“We Still Alive…” Kanye West
In order to know where you’re going, you must know where you’ve been. Please use this as a guide to help you learn about the trail blazers of Poetry and Black History. A full explanation of this section is below the names of Elite STREET POETS:
ALICE WALKER THE LAST POETS DUKE ELLINGTON * QUEEN GODDESS, PHILLIS WHEATLEY* SANAA LATHAN PAM AFRICA PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR JACKIE ROBINSON SONIA SANCHEZ LANGSTON HUGHES CLAUDE McKAY AMIRI BARAKA TONI MORRISON FOREST HAMER NICKI GIOVANNI MARCUS GARVEY
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“I don’t even want the credit for this, Family. If anybody asked where you learned about great Leaders and Artists…. Yeezy Taught You”
Explanation of ” #YeezyTaughtMe:
I don’t know if many of you know this but, I am glad to say that Kanye West single handily may be responsible for a lot of young people knowing about Black history; and inroduced us to the acceptance of self as a whole.
His entire first album ‘The College Dropout’ shined a new light on Hip Hop. No longer was Hip Hop catering to the thug, the ‘I’m so broke I gotta rob’ person, or the Pimp. Kanye West brought Hip Hop to the young, fly, intellectual type that one has one swipe left on the metrocard, and too many places to go. He made it so the black kids that had the balls to finish high school and go to College, and dream big of themselves have something to listen to; whether they finished school or not. Kanye reminded us that we are in a class of our own simply because of our thought process.
I believe his music at once point catered to the Revolutionary, the Creative, The Hip Hop Lover, the Fly Sexy People with 9-5’s that are grinding hard, waiting to quit that job and follow their hearts, and so many other Beautiful people. He brought these types of folks music they can relate to, being unmotivated, and stuck in your conditions was no longer cool. No one wanted to brag about a morally poor lifestyle. Kanye raised the bar.
Kanye made it fly to be intelligent, awake, and Black all at the same time. Well… at least that’s how it was when he first came out. Unfortunately, he too is overwhelming himself with the bullshit that is “New Music” I’d like to say. New Music: Music to feed your hormones, and has nothing to do with your head. However, the new Kanye West is someone that I am not concerned with dwelling on or talking about. I’d rather pay homage to the Artist that he once was. I’m sure he is still the same man, and has the same views. He just doesn’t speak to the people the way he use to. The “New Music” is only for people who disrespect Men and Women, and don’t see the importance of Music in the Black Community, and all communities as a whole.
It’s okay, Kanye.
I think your still kind of cool, because you inspired me to bring forth this new section on STREETPOETSNYC Official Blog!
Yes, We still on your old shit tho, Yo old shit make your new shit look like Precious, Lol. Anyway!
SO… WHAT IS #YEEZYTAUGHTME?
People come visit us here on the website from all over the world, weekly and one thing that many of the folks have in common is the fact that they can read. So, I figured it would be great to give you something worth wild to read about! On the Yeezy Taught Me section of StreetPoetsNYC.com, we will learn!
Yes my brothers and Sisters, it is I, the Street blogger that will be bringing the knowledge right to you, on a weekly to bi-weekly basis. Stay tuned to the BLOG! Which can be found in the Menu at the top right.
I will be posting biographies in this #YeezyTaughtMe section about Poets, Writers, Revolutionaries, and overall Artist to the site from the past (1999 and earlier). This is a great way for us to learn about the Aritsts that came before us, to learn and build on our art, as well as appreciate their hard work. It’s also a lot of fun to learn new things, you’d be surprised with the ideas that you’ll come up with when you learn and analyse the ideas and actions of those who came before you, now you can make less mistakes and see more and sooner.
Some of these ELITE STREET POETS mentioned in the #YeezyTaughtMe section you will know, and some of the names you will not know! That’s the fun part! You get to hop on the web, type in STREETPOETSNYC.com, roll up a cigar, and inhale the clouds of inspiration from the past. The people that paved the way for us to be here. Feel free to respond to any of the blast from the past!
Who else would you like to see featured on Yeezy Taught Me? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
– THE STREET BLOGGER