Nas For Our Youth

Nas is an American hip hop artist, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. Nas albums have gone platinum and multi-platinum. His entrepreneur side has grown into producing his own record label, a publisher of a Mass Appeal magazine, and owner of a sneaker store in Las Vegas. He’s more deep and inspirational than most perceives him to be. He’s about the new generation, giving to charities, putting in the time to the children, and helping in Africa.

Nas started literally from the bottom. Underground music started off his career in the music industry. Despite his negative feud with Jay-Z, on the contrary, had brought a lot of attention his way. He since released many albums, selling over 25 million records worldwide.

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The Enduring Truth of Bob Marley’s Music

This February 6 of 2017, Bob Marley would have been 72. He may have died in 1981, but his music lives on today, in various playlists and mp3 torrents online and all over the world.

Bob Marley the Revolutionary

It’s not really easy to describe in words the revolutionary nature of Bob Marley’s music. His music reflects who he was, and he was a poor kid in Jamaica who lived during a politically tumultuous time in his country’s history. Yet he became not just a successful musical artist, but a revolutionary for his people.

It was also Bob Marley, virtually all by his lonesome, who introduced the sound of reggae to the world outside Jamaica. He spearheaded the reggae revolution. It was a sparse sound indeed, with none of the technological and electronic tricks that were part and parcel of Western music. The sound symbolized the poverty where Bob Marley came from.

Yet with Bob Marley, the songs were hopeful. Deeply embedded in the lyrics and the somehow upbeat music was the hope and belief that people can come together in peace. That despite innate differences between people, they could live side by side in harmony.  Read more