List of Demands

May 1, 2008

So i heard this song “List of Demands” by Saul Williams because of a Nike commerical and was originall drawn to it because of the powerful beat and fast pace it has. Take a listen with this youtube video.

Beautiful, almost perfect beat. Now listen again (I am sure you already have, it’s a good song 🙂 ), but this time listen to the words. The poetry in this song is truly about fighting those idealic and false dreams that the American cultural system tries to enculture into its youth. Williams has a list of demands that he is wanting addressed because he has tried to play the system by the rules and laws and has not received the promised result. It is a really powerful peace about social unrest, not just for African Americans, but for all of those that have had their dreams destroyed by the cold reality of American Life.


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