Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spoken Nerd in the NOM

As some of you are aware, I love hip-hop. I love the style, the sound, and the mindset of the hip-hop culture. You may remember my blog post from last year about the five elements of the Neighborhood. It's always cool when various parts of my life collide -- as was the case again recently.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine turned me on to the music of Propaganda -- a Los Angeles-based artist with a strong message and positive spiritual component to his rhymes. Scouring the internet for a good deal on Propaganda's music, I found my way back to Sphere of Hip-Hop -- an online store I had visited in the past. Low prices encouraged me to browse their full catalog and that's when I saw an album cover I never expected to see.


For five bucks, there was no doubt I was buying this, too.

Much like Propaganda, Spoken Nerd has a clear level of spirituality and positivity to his music. At a time when the radio is full of lyrical garbage, any artist with a respectable message is okay in my book. There's parts of this album that are pretty solid and other parts that I could certainly do without, but overall, definitely worth the purchase.

From a Mister Rogers perspective, there is nothing on this album aside from the title and graphic design that has anything to do with the Neighborhood (which is why this can be found under Miscellaneous on the Archive site rather than Music).

Still, the art alone makes this well worth a mention as part of all-things Mister Rogers.

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