Travis Jason Love
We, as artists, are then charged with the unenviable task of being sociopolitical commentators; unofficial pundits, vehicles for change, agitators through our respective mediums, be it art, verse, etc. The proverbial ghosts in the machine. And on the heels of a black man in a white house for the first time since Benjamin Banneker, we are still called on by the subconcious of the world at large as those silent protesters; looked upon for inspiration, encouragement, entertainment and insight.
No, the pressure has never been greater.
Some prefer to use this responsibility to get paid. Some use it to make a point. Personally, I use it because the natural voice God gave me... more »
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