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Saul Williams: Couch Sessions Interview

Saul Williams: Couch Sessions Interview

Stone, of The Couch Sessions, interviews Saul Williams. The term Renaissance Man should not be thrown around lightly. There are so many people who are “multi-taskers,” but not even one of their tasks can make a visual impact on the world. That’s not true with Saul Williams. The actor, poet, writer, and musician has made a decades long career speaking out about racial identity and social justice among other things. You might remember Saul from his powerful … Read entire article »

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Lupe Fiasco: To The Occupiers “Moneyman”

Lupe Fiasco: To The Occupiers “Moneyman”

By Lupe Fiasco TO THE SEP17 OCCUPIERS “MONEYMAN” Published Sept. 17, 2011 Hey Moneyman the crowd is outside. The past, the future and the now is outside. The teachers and cooks and the drop-outs too. Word on the street is they looking for you… Hey Moneyman they saying whats the score? And how much blood have you spilled on the butcher shop floor? Those numbers keep running but what they running into? The crowd is outside and they asking … Read entire article »

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Benjamin Zephaniah: “The People On The Street Are Angry People”

Benjamin Zephaniah: “The People On The Street Are Angry People”

By Benjamin Zephaniah, Thomas Hajdukowicz & Joseph Sotinel Translated by John Catalinotto Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the most important voices of the British African-Caribbean community. Rastafarian Dub poet and writer, he has consistently spoken out against the abandonment of disadvantaged neighborhoods in England and against the establishment leading the country. In the interview he gave to us, he said that the riots that hit England in August 2011 and which have already caused several deaths, had … Read entire article »

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Omar Offendum: #Jan25 – A Soundtrack Of The Revolution

Omar Offendum: #Jan25 – A Soundtrack Of The Revolution

By Julia Pyper Omar Offendum almost lost his train of thought when he saw a video post on his Facebook wall, mid Skype interview, of his song #Jan25 being played in Tahrir Square. It was July, months after the whirlwind revolution that brought down Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, but as the protests in the Middle East persist, Offendum’s lyrics of liberation continue to be part of an anthem of resistance around the world – both … Read entire article »

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Brad Sanders: Harlem In Vogue – The Poetry And Jazz Of Langston Hughes

Brad Sanders: Harlem In Vogue – The Poetry And Jazz Of Langston Hughes

By Brad Sanders Source: The Quietus By the time the most important writer of New York’s 1920s Harlem Renaissance movement recorded a collection of his poetry set to jazz in 1958, the concept wasn’t new. The Beat Generation had made the fusion of urban black music and heady, syncopated verses fashionable, with everyone from Allen Ginsberg to Jack Kerouac doing their early precursor to rapping over sax-and-drums backbones. Though already in his late 50s at the time that … Read entire article »

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Lupe Fiasco: R.I.P. Gil-Scott Heron

Lupe Fiasco: R.I.P. Gil-Scott Heron

By Lupe Fiasco: The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized. Idiot boxes of the world unite! To fight off the effects of intelligence, replace smart quotes with fart jokes, substitute sense with scenes from Martin, let the baby’s bathe in that glow and learn all manner of things they don’t really need to know! The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized! Channel the content of some rambling nonsense deep into the annals of yo’ subconscious, deprogram and depress chasing some televised success, … Read entire article »

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