It’s beautiful and rainy outside today, though the winds have been pretty wild. It reminds me of the day I wrote the first verse to this song!
Nothing beats sitting out under the back patio and listening to sound of rain spattering on the tin roof.
Hacking is breaking an existing system, for the purpose of discovering how to improve it.
Percuss once told me that.
An interesting little perspective on what ‘hacker culture’ is actually about.
It isn’t necessarily something which is done by a nerd sitting behind a computer, though it also very often is. It isn’t always done for the right intentions, but it often also is.
It can be used to create transparency and often is. Or it can be used to blackmail and extort people, as it often is.
What peoples opinions on a “better” system is are very wide ranging and often dominated by self-interest.
Here’s a Selekt Few track about the “Hacker Mentality”, a Percuss solo; as remixed by Lenny Rudeberg.
After performing at Back to the Roots last night at The Bakery, I haven’t been able to think much about writing today. My brain is a little frazzled.
However, in the spirit of celebrating a great night of hip hop and activism.. Introducing… cross posted for the first time to this blog… The lead single from our debut album:
Selekt Few – Rights & Responsibilities (ft. MD & Charley Caruso)
Much of this song came together by chance. We have bought many beats off Mdusu over the years and one day he asked to buy back one of the beats, (generously offering to pay more than he sold it to us for). Instead we came to a different agreement.
Mdusu would exchange the beat for another one we liked and also lay down a verse.
I (Shareef) had found this simple, crisp beat in his collection a long time ago and liked it, but Percuss had knocked it back on at least two occasions. Continue reading Selekt Few – Rights & Responsibilities (ft MD & Charley Caruso) – #100daysofblogging #day27
Tonight I’m performing as part of Selekt Few at the “Back to the Roots” fundraiser for the West Australian Forest Alliance.
I also helped the Forest Alliance crew put together this great line up of local hip hop and other live music acts, and all proceeds from the event will go to defending our beautiful native forests in the South West.
Where: The Bakery Perth
When: From 8:30pm, Saturday June 28.
Tickets: $30 on the door
Hope to see you there!
Today I’m cheating a little bit on my #100daysofblogging, by cross-posting the album announcement post from our Selekt Few blog. Please have a read, listen to and perhaps buy a copy of the album or some merch!
Also, come catch us perform this Saturday at Back To The Roots! Cross Post:
A little over 5 years after Percuss and I began rapping together in a tiny spare room at Percuss’s old place, our debut album ‘MD’ is officially released!
It all started when when we were driving around our local area in Perth and Percuss said he was keen to write some raps but didn’t have the motivation to do it alone.
He asked if I would join him, throwing in a few comments about how he “had the Rhythm” and I “had the words” and how it “would work”. Well, I guess he was right!
Continue reading Selekt Few – MD #100daysofblogging #Day21