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In honor of Michael Jackson’s Birthday and in light of recent events, I felt this song and video to be very appropriate. -LEH

 

WEEK IN REVIEW 8/29/14

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It has been a very busy week here at the Society. In review we have recaps from Trillectro 2014, Afro Punk Fest and the Raw Artist Allure showcase. Make sure you follow us and check in frequently for updates.

 

Music

Stillmadeyoulookmatic

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Classic boom-bap production, descriptive storytelling, vicious line for line flows filling the entire track. Not a line wasted. Filled with poetic imagery of the New York City boroughs Nassir Jones is back with this one… wait… wait… WHAT?!!!

THAT’S NOT NAS?!!?!!?

 

Reviews

What Wouldn’t Jesus Do?

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Detracting from his previous format of animation, McGruder brings his new creation to life as a live-action sitcom, introducing Gerald “Slink” Johnson in the role of “Jesus”, living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

 

A TALE OF 2 CITIES 

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Common could have easily titled his tenth release “Chicago: The Musical” if playwrights a generation ago hadn’t beat him to it. The picture Common, along with his Chi-Town guest stars, paint of the city is one where fond childhood memories can, at any moment, turn into forlorn laments to dead homies. The album functions, in a way, as a love letter to the Windy City. Common is grateful for the hardships he endured in his formative years, knowing, without them, he would not be the well-rounded artist/man he is today. Com uses a wider palette than many of his Chi-Town compatriots to paint a full picture of the city’s urban lifestyle, the highs and lows. He lets us know there’s more to “Chiraq” than the blood splattered sensationalism we’ve been reading on news headlines for the past few years.