A political scientist at Rutgers University has been conducting focus groups across Iraq to see what sets young people there apart from their parents. He found that Iraq's teens don't hold their sectarian or political identities very tightly; the Internet has given them access to a world their parents never knew, and they use it as a consuming escape, some for over 10 hours a day. In the course of his work, the professor noted that these kids, who grew up in the middle of a war, actually have very little historical knowledge. The textbooks they use in school make scacre mention of Saddam Hussein's existence, are written by people that probably don't know how they'd like recent history to look for posterity yet. How can young people make sense of their lives and future's while online, without an accurate account of their past? Lil B steps in today with a dizzy black and white video for "My History" to speak his part of the answer, saying he's glad, that it doesn't matter if you don't know where you come from. According to #based gospel, if you're a peaceful dude with some hunger in your stomach you can make history every day, earning a new sense of yourself all the time. We believe in freedom of dress, also trying to know enough real shit about original source-material to more-freely employ it in our new days. Dude's so loose-goosed empowered he's not even trying too hard to sync the track with the self-karaoke on film. More modern-day sacrifice?
Video: Lil B, “My History”
January 18, 2011