Tuesday, June 1, 2010


"We want decent homes
So dreams we say out loud like speakerphones just to keep em on"

Lonnie rashid lynn(Common) "Real People"

"Gentrification and urban gentrification denote the socio-cultural changes in an area resulting from wealthier people buying housing property in a less prosperous community. Consequent to gentrification, the average income increases and average family size decreases in the community, which may result in the informal economic eviction of the lower-income residents"-

To some degree we all bear witness to gentrification; right here in america's backyard. With america being an imperialist world power, this is not only the breadbasket of pop-culture, but the perfect picture of class system. Masses scramble up the economic ladder at any cost, from the upper, middle class to the poor; exceptionally at the hands of systems like gentrification. By overall observation, those of lower economic social class suffer the hardest in the process of gentrification; just by this acknowledgement, this serves as one inspiration for any person from any class to take advantage in a land of economic opportunity, systematically or by means of personal legitimate entrepenuarship: even in a designed capitalist society. Below are two examples of national gentrification, one in atlanta georgia, and east harlem nyc:

-We close with a preview of Michael Sterling Eaton’s upcoming LP, Mictape Vol. 1 featuring the single "White drapes", which voices mos' current view of the industry of the modern day.


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