As Barack Obama jumps on the train from Philladelphia and makes the journey to Washington DC for his Inauguration ceremony on Tuesday. There's alot of excitement and anticipation for what the next few years might bring. Somebody recently on the BBC Introducing in Wales seemed to think this meant all the world's problems were solved and everything was going to be alright for a while. No matter how misinformed some of it might be, there's one thing that can be said for Barack Obama, he's brought alot of people (including me) one thing...
And alot of people are gonna need that as we enter into what could be "the worst recession in decades". Idealism isn't always realistic on a grand scale and although many of us like the direction his policies are going, there's nothing to say they'll work. Let's not forget that America became as powerful as it did using alot of the policies we would like to reject. Alot of people want what they feel is right but aren't willing to pay the price, so Obama could well be set to piss alot of the people off who are now singing his praises. I hope he manages to get through it relatively unscathed. I hope that history is kind to him and some of our ideals are fulfilled through his work, I hope he doesn't have to get assassinated to secure a good place in the books and I hope that eventually we can judge him on his merits and not our hopes.
And of course the musical tributes keep rolling in. The optimism can be summed up in part by the way many people have posted up this track by Busdriver and Flying Lotus. The track is called Will He but in most places you'll find it as He Will.
(YSI) BusDriver & Flying Lotus - Will He
The next is from Troublemaker who will be heading down to Washington DC tomorrow to DJ and enjoy the festivities with the Manifest HOPE family.
His dark Dubstep stomper is more of a goodbye to the old president than praise for the new, or as he puts it, "the passing of my George Bush kidney stone."
(YSI) Troublemaker - Follow The Leader (direct zip link)
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- Bare Jokes
- NASA ft KRS One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre - Hip hop
- The Sound of Rotten Guts
- Make Sure You've Got Some I.D.
- Furious & Ital
- Crunk To The Future
- Wooly Titts
- Listen To The Scriptures
- Rudie Tuesday
- One Millionth Of A Mash Up
- Schlachthofbronx is Blazin'
- Mission To Mars
- No More Lidl Shop Lifting, Afrikan Boy Gets Some O...
- Copenhagen Ready for War
- (YSI) 'Thank You Jay Dee Act 1' Mixed By J Rocc
- Couple of Dirty 2 Bit Thugs
- London Chavs in Baltimore
- Tone at 20
- Bus' Some Shuttle
- Daedelus on Wales
- Round The World with Mumdance
- Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland - Aer OBAMA
- Late Night Listening
- Bitches Bewares
- Flying High
- Will He? Let's Hope So
- dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip ft Plug One - Thou Sha...
- Things That Go Whump In The Night
- Chew on This
- BBC Radio 1 Chrome Kids Takeover
- Another Pioneer in the Unit
- A Veritable Mixtape Feast
- Goon But Not Forgotten
- Some Proper Tingz Online
- Southern Hospitality
- Robot Koch - Death Star Droid Video
- Glitch In The System
- Slummin' It
- New Year Catch Up
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Chrome Kids - Pyjama Ban
Mix recorded for BBC 1Xtra(Jan 10)
Chrome Kids - Knowledge Me
Mix recorded for Knowledge Magazine (Nov 09)
Chrome Kids - Pimp My Tour Bus
Mix recorded for Adam Walton's Mystery Tour on BBC Radio Wales (Oct 09)
Hip-hop Mix Recorded for Rob Da Bank & Friends on BBC Radio 1 - Nov 08