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a specialty item
I do not like to speak disparagingly of others in venues such as this, where one hides behind an alternate persona created in cyberspace, no more linked to one's actual sense of self than a mis-remebered event...but how can you be so myopic as to criticize this album as you would puff daddy's or eminem's new joint? This is a specialty item, an effort to make available through different, more accessible media a set of ideas and understandings that is crucial to formation of a paideia in America strong enough to necessitate the changes our society and culture needs if we are to save this experiment we call democracy. West is a towering black intellectual committed to a process of social change through the empowerment of the masses. Anyone interested in purchasing this album is not looking for some tracks to bump for a pregrame warmup, though one might want to spark a blunt, exhale a bit of stress, and listen to one of the loudest, most articulate voices of freedom's promise and hope others are somewhere doing the same.
Cornell Does a great Job
This CD is not for music fans, it is for those who want to be intellectually stimulated while listening to some soulful or hip hop beats.
Not sure what the other reviews are talking about, this is a must for fans of music, poetry, and all things artistic. It fleshes out previous songs used in his "Sketches of my Culture" album and makes them even more relevent. Highlights include Tavis Smiley and Michael Dyson throwing it down like there's no tomorrow. Get this and get educated.
Born: June 2, 1953 in Tulsa, OK
Genre: Social Science
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s
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