"Living In The End Times" w/ Slavoj Zizek by sole... published on 2011/09/02 14:44:01 +0000 The original beat for this song, "Mo Money, Mo Murder" is definitely one of my favorite songs from the 90s. This beat randomly came on yesterday and I knew I had to make a song about the S&P downgrade to it. I do my best to try to infuse the ideas of zizek into this song, discussing everything from bankrupt states, ideology, hip-hop, god's wrath, and the economy. This track will end up on Nuclear Winter 3, which will most likely be 90's themed. "Living In The End Times" is the title of Slavoj Zizek's most recent book, where he compares the economic crisis with Christian Armageddon. The book takes a look at modern capitalism, ecology, global warming, and the political sphere and offers many original insights and a few prescripitions. On this track I take it a step further to also include Beaudrillard's take on "Living in the end times," to conclude that the world ended when media & capital began taking on a life of their own, and we are literally, currently, living out a kind of post human armageddon. When the recent debate about the debt ceiling was unfolding, I thought about Zizek's take on how events are shaped by abstract factors. I knew that the fact that this debate was happening at all would do untold damage to our economy. Low and behold S&P downgraded us, so the downward spiral continues and Jayz/Kanye drop "Watch The Throne." Even though Zizek didn't actually collaborate with me, I thought I'd take a cue from Jay & Yeezy and Otis Redding that shit.