This is a dope show where we started off with new music from one of my favorite groups people need to watch for Canary Sing. This Seattle duo initially linked up during Youth Speaks/ Brave New Voices slam. They liked the way each vibed and decided to combine forces. Over the years they made it a point to focus on being tight lyricists… a quick listen to their songs shows mission accomplished. These women are no joke…
As you can tell from the playlist we decided to take folks on a musical journey back through time with special emphasis on songs that address the issue of police terrorism. We kicked off the set with a classic from Schoolly D called ‘Its Krack’, we overlaid that beat with a speech from the late Kwame Toure who was then known as Stokely Carmichael who headed SNCC. He’s talking at a Free Huey Newton Rally in 1968 about white supremacy and American oppression and how it impacted people all over the world. We followed it up with several songs from Bay Area rappers Paris and Sellassie .
A couple of other cuts to check for include Kool G Rap‘s ‘On the Run‘, MC Shan‘s ‘Freedom‘ and Trouble Funk Express‘ ‘Trouble Funk Express which is a Go Go version of the B-Boy classic Trans-europe Express
Breakdown FM on All Day Play #37