sound of sunshine.
photo credits: Ashley Clarkin, various locations around Ft. Lauderdale, “golden showers”: Victoria Noll
Shoutout to all the artists channeling the energy of the world!
It seems the pop culture presence of Italians has shifted over the years from Goodfellas to The Soprano’s and now the Jersey Shore. Despite how we’re depicted, I’ll always support my fellow Italians. Here’s a lyrical journey from Jojo Pellegrino; italian rapper from Staten Island who I was originally put on to my brother back in the high school daze. Enjoy this mix over the mob classic “Mambo Italiano”.
“You know the ice don’t melt/ The tight flow felt/ I’m from Staten Italy, Baby Brooklyn/ Exit 3 on the belt”
“You live like you worth mils but you’re stuntin’ with your father’s papers / I got more whips and chains than a dominatrix / Get up close range and roast ‘em with the mac, let the beef rest like 6 months then blow ‘em off the map”
- Jojo Pellegrino
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Dear God, I’m trying hard to reach you
Dear God, I see your face in all I do
Sometimes, it’s so hard to believe it…
But God, I know you have your reasons
They said he’s busy hold the line please
Call me crazy, I thought maybe he could mind read
Who does the blind lead?
Show me a sign please
If everything is made in China, are we Chinese?
And why do haters separate us like we siamese?
Technology turning the planet into zombies
Everybody all in everybody’s dirty laundry
Acid rain, earthquakes, hurricane, tsunamis
Terrorist, crime sprees, assaults, and robberies
Cops yellin’ stop, freeze
Shoot him before he try to leave
Air quality so foul, I gotta try to breath
And we runnin’ out of trees
If I could hold the world in the palm of these
Hands, I would probably do away with these anomalies
Everybody checkin’ for the new award nominee
Wars and atrocities
Look at all the poverty
Ignoring the prophecies
More beef than broccoli
Weak world economy
Stock market topplin’
Mad marijuana oxycotton and klonopin
Everybody out of it?