Want inspiration? Check this personal video from Nikki Jean hearing her dreams come true. Now that’s Real.
Here’s how Nikki Jean met Lupe (as posted on her Youtube vlog 2008-10-17).
Can I Get An Amen?. Produced by Nate Harrison. 2004.
Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drum beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break. It begins with the pop track Amen Brother by 60’s soul band The Winstons, and traces the transformation of their drum solo from its original context as part of a ‘B’ side vinyl single into its use as a key aural ingredient in contemporary cultural expression. The work attempts to bring into scrutiny the techno-utopian notion that ‘information wants to be free’- it questions its effectiveness as a democratizing agent. This as well as other issues are foregrounded through a history of the Amen Break and its peculiar relationship to current copyright law.
I’m just excited about Japan along with other peeps. Less than 4 days to go. I’ve been trying to just be healthy this past week; not to mention, clean up everything in my room so I can pack and just go drive down tomorrow for LA. That, and tie up any loose ends regarding projects both for work and freelance.
Anyways, here’s something to make your Friday-workday go by faster—TGIF!