Nikki Aliah's Earth Is Ghetto, a soulful new song about escaping the planet, has launched into viral revere! In this episode, Shift Orion gives the wheel to Black Literature expert Larry Lyons who jettisons our agenda about Britney Spears to take us on a voyage through Afrofuturism, practical time travel, and honoring powerful Black creators by contextually uplifting Nikki Aliah's work in concert with other artistic technologists. We’re also going in to discover some impacts of misguided cancel culture against individuals, communities, and superstructures! All aboard!
Larry Lyons has lectured and taught courses in 20th Century American literature, sociology and composition at Rutgers and Princeton University. As an independent consultant, he provides writing, editing and creative services for clients in education, public relations, non-profits and the arts. He is also the founder and creative director of Brick City Varsity, a Newark-based photography studio and vintage clothier.
Nikki Aliah - lyrics, vocals, keys
Episode also includes covers by
Other mentioned creators/works:
Flossy Baby (content creator)
Steven Hurst (custom clocks)
Enpafè Crafts By Carmen (jewelry)
Nick Lovett (author, poet, musician)
Boots Riley (prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker)
Lovecraft Country (TV series)
Janelle Monáe (singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, and record producer)
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