What you know about hip-hop will change as soon as you listen to this track. This dude is freaking incredible. And by the way, that is HIS horn section. He has a live band on this record. With horns and everything. This album is freakin awesome. This track is awesome. Real music, right here.
Staring at the land of my birth With a bird’s eye view See the truth and it hurts Still waiting for the people To rise up on the continent Still they got all our Kings divided Stealing all the resources While they lie to us From the World Bank, it goes to the IMF And the puppet politicians Are supporting their policies Selling out their own people To the government overseas So whatever they do, we do Whatever they think, we think It’s so insane How the richest continent Got most of the poor people They pillage us and wonder why we are not equal Got a lot of nerve to call us Third World When we were the first architects in this world But remember ain’t nobody saving an African Only an African can save himself
Free your mind, free, free your mind, free your mind, colonial mentality.
eMERGING was a curatorial experiment that placed visual art and music side by side, and explored an array of artistic expressions that define this unique emerging merging of cultures and art forms. The exhibition featured the works of visual artists and directors Kajahl Benes, Kudzanai Chiurai, Delphine Diallo, Modou Dieng, Hassan Hajjaj, dream hampton, Pieter Hugo, Hycide, Kahlil Joseph, Terence Nance, Cinque Northern, Storyboard P, Ebony G. Patterson, and Hank Willis Thomas & Kambui Olujimi, and music by Blitz the Ambassador, Flying Lotus, Seu Jorge, Just A Band, Shabazz Palaces, Spoek Mathambo, THEESatisfaction, and others.
Directed by Terence Nance, the “Something to Believe,” addresses the detachment we all battle when faced with the the world’s overwhelming issues. “It’s hard to think about all the problems in the world without getting a little overwhelmed. So, a lot of times we just ignore things.” Blitz said
Native Sun: Short film by rapper Blitz The Ambassador & Terence Nance. Interesting piece exploring themes of identity, culture and the idea of ‘home’, with beautiful symbolism. Narrated in Pidgin English by Blitz.