On this week’s episode of NPR staple This American Life, the placid Ira Glass discussed the rise of a Schenectady school maintenance man to head of his department, and his despotic reign over the same. It was a fascinating slice of life—at least, that’s how I imagine I’d describe it if I were among the program’s target audience. The Next‘s collaborative Booth debut and new single of the same title, on the other hand, finds Dujeous emcee/singer Mojo the Cinematic and beatsmith/guitarist Taylormade Sounds hooking up with two of rap’s most powerful underground voices to blow the lid off the reassuring myth known as the American Dream. Over Taylor’s slow-rolling street boardwork, Mojo paints a depressing picture of poverty in the U.S. Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique guest, the former getting in some witty swipes about the uselessness of college degrees in an incisive middle verse and the latter invoking the names of a few of his political idols (“Mumia, the Cuban Five and Leonard Peltier…”) on the back. This American Life is out now for purchase on iTunes, with 25 percent of the profits going towards the Occupy Wall Street movement. The record will also appear on Dujeous’ Dusk Till Dawn LP, due out next month.
Written by richard on 11/9/11
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