The courtesans in my building, and pigs outside of my gate, I keep them out of my way, on my pay, neatly layered between my rage and hate.
Re: Redeem drunkards and junkies
The Nation of Islam, despite its seeming impracticalities theologically and economically speaking, is also an institution that incites great positive change amongst its congregation. Before the Nation there was no organization that vocally reinvested a foreword, immutable thrusting sense of … Continue reading Re: Redeem drunkards and junkies
But I’m leaning off of what I was sipping on from my chalice of mirth. It’s only when I laugh that it hurts.
Brought over on a yacht as chains glistened from my neck. The spotlight hurts my eyes so I stayed below deck.
Re: Essentially a youth movement
Baldwin’s collection of essays, “The Fire Next Time,” observes at the role of the young and able bodied in the church’s quest for Civil Rights. The Student movement during the Civil Rights era was great; if you are a student … Continue reading Re: Essentially a youth movement
Re: Going mainstream
On “dumbing down” his music Jay-Z is not sipping from a bitter cup. There is a pressure to be highly marketable to gain commercial success; this kind of success is only accessible through palatable (and simpler) wordplay than what the Underground … Continue reading Re: Going mainstream
I have led my people from the cradle of civilization through the valley of uninvestigated deaths.
Re: Social injustice eats at your dinner table
The NAACP boasts amazing advancement in terms of revolutionary court cases and effective amendments and abolishment of racist law. However court cases indulge years of the court’s time. In typical cases the oppressed don’t witness assertive, effective change until a … Continue reading Re: Social injustice eats at your dinner table
Re: Broader Appeal
When an artist assimilates in mainstream it means that they have allowed themselves to become a vessel to the masses. Regardless of the audience’s address, citizenship status, hair texture or voter participation, being a crossover success means marketing to broader appeal and … Continue reading Re: Broader Appeal