I’ve got 4 pieces to share with you tonight, and I think you’re going to be surprised, I had an absolute blast putting this together, This is all music that I really love, and have been inspired by over the years.
So, our first track, if I was going to write a Parental advisory for this I would say it has themes of violence, & suicide. Despite that, this piece of music has been recorded innumerable times, we’re going to listen to a version by a group that isn’t known for censoring their lyrical content, and can often come across as extremists.
What makes something appropriate? inappropriate? extreme? It’s often unfamiliarity, sometimes its a cultural clash, sometimes it’s the musical packaging.
So buckle up and here we go!
I’m going to post the lyrics in the chat box so you can follow along, because it goes by so quickly, and the rhymes are brilliant
Emimem - lose yourself released 2002
I was 12 when it came out, I listened to this so many times,
SO lets jump right into the next track!
A beautiful song about rape and murder by Gillian Welch
A Musical (Technically I think you could actually call it an opera) that uses hiphop/rap to deliver a mesmerizing show.