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Throwback Thursday: Living For The City–Stevie Wonder

Hey! This week we’re looking at Stevie Wonder’s Living For The City. I am an absolute fan of Stevie’s and after watching Beyoncé do a cover of this song I felt it appropriate to feature him. The song was released in 1973 and reached #8 on the Billboard Pop charts and #1 on the R&B chart. What I particularly like about the song is the social issues that Stevie comments on. He starts the song of addressing poverty in the rural areas of America (Mississippi), which is a matter very close to him. He goes on to address racism as well as drugs.

Without further ado, here is “Living For The City”. Enjoy!

 Living For The City

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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