TELEVISION – The Drug Of The Nation.
We don’t care for Hip Hop, but this guy is not adhering to the awful lyrics and images of modern mainstream Hip Hop. He has interesting lyrics of value.
The artist is Michael Franti. His best CD collection is:
HYPOCRISY IS THE GREATEST LUXURY
An intelligent Hip Hop classic
Some new types of protest songs are emerging now in the 1990’s – 2014 similar in principle to the 1960’s folk music (Dylan etc) and civil rights music – “we shall overcome”, “a change is gonna come” etc
These days its with modern themes and overtones, its beginning again with new types of Rappers, not rapping about murder sex or violence but other more real issues. Of coures it was done before like:
Sam Cooke: A CHANGE IS GONNA COME – 1963
And another artist who was certainly in the know of how things operate was Oscar Brown Jr : FORTY ACRES AND A MULE – from Mr. Brown Goes to Washington Album in 1965.
Gil Scott Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Nothing has changed: in the United States of Unconsciousness since these songs but with the likes of albums such as the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, there is some hope.
Soulbot view of mainstream Hip Hop.
MARK DEVLIN – is a DJay who plays Rap and Hip Hop and other music with a serious message.