Rapper and YouTube interviewer, jasirix, gives this brief biographical capsule of Invincible:
Invincible is as well known for her community activism on a host of issues, from gentrification to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as for ripping the MIC. Dubbed by XXL Magazine as every A&Rs worst nightmare for rejecting major label deals and general industry politrix, Invincible started her own record label, EMERGENCE, self-releasing her long-awaited full length LP, ShapeShifters, June, 2008.
Invincible is also a member of the all-female group, ANOMOLIES, which seeks to erase misogynistic narratives in Hip-Hop by reflecting, musically and beyond, true womanhood.
Here's jasirix, interviewing Invincible about the inevitable comparisons between her work and that of eminem:
The Mideast political and sometimes cultural blog, KABOBfest, describes the new extended version of People, Not Places:
This docu-music-video is based on the song of the same name by Invincible featuring Abeer and Suhell Nafar (DAM). Invincible plays two characters in the video: a Birthright Israel tour recruiter, styled as a used car salesman; and herself, subverting the recruiter’s mission by exposing the buried Palestinian significance of each location in the tour.
Invincible exposes the process of historic and continued colonization of Palestine as being even deeper than land seizure and ethnic cleansing, but one that attempts to erase the indigenous language, culture, and memory of Palestinians.
Intertwined with the music video are interviews that expose how Zionist claims to a Jewish “birthright” to Palestine have come at the expense of the Palestinian Right of Return to their indigenous land. These interviews show how the Right of Return of Palestinians is interconnected with the resistance of occupied and displaced refugee communities globally, from Turtle Island to Puerto Rico and beyond.
The progress of high quality art such as this production, is of interest to me, as I've created art about the oppression of Palestinians, and am working on two other compositions right now, one on the oppressions and progroms of the Taliban, and one on how Americans simply cannot understand how awful our continuing abetting of torture truly is.
Here's the extended version of People, Not Places:
And here's a short documentary from a June presentation in Seattle, by Invincible and other social awareness hip-hop artists:
hat tip - Adam Horowitz