one name, but don’t be fooled by that brevity. Dessa, a rapper from Minneapolis, has earned a following with her song-writing skills and her work with the hip hop collective Doomtree.