Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

art cannot possibly prophesy

What makes hip-hop such a durable form is its capacity to scramble fiction and fact; the artifice and the realities that art conceals or amplifies become one. In this way,Watch the Throne feels astonishingly different. It captures two artists who no longer need dreams; art cannot possibly prophesy a better future for either of them.

Hua Hsu on Watch the Throne at Grantland