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.