Kendrick Lemar's latest music video 'All Of The Stars' is filled with symbolism and astute artistic concepts. The symbols and the inspirations in the video are mainly derived from African culture, yet there are some religious/spiritual images used in the video. In my opinion the main purpose of the video is to express Kendrick Lemar's … Continue reading Artistic Breakdown of Kendrick Lemar’s ‘All Of The Stars’ video #Themes #Symbolism
"Who taught you to hate your hair?" and "Who taught you to hate your skin" was the questions Malcolm X asked in his powerful speech on Black pride and Black Nationalism, the Black and white video of this speech, I have watched over and over, contemplating how these questions are still so relevant today. … Continue reading Who Taught You To Hate Your Hair?
What is the Art of War? The Art of war is an ancient Chinese tradition which outlines the best practices for any general to guarantee victory in war. The author Sun Tzu, is the supposed author of this masterpiece. His thirteen principles have been appropriated to analyse everything from the Vietnam war in the sixties, … Continue reading Applying the Art of war to African history (pt 1)
Grime made a major come back in 2014 and is still the genre most associated with British youth. There are three main variables to what makes Grime... Grime. These are the 140 BPM(Beats Per Minute) instrumentals, the 8 Bar structure and finally the willingness of Grime artist to completely sell out!(str8 lyk dat) This article … Continue reading The Reasons Grime Artist Consistently Sell Out
"It's a testament to our strength as a people that so many aspects of African culture have survived the brutality of slavery and society's Eurocentric ideals of beauty and formality."
I was writing a Rap song today, (simply because Rap is super fucking cool ) seconds after mumbling to myself and finding interesting rhythmic patterns, i discovered the theme of the song: global socio-political change with the words "the revolution won't be televised" as a chorus.I've heard this phrase for years, I hadn't really known … Continue reading The Revolution Won’t Be Televised
This article is just me explaining how I feel and probably many others feel on a regular basis. I’m sure ma Bruddas can relate, we probably all go through it. That moment when you hit teenage-hood and wonder beyond your local territory and you’re struck with the realisation that you’re Black first - then British. … Continue reading Black, then British