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Jay-Z album – Magna Carta Holy Grail (Darren’s thoughts)

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The above Photo speaks volumes about what in my opinion Jay-Z has brought to Hip-Hop… corporate thinking that has taken the focus away from the struggles of ordinary African-Americans. I’ve seen numerous interviews with the man on Television & in print over the years, with the impression I always get is his OWN feeling of self-importance – maybe it’s cultural perhaps with him being an American and a rapper?

After watching the below short video from Samsung – yeah that’s correct.
Hip-Hop has gone from it’s understandable connection with Street Culture especially Fashion to now sadly selling Mobile Phones for a South Korean Multinational.

You’ll be understanding my viewpoint after this Promotional Advert for Jay-Z new album out on the *4th of July (as one does) –

Magna Carta Holy Grail‘…

The manner of the advert in making Jay-Z appear as if some form genius is laughable, I suggest it’s more to do with having Corporations constantly informing us (the 99%) that he is?

After seeing that ‘Glory/Worship Fest’ of Jay-Z, I connected it with a conversation that BBC Hip-Hop DJ – Tim Westwood had with 50 Cent around sarcastic remarks made by Jay-Z regarding Mr. Cent.

What results is a very interesting analysis from 50 Cent on the psychology of Jay-Z in late 2009.

Watch from 3mins : 30secs onwards…

Hip-Hop is now under the tight control of the Corporate Elite, as they realised the raw power of the music as a way to improve humanity for the 99% in raising awareness of social inequality & bringing diverse people together – therefore ending ignorance. As mentioned in my now extensive archive on this website; culture has been hijacked by a Western Elite with the aim of lowering the intelligence of Consumers yet maximising profits. This is why Musicians with the Political Strength of John Lennon or Joan Baez aren’t around these days, but the current crop who are endorse everything from Luxury Cars to Chewing Gum.

Ask yourself is life in this early 21st Century Perfect, are all the problems of Humanity been successfully eradicated?

The answer sadly & possibly tragically for all of us is NO…

Article: ‘Yes He Can… start World War 3…!!!’ – Planet X Live.co.uk, Friday, 14th June 2013

I’ll end this article with a surprising recent upload on Tim Westwood’s vast YouTube Channel, something that he was involved way back in 1990. That being a time when Rappers might not have had Off-shore Bank Accounts yet could understand the ordinary person on the street…

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*Note:
Jay-Z released his breakthrough Album –
‘The Blueprint’ on Tuesday 11th September 2001 with some it actually being recorded in Manhattan (Manhattan Center Studios)
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Darren Williams – October surprise mix

He’s a bit of a curveball thinker, is our Darren. There’s no denying the opinions thrown out there by the resident leftfield thinker of #GJBlog (yes, I’m a proper hashtag wanker now) are off kilter with the rest of society, but that doesn’t make them any less enlightening or entertaining. He’s also a bit of a DJ who throws records together to create interesting and thought provoking ideas.

This in evidence here with the opening three tracks, which sees Aftermath released hip-hop snapping out of a live recording of Joan Baez, before blurring into political discourse on George Bush which is overran atop of jazz. Dubya provides an accompaniment throughout with several soundbites discussing his stewardship segued to the music, which includes freaky funk from Jamie Lidell, social commentary form Gil Scott Heron and re-rubs of Rick James. There’s even a proper mental karaoke cover of Steve Miller Band riding shotgun with the original.

It’s a definite and very deliberate headfuck, much like the articles he throws forward on here. Disturbed and deranged? Yes, but equally it’s cleverely constructed and a hark back to the disco ethos of telling a story with a mix, although where Larry and Nicky focused on love and happiness Your Mother, as Darren’s DJ alter ego goes by, is swinging towards a much more eye-opening experience. Definitely not something you can just leave on in the background. Get stuck in folks.

Tracklisting:

1). “Play Me Backwards” – Joan Baez [Virgin].
2). “Hallelujah” – Bishop Lamont w/t Xzibit [Aftermath].
3). “Analysis of George W. Bush’s behaviour on Tuesday
September 11th 2001 (Jackie McLean ‘Hipnosis’ Blue Note re-edit)” –
Webster G. Tarpley [Tarpley.net].
4). “Jungle Love (MLW.com Konnan’s Faster Backwards Re-fix)” –
Steve Miller Band [Capitol].
5). “When I Come Back Around” – Jamie Lidell [Warp].
6). “Bastards, Keep Jump’in (Remix)” – Blackman [Red Light].
7). “Magic Passport (Grand Theft Auto IV Remix)” – Alex Jones
[Infowars.com].
8). “Headless Heroes” – Eugene McDaniels [Atlantic].
9). “Missy Hyatt is The Numero Uno (Darren from Liverpool Mix)”-
Konnan & Court Bauer [MLW.com].
10). “Super Freak (Ronando’s Extended Freaky Freak Mix)” –
Rick James [Motown].
11). “Missing $ at The Pentagon (Banjo Happiness Remix)” –
American Newsdude [Top Secret].
12). “Equal Rights” – Dennis Brown [Joe Gibbs Music].
13). “How come Dubba-yuh was SO sure?” – Dr. Condoleezza Rice
[Blag].
14). “The Story” – The Matthew Herbert Big Band [Accidental].
15). “People’s Champion” – Katt Williams [White Label].
16). “Home is where The Hatred is?” – Gil Scott-Heron
[Flying Dutchman].
17). “‘Desist Da Black” – Dollis Hill [Metalheadz].

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