- 2 years ago
Playing tracks by
Miguel Piñero (Spoken By Benjamin Bratt), Saliva Commandos, Hector Lavoe, Eddie Palmieri, Cristian Vinci and more.
"Seekin The Cause" a poem written by the late great Miguel Piñero is perhaps one of the most inspiring poems that captures the Nuyorican Experience in the late 60's & 70's. Urban decay and gentrification known all to well in nuances hidden under government agendas. Many Nuyorican families struggled during those times as the streets were poisoned by drugs, crime and poverty.
My peoples’ Boriquas’ a loving culture, mi genté, we were always "Seekin The Cause" but the reality is "The Cause" was in front of us all the time. We are "The Cause" looking within ourselves brings greatness, because we are all individuals who have a "Cause"
This Mix is dedicated to my Grandmother, Her "Cause" was for me to have a better life. Yet the streets would almost swallow me up, it was the music that saved my life. I call her mommy because to me she was my mommy. She cultured me... made me who I am today!
I hope that you will enjoy this mix which I put my heart and soul into!
(HBD Mommy - 7/3/39)