Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rising Up, The Best Song of '08. (so far)

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I just finished reading Robert McKees book Story yesterday.


The major take away is that when people sit down for a movie,
that
they don't want necessarily want a happy ending, they
want to be emotionally satiated.


Man listen. Thats how I felt when I saw the new Roots video.

First of all. The hook. "Yesterday I Saw a B-Girl Crying". Man,
for every moment in the last twenty four hours where I felt, pity,
pressure, anger, rejection, that song
just made it moot. It was like a
facial and a good sermon. Feel me?

Second. The Drums. They sound like Elvin Jones meets Go Go.
That break beat is like water splashed into hot Friday night fish
grease.
You can hear how much of visionary ?uesto is on this one.
You know how when you listen to a Doom song, and you hear and
appreciate the individual elements that went into the composition.
Thats what this song reminds me of. Its melodic, boom bappy and catchy.

Third. Chrisette Michelle. I want her to win.
She is beautiful.
She is atypical of what the music industry says is An
acceptable Black woman. In the video, she is in her element.

Shining. This video and song is evidence that a win
and happen.

Fourth. Rik Cordero is a beast. The color saturation,
the jam session feel, the tight shots all come together
to make us feel like we are in the room with The Roots & Crew.

If there is ANYONE with an mp3, please send it. I will stream it
if I have too. Seriously.


Call jet blue. Get me to bk'lyn.

9 comments:

Model Minority said...

Yo.

I feel that song so much, I POSTED IN MY OWN f-cking comments FURST.

GEEKED=ME.

Especially after a little birdy sent it to me an hour a ago... WHUT?

Geeked, like when I land in BK 5-14-08, filthy @ the airport, posted up shining..... WHUT? you know where to find me.

m.dotwrites@gmail.com

M.Z. said...

Song is fierce to say the least.
Everybody plays a part & no part of the song is wasted. Everything is done with purpose.

This might be my favorite go-go song of all time.

BeautyinBaltimore said...

Are you refering to Christte's size or coloring?

I have an idea for a post that only you can do just to M.Dott.

M.Dot. said...

Everything is done with purpose.
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I know. Its perfect like the short stories I want to write.

M.Dot. said...

Oh Christtes size and the coloring.

You know the industry is fucking obsessed w/ size fours. You know I think "Thick Women Rock".

Me thinks its time for another post.

Think imma do it on the white/black perception of a dope body.

And what my dear, is the "kind of post" only I can do. ((I just KNOW its some outta pocket ish)).

Anonymous said...

OK, you can download this Mp3 (as i just did) if you go to www.hypem.com...this search engine goes through blogs that post music. Go to any blog and and save their link and get this music. It's one of my fav sites, as is yours!
:)
I'm going to see E. Badu and The Roots soon and while I got Erykah's new CD I didn't even think about new Roots music. Made my whole damn day!!!!

M.Dot. said...

Hi "Hi Anon"....thank you.

Someone sent me the album...already.."I rarely throw internet hissey fits, so I think they knew I was serious...ummmguess I should review it...eh...lets just say that "Rising Down" it has me on Jet Blue Back to bklyn...if that is any indication...

That album is classic roots, visionary, boom bappy, STILL containing an on going dialog about Black folks and their relationship to our music...just some really real shit...Oh...

Don't you love, love, love, when music makes your day.

In a world where you constantly questioned, who you are, your work your spirituality its so fly when someone comes along, from artists that you love that affirm you.

Smell me?

beautyinbaltimore said...

And what my dear, is the "kind of post" only I can do. ((I just KNOW its some outta pocket ish)).

Never that M-dot.

I want you to write a post on the role that black music executives play in the fact that only light skinned women with long hair(with or without talent) can get some shine.

Why is it that Whitney, Tina, Dianna and Aretha were all able to get contracts then but sisters that are brown like then now can not get contracts. Do you think that black people's obession with light skin and long hair is now changing the way that non black people view beauty?

Model Minority said...

I want you to write a post on the role that black music executives play in the fact that only light skinned women with long hair(with or without talent) can get some shine.

Why is it that Whitney, Tina, Dianna and Aretha were all able to get contracts then but sisters that are brown like then now can not get contracts. Do you think that black people's obession with light skin and long hair is now changing the way that non black people view beauty?
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I THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA. In fact I am working on a series of essays and this would fit right in.
GIVEN the fact that I have been wrestling with this Patriarchy and Hip Hop Post all day....I am tired. I mean. My soul is in this one yall. SO yeah. I will add this idea to the blog list. In Pimps Up Ho's Down, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting spoke on the casting of "ambgious ethnicity" women in rap videos and in movies.

If you have any examples, that come to mind I will gladly appreciate them. As it will assist me in the writing process.

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