The Song That Changed My Life, Vol.34
Making a movement move is everything in today's age. If you're about change than you're not afraid of making a stand. This next song taught me to stand up for what I believe in.
Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self discovery. Armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and social healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born. Recently, Nahko discussed his successes, his philosophies, his music, and his life with Huffington Post, who called Nahko’s music “beautiful and stirring.” Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip-hop and folk rock with a world message.
I found out about Nahko when I was living in Maui and was exposed to differnt music that weren't all about guitar solos and "dope beat drops". His music fills my soul with hope and love. If music has a positive message and a decent beat, trust me I will love it.
I rep the misfits mouth of society
We struggle with housing, drugs and sobriety
We're not from here, but born irrespectively
Immigrated, cuz America raped my country
My bridge ain't built with no white money
I'm and Indian-Tom, you know you cannot rush me
I can be vicious, malicious and ugly
A danger to darkness, you better run quickly