Thanks to Marke Bieshke over at the San Francisco Bay Guardian for mentioning my #OccupyThisMixtape project in a recent piece called "The Art and Music of OccupySF". In addition to my mix, Marke also highlights the work of other Bay Area residents working to promote the cause of economic equality through their own creative endeavors. Read the whole piece here and, if you haven't already, download #OccupyThisMixtape at the bottom of this post.
For those on Wall St. and every other street that are looking to make something different happen. This is dedicated to you, the 99%, and to the movement. Stay strong.
I wanted the variety of artists on the mix to reflect the diversity of the movement that inspired the tape while having each track speak to one aspect of the movement, whether on a deep, angry, comical or uplifting level, or more of a middle finger in the air, i'm fed up level.
I would be honored and humbled if anyone occupying our streets or the streets of cities around the world takes inspiration from this mixtape to continue to carry on the struggle.
track listing :.
01. intro (dialog taken from chris hedges interview on c.b.c.)
02. 'occupy wall street' - rebel allianz
03. 'i need a dollar' - yonas feat. aloe blacc
04. 'for what it's worth' - sergio mendes & brasil '66
05. 'for the love of money' (apple scruff edit) - the o'jays
06. 'ain't that a bitch' - johnny "guitar" watson
07. 'yes it's fucking political' - skunk anansie
08. 'take the power back' - rage against the machine
09. 'fight the power' - public enemy
10. 'greedy people' - electric hippies
11. 'new kicks' - le tigre
12. 'hold it down' - quantic soul orchestra
13. 'hold it down' (bugz in the attic remix)- 4hero
14. 'cunts are still running the world' - jarvis cocker'
15. 'sixteen tons' - johnny cash
16. 'welcome to the occupation' - rem
17. 'fuck the police' (ftp edit) - nwa
18. 'fuck the system' - the exploited
Thanks to Thomas, Sean, Alecia, Shari, Tamara, Ann, Evangeline and everyone else that suggested tracks to include.
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