Wise Intelligent – Stuck (A Lesson In Rhyme)

Wise Intelligent continues teaching with the release of ‘Stuck (A Lesson In Rhyme)’ video.

Stuck‘ (A Lesson In Rhyme) was produced by Baltimore native DJ Pocket, for Serious Knock Ent. Menacing kicks and snares provide the perfect backdrop for the lesson being delivered, but while the chorus reminds listeners of exactly what the message is ‘Stuck‘ does not speak exclusively to the condition of those collectively regulated to what has become known as “ghetto life.”

While the trappings of ghetto life are indeed covered in the song, ‘Stuck’ also speaks to those who are stuck within a conditioned set of perspectives and views concerning oppressed people living in these ghettos – views shaped and maintained via the ubiquitous proliferation of a dangerous, non-contextual, single narrative concerning poor and black people in particular. In this track Wise Intelligent – The Poor Righteous Teacher – interprets ghetto life within its proper socioeconomic and political context, patiently stitching together a lyrical masterpiece, while simultaneously unraveling the racialized fabric of a deliberately engineered ghetto life. Once again Wise Intelligent and Jimmy Giambrone co-directs the STUCK music video with visual lyracism, capturing the urgency of the mesaage in its full humanity.

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