VICE V – “MR PRESIDENT”

Posted: August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Man, there’s a part of me that is very happy about this video – a big part. I’m not even going to get into the actual message. But the notion that there’s an artist, a song, a movement that still is not afraid to go back to roots protest. Hip hop at its foundation is this.It doesn’t matter whether I agree with the call to action being made… but it’s very important that South African music starts to find its political voice again.

And it’s been a long time since I’ve seen something like this come about irrespective of “star power” or “commerciality”. No label or improbably high production value required for this type of thing. Like the man says: “I represent the real hip-hop.” Indeed you do, sir. Indeed you do.

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