Through a mix of mediums, formats and perspectives local artists illuminate the unknown, color the previously black-and-white and add depth to our understanding of our surroundings, our lives, circumstances and more. Through our research process for the Thought provokers series we’ve come across so many works of art that have inspired us and we’d like to share some of our favorites we you below.
This was my first time EVER rapping on a popish beat like this. I remember back when @wrldundgnd hit me up to do this, and before I had even heard the beat, I agreed to it, because I knew it was going to be such a great opportunity! The dilemma was that the recording session of this video was 2 days later, so that meant I had to get right to work on it. They sent me the beat & I remember my initial reaction was fear. I was scared to rap on it. I was scared of what my fans would say if I rapped on a beat like this. I was scared that I couldn't get down on a beat like this. I was scared that my rap would be wack, because I don't rap like most rappers that use these beats. I tried to write to this beat for 2 whole hours & I was about to give up in the studio, and then, I smoked a bowl & reflected on my fear. I realized that I can't live my life for other people & I can't miss out on opportunities because I am scared of what people might think of me. I put the beat back on & wrote a bad ass 16 in about 15 minutes. I practiced & practiced & when I showed up to the shoot, no one knew who I was. This was before my music had blew up the way it is now. I was so shy, but once the cameras turned on, I knew it was SHOWTIME 😈 Big up @wrldundgnd ❤️ Watch the full video on YouTube 🎥 Btw this was filmed in Pomona & I will be having a show this Sunday, May 27! Pull up! Get your tickets ASAP. Link in Bio 🖤 #femcee #femalemc #hiphopnation #teambackpack
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