Scott Paul is a candidate on the November 2, 2021 ballot in Sussex County, New Jersey, for a three-year term as county commissioner. He is an entrepreneur and longtime social justice activist, and a hip-hop artist.
(00:00) Intro and T-shirts
(04:12) The story of Lauren Jones-Rabbit, the H3AL coalition, and the risk to activists, who often face threats and reprisals for even mentioning issues of social justice, having to relocate their residency for their own safety.
(17:40) Elevator Pitch: Scott gives Christophe and Sean a synopsis explaining who Scott is and why he’s running for office.
(24:19) Hip-Hop Hit Job: Scott talks about the role music – especially hip-hop – has played in his life. Christophe asks Scott how hip-hop was recently used as a weapon in a Sussex GOP political hit job.
(41:03) Black in Suburban New Jersey: Scott and Christophe connect and commiserate about the experience of having been a black boy in suburban New Jersey in the 1990s and 2000s.
(50:54) Reflections on Running For Office: Scott reveals what he loves about running for office as well as the challenges associated with it.
(01:06:42) Wrapup and Outro.