COTCTV presents: Colours of the Culture E.P. 03: ‘Paint the Sky’
Directed by: Kayla Reefer
Step into the life of Brazilian hip hop artist NIKO IS. Behind the scenes tour footage, recording footage and the day to day adventures and antics of NIKO and his crew DJ Spintelect, Thanks Joey, Federiiico, Deff, Code_Red, and Talib Kweli.
You can now purchase KRIKOS’ debut self-produced album, Rise of the Eastern Son, which features NIKO IS from Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media. Click HERE or the picture below to make your purchase via iTunes. The album is $10, but you can also purchase the individual tracks for $1 a piece. Thanks, and enjoy.
Google Play purchase link: http://bit.ly/1Rm9xKE
You can also STREAM the full album via TIDAL & Spotify. Here are the links:
If this doesn’t speak to Sander’s blind populism or Hillary’s overt power hunger then I don’t know what does!
America is at a real turning point in its political culture.
Many ideologies are on the table.
Where are the minorities?
I like the idea that Democrats are more egalitarian than Republicans, but is Bernie’s socialism really the solution? America’s problem isn’t just economic. It is a cultural ailment; police brutality, mass-incarceration, a terribly hawkish foreign policy dominated by foreign interest-lobbies.
Bernie is super appealing. That’s why I think Larry David fit this character so well. I am not anti-Bernie Sanders, but I am yet to be pro-anybody that isn’t critical on particular issues.
In the realm of domestic politics, we need people who aren’t afraid to point out inconsistencies.
In foreign politics; we need someone who isn’t an Israeli lapdog.
Obama has given Israel the cold shoulder; but he has also given them a blanket to stay warm.
I prefer his strategy over any of the current contenders.
Republicans have nothing to offer but war, as usual.
Imagine an Arab-American president, one that understands the struggles of the minorities inside America, but isn’t all too detached from America’s foreign policy shortcomings. Let’s be frank; America’s domestic politics is completely dependent and a direct reflection of its foreign policies. Why do you think American politicians are less encouraged to bring issues of foreign policy to the attention of the American people? Because Americans would hate to associate their “freedom-loving-democracy” with carnage and evil abroad.
We need leaders who are realists; who are not daunted by America’s history.
A few short weeks ago Talib Kweli surprised his fans with a new project, Train Of Thought. Then, alongside both Rapsody and The Roots – he debuted the Indie 500 single “Every Ghetto” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. However, the best things in life come in threes, and Talib how now released a compilation project Roy G Biv: What A Colourful World, with his collective Colours Of The Culture.
COTC is composed of
* emcees Talib, Niko Is, Chaz Van Queen, K’Valentine and Truly Def
* producers Thanks Joey, Krikos, and Henry Daher
* singer Paulina Vo
* visual artist YousTheJuice
* filmmaker Chris Smith
* comedian Seth Byrd
* multi-hyphenates Anthony “Townsky” Diaz, The Narcysist and Palmer Reed
We need more minority representation. The democrats were looking like the Whigs from the UK. I wonder what percentage of financially struggling Americans are non-white. How would this make democrats look? Where are our multi-ethnic representatives? We need leaders who understand and connect with struggling Americans not privileged white girls in gentrified Williamsburg. I still prefer democrats because they don’t use hateful rhetoric and are more professional – republicans are nouveau riche, and are literally uneducated in the fields of economics and policy. Hillary Clinton sounds like a corporate pawn and a closet republican. Sanders is a populist-fanatic who tweets jigglypuff policies on the regular – seemingly disconnected from political reality especially abroad. Sanders is naive. Clinton is a tool. We need another Obama. Sure, the man isn’t perfect, but he’s done enough to prove he isn’t in the pockets of corporate America entirely; especially in his handling of foreign policy. We need more candidates to rise from different backgrounds. This is what the Democratic Party is all about. A diverse America of equal opportunity; not this Disneyland fairytale of a veil used by democrats and republicans alike to hide the political realities ailing America; racism, xenophobia, prison and military complex, and institutionalized disenfranchisement – to name just a few.
Should I even other mentioning the other guys (contenders)? What were their names again?
Sorry to be harsh – this is politics.