I have to preface this by saying that the way in which Japan digests outside cultures and inject them into their mainstream from my viewpoint is problematic. Whereas with their own culture sports and art, they tend to spend the due diligence to perfect or become proficient, when it comes to outside cultural happenings, it is done very halfway or for either commercial or social gain. There are many things done in this country, as whole, because it is cool, but without proper context. There is als
Living in a country that plays Hip Hop uncut in lots of places from cafes to doctor's offices, it kind of took me by surprise and made me feel uncomfortable at first. I didn't know how to enjoy my morning set while Lil Wayne bumped in the background, or pick out Maya's latest outfit, while Young Thug was singing about sipping on lean and letting off shots, but with anything I adjusted. Now, while it still makes me cringe at times, I don't pay much attention to it. Also, being a college student
Been a minute but this video sparked some thoughts. My home girl came over my crib one day, look at my books, and said, "you could teach a class on Black History". I didn`t really know what to say then, but after digested this Joyner Lucas song, I feel like it is important to say that we as adults have to do a better job of teaching kids about their history. Whatever that history may be. If you are connected to or related to children, they should get some history and knowledge of self (and hop
One of those joints off the Less than Zero project that I always enjoyed and never uploaded a visual to the You Tube page. Added some animation to it just for visuals, but the songs stands on its own. Much love and respect to Raashan Ahmad (Crown City Rockers) and the homie from Cleveland, Dj Besto (GBNF), for collaborating with me. Thanks for checking it out!!
“We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” ― Howard Zinn In no other community is it the expectation that athletes and entertainers save people. Like there are not people, systems, and governments (that we pay through our taxes) that are supposed to working for/with us, but are actively working against us. But people are quick to throw people like Jay Z under