Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Frank's Track. Freestyle 4. Low Lights. No More Parties in LA. Real Friends. Saint Pablo. Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission. In a week or two I'll be reviewing an album called From the Corner to the Block by the New Orleans funk band Galactic, in which the band gets a bunch of rappers to provide the lyrics.
Without going into too much detail here about the other album, I think Caliph's raps would benefit enormously from that kind of backing, and Galactic could have used a contribution or two from Caliph as well. Still, Caliph's raps serve as a firm example that there's more to the genre than what is generally presented on MTV.
Then again, there's a lot more to every style of contemporary popular music than what you see and hear in the media, so there's no reason to regard rap any differently. Nato doesn't spit his rhymes, he mutters them under his breath and without exerting any extra energy, as if he were ordering a cup of chamomile tea at a coffee shop. The St. Louis rapper is about as far from Nelly and the St. Lunatics as you can get, both in his delivery and his lyrics.
I'll be honest: the first time I listened to "Cipher Inside," I was not feeling it. I thought it was boring and preachy, and I couldn't get over the fact that Nato was calling for revolution in tone more fitting for the library than the microphone. The more I listened to the album, however, the more it grew on me. A lot of it has to do with the confidence in Nato's delivery. The first line he drops spells out his mission statement: "A bunch of words to a beat mean nothing if they're only helping you.
His lyrics are thoughtful, intelligent, and on point: "They tried to put us against us and you fell for that Nothing hurts us more than black on black I've learned new laws so I could properly break them Stay close so I could properly shake you I'm better than this Divine Allah radical on the federal's list It's a trip Mastered self so I could swim in the pit I don't get in where I fit in I fit in where I get in [ The bottom line is you're ignorant Because I provide music for the soul and food for spirit With King Tut delivery and Garvey lyrics" There is no cursing on this record, and unlike Master P, Nato doesn't use this as a publicity stunt, saying the same tired garbage without the profanity.
Instead he tackles subjects like racism, black unity, and the war. One of the most powerful songs is "Death Recall," which is a eulogy to the deceased, whether it be Nato Caliph's family, friends, unborn children, or even black leaders who are no longer with us.
This is NOT just Nato pouring beer on the curb for his fallen soldierz. He goes for something much more deep and personal: "I'm bringing back my unborn seed that I didn't give a chance to Grow up intelligent, pretty, or handsome And I know it takes two to decide I pushed the issue At the time I had too much pride I really miss you" Nato can come off preachy at times.
He's like an older brother telling you to act right, and it's not always something you want to hear. He manages to be right on enough of the time to make his peachiness palatable, and he instills his message with just enough humility to not come off arrogant or self-righteous. Many of them are built around piano and string samples, and while there are a couple uptempo numbers, this is not an album for the club.
A few of the tracks suffered from recording issues, but for the most part it sounds very good, and is head bobbing if not banging. Nato Caliph may not be the most energetic rapper, but he has a quiet determination that is hard to resist. For example, in mid, al-Qaeda declared that the Iraqi city of Ramadi was to be the capital of a new Islamic caliphate.
In , Taqiuddin al-Nabhani —79 , established the Hizb ut-Tahrir Party of Liberation to revitalise the institution of caliphate but he could not succeed. His attempt was recognised by Osama bin-Laden pledging his personal loyalty to him as the legitimate ruler of the state of Afghanistan. More recently, Islamic State declared a caliphate in an area straddling Iraq and Syria and announced its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the caliph.
The strong view on a caliphate is that it cannot be revitalised because of the establishment of nation states and the development of ideas of independence. Additionally, the caliphate has lost its effectiveness.
Prominent contemporary scholar Fethullah Gulen holds that the revival of the caliphate would be very difficult and that making Muslims accept such a revived caliph would be impossible. You can read other articles in the Roots of Radicalisation series here. Research at Tate Modern — York, York. Putting the history of medicine at the heart of the Science Museum: Curating the new medicine galleries — York, York.
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