Ribaldry & Soul Wisdom is the positive, uplifting, WOKE AF rap album that will get you through to 2017 (and beyond) PLUS dope music video for her single "Body Hair"
Hila The Killa is "a special type of gangster"
New York City rapper and performance artist Hila The Killa just dropped her game-changing debut album Ribaldry & Soul Wisdom.
Hila, who calls herself "a soldier in the army of Love," isn't bustin' any shots or blowin' any stacks like a traditional rapper. Instead, she's spreading messages of self-love, body positivity, and safe sex (all things we desperately need)!
UPDATE: Hila the Killa is donating the proceeds from this album to the Sioux tribe at Standing Rock!
Check out this kickass album on Bandcamp, it really will make your day.
Best tracks off the album (IMHO):
- "Safe Sex (turns me on)" - a track that extols the virtues of safe sex, including "consent and conversation... get on that level"
- "Hippy" - a fun intro track about loving all the creatures on the earth, supporting the art your friends make, and Mercury in retrograde ("Depending upon when you listen to this song, it may or may not be in retrograde, but if it is in retrograde, feel free to blame all of your problems on that")
- "I'm A Real Rapper, Yo" (feat. Sir Kn8) - Hila rhymes with "turducken," brings her friend Sir Kn8 onto the track to drop some Jean-Paul Sartre knowledge, and tells you that real rappers need to care about animals!
Hila the Killa concurrently released a music video for the single "Body Hair," a track that wittily and joyously embraces female body hair and promotes body positivity and empowerment.
Check out the video (which may be considered NSFW, depending upon how strict your workplace is) here:
From the Ribaldry & Soul Wisdom press release:
The album features bright, optimistic production by rapper/producer Sir Kn8 (Ketamine: The Musical), combining early-90's-inspired funkiness and simplicity with eclectic sampling and psychedelic textures.
Hila the Killa (Hila Perry), is known for her multifaceted performance style -- she combines hip-hop, stand-up comedy, and acrobatics into one highly energized act, featuring thoughtful lyricism, upside-down freestyling in a headstand, and distributing homemade felt heart pins to audience members. Her lyrical content combines a spirit of comedic irreverence with sincere, socially conscious positivity. It's kind of like if Queen Latifah were gene-spliced with Sarah Silverman.
Stay tuned to Popdust for more awesome music content (& other stuff too)!
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale that takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020.
Pandemics are known for triggering upheaval and societal change.
It's probably no coincidence, then, that Shakespeare penned Romeo and Juliet around 1595—directly in the middle of the deadly Bubonic plague pandemic that ravaged Europe. Amidst today's pandemic, the most relevant adaptation of this timeless and classic tragedy was made nearly 25 years ago.
Baz Luhrmann's 1996 Romeo + Juliet is an ecstasy-infused, colorful retelling of the star-crossed lovers' tale. Romeo + Juliet made a decent ranking at the box office, but it was heavily overlooked for awards, only receiving one Oscar nomination for best art direction.
Had Luhrmann waited just 10 years to release Romeo + Juliet, there may have been more positive reactions to the film. At one point, Baz himself doubted that the movie would ever be made. During a 2015 interview discussing the film, Baz said: "When we went to Twentieth Century-Fox with it, under the terms of my first-look deal, I think rather than let me go, they sort of said, 'We'll give him $100,000, let him do his little workshop and maybe it'll go away.' Well it did not."
Romeo + Juliet takes a 425-year-old story and strangely reflects society in 2020. Here's why: