Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli
03. Follow Me
04. Until We Rich
Ice Cube Ft. Krayzie Bone
05. High Rollers Remix
06. Chill Factor
07. Whatcha Gon' Do
Jayo Felony Ft. Method Man & DMX
08. Ain't Nothin To It
09. All Life Long
10. Still More Bounce
Wolfpac Ft. Ras Kass, B-Real, Dirty Rat, Tash
The lucky gentry of society construe the current affairs of a dystopian existence to be frustrating and inconvenient at best while a frighteningly ample wedge of demographics lives in a temporal state of chaotic flux. What was once an accepted state of hardship has now morphed into a prism of despair, suffering and a future slowly burning into bitter ashes. The disparity of perspectives, already a chasm that deepens and widens with each fiscal year, is bubbling over and with the increasing fire of dysfunction, an explosive ready to claim livelihoods and render the caustic fat of revolution. The true tragedy of this adversity we are facing will be the blind eye and forgetfulness that will stamp out any memory of this gaslight moment as the herds return to their own defined pastures and continue to munch on the gilded feed of hypocrisy doled out by their owners. I don`t claim to know or even to comprehend the notion of a life lived well for each of us has our own definition of such. I am fearful of getting it wrong or perhaps never even realizing the truth before my mind consists of lemon jello and I stare off into the galaxy of LED lights that adorn a room that I am not aware of.
Perhaps you can find some meaning and relevance with these tracks from our all star line up of poets. I at least found a smile lipsticked to my face.
Playlist and album covers below.