The revelation was Chee Malabar. I know, and knew, that Yogi B will be global. They are way too talented and ferocious, live - to not force themselves into every iPod on the block. They are also incredibly genuine and warm. But, it is Chee, for whom I must evangelize. Though, I had heard a few tracks before, read a profile or two - I had never talked to him. And now I have all the zeal of the newly converted. Read these lyrics and discover it too - this is one poet, artist, writer and rapper who needs your support. In fact, all my gentle readers need to go buy the albums - himalayan project and oblique brown - and then seek him out when he comes to your neck of the woods or better still, invite him to your neck of the wood. Ok go.
Below the fold, another number from Yogi B and Natchatra from Hiphopistan.
Zizek's letter was indeed atrocious: I should assign it to my Chinese history undergrads for critiquing; they'd tear it to shreds. And Doniger was fun. I've needed a refresher on the Indo-European language thing for a while. Your and Nathanael's conversation actually prompted me to contribute to the symposium, something I haven't done in ages.
Yeah - Chee has been slept on for quite some time now...I've known him for a while back and when I first heard Postcards from Paradise - I was blown away too. The Youtube for the Postcards video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QocPeO4s_s&feature=related You can also download a whole mixtape he is offering online for free @: "http://www.zshare.net/download/73005630051e78/" This was produced by A-L-I, another very talented desi hip-hop head originally hailing from Karachi --> myspace,com/aligotbeats
Asad: Thanks for that link. I feel like you have some special expertise and could indulge us with a guest post on hip hop for CM audience?
Well...I do know someone who can indulge your audience far better than I can - send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - - I am sure he will be happy to provide your blog with a great guest piece.