About hip hop

So I was at a KRS ONE show last night (all punked out as usual) and someone says to me “you don’t look like the type to listen to this. I get this often when people see how I dress and they learn that I listen to a lot of older hip hop. So I’m gonna break It down and hopefully break down some of the scene division. Hip hop and punk rock are both the music of the streets and of the oppressed. At their best they uplift, educate and inspire. When they’re conscious they are our voice and rally cry against the power. At their worst they encourage people to be good little house boys and chase meaningless bull shit. But the root has always been to fight and rise up or just simply street stories that some lonely kid somewhere connects with and feels less alone. And further show of their being related is the vast amount of cross over that exists in the most authentic facets of both scenes.

-C Fish

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Artson Brave Star Review

Also this past week Brave Star by Artson crossed my desk. This is conscious hip hop by a Native American artist. Yeah, I know not punk. But I’m sure you can figure out how conscious hip hop and punk intersect. This is a solid release full of PMA, social consciousness and messages to fill the spirit. The standout track is Home, a song about suicide prevention and getting out from under addiction. It also features my long time friend and supporter of this blog Victor Jimenez(pne of our brave water protectors at Standing Rock). So you can toss all of you Lil and Young whatever mumble rap garbage and trade it for this!

https://artson.bandcamp.com/album/brave-star

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