Emeritus is an appellation bestowed upon a person who has personified excellence in their respective profession, (usually a former holder of an office, especially a college professor) having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor. On this 54th episode of Conscientization 101 podcast, we present part one of a two-part dialogue with Raggo Zulu Rebel to discuss his retirement from his over two decades musical career, and why he is deserving of the designation of emeritus.
It has been an honor to be privy to the eloquence of this scribe, our dear brother, Raggo Zulu Rebel.
In part one of this trenchant, evocative, and sapient series we discuss the following:
- The thin line the music industry creates between commodifying music and true cultural expression
- Bourgeois privilege given to artists
- African-centered dilettantes/opportunists vs. growing into a real understanding of building an African-centered, working-class political economy, and much more!
This episode features music from:
- Chairman Maf – This World from his album MUFF
- Tha 4orce – My Brother’s Keeper (Instrumental) ,and
- Raggo Zulu Rebel from his albums God Complex, Holy War, WildFire mixtape (official mix by D.J. Anansa), God MC, Arthur Fleck, Necromancy, and No Sleep (No Days Off): the tracks are “Milli”, “Shut Em Down (feat. Doc4”, “Star of David (feat. Tony As)”, “No Gas (feat. Big Dutty Deeze & Dah1)”, “Magic Forest”, “Game of Thrones”, “Lonely People (feat. ID3AL), and “Study”, respectively.
Raggo Zulu Rebel social media and affiliated websites:
- Twitter @raggozulurebel
- Instagram @raggozulurebel and @raggozulunation
- Facebook Raggo Zulu Rebel
- Website https://www.raggozulurebel.com/ and https://www.raggozulunation.com/
- Bandcamp (search) Raggo Zulu Rebel
- Amazon (search) Raggo Zulu Rebel
- And on Soundcloud (search) Raggo Zulu Rebel
Books referenced in this episode include:
- Black Awakening in Capitalist America: An Analytic History by Robert L. Allen
- The Eloquence of the Scribes: A Memoir on the Sources and resources of African Literature by Ayi Kwei Armah
- Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks: Interviews With The Kenyan Writer edited by Reinhard Sander and Bernth Lindfors with the assistance of Lynette Cintrón
- Blood in My Eye by George L. Jackson