The Black Swan Phenomena:
is an unpredictable or unforeseen event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences. Black swan events are characterized by their extreme rarity, severe impact, and the widespread insistence they were obvious in hindsight.
The reworked version of The Pharcyde’s Runnin’ beat is perfection. Angeles paints vivid imagery with his words. Too many bars to quote, I’d be writing the entire song in this article. He begins by declaring change is coming and makes you a believer by the end of the song. Black Swan is a double entrendre filled allegory. Angeles is simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic. He covers all of Hip-Hop’s bases. Paying homage to music that came before you, being inventive, and being yourself. In a world full of cookie cutter artists, Angeles is a promising breath of fresh air.
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