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Since James Baldwin’s death, we have now entered a period of meta-understanding of the racism and the system built upon the massacre of the indigenous people of North America by European settlers. Furthermore, the use of human labour under conditions deemed slavery, provided the basis for expansion of the American Empire, lead to the induction of the “American Dream” lived by White-Americans in the 1950s. However, it was not until the 1960s that Black-Americans were deemed equal partners to their racially polarized counterparts through the Civil Rights act of 1964. Given these existing historical events, Baldwin suggests that instead of focusing on exterminating racism, rather, the identity of the African-American lies within their ability to gain freedom and reject the captivity imposed by the racism of the White American System, where hip-hop provides the avenue to freedom through education.
Western philosophy acts to dissect the underpinnings of thought within the social, religious and political sphere. These days, a new age of thought comes from those dedicated to the craft of wordsmanship; that represents ideas and concepts through songs—Hip Hop forms these ideas with an auditory format. With the release of DAMN., it completed the abstract, metaphysical, cubist thoughts of Kendrick Lamar et al. studying Kendrick Lamar. However, similar concepts can be identified in Ab-Soul’s albums, Do What Thou Wilt (DWTW). They both parallel each other in ways that Section 80 and Control System did years prior. The two pairs complement each other like Light and Dark, Yin and Yang – Balance.
Plants are living things, we often forget that. Like all living things, they have the ability to sense their environment and make changes that allow them to survive “better.”
North Philadelphia hip-hop artist, Sayyid Asaad or simply called Asaad, named 2016 the White Light Year—accompanying its own social media hashtag of #WHITELIGHTYEAR. He released a song every day for the Leap Year totaling 366 songs along with multiple projects.