In 2015, activist and rapper, Ziggy Ramo wrote an album he described as an obituary. ‘Black Thoughts’ delved into the issues Aboriginal people face in Australia, from the perspective of someone on suicide watch. Ziggy released the album to wide acclaim in 2020 as the Black Lives Matter movement gained steam in Australia. Nominated for both Best Album and Best Song in the FBi SMAC Awards, Ziggy chats to Mia ahead of the awards about roots, racism and rap.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The album that almost never was. Sydney rapper Ziggy Ramo originally recorded Black Thoughts five years, only for it to shelved out of fear for what its release would do to his career. Flash forward to 2020 and in the wake of the next wave of the global Black Lives Matter movement, birthed from the murder of George Floyd in the United States, Ramo impromptu released what is now an uncompromising debut. On Black Thoughts, Ziggy Ramo shares the hard truths of Australia's black history, and how the "issue" of racism in fact, hasn't changed five years later. TRACKS PLAYED: 'The Beginning of the End' 'Black Face' 'Interlude: Survival Day' 'White Lies' 'Black Thoughts' 'April 25th' 'Stand For Something' 'Interlude: Freedom Rides' 'Secondary' 'Empire' 'Fire' 'Pressure' 'Good Things' 'Interlude: Black Fella' 'Kids' 'Final Thoughts'.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ziggy Ramo Breaks down "Black Thoughts" and talks #BLM in Australia
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This might just be the best piece of Journalism I have ever been a part of. Ziggy sat down with me to break down his Debut album "Black Thoughts" and the conversation is just a phenomenal. In a time where the Black Lives Matter movement is at the heights of our culture we must stand united, and we must listen. Enjoy
As the Black Lives Matter movement draws attention to ongoing systemic racism the world over, rapper Ziggy Ramo has just dropped an album that speaks so directly to this moment – but it was actually written five years ago. He takes us through his thought process around releasing the record now, how he decides when to engage with racist rhetoric, and disrupting Eurocentric standards of beauty. Listen to 'Black Thoughts' by Ziggy Ramo, out now on all streaming services.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
National Indigeous Music Awards and music by Thelma Plum, Kian, Baker Boy, Mojo Juju, Ziggy Ramo and DRMNGNOW
Following on from the National Indigenous Music Awards held on August 11, this podcast episode features Australia’s amazing new work from Indigenous artists Thelma Plum, Kian, Baker Boy, Mojo Juju, Ziggy Ramo and DRMNGNOW. The post National Indigeous Music Awards and music by Thelma Plum, Kian, Baker Boy, Mojo Juju, Ziggy Ramo and DRMNGNOW appeared first on Urban Dreaming.