Intellectual street music is discussing issues that plague everyday people in the hood and approaching it from an intellectual level. When people talking about I’m doing this for the streets, often it connotes that they’re doing it for ignorant desperate people who are so mired in their conditions that they react in a primitive way when dealing with issues. I wanted to turn that around. I want to be the scientist that looks at what plagues our people, do an honest self-evaluation and come up with solutions through music. Also, there is no walking on water overly preachy approach only a common sense approach that affects people on a global level. It’s more poor people on the planet than rich and their needs, their issues need to be addressed.
– Son Ra