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.
Colours of the Culture is planning to release their first collective hip-hop album featuring their own, as well as an array of other artists and musicians from all corners of America and the world at large. The project will feature production by moi. As an appetizer, listen to my debut album and all releases up to this point. I plan on releasing the follow-up album by the end of the year. Stay tuned for more updates. Click the link below for all music releases.