April 12th, 2011

marvel - purple barton


Okay, so, I'm writing this paper on global hip-hop, and I'm trying to get more international examples other than the ones used in class, and I figured if anybody could answer this question, it would def. be my flist, so:

Does anyone know of any protest-themed hip-hop songs in the following languages?

-Brazilian Portuguese
-any Latin American Spanish

I mean "protest" very, very loosely- I once successfully argued that "Single Ladies" was in fact a protest song. Anything goes- songs against the government, songs about how cultural norms can suck it, songs about being a NEET, songs about how America sucks, w/e. Out of these languages, I only understand Spanish, so something with an English translation available is vastly preferable. The only artists that are off limits are Orishas and Anderson Sá/Grupo Cultural AfroReggae (as I have already used them).

I'm not asking you to do any research at all for this- I can do that myself- but if you know one off the top of your head, it would be very, very helpful.

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Happy day!

Two happy things for you:

Edward Hirsch is becoming one of my favorite poets. So I was quite pleased that the Knopf poem of the day was him, and quite lovely.

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2. All kinds of new music today! New Paul Simon! New TV on the Radio! I've only listened to Paul Simon yet, but y'all, it is SO GOOD. Like, on the level of Graceland. Maybe a little better, but keep in mind that I have issues with Graceland (I love it and all, and my favorite song is on it, but that's one hell of an unbalanced, incoherent album). Not, obviously, as good as Rhythm of the Saints, but, y'know. Nothing is better than Rhythm of the Saints. So get ye to the record store forthwith.


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Title: bigger, better (if you could only get there)
Summary: It's been a very long time since Edgeworth went away.
Fandom: Gyakuten Saiban
Word Count: 1500
Rating/Contents: R, post GS4
Pairing: Miles/Phoenix
Size/Length: 7.5 mb; 08:12
Notes: Seriously, you guys, I cut out seven minutes of me 1) screwing up 2) laughing 3) berating the author. I'm almost tempted to cut all that together and post it, because it was pretty epic.

bigger, better (if you could only get there)

Title: better knock me down
Summary: Arthur isn't bothered by the two of them. Really, he isn't.
Fandom: Inception
Word Count: 1812
Rating/Contents: PG-13, jealousy
Pairing: Eames/Ariadne, Arthur/Eames/Ariadne
Size/Length: 9.7 mb; 10:34
Notes: A little soft, because my gain, which was fine on the first one, adjusted itself somehow and made the background a little noisy. But it's good enough for government work.

better knock me down

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