One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa and making reference to Kwame Nkrumah; a black man who stood out in his time are great examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes for the “New Black.”
The “New Black” speaks of individual gifts and future happenings which we have less idea of. This spoken word piece from Laud De Poet has its beautiful lyrics woven with details of life in general. From life’s repercussions to the identity of the average black man who is noted for fighting against the odds and back to how life is indeed unpredictably. Spoken in two dialects, Laud De Poet uses myth to tarnish fiction creating a chimera of the woes of the black man whilst showing versatility in his delivery with the highly regarded realistic depictions of rural life and his command of Ghanaian colloquial speech.
So the question is what will you do with this man of misery? The Five-minutes-fifty-two-seconds audio completely revised the history of the old black, time to embrace the ‘New Black’. Being the ‘New Black’ doesn’t mean we have to remain in darkness and dark minds. The ‘New Black’ is good and not evil because the ‘New Black’ fights to overcome challenges.
You’re clean and you’re spotless because the curse has been squashed and that’s what the ‘New Black’ baptism is, just showing you’ve been washed hence you can embrace yourself as a unique you.
The average Black man is noted for not fighting against odds and settling for less; but then there is a new crop of people who against all the natural and unnatural odds, and are ready to make omlets out of the eggs thrown at them. This spoken word has all you need to change your mindset for the “New Black” transition. Listen, download and share Laud De Poet’s ‘New Black’ spoken word piece produced by Bonny and touched by Drumnayshin.
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