Get Woke With Tyson Amir’s Spoken Word “Between Huey and Malcolm”
In today’s America, it is more important than ever, that music acts as a conduit for political and cultural change. Day by day we see more examples of a broken system serving the agenda of the corrupt establishment, that seeks to keep its member’s in a constant state of hardship. Born and bred in the Bay Area, Tyson Amir is an author, musician, educator, community organizer, and freedom fighter, that is advocating for change in a multitude of ways. With his latest spoken word poem “Between Huey and Malcolm”, Tyson sheds light on a struggle that has been perpetuated for centuries. Tyson’s powerful words cut deep to the heart of the issues that have kept black people shackled in a system that was created to keep them in a constant state of strife. This spoken word poem is the dose of knowledge that everyone needs to hear regardless of your skin tone.
In the spirit of The Dragon, George Lester Jackson, Tyson endeavors to utilize any and all artistic resources at his disposal to bring about the eventual liberation of his people. Tyson has been engaged in movement work since the late 1990s. His fight is born out of love for humanity, justice, and peace for all. Each one of these layers is intricately woven into his praxis and practice. In the music world, he’s an accomplished artist, his last album, Purpose, earned two top 5 singles as well as critical acclaim from major hip hop publications. Tyson’s latest and perhaps most important milestone yet comes with the release of his debut book, Black Boy Poems, a powerful, timely, and revolutionary body of literature that seeks to educate, motivate and uplift the African American community.
Black Boy Poems, like the author, is composed of heart, soul, and struggle. This body of work is a major contribution to the movement for Black Liberation for generations to come. Tyson combines his experience surviving America as a black man with hip-hop prose, and original analysis to shape what is arguably the most revolutionary statement of the 21st century. The wisdom in his lyrics, social consciousness, and story-telling abilities can be attributable to his upbringing: his father was a Black Panther and his mother, an avid reader and active participant in the Black Liberation struggle. A deep awareness and knowledge of self were instilled at an early age. It is constantly present but at times it shines through bright enough for his ancestors to see. With each spoken word poem from Black Boy Poems.
You can learn more about Tyson Amir and his work over at his Official Website.