A girlfriend of mine sent over this video and I was instantly moved. It’s a short documentary by Nas and The Guardian on how hip-hop affects different cultures. They cover the countries of Cambodia, Yemen, Uganda and Colombia.
I could relate so much having grown up in the Philippines (and wished Nas/The Guardian included the PH in the documentary.) Seriously, if they’ve seen what I’ve seen growing up, where a lot of inspiration and influence comes from watching people in hip-hop, and how we translate the culture within our own communities, they would be impressed.
In my country, hip-hop LIVES. xx
Nothing Less. Nothing Less. I just want the Top. Nothing Less.
This energy. Right now. The year is off to a great start!!!!
Peace before everything / God before anything / Love before anything / Real before everything…
Before he was Yasiin Bey, he was Mos Def. He’s of the artists that I can look back on and still appreciate the music he created as if it were released today. Priority (from The Ecstatic) is one of those songs.