Mickey Boston & Rico Blox Record “Freedom”

Posted on May 4, 2017


Freedom and hip-hop, it’s been executed many times before however, for good reason. We all desire to live free. Men and Women undeniably desire to live free without constraints, the freedom to be able to exercise the right to free speech and free expression. In essence, Freedom, for those versed in rudimentary political science know, that it arrives in two variants, freedom “from,” and freedom “to.”

They way I see it, there’s a pyramid with an eye in it on the American dollar bill. That eye represents the eye that watches, the secrecy that tries to “control” our freedoms. They tell us we are “free”, but reality is, we aren’t – “Let the roaches at the base of the pyramid think they are free” – is what I see.

Undoubtedly, all people desire freedoms to do and execute ideas and actions that are beneficial for them, while simultaneously wanting, desiring and fighting for freedoms from things that are destructive and counterproductive.

Mickey Boston Kovaks and fellow Montreal emcee Rico Blox hit the DRX Studio to lay down vocals for XEptional’s produced track, “Freedom”.

I’ve always been a fan of Rico Blox, his pound-for-pound bar-play, his cadence and his dedication, the truth was, I ALWAYS wanted to work with this guy and it was an HONOR for me to share a TIMELESS record with him, especially since he is very selective of which records he is to record on.

So yes, it was a HUGE achievement artistically. When I gave the sample to XEptional, it came out the way I wanted it, as if XE read my mind. Studio DRX in Montreal was the iconic place to have this record recorded.

Freedom of speech to me means that one is exercising his or her freedom from interference, suppression or punitive action by the government—and nothing else. Freedom to a goldfish in a bowl or a bird in a cage, is simply getting out and escaping. Freedom of speech includes the freedom not to agree, not to listen and not to support one’s own antagonists and oppressors.

Does freedom of speech imply that everyone is entitled to the material means of voicing their opinion?

Does anyone have the “freedom” to advocate for hate speech, let alone spread it among the masses?

Obviously not. So, to this very day, I do question the limits of “freedom of speech” and who decides “censorship” on this very “freedom of speech”. Every emcee and vocalist can be vocal. It is freedom of speech, but to what extent?

While free peoples exercise their right to “speak freely”, it is forgotten or overlooked that the right of free speech means the freedom to advocate one’s innermost views and to bear the possible consequences, including disagreement with others, opposition, unpopularity and lack of support.

I close on what happened on 9/11. Freedom of press is what enabled five American cable networks to make the world believe it was a “terrorist” attack. The other freedom of press advocates it wasn’t a terror attack, but an inside job. No matter how far freedom of speech and freedom of press goes, the receiver needs to be wiser that the one vocal.

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