Society & Culture

Join Oakland-based countercultural darling, Rachel Lark, as she interviews artists, activists and scholars about the connection between art and activism and tries to get to the bottom of the question, “What’s The Point?”

November 30, 2020

Dame Drummer: The Artist As A Reflection Of The Times

What’s the point of going outside of your comfort zone? And how can making others uncomfortable be a form of love? 

 

Today we speak with rapper Dame Drummer about the importance of art’s messaging, the independent artist's duty to reflect the times, and making art as a Black man in the United States.

 

Find everything Dame Drummer on his website, including his newest release “Aye Yai Yai.”

 

Today’s music is all from Dame! Songs listed in order played:

 

(0:07 - 0:50) - Dame Drummer, GWYGlude

(1:46 - 5:28) - Dame Drummer, Get What You Gave

(9:27 - 11:43) - Dame Drummer, Black and Beautiful

(15:44 - 17:26) - Dame Drummer, Rescue Me

(22:40 - 26:20) - Dame Drummer, Aye Yai Yai

 

Five Minute Action!

Initiate a conversation with a family member about race. Pick the person you think will be the most uncomfortable to talk to.

 

Call us and leave us a message at 415-610-4866. Tell us your thoughts about this episode! How have you gotten uncomfortable with your art and activism? 

 

This episode was produced and engineered by booch McCandless. 

Support this show at patreon.com/rachellark

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