The ocean is vast and unforgiving. Very often where we jellyfish like to congregate, there are also predators. This is especially true considering that the most common predator of jellyfish is other jellyfish. Humans are similar in this regard. They are their own worst enemy. Naturally also, the more dense the human population, the greater the pressure to survive. The most crowded cities are often where humans can be found killing each other.
New York City, and more specifically, Brooklyn, is certainly no exception to this rule. We jellyfish have witnessed from offshore near neighborhoods like Red Hook, Coney Island or East New York as humans under tremendous duress succumbed to the pressure to prey on their own friends and neighbors. The unfair economic conditions that pervade most cities around the world make this sad situation quite commonplace.
This week's track by East Flatbush Project from Brooklyn is a poetic expression of the more common preference for killing rather than being killed. This is true for almost all creatures. It's unfortunate that this version (on some platforms) has been edited to cover up the many radio unfriendly words, and the beginning and end have been cut off. It's still one of the best hiphop tracks of all time though.
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About the Curator - AK Rockefeller
AK Rockefeller is the avatar-in-chief of Identity Transduction Systems (ITS). AK leads the ITS team of artists, musicians and activists who produce multimedia art & propaganda for important human rights causes. AK is the youngest son of Michael Rockefeller who went missing off the coast of West Papua in 1961. Much like most other public figures and celebrities, AK exists in realm between reality and fiction. His identity represents an challenge to the nature and concept of the 'public persona' in today's reality.
The activities of AK Rockefeller and ITS constitute an ongoing psychological operation against the warmongering capitalist status quo. By taking the Rockefeller name and manipulating the symbols of power, AK creates a real fictional alternative to the fake populist movements of today quietly serving the interests of existing elites.