Sunday, March 7, 2010

THROWBACKS: SOCIAL RENAISSCANCE

An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose. -

Langston Hughes



The above late 90's to 2000's album realeases is a reflection of artists who didnt hide their gifts and contributions to the world. In retrospect the late 90's still told stories through the modern day; streets genre narrated drugs, money, violence..the "backpacker" held thier hip hop purists truths to heart...commercialism lit up the charts with flamboyant suits, jewelry, dances, and materialism. Then you had the rebirth of the generation of the "conscious" mc/activist. Monday highlights though during this time where so many seeds sprung forth, from swinging chains, to the ice of the rockafella era,the return to the streets of the ruff ryders era, those who stepped out and brought the love and meaning of music back to its old standard,and ushered the call for social change. Both through music and action. In the wide world of the industry, to each his own..i personally co-sign any entity that is a catalyst for greater change. One example is the late 90's blackstar -
Nkiru Books is the oldest African-American bookstore in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Founded by Leothy Miller Owens in 1976, the bookstore was bought by Talib Kweli and Mos Def in 2000. Today it is operated as the Nkiru Center for Education and Culture, a nonprofit organization promoting literacy and multicultural awareness for people of color. It is currently located at 732 Washington Avenue.-WIKIPEDIA

*Salutes the fathers and mothers* ..at the same time we take a peek into some of the ever growing new school..one of my favorite groups..diamond district dmv

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