In celebration of the return of one of my favorite television series, Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, which premiered its latest season this past Sunday night, I figured that it was only fitting that I post these two songs. The first is the series' theme song, while the latter is a deeply honest confession by DMV underground emcee/teacher/youth activist Asheru that touches on many of the issues covered by the Adult Swim series, primarily mainly how, as an African-American male, being raised in the suburbs effects others perceptions of oneself as "real" and the individual, cultural, and racial identity conflicts that such questions bring about.
The first episode of the new season is currently streaming at the Adult Swim website. For those of you who are fans, either of the song or of the series, I highly recommend checking out Sacramento emcee/producer Dahlak's remixtape, Commencement: Live From The Boondocks, a Kanye remixtape that is one of my favorite projects from the past couple years and covers a lot of the same topics. Enjoy.
Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,
"Judo Flip (The Boondocks Theme Song)"
"The Boondocks" (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)