Posted by: noticeable | April 3, 2009

Sledgehammer!

I am completely obsessed with authentic hip hop faithfully combining social change, substance and poetry.  These are artists whose work moves well beyond the characterless music of what many, unfortunately, believe is hip hop.  What passes for rap, routinely, for myself, disappoints.  And I only see it as the squandering of a powerful and convincing art.

Detroit-based Invincible, who has been active in Palestinian activism (among other good things) does not dismay or frustrate me in this regard.  This video actually inspires from the first black and white scenes of a scarred Detroit.  Her flow is top-notch and wordplay is impressive.  Totally recommended.

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