What the Black race in America needs right now is a cultural revolution. We shouldn’t be limited to the garbage we hear on the radio – full of dumbed-down lyrics, or ghetto club promotions. We should be consuming media that nourishes our spirit, entertains us AND makes us think. I have always loved and promoted spoken word. And – being a poet myself, my Accountability Group and I are getting ready to do a series of events this month to promote conscious Black culture. I will post the videos here so you can see that I dont just blog about the uplift of our community, I make things happen!
Anyway, the first two pieces are by the G that played “Poet” in the first few seasons of Oz on HBO. The third piece is a clip from Love Jones (love that movie), and the last piece is from the Belly Soundtrack. I dont have to write too much about these, because you can hear them for yourself, so enjoy.
If you know of any decent spoken word artists out there, let me know. We have to do all we can to keep the art alive! Comment, and enjoy tha weekend!