Kickin the Ballistics

Kickin the Ballistics is a brutal and much needed critique of the social and economic forces impacting youth culture from the dawn of Hip Hop to the present.


An in depth study of the Hip Hop Generation, Kickin the Ballistics explores issues of public policy, sociology and musicology. 


Ralph E. Godbolt, an educator and community activist, offers an in depth look at pivotal issues, such as criminal justice and education as a means of exploring the disparities facing the Hip Hop Generation. Godbolt identifies the issues confronting America’s inner-cities and offers realistic solutions to the complex issues of urban poverty.

“Kickin the Ballistics was an eye opener. It took me on a realistic journey of the parts of America not highlighted in the history books. It is a must read for anyone committed to social justice.”

David Landers