“Uncommon Valor” – Jedi Mind Tricks
A disturbing, but well written and well delivered rap about the horrors of the Vietnam War. One of the members of Jedi Mind Tricks, R.A. The Rugged Man, was born in a family that was very affected by the use Agent Orange in the war. His brother Maxx was born handicapped and blind, eventually dying at the age of 10, while his sister Dee Ann was unable to walk or speak.
The Rugged Man’s mile-a-minute verse, based on the true story of his father, John A. Thorburn. From the second R.A. picks up the mic, we experience a blistering auditory assault unparalleled in hip-hop.
Sad, but moving and well said.
“That’s Life” – Frank Sinatra
“Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” – Tame Impala
Going to see these guys soon, should be a good show…
“This Is How We Do It” – Montell Jordan
My DJ friend Adam recently told me about a nightmare one of his friends had. In this nightmare, said friend was Dj-ing a party and realized all he had was “This Is How We Do It” by Montel Jordan. I hadn’t heard this song in a while, and I have to say it’s a genuine 90′s gem. Enjoy!
“Locomotive Breath” – Jethro Tull
Gotta love that Flute.
More about Jethro Tull here.
Great country, America. Happy Birthday!
Still are many things that need to be fixed in this country, as Bruce is saying in this song. It is essentially a protest song. We celebrate freedom of speech in this country, and with all that’s happening these days, we should be vigilant.
More info here.