While online downloading music (no feds please, Mr. Bentley ;) ) I discovered Murs on Imeem. I'm not usually the kind to stop and take a listen to underground artists (many times I find huge disappointments) but he stopped me in my tracks. His song, Woman Tonight, is dedicated to Lisa Bonet.
The Lisa Bonet.
My absolute fashion icon.
Obviously intrigued I did a little more research, poking around, googling and I found this quote:
“LET ME SPEAK FOR HIP-HOP. I’M THE ONE GUY WHO IS QUALIFIED TO REPRESENT US TO THE MASSES -- WHICH ARE OBVIOUSLY TIRED OF US BECAUSE HIP-HOP OFTEN CAN’T SELL RECORDS. IT CAN ONLY SELL RINGTONES. IT’S BECOME A MOCKERY OF ITSELF. IT’S BECOME CLUB MUSIC. FOR US TO LEAD BACK INTO THE MARKETPLACE AND TO BE A RESPECTED ART FORM, I FEEL THAT I’M THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON. IT’S TIME FOR HIP-HOP TO HAVE A CHANGE."
Y'all know I love a revolution.
**EDIT: Murs has an entire album dedicated to Lisa Bonet which was released in 2005. Even more of a reason to love him, non?**