Black Culture

Black Culture

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luxurious, spare, dynamic, atmospheric, bubbly, pensive, friendly and challenging. With emphasis on socially responsible behaviors and lifestyles, He continually links the personal with the communal.

Biography

Black Culture: Father; son; brother; singer; artist; entrepreneur; survivor. Troy D. Bond aka Black Culture comes from the 'Commonwealth' they call Virginia. He represents that all to familiar segment of the community where wealth or access to resources was not so common, and thus his journey started, a young brother, in the confederacy of North America. Black Culture received much counsel from his grandmother and mother and was raised on the sounds of the soul singers of yesteryear. His Grandmother continuously exposed him to Gospel and all its connotations and his Mother infused him heavily with the likes of Heatwave, Marvin Gaye, The Commodores and other soulful singers of that era. The early eighties saw the emergence and impact of Rap and the Hip Hop culture, and as many youths in his time, Black Culture embraced the beats and the vibes fully. Afrika Baambata, Zulu Nation and KRS-1 dominated his listening and Black Culture soon became adept at the lyricism and floetry of the genre. As a young adult, Black Culture was introduced to the teachings and livity of Rastafari and sought fully the understanding of the teachings of His Imperial Majesty, Haile I Selassie I and resolved to live as a Rasta. This trod for culture and truth naturally oriented him to the powerful tones of roots reggae. Black Culture loved the upful aim and counsel of this foundation and his first and impacting inspiration came from the stalwart, Burning Spear. To further his aspirations for communal livity, Black Culture founded the Lion's Den Culture Shop in Norfolk, Virginia. Not close to an easy endeavor as most culture shops attest, paying the rent was a constant challenge, yet the love to provide knowledge, information and a gathering place for upful fellowship was core to Black Culture's heart. This was his contribution, purpose! In Summer 2002, while awaiting trial for a Babylon offense, Black Culture linked with Bambu Station and in 7 days poured his heart, soul and being into writing and recording these songs. The studio sessions were long, spirited and impacted every musician with a sense of profoundness. When the album was finished, the fullness of Black Culture's core was simply introduced to the real adversity! This release begins the healing of a nation and the conquering of such adversity. The Black Culture lives and so we are all...blessed. Lift ev'ry voice and sing! LIONSDENVIBES.COM MTNEBORECORDS.COM