elvis tattoo (@11:19)
Nipsey Hussle - Crenshaw and Slauson (True Story)
Writing all day. Putting this here to bookmark my mentality.
Man-on-the-street-style testimonials from family, friends and fans bookend the reflective video for Nipsey Hussle‘s heartfelt track that retraces his steps to recognition in the rap game. (The actual music video starts at 4:30.)
Buffy Sainte-Marie performing “My Country ‘Tis of Thy People You’re Dying” on Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest in 1965.
My point in the song is that the American people haven’t been given a fair share at learning the true history of the American Indian. They know neither the state of poverty that the Indians are in now nor how it got to be that way. I try to tell the side of the story that’s left out of the history books, that can only be found in the documents, the archives and in the memories of the Indians themselves.
Remember going to Footaction to buy shit you didn’t need just to get these And1 mixtapes?
The early volumes had me leaning on the rewind and pause buttons, but this particular segment of Vol. 4 (with Kurupt’s “On Site”) was an instant turn-it-off-and-go-outside-to-play-ball on some fighting-in-the-yard-after-watching-kickers-flicks type shit. hold it in, never exhale…
Fela & Africa ‘70 performing at a small club on a rainy night in the Nigerian port city of Calabar. The footage is from Cream drummer Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker’s Ginger Baker in Africa (1971).
yo don’t sweat the technique shorty rock
billy woods - “Cuito Cuanavale”
Shouts to Alexander for hipping me to billy woods the other day. Not sure how his music slipped under my radar (especially because I actually met the cat over a year ago), but I’m an instant fan. I was trying to quickly cobble together some words to explain the appeal, but I don’t think I’ll do better than this sentence from a review of the record by Zachary Lipez at Noisey:
"…to me, Dour Candy is part of a heritage that encompasses everything from Public Enemy to post-colonial history to Rock ‘n’ Roll-era Mekons to DC go-go to Built For Cuban Linx to the Black Arts Movement to Tom Waits to the Hugh Masekela albums that Blockhead samples.”
Damian Marley + Nas - Patience
today theme music
Eek a Mouse at Sunsplash in the early 80s