|"This is the latest installment of Streets Talk To Me series. Volume 2 is hosted by DJ Absolut (Hot 97 & Heavy Hitters) and DJ Des (Official DJ for Shyheim). The mixtape, sponsored by HipHopCanada, is brought to you by Building Children Music, 5’9 Entertainment and Time Right. There are 27-tracks from a variety of Toronto artists, West to East, including original songs and freestyles"|
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
So we start June off with FenaxiZ's White Man's Burden ft Joshua Lopez (Jlatte). FenaxiZ has been putting in mad work releasing at least a video a month since Jan 2012 all leading up to the release of his full length release titled "Vintage". Not only has he been pushing himself but also doing work within his group Team Us which will also be releasing a project in the later part of the year; keep an eye out. Big thanks to Joshua Lopez for his work on the guitar track and to Minerva Group with the great work on the vid. Below is the official write up followed by all necessary links for those involved.
"Every June 12, Filipinos across the globe commemorate their homeland’s declaration of independence from Spanish occupation in 1898. Amidst the lumpia, tinikling dances, and street parades, FenaxiZ humbly entreats his kasamas worldwide to pause for a moment of reflection and acknowledge a past mired with bloodshed, subjugation, and resistance.
Borrowing its title from the Rudyard Kipling poem about the Filipino-American war, “White Man’s Burden” is a critical analysis of the widespread effects that imperialism has wreaked upon a 7000-island archipelago once known as “The Pearl Of The Orient.” From a Labour Export Policy that seperates parents from children to the internalized racism that fuels identity issues of the youth, FenaxiZ covers many pressing issues that today’s Filipinos face; yet, he is also aware of the incomplete picture he paints as he muses, “and this rap ain’t even scratching the surface of our collective experience.”
The song was produced by The Quarter Inch Kings and features Joshua “JLatte” Lopez on guitar. The video was directed and edited by Minerva Group. More info about the video’s inspiration after the jump… along with the video itself, of course!"
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Joshua Jlatte Lopez (jlattelopez) on Twitter
Minerva Studio (mstudio) on Twitter