The Bajau Laut people of the south-western Philippines and Indonesia live their entire lives on the sea. Known as “sea gypsies” or “sea nomads”, they inhabit amazing villages built on stilts in the middle of the ocean.
Many Bajau people do not set foot on land except to trade fish and sea…
This morning I spent a whole class period of just listening to Kendrick Lamar because that guy is just blowing my mind right now. Get out of the class go to my work study and, in between I was having a conversation with a friend about reviewing Kanye West’s discography and determining my favorite. This good friend pointed me to a source, where the entire Jay-Z discography was ranked and such, and let me tell you it was some impressive stuff. I get interested in the guy who rated these songs and I come to find he is a reporter, and I read a few of his stories and one was him talking about going to a DMX show. After reading about him talking about loving DMX so much, and loving so many other artists before my time two things occurred to me
1. I am young, and so much amazing hip hop was created before I could even understand what music was
2. I am overwhelmed because here I am looking for new and upcoming artists such as Kendrick, and I don’t even realize all of these classic hip hop artists.
So my friends, the few of you who read this will be seeing some new things coming up. I will be traveling back in time to the beginning of hip hop. It just so happens that I am doing a research paper on the history of hip hop, and I am planning on starting at the beginning, and opening up my hip hop loving soul to this beautiful genre and culture. I figured doing it for others to see gives it more importance than for myself because I can easily lose task.
So today marks the official hip hop take over of my life. It will be a sweet sweet happening.
I’ve been meaning to post this song for a while. It was released a little over 2 weeks ago, and when I first heard it I was simply blown away. I listened to this for close to an hour on repeat, and all I can say is this is the kind of song you need to listen to in-depth before you can truly appreciate it. I’m extremely happy with how Kendrick Lamar is progressing as an artist. This is easily my new favorite song by him, and so far my favorite song of 2012, which is really saying something. The lyrics are pretty damn profound, and the song’s general feel is exceptionally unique.
Too often rappers simply rap and don’t explore their creative boundaries…actually, I feel like a lot rappers nowadays don’t posses much inherent creativity to explore in the first place, since the general public doesn’t seem to deem it necessary (hence how millionaire rappers like Gucci Mane and Kreayshawn exist and prosper). However, I see uncut creativity as a fundamental aspect to outstanding hip-hop. It keeps things fresh and progresses hip-hop’s evolution in positive direction. And just keep in mind…you’ll NEVER hear this song on the radio.
You’ll definitely need to check out these Lyrics to fully appreciate this song