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≴ The Struggle ≵


20 rebellious hip-hop flows and beats for those who dare to struggle for something better.

Includes Open Mike Eagle ≤≥ L'Orange ≤≥ Jeremiah Jae.

≴ You must struggle to truly remember this past in all its nuance, error, and humanity. You must resist the common urge toward the comforting narrative of divine law, toward fairy tales that imply some irrepressible justice. The enslaved were not bricks in your road, and their lives were not chapters in your redemptive history. They were people turned to fuel for the American machine. . . . Our triumphs can never compensate for this. Perhaps our triumphs are not even the point. Perhaps struggle is all we have because the god of history is an atheist, and nothing about this world is meant to be. So you must wake up every morning knowing that no promise is unbreakable, least of all the promise of waking up at all. This is not despair. These are the preferences of the universe itself: verbs over nouns, actions over states, struggle over hope. ≵

–Ta-Nehisi Coates - 'Between the World and Me'

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