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Talk of the Town: The Boundaries of Freedom? Part II

A few weeks back, Samuel and Vicken began a 2-part Talk of the Town called The Boundaries of Freedom? with an introductory look at Kanye West’s “Hell of a Life”. Today we have Part 2 of this discussion, which will open up the floor for analysis and dialogue in the comments section!

“Have you lost your mind? / Tell me when you think we crossed the line”

Considering the lyrical content of Kanye West’s track, “Hell of a Life,” what themes or practices does the artist call into question/critique? What is he saying about the constructed “boundaries” of freedom?

“How could you say they live they life wrong?”

From what lens is the track developed and is there an overall message?

– S & V

Reflection and Response.

The Talk of the Town series opens up dialogue motivated by questions, observations, and analysis that any person would like to bring to the Collective. ANYone who wants to craft a space for discussion on ANY topic can email us at the.lifestyle.rr@gmail.com. One question will be posted every other week, with dialogue following in the comments section below. Thank you and we look forward to building and expanding the Collective!!! – P & V

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Talk of the Town: The Boundaries of Freedom?

This week’s Talk of the Town is Part 1 of a 2-session dialogue titled The Boundaries of Freedom? brought to the table by Samuel and Vicken…

We want to open up a dialogue based on the lyrics, symbolism, and concepts in Kanye West’s “Hell of a Life” – Track 10 from his 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Because we feel like this is one of the “under the radar” cuts on this album that many people may have dismissed or listened to only a few times, we wanted to kick off our discussion by inviting yall to take an extended look at this expressive track. In a couple weeks we’ll come together again for Part 2 of this Talk of the Town and create a dialogue around the topic highlighted in our title, The Boundaries of Freedom?

– S & V

Reflection and Response.

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