Friday, December 5, 2014

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity - Prince Ea

Today I'm posting a pair of videos and they are on a different tip than our usual content. Today's videos are coming at you from Prince Ea and I am really loving what this guy has to say and I hope you do too!

Born Richard Williams in 1988 in St. Louis Missouri, Prince Ea is the youngest of three children and has spent his whole life in his hometown. The name Prince Ea is derived from Sumerian Mythology and is an homage to the Prince of Earth.

Having graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis with Latin Honors, Ea is no academic slouch and it shows in his lyrics. Speaking with great poise and with a smooth delivery, Prince Ea is not shy about touching on subjects most would rather avoid, instead choosing to rehash the same old topics like girls and clubs and ballin.

In late 2008 Prince Ea entered into Vibe Magazines contest "Vibe Verses" and was declared Grand Champion receiving a hefty prize package worth $50,000. This was only the beginning for Ea as in 2009 he won a Funk Volume competition with the help of his 6,000 YouTube subscribers.

Things continued to snowball from there and in 2010 Prince Ea was the first Hip Hop artist to be featured in Discover Magazine. He also won the grand prize for Trojan Condoms "Magnum's Live Large Project II" that same year and earned himself the chance to perform on stage with Ludacris in Miami. In 2011 Prince Ea won the Riverfront Times "Best Hip Hop Artist in St. Louis" and since then has continued to push himself to new heights.

In late 2009 Prince Ea upset at the present state of the music industry decided to form a movement named "Make 'SMART' Cool". The "Make 'SMART' Cool" movement (SMART being an acronym for "Sophisticating Minds And Revolutionizing Thought") attempts to promote intelligence to everyone, everywhere and integrate it within the Hip-Hop community. 

"To create and nurture, without discrimination or preference, a community of free-thinking individuals under the singular purpose of promoting the ideals of education, intelligence, unity and creativity throughout the world at large."

A successful underground clothing line for the movement, which includes T-shirts and sweaters, was released and has gained support from artists such as newly signed So So Def producer Mike Kalombo. Additional artists supporting the movement include Traphik, Black Thought, Immortal Technique, Sha Stimuli, August Rigo

Back in September, Prince Ea released one of the videos I have for you below entitled "Why I Think The World Should End" which has just under 2,000,000 views on YouTube and has made it's way around Facebook as well. In it, Ea touches on the real problems we are facing in our world right now including contaminated oceans and the police state we currently find ourselves in.

Set in front of a derelict building and backed by a deep and touching soundtrack, if this video doesn't make you stop and think about what is really going on around us, I don't know what will.

The second video, "Can We Auto-Correct Humanity" was posted just a couple of weeks later and covers the serious problem of our attachment with our smart phones. With almost 40 Million views on Facebook and over one and a half million shares, it seems Prince Ea might have actually gotten through to a few people with this one, will he get through to you??

Change can take time but it's easy to start. Make that start today and change the world from the inside out, by changing yourself.

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