Tradition of aliens and space exploration in African-American pop music

Due to copyright requests I can only post the first couple on sentences from this article. 

From The Financial Times

Flying Lotus’ abstract hip-hop

By Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

  There is a rich tradition of aliens and space exploration in African-American pop music. Sun Ra, jazz pioneer of what has become known as “Afrofuturism”, insisted he was from Saturn, not Arkansas. Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 album Axis opens with Hendrix in the guise of an extraterrestrial visiting Earth……..

From The Financial Times

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