Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Esperanza Spalding Should Not Need A "Grammy Award" To Affirm Her Greatness And Have Her Talents Promoted Within Our Community
The "hateration" on Esperanza Spalding that was triggered by Justin Bieber fans should not be the observation that triggers our community into action in defense of Esperanza Spalding.
Instead her ample talents and quality music - which could trigger other young people to follow in her footsteps - slowly pushing 'Hip Hop Voice Of The Street Pirate Music" to the side. The music form that would tend to refer to Ms Spalding as a "Trick" needs to be replaced by a musical form that taps into a different constellation within our spirit.
Esperanza Spalding walked through a doorway and onto the stage, having bypassed the other entrances that had a long line of "also rans" clogging the way. There are other young ladies and men who are seeking a way to connect their music lessons with some practical application.
They can now say "When I perfect my skills I want to be recognized as a brilliant musical talent - just like Esperanza Spalding"
Change won't come to our people until will AFFIRM some things and JETTISON some spoiled meat from the fridge.