Esperanza Spalding – Black Gold (OFFICIAL)

Esperanza’s Radio Music Society on iTunes: Esperanza’s Radio Music Society on Amazon: Please use the SHARE button above to pass this song around – Thanks! From the beginning of her life to her current success as a creative musician, Esperanza Spalding has charted her own course. The young bassist/vocalist/composer was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011—not just in jazz, but in all genres of music. Her receipt of the 2011 GRAMMY® for Best New Artist was unprecedented—the first time a jazz musician had won the award— but Spalding continues to make the unprecedented the norm. Born in Portland, Oregon, Spalding grew up in a single-parent home and learned early lessons in the meaning of perseverance and moral character from the role model whom she holds in the highest regard to this day — her mother. But even with a rock-solid role model, school did not come easy to Spalding, although not for any lack of intellectual acumen. She was both blessed and cursed with a highly intuitive learning style that often put her at odds with the traditional education system. On top of that, she was shut in by a lengthy illness as a child, and as a result, was home-schooled for a significant portion of her elementary school years. However, the one pursuit that made sense to Spalding from a very early age was music. At age four, after watching classical cellist Yo Yo Ma perform on an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the roadmap was suddenly very clear. “That was
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25 thoughts on “Esperanza Spalding – Black Gold (OFFICIAL)”

  1. This is a beautiful song. Black people are so often put down, and this makes me proud to be a black woman. Go Esperanza!

  2. never seen a video with such long comments! Wow. Lol. Clearly this song evoked some insecurities in some people! Lol.

  3. Fabledlegend: “How do we do more about racism now?” ariesone3221:”We live in the past.” Have fun living there. When you actually grow the fuck up and realize your own racist sentiment then you may just get to the point where you can see that racism, not just against your own race, is wrong. So instead of defending it, DON’T DO IT.

  4. You’re lost and conceited, if you don’t have a problem with racism then you’re a piece of shit. I don’t care about a person’s skin color. Being black does not give anyone a license to be a racist piece of shit. I’m not a fake white liberal, so instead of misrepresenting my own viewpoint, why don’t you drop the racist shit and grow a bit, you know, evolve. No, you’re right, you can be a racist piece of shit if you want to. But moron, I can fucking criticize you for it.

  5. Not obsessed at all. I just have a problem with racist pieces of shit. I didn’t call anyone a nigger. If she wants to misrepresent and claim all whites as being racist, she is as pathetic as the kkk member calling her a nigger. It’s called context. She did when she claimed that all whites are acting together in oppressing blacks. That statement is RACIST, if you’re defending it, you’re defending a RACIST. You’re full of shit, you’re defending a racist which makes sense because you’re a racist.

  6. You are obsessed with blacks, just like so many fake white liberals and racists and moral watchdogs, who know very well that you feel uncomfortable with any sort of black community solidarity. Look how easily ‘nigger” slips from your mouth? And yet she didn’t disparage or attack your race in any of her earlier comments. Rather than understanding the context of their viewpoints, you PROJECTED a false and highly inaccurate claim on her then attacked her moral character. You’re full of shit..

  7. You are not the moral compass for what people can say, think and feel. Every single time there is Black video, or discussion on black, white people (I’ll assume you’re white ) Come out their rat holes to make a slick comment or mediate what we can say. You fake white liberals love to preach that “we are the same, racism is wrong bullshit”, but in the grand scheme of things benefit off the privilege of the very system of racism cry out against.

  8. I’m not here for points. You’re ignorant in knowing what you speak of. Racism is more than just some “he said she said shit..” Again, your lack of understanding or pretending to not know what racism is exactly why your frame of thinking is straight up ignorant. You know nothing of her life and experiences of a black woman, nor mine as a black man. You don’t get a PASS because you like the song. Your simple action of calling her “racist dumb bitch” shows your lack of character.

  9. Before you comment like that, try to learn how to play (good) music. Then you will understand how talented she is.

  10. She is mixed race. Her father is African-American and her mother is of Welsh, Native American, and Hispanic descent. She is able to speak and sing in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  11. why is it that almost every video with natural black folks in it has to have some kind of racist discussion in the comments? its 2012. GET OVER IT. its a gorgeous song. leave it at that.

  12. The issue is not the race itself, but the perception human minds got of it. Let’s just enjoy a great song!

  13. She can be fine with racist against whites if she is fine with the kkk member knowing her as a nigger. She can be fine misrepresenting whites as being racists as long as she understand the irony of of herself being racist and looking down on the others for the same vice. I’m not racist, I do not care about a person’s skin color, it tells you nothing about their character. Her outlook on the other hand tells me so so much about her lack of character.

  14. Not obsessed with blacks sorry. Heard this song performed on the colbert report, shared it on my facebook as I thought it was very beautiful. Saw some racist pieces of shit posting on this, so being as I have a problem with individuals being racist, especially when ironically their own lives have been effected so much by it, that I think they should know better. Seems like you’re just pushing more racist shit too. You don’t get the point moron. Racism is wrong morally speaking.

  15. woah calm yourself your uneducation is showing, first of all google apartheid before commenting on it 2 it didnt end with the oppresive government bestowing upon a greatfull people human rights those guys were forced to give it up i should know this i live in SA 2nd there is a direct link between NAZIsm and apartheid and several apartheid presidents were quoted to affirm the link third the the blacks werent “given access to technology” it was brought for white minority and unwillingly given

  16. What kind of dumb, fuck, hillbilly redneck, whitewashed, pederast dumb fuck logic is that? What the fuck is wrong with you? What meth lab did you inhale your fumes from. Are you dizzy blood? If someone is racist ( I bet you don’t even know what it means do you?) which she’s not…How does it justify the mistreatment pattern or behavior she has observed. It’s the concept of “calling shit out”. And I’m calling YOU out for being a dumb ass idiot. Go play somewhere, fucking child.

  17. This is a white hispanic speaking…beautiful lyrics! Some day the world will not look at race anymore, and all the harm the white man has caused will be forgiven (hopefully never forgotten). Until that day comes, all I can say is that we are not all racist, and many of us believe in a change and actually fight for it. In the meantime, songs like this one will continue to inspire all the people that believe that a different world is possible. One love!

  18. I’ve been looking at your little dumb ignorant speil. You’ve got to be the worlds most unwanted wad of sperm that missed the wall but ended up splurging your mother. How in the fuck can she be racist, when the things she’s been enlightening your dumb ass has been documented, exposed and expunged by people that are not only black but WHITE historians as well. You whites are seriously obsessed with blacks and projecting your worst qualities onto people of color. You’re the dumb ass racist bitch.

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