Hip-hop on trial

I'd been waiting to watch this.

Jesse Jackson, KRS-One, Q-Tip, Estelle, ?uestlove, Touré, Michael Eric Dyson, Tricia Rose, dream hamptonP. J. O'Rourke, Jaron Lanier, and some 10 other rappers, poets, academics and pundits came together in London on June 26th, just 3 days ago, to debate the motion, "Hip-Hop on Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn't Enhance Society, It Degrades it," chaired by the BBC's Emily Maitlis, and moderated online by Jemima Khan.

Presented by Intelligence Squared and Google+, it was the third in their new joint debate series, Versus

Watch the 2 hour global debate below; a little something for when you've got some time over the weekend: