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American Tunes: "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)"

For the first few years of my writing this blog (from 2011 to 2014, to be exact), my 4th of July tradition involved posting a rework of the Night Before Christmas… 324 more words

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Snow Tha Product gets the job done in 'Immigrants' music clip

For a rapper who’s gained her street cred with punchy one-liners, Snow Tha Product didn’t disappoint in the freshly dropped video for “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done).” The Mexican-American rapper spits the truth backed up by K’Naan, Residente and Riz MC for this track off Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Mixtape. 339 more words

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Lin Manuel Miranda's 'Immigrants' Video Shows A Dystopian Nightmare Scenario That Many Really Live

Lin Manuel Miranda doesn’t appear in the “Immigrants” video, but it has some powerful imagery that resonates in light of the current political climate in the world. 227 more words

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on writing

seriously, I remember when I was six
When writing came mysteriously and made me feel sixty
It understood me, and made my war-torn city heaven… 10 more words

Nothing to Lose x K'naan

For the purpose of today’s blog post I analyzed “Nothing to Lose” by K’naan ft. Nas. “Nothing to Lose” is basically of story of how both artist, K’naan and Nas, have overcame the adversaries of there childhood and, therefore, have nothing to lose because they came from nothing. 276 more words

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Put On For My City: How Lyricist K'naan Represents the Diaspora Through His Music

Somalian-born lyricist K’naan can never forget where he came from and he makes it known that he came from the struggle through his music. When he speaks about his country, you can see pride in his face, despite all the havoc and killing that’s going on, he makes it known that he is not ashamed. 279 more words

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Preserving your Identity

Beginning in 1985, the number of African students coming to the U.S. began to increase substantially. The largest increase was seen between 2000 and 2010 with an African population in the U.S. 480 more words

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