Progress / Booker T. Jones Feat. Yim Yames / Aaron Hymes / 2011

Progress / Booker T. Jones Feat. Yim Yames / Aaron Hymes / 2011


Footnotes

Though a few shots in the video stray from downtown to venture out to Long Beach, Hymes said 90% of the clip is Los Angeles. The neighborhood is still one marked by contrasts, at least on the surface, as upper-class lofts sit adjacent to Skid Row. Yet Hymes was attracted to what he saw as the area's social commitment to improvement. He doesn't, however, sugarcoat, as images of vacant storefronts and deserted, paint-chipped parking meters alternate with preserved historic sites and new investments in public transportation. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ 'Progress'? New Booker T. Jones video captures an evolving downtown Los Angeles Todd Martens / Los Angeles Times / 2011


Downtown Los Angeles / Ian Wood / 2014

Downtown Los Angeles / Ian Wood / 2014

Jay Shells’ Rap Quotes: LA Edition / Animal New York / 2013

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