David Milch is a writer well known for his roles in developing popular television shows like NYPD Blueand Deadwood (not to mention a show I enjoyed for one season, John From Cincinnati). This is the video, broken down in six parts, of a lecture he gave @ the University of Southern California in which part of the discussion is dedicated to the mass commercialization of art and the inherent struggle to reconcile artistic integrity and mass appeal. The lecture as a whole revolves around the spirituality of art and touches on a variety of other topics from the perspective of a professional storyteller, something many rappers aspire to.

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part 6