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Tag Fifth Listen

Fifth Listen: Sheep

Lineage 1: Police Brutality and Racial Violence The first song lineage in “Sheep” by Mt Joy is the theme of speaking out against police brutality and the racial injustice in America, and the reflection in the judicial system. These songs… Continue Reading →

Land of the Free Lineages

“Deportee” by Woody Guthrie > “Immigration Man” by Crosby, Stills & Nash > “Immigrant” by Belly ft. M.I.A. and Meek Mill > “Land of the Free” by The Killers   Each of these songs, with the possible exception of “Land… Continue Reading →

Americans Fifth Listen

After listening to Americans by Janelle Monae again, I feel like the song can fit in two distinct lineages in the landscape of music. The first of these being songs that touch on police brutality and general mistreatment of black… Continue Reading →

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