During college…my favorite past time was Spoken Word. I never wrote myself, but would get goosebumps listening.
From the video press release:
The title of the video itself, “HAIR PEACE,” comes to serve that very
purpose: for us as African-Americans to come to peace with our natural
hair. HAIR PEACE does not just educate us, but it also serves as an
anthem for our natural-haired women and men everywhere!
This spoken word speaks on the parallel between loving our natural
hair and loving ourselves all in a Euro-centric society focused around
everything that we are not. HAIR PEACE does not intend to demote those
who do not have natural hair but to instead it seeks to eradicate the
negative stereotypes of natural hair that stem from a society that
demeans us if we do not look like the straight-haired women in the
If you are one of those people that like the sophistication, Afrocentricity and political insight of spoke word …
you are morning the death of
Gil Scott Heron.
Songs like ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” are examples of mental stimulation towards social change.
Life is like a circle, you end up where you started
If you end up where you started, ain’t no other side
Yeah, but if life is like a curtain than I’m 90% certain
I’m looking through at something…
Yes, I’m always touching something on the other side…
~Gil Scott Heron~