“Ask the teenagers, O.G’s and ask the kids/ What they definition of classic is/ Timeless! So age don’t count in the booth, when your flow stays submerged in the fountain of youth/ Ain’t no doubting the truth!” – Rakim Allah on DJ Premier’s “Classic” w/ KRS, Nas & Kanye West. (2007)
In certain circles “classic” is defined as – ‘A standard of excellence; something that cannot be duplicated and will withstand the tests of time.’ Creating an unprecedented piece of art that revolutionizes the thought processes of those who experiences its true essence occurs as rarely as a total solar eclipse. The urban-guerilla warfare novel/movie – The Spook Who Sat By The Door – is readily regarded to be ‘Thee Blueprint For Black Power’ by some of those with their Third Eye open.
Occasionally, art reflects life and often times intertwines inspiring messages within its core structure, causing one’s synapses to spark, while simultaneously preserving a moment in time.
The Spook Who Sat By The Door’s plot surrounds the first Amerikkkanized-Afrikan to become a C.I.A. agent after surviving a grueling training period meant to discourage and (more…)