When Miles Garvey dropped at the end of 2014, I knew that it was going to be one of those records that stood the test of time. It would appear that Skipp would agree. When most artists are more concerned about the “NEXT” project or keeping up with what’s hot RIGHT NOW. Skipp has consistently been dropping videos to promote his album. Creating visually appealing independent pieces of work which capture the complexity of the album. The videos, just as the songs themselves, can be dissected and examined on different levels. This does however require you to watch the video several times to absorb it all. Check it out and if you have not done so already click the link below and pick up a copy of Skipp Coon’s Miles Garvey.
PURCHASE: SKIPP COON – MILES GARVEY
Skipp Coon’s Miles Garvey was one of the most important albums of 2014. I can say that with supreme confidence. On “RuRemArm” the Jackson, Mississippi native spits truth over the raw production. The video features Skipp visiting various institutions through out the Mississippi capital, claiming the streets as his pulpit with lyrics like “Pitch black, pitch crack. Bite. Claw. Scratch. Cause the pigs and the rats cooperate in the traps. Republicans, Democrats, Goldman & Sachs, keep the meat on the table, but the floor get the scraps. I’m on the floor where the poor people at, victims wear the denim, perpetrator wear the slacks. The C.C.A. got blacks on racks and Bob Barker supply the clothes on they backs. B.E.T. teaches our kids how to act, E.B.T. gets them they meals and they snacks. The I.M.F., N.Y.S.E., Nasdaq, make the world bank god, so we all pray to black” that make “RuRemArm” a scathing account of the current state of affairs within the black community. Click the link below to pick up Miles Garvey, for that you will not be sorry.
PURCHASE: SKIPP COON – MILES GARVEY
Skipp Coon, after releasing his third album Miles Garvey, has unearthed a video for a remix from an earlier project. “It Is What It Is (Spirituals Remix), is a new version of a track that can be found on Sophomore Slump Vol 1: Independent’s Day. Could this be the origin of one of Jackson’s most prolific emcees? Who’s got the jazz? This got the jazz!!
Episode 28 of WHAF Radio features our heroes Skipp Coon and Satchel Page reuniting after a week apart for one of the best episodes to date. Joined by Lorenzo Gayden and Willie Watkins the duo take on everything which has emerged from the NFL’s worst week ever, without specifically discussing the NFL until the third segment. DJ Jonasty holds down the iffa iffas and the jigga jiggas.
This weeks episode of Husbands, Artists, Fathers Radio or WHAF Radio as we know it more commonly. Skipp Coon and Satchel Page bring forth the knowledge of years of experience and trench work as husbands, artists, as well as fathers.
Satchel Page and Skipp Coon are back at it again and they have brought along DJ Jonasty with them yet again. Husbands, Artists, and Fathers radio is a honest critique of the cultural going-ons from two men who share those titles, amongst others. Peep game, you might learn something.
Today marks the day of Assata Shakur’s birth. I probably should not have to explain who she is. In honor of the occasion Skipp Coon drops a gem called “Assata Taught Me (Pg 181)”. You’re going to need to listen a few times if you plan on catching everything. Taking the role of educator, regulator, and orator seriously Skipp delivers soul splitting bars to enlighten and expose. Looking forward to the new project from Skipp Coon #MilesGarvey. This is but a taste of the movement. The movement has a name. The movement has a speaker. The movement has an aim. There are those who will no longer sit idly by as nothing is done to combat injustice. There are those who are fearless and unapologetic in their beliefs. Those are the people who’s time is at hand. The track ends with wise words from Assata, I recommend you take notes.
“I talk to God on the regular/In retro Jordans, a pistol, and a cellular”
“The weak go along, and the strong go crazy”
There is a world that I want to live in, and that world is painted by two verbal artistes. Their names? Skipp Coon and Satchel Page. Their occupations? To make you think. Their tools? Impeccable timing, superior brainwaves, and unmatched wit. Their location? The People’s Republic of Jafrica.
It is said that there will be those who will lead the people from darkness into the light. I believe two of those leaders to be Satchel Page and Skipp Coon. Fortunately I can show you better than I can tell you, so listen up to this weeks episode of the aptly titled Husbands, Artists, and Fathers Podcast or as it is more commonly known, WHAF Radio. Musical backdrop provided by one of the Republic’s most respected and authentic disc jockeys, DJ JoNasty. Deuces.
Skipp Coon and Satchel Page drop more knowledge than most people pick up all week. My words can do no justice to these two on this episode, just do what I did and sit back and let them hip you to some game. Who knows, you might come out smarter and knowing a little bit more than you knew before. Watch out for the Jackals, they bite. Peace.