I was very honored to meet and talk with my powerful brother and Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar. The Cultural Revolution is On.
The artistic community has historically been in the vanguard of social change.
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from the hoodrats to the rich kids lost in a bubble spray painting on the streets and at the subway tunnels write it down and remember that we never gave in the mind of a child is where the revolution begins
i love this song, the beat, the lyrics, to bits. would be a perfect intro to a drama film…
I’m a kid who don’t dig a muthafuckin pig Cause to me they ain’t nothin but harassers That misuse they badges to whip n*s asses Then one day they slow rolled through the hood With the .38s cocked, 2 deep, up to no good They say that my skin was black so they attacked Threw me on the back and stuck a gat to my fuckin cap One murdered my man like it was okay For the life he ended he got suspended with no pay But if a man woulda took the cop life, he woulda got life And never again see the street lights, and that’s trife Around my way they shot many teens And them cops better stop, or I'ma stop em, by any means The Big L won’t hesitate to cold diss em And if you ask me, muthafuck the whole system There are too many young black brothers doin life bids Cause justice means ‘just us white kids’ So take heed to the rhymes I kick I’m about to flip, cause I’m fed up with that bullshit
Documentarian Chris Perkel catalogues the life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between. More than mere biography, The Soundtrack of Our Livesis a guided tour of cultural revolution from the ’60s to the rise of hip-hop, led by a man who consistently caught the next wave before everyone else—if he didn’t just create the wave himself. Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Santana, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, The Grateful Dead, Kenny G, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys: even a partial list does not do justice to the incredible range of performers Davis discovered, mentored, or oversaw during his career. Many of them are here, in both archival footage and contemporary interviews, to attest to Davis’s singular talent, blessed life, and how much work went into one to create the other. In Aretha’s words, Davis is “the greatest record man of all time,” and The Soundtrack of Our Lives is definitive, ceaselessly entertaining proof.
hey so I really like the Hamilton soundtrack and I'd love to be a bigger part of the fan base but I don't think I'll be able to see it any time soon considering tickets are sold out for the next 6 months. do you know how I could learn more about the show or get to see more of it so I can enjoy all these posts and stuff about it? bc right now I don't know anything about it
hello, friend! without knowing your background/context, here’s a bunch of info that you might already know: both about the show & keeping up with the current culture around the show. in the interest of being actually a consumable volume, this is a non-completionist highlights anthology. (also, disclaimer: I am not very involved in Broadway fandom, so I’m sure there’s particularly a lot out there fandom-wise that I’m missing!) without further ado, under the read-more…
You can’t stop a revolution from breathing, so to beat them, they offer people the illusion of freedom. But when you’re done dreaming and wake up tortured for treason, you can see them hiding behind the god they believe in…