As with most people who keep an orifice bent towards the illegal art world, I'm a big fan of Steinski -- as much for his storied relevance to the hip-hop and sampling communities as for his on-again/off-again Rough Mix radio productions at WFMU. He's an undisputed champ when it comes to pulling down fresh content from the media glob-o-sphere, and then re-modeling it to create social commentaries that are critical, humorous, or as with his most recent offering, filled with expectancy for what may be yet to come. Reverend Joseph Lowery's benediction at Barack Obama's inauguration last week was no doubt an event that will be celebrated by history texts and civil rights supporters for years to come. Listen to Steinski's masterful remix of the good Reverend's speech, and revel in the days at hand.
Steinski & Reverend Joseph Lowery - None Shall be Afraid
A downloadable version is available on the always-great Blame it On Steinski blog.
"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. Let all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen! Say Amen! And Amen!"