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Hip-Hop for Humanity

Human RightsPosted by The Editorial Sat, April 12, 2014 22:15:10

Leonidas G-Cue is one of those rare Hip-Hop artists who sounds like no other! God made him unique, but yet again that is not the only unique feature of him. The rising star in Hip-Hop arena is introducing his own sub-genera, a new extension to Hip-Hop that had not been touched by very many before him.

While for majority of the mean stream Hip-Hop artists still "business is as usual" i.e projecting easy cash, sparkling jewelries; nudity and aggression; for Leonidas everything is but usual. He is introducing Hip-Hop for 'Humanity'. He is emphasizing the essentials such as 'values', 'respect', and 'dialogue' in his category.

The student of Duke University and Barkley College of Music, is excelling in 'Human Rights Law' and 'Music Productions'. He is combining knowledge with practice and is tirelessly realizing his vision for a better world one step at the time.

Recently, he released his new single in title of 'One Essence', a song, the words of which are partially engraved on the entrance of The Hall of Nations at The United Nations building in New York.

This successful, yet new sound of Hip-Hop is the result of Leonidas's collaboration with the international lyricist Dr. Mosi Dorbayani, who is not only the Founder of WAALM, UK/Canada but also an Ambassador and Member of UNA for Human Rights.

Dr. Dorbayani and his spouse Dr. Marjan Dorbayani are the Human Rights Hero Awardees at The United Nations in Geneva and are the members of The Academic Council on the United Nations System.

'One Essence', which is also featured on CBC Music and is to be featured on MTV and VH1 Radio/Sites reads:

"...I’m a word, I’m a verse…

a concern with a loud voice

I ain’t no Politician or a Novelist

I ain’t no Hero, just a Factivist.

“Human beings are members of a whole,

In creation of one essence and soul.

If one member is afflicted with pain,

Other members uneasy will remain.

If you have no sympathy for human pain,

The name of human you cannot retain.”

“If you have no sympathy for human pain,

The name of human you cannot retain.”

So, let’s put ourselves in prospective

This is a ‘Should’ and Not a ‘May Be.’

Let’s not step on each other’s beliefs…

make us suffer…

Crumple our dreams...."

This deep lyrics partially adopted from a Poem from Sa’adi, enjoys a music by Terrance Rose and it is mixed and mastered by Jack X of Sandy Valley Recordings.

Clearly, Leonidas cannot be considered a typical Hip-Hop artist, he is aiming at addressing social issues through his music, something that is now derailed for decades by media since it origin in the 70s. Leonidas music is not a 'Love and Emotion' cliché, it is 'The Hip-Hop for Humanity'!

Related Links:
- www.facebook.com/AnthonyHartw
- www.reverbnation.com/leonidasGCuerealmusic
- www.thedorbayanis.wordpress.com/news/
- http://waalm.tumblr.com/post/80635554603/one-essence

Listen to 'One Essence' Here: http://r3.ca/5aSA

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