This EP is powerful; It’s dramatic insertion of statements and informative speeches from activists and important figures evokes powerful emotions in the listeners. In usual Mr carmack style, we are treated to bangers but the most important thing to remember here is that this EP is here to help the struggling Native Americans in Standing Rock & raise awareness throughout the world of the horrors taking place at the Dakota Pipeline. The power of musical creation and education are intertwined as Carmack and Djemba Djemba (who produced half of the 9 track EP) take us on a journey. What I found to be most interesting and a formidable tribute to the Native Americans was the two producers use of instruments tied to traditional Native American Music such as drums, rattles & flutes. You can hear the cultural homage throughout the entire EP.
The EP has already raised over $5,000.00 in proceeds to benefit the protestors. You can purchase these album at bandcamp by clicking here. According to Mr. Carmack, a large portion of the money already donated was contributed by RL Grime.
Read the powerful words accompanying the album from Mr. Carmack below.
“happy thanksgiving. this album is a thank you, and a stern reminder to take this holiday season to revisit and rekindle the flame in you. to take more of an active part in the world and not lie dormant. you work to survive. but, what in your heart is your end goal?
with whom or what lies your passion to expand your soul, to keep your heart pumping and allow you to express and to be yourself, fully?
by looking for ways to maximize the health, and longevity not just for yourself, but for this earth, you can use that path as your guide, and believe me you will find that passion in you. too long you’ve been silenced, placated, ameliorated, flat out lied to, medicated, pilled, reprocessed, taken advantage of, snuffed out, desensitized, overstimulated, and stuffed with preservatives, processed sugars and white pills, monotonous music, mindless alternate realities on cable tv, brainless celebrity idols and carnival games to keep you entertained, like a baby.
no. what does this world need? who controls the world? and who’s controlling them? who’s there to tell them they’re fucking it up for everyone and they shouldn’t do that? not only for the sake of the wellbeing of earth, but for us as well? it is up to us. the people.
so, with that, after work next monday, don’t just go home and take to your tv or computer and turn your brain off. a paycheck is not your end goal in life. join a library. take a class. teach a class somewhere. read something. take up a hobby. paint outside. learn to plant a tree. cut meat out your diet. read up about clean energy tech. engage yourself. look into local farms. or just read, post and repost positive constructive shit on your social media.
its really not up to anyone, or any god, anymore., to tell us everything will be ok. i am not a baby. it is truly up to us as the most powerful species in the known universe and the sheer power of the instantaneous internet to shepherd this world in a positive direction for all of us. otherwise, we die. in any denominational way you choose.
happy thanksgiving.released November 25, 201″ – Mr Carmack