Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mos Def ft. Twalib Kweli- History

Mos Def - "History" (ft. Talib Kweli) from Downtown Music on Vimeo.

U-N-I: The New Guys On the Block

The California based indie/hip-hop duo, U-N-I, is a refreshing alternative to the current mechanized, commercial rap omnipresent on music store shelves. The pair formed two years ago and were featured on the 2008 MTV Music Video awards as "Best Breakout LA Artists". They are definitely worthy of your attention. U-N-I doesn't sacrifice style for substance, but they sure do have an appealing swagger. Nice.

U-N-I - "Land Of The Kings" from GreenLabelSound on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oscar Brown, Jr. Renaissance Man

Tribute to the legendary jazz singer, playwright, and poet Oscar Brown, Jr.

The Top Albums of 2009 - Complex Magazine

Check it out at Complex Magazine.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Urbana Conference 2009


I've Got A River of Life: Brenda Salter-McNeil from Urbana 09 on Vimeo.

Blog Name Change, "Generation X Comeback"

Attention Readers:

Effective January 02, 2009, "Climbing The Justice Tree" will undergo a name change. The new title of this blog will be "Generation X Comeback".

In addition, the blog is changing its website address to generationxcomeback.blogger.com.

GenX Voice

Headlines From 2009 by Poet J. Ivy

It goes without saying that 2009 was quite an eventful year.

The world watched as the first president of Afican descent was elected to represent America. Unfortunately, 2009 was also the year we lost R&B icon, Michael Jackson. The Grio contributor, poet J. Ivy, gives a recap of this memorable year.

Banks going bankrupt, pockets full of lint,

So the government opened up the mint,

Bailouts were lent,

But during foreclosures and bailouts,

More troops sailed out,

Terrorist strapping bombs to baby strollers, so lost souls yelled out,

Somebody let hell out,

Anthrax was mailed out...special delivery,

A woman had eight babies in one delivery,

Chivalry ain't dead, they giving out sweetheart deals on Capitol Hill,

How does it feel?