My Current Addictions – J. Rawls X Sadat.X X Wise Intelligent

You may know J. Rawls from his solo work, or as a member of Lone Catalysts (J. Rawls & J. Sands). In 2011 Rawls released his solo album The Hip-Hop Affect, which contains a Hip Hop Exn all-time favorite track Face It featuring Sadat X (of Brand Nubian) and Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers). As might be expected, given the lineup of conscious artists on this track, it is all about teaching the seeds. 

Build / what my father instilled…

Teach…

Acknowledge wisdom and understanding…

We got to let the young people know what it is

What hip hop is

This new hip hop / it don’t foster no thought

It don’t spread no knowledge – it don’t given them nothing

It’s up to us to give them that knowledge – that wisdom – that understanding…

I keep my hip hop /  tip top shape