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Cornel West


Sketches Of My Culture


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4.5 ✱


Hip Hop, Spoken Word



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Cornel West - Sketches Of My Culture album download

Sketches of My Culture captures this awkward yet useful synergy in a salvo of funk beats and scholarship-fuelled rhymes. It's easy to overlook the shortcomings in West's lyrical flows, along with some of the pedestrian musical arrangements, because the subject matter is so compelling  . This is a pop album, an album of rap. All the ballyhoo about Cornel West's ideology means nothing; it doesn't matter.

Cornel West talking about race, culture and political struggle over instrumentals that take in several centuries’ worth of African-American music and make them sound somehow lite. West doesn’t rap, but uses his normal speaking cadence, which is churchy and already a little musical. If someone put it on unexpectedly, it would be understandable if you thought they’d switched on some Sunday-afternoon NPR programming. THE MUSIC: There was certainly a strong chance that Sketches of my Culture would turn out to be a strong, compelling work (as both his later albums and his collaborations with rappers like Immortal Technique would show). But a whole album of compressed Cornel West is exhausting, and doesn’t serve West’s scholarship well: he’s an important thinker, and like all important thinkers, it’s hard to distill his ideas down into a three-minute snippet.

Cornel West is nothing if not prolific. Professor of Afro-American studies and philosophy at Harvard University, West's latest addition to a vast body of work is a spoken-word CD released in collaboration with his brother, Clifton West, songwriter Mike Daily, and producer Derek ".

Cornel West, the author, philosopher, and professor of Afro-American studies at Harvard, folded his arms and put a long finger to his chin. I'm hearing this already from the academy," he said. The buzz is 'Oh, you've given up scholarship. The "it" in question is West's latest side project, a hip-hop CD called "Sketches of My Culture," on which West performs his own spoken-word soliloquies over music written and recorded by several friends of his brother, Clifton West, who was the album's executive producer. The other day, Professor West was dispatched by his record company, Artemis, to promote the album at a record-industry sales convention in Tarrytown, New York.

Cornel Ronald West (born 1953) is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. The son of a Baptist minister, West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness".

Cross Culture is the twenty-third studio album by American musician Joe Lovano and the third with his band Us Five. It was released in January 2013 under Blue Note Records to a favorable critical reception.

Western Culture is a studio album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at Sunrise Studios in Kirchberg, Switzerland in January, July and August 1978. It was their last album and was released on Henry Cow's own private label, Broadcast, in 1979. Only the UK Broadcast pressing used the custom label artwork design.


1 Journey
2 Stolen King
3 Elevate Your View
4 3M's
5 Frontline (Interlude)
6 N-Word
7 Reflections (Interlude)
8 70's Song
9 Finale
10 Automobile (Outro) (Negro Spiritual)


Advance Promo Edition with a 2 sided back insert.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
751096-2 Cornel West Sketches Of My Culture ‎(CD, Album) Artemis Records 751096-2 US 2001

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