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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

M.E.D.: Black Power/Brown Pride

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M.E.D., a black and Mexican rapper from Oxnard, Calif. tells us he's got black power and brown pride. This guy has got to be one of the few artists out there pulling together the African and Mexican sides of the family tree. This alone would get people's attention, but what's really worth listening to is his message about "unity" and "reinforcements" dating back to 1910 when blacks hid in Mexico City to escape the violence and dehumanization they suffered in America.

In the video for his song "Blaxican," M.E.D. pays all kinds of tribute to the gamut of his ancestors, by showing murals, portraits, and more importantly, the brown and black faces of an African-American/Chicano community. Muy interesante.

Are y'all ready for this? Check out the video for "Blaxican," a cut from M.E.D.'s 2011 recording Classic:

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

OUT STANDING AND INFORMATIVE. I WAS SO GLAD THAT I COULD CLICK AND OPEN THIS BLOG WITHOUT GOING THROUGH EXTRA STEPS. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU FIND THESE BUT PLEASE CONTINUE WE NEED THE EXTRA KNOWLEDGE,
LOVE
MADEAR

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Hey MaDear!

Yes, I was very intrigued by this performance. There's so much history and educational info. in it. I hope he creates more stuff like this and not the typical silliness that tends to come from a lot of rappers thesed days.
Love you!
Alicia