Blue Scholars

Blue Scholars

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Blue Scholars is a hip hop duo based in Seattle, Washington, created in 2002 while the members, DJ Sabzi and MC Geologic, were students at the University of Washington. The name "Blue Scholars" is a play on the term "blue collar," which is an idiom for workers who often earn hourly wages for manual labor. Their music and lyrics frequently focus on struggles between socioeconomic classes, challenging authority and youth empowerment, as evidenced in the songs "Opening Salvo," "Blink," and "Commencement Day." These themes are often specifically addressed in relation to the Seattle region ("Southside Revival," "North by Northwest," and "The Ave"), and heavily draw upon Geologic's history as an activist within the Filipino community dealing with issues of immigration, racism, and US neo-imperialism in the Philippine Islands ("Talk Story," "The Distance").show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135675001
  • 9786135675009