The review staff at ABC News had a lot of great things to say about out latest release “African America”.
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“This whole album is an extended thesis on frustration with inequality, from the ways crimes are prosecuted to job availability. It’s a haunting reality. “Pardon” has the verse, “What’s the definition of a good black man? / One strike? / Two strikes? / Reformed? /No speeding tickets / No weed in the glove compartment. / Police act like I’m less than human. / But acting godly won’t protect me from persecution. /They give a man an Oscar for playing a slave. / Do they want that Chuck D or the Flavor Flav?” The tiny microcosm of these few lines only scratch the surface.
The picture painted here is a dire one, but like Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” and Common’s “Black America Again” it is peppered with bits of optimism in the face of adversity. “Young Ones” has the lines “Don’t let them stop you / Keep your head up.” After all, the main focus on this record is about maintaining respect for one’s self in a world that subliminally and (sometimes overtly) tells you still that you aren’t equal.” -Allan Raible from ABC News