It has been quite a long time since I've been on WISDOM SEEKER. 2016 has been such a surreal year, from the passing of so many icons, the fractured political process, to the continued senseless brutality of police. T.I. has made his militant side known with this dope joint entitled "Warzone". Produced by The Futuristiks (also known as Mike & Keys), this blistering track turns the tables on police brutality and our general disdain on how people of color have been treated by the "boys in blue". Featured on the recently released EP Us Or Else, this joint shows the continued growth and political activism that Clifford Harris is now exhibiting. Check out this powerful video and strike up some insightful dialogue with those inside and outside your circle.
Friday, November 18, 2016
It's been 18 years since ATCQ has put out an album. The time is perfect for us all to appreciate the artistry that Q-Tip, Phife (Rest In Power), Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi (along with extended family members Busta Rhymes and Consequence) have provided us over the past few decades. "We The People" is the first video from the highly-acclaimed new release We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your Service.
Thank you to Tribe for giving us a much-need piece of audio artwork. Rest In Power the spirit of Malik Taylor!
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Rapsody has created another gem that perfectly reflects the times as we close out 2016. Crown is just that, a crowning achievement for the NC lyricist who is looking at an even brighter future under the Roc Nation/JAMLA imprint. Ten tracks comprise this delightful EP, with features from Raphael Saadiq, Anderson .Paak, Moonchild and Ab-Soul. The usual Soul Council production team blesses Rapsody with the soulful sonics (9th, Khrysis, Nottz, Eric G, Kash). Peep the stream below and support the movement that we are witnessing with music outside of mainstream.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
It's been a very long time since I've graced the virtual pages of WISDOM SEEKER. We have experienced iconic loss, electoral disappointment, endless protesting, untold violence and overall quirkiness in 2016. I'm hoping and praying that the rest of '16 and the upcoming 2017 holds more promise for us all. Here is a somber joint I made a few months ago reflecting the melancholy that I believe that majority of us have been feeling during the course of this year of discourse.