It's good to see people turning negatives into positives. NRun, a.k.a. David Tonsall, has a story of lemonade from lemons, as he takes a bad situation and turns it into opportunity for himself, giving rise to an anthem for others. Unfortunately, for many of the Enron 'victims' there has been no happy ending. NRun fights back through song. The fabulous release "CORPORATE AMERICA" (NRun Wrekords) is a tongue-in-cheek look at the demise of corporate giant. Tonsall was one of thousands left stranded by the company's fall, and has found a way to survive as consultant, but the angst and feelings of betrayal are being delt with in a creative manner. One thing about rap music, it is capable of delivering a lengthy message in a short period of time. As I listen to the moderately timed cuts, I notice that I am fed with an abundance of information, a reaction to the anger felt by so many former employees, a pondering of why the law didn't apply to Enron like it does for so many others, and a warning to people that this can happen anytime anywhere if we aren't vigilant. NRun narrates two cuts on the release giving listeners the full expression of fact, feeling, and threat of future carnage that underlies the entire project. I must say that our freedom of speech is an amazing right that we must all fight to protect. NRun speaks of revenge to its extreme, even using gunshot sounds on the record. While we find it amusing, satirical, and a wonderfully refreshing parody, there are places in the world that would criminalize such verbiage. God Bless America. Boston writer Juan Aboites observes: "For most, the worlds of corporate corruption and hardcore rap couldn't be farther apart. Not for NRun. ...Tonsall lambastes both the Justice Department and his ex-bosses: "Skilling, going to find you, rain sleet or snow. There's nowhere on earth that you can go. America, Nrun has a story to tell: how the judiciary system slowed down like a snail, gave corporate crooks time to escape." Tonsall also hopes that his record label will further bridge the gap between urban and corporate culture. "The entertainment industry," he said, "particularly rap music, brings out the entrepreneur spirit in Urban American Youth." The music is almost therapy for those who met ill fate after the fall of Enron. Get the disc today for only $10.99 and let the healing begin!
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"Corporate America" from Corporate America
"Vendetta" from Corporate America
"The Exit" from Corporate America
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