Soul II Soul | Keep on Moving (1989)
- a. all the hair, especially the dancing woman who is feeling her curly bowl cut
- b. it’s so right in October (and year round in the UK) to remind yourself that yellow is the colour of sun rays, although growing up I thought Wheeler was singing “yellow is the colour of some days,” which is also good
- c. Caron Wheeler’s long black leather coat cf. My Aunt Tracey
- d. I love (& need) the exhortation to keep on moving; it’s easy to get bogged down or to stagnate when money is tight and the grind is the first and last thing on your mind
- e. It’s fitting that the last shot is of water, across which black people have been moving and being moved for centuries. The song is the fruit of many crossings & indexes a late ’80s black british confidence
Reblogging myself because true to my itinerant life, I’m moving again.
Two years ago I was obsessing over Kenyan-born visual artist Mutu’s work and writing gushing tumblr posts from my bedroom in upstate NY. This week I did a short Q&A with Mutu and asked about her work as artistic director on Pegasus Rising’s latest music video.
As you’d expect…
Dela - Lucy’s & LooseLeaf’s Feat. Blu
This is off Dela’s album, Translation Lost.
Besque - “Make Believe”
[prod. by Sy Wyld]
Skin I’m In Records
In the stu-stu-studio with my brother!!
It’s a great time in Hip Hop for the lyricist. The things I say on this track needed to be said. Needed to be heard. Black Avocado is the voice of a young Afro-caribbean Kid or the African American male who struggles to be accepted by white america. In the song’s cover art we see a blind woman touching the face of an African American man (Sidney Poitier). To me this is the representation of how some Americans deal with people of color. They buy the movie, sports, and concert tickets, but when the lights go out, its back to being a blind nation. When will we open our eyes?
Me and my homie Thosh Collins were listening to Black Milk’s “When The Sky Falls” and noticed a one bar loop at the end of the song that we just couldn’t ignore. So Thosh added the bassline and I let the Lion loose on the mic. What you have hear speaks for itself. #OVEOUS #BLACKAVOCADO
Official video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P31UmGmpib8
BE’ DIGITAL EP Available on Soul Candi Records and Atjazz Record Company Track 1: Zaki Ibrahim, Kid Fonque & DJ Whisky - Be Track 2: Kid Fonque - 2sides Track 3: Zaki Ibrahim, Kid Fonque & DJ Whisky - Be (Atjazz & Jullian Gomes Remix) Track4: Zaki Ibrahim, Kid Fonque & DJ Whisky - Be (Jonny Miller Remix)