have you ever had a moment in your life where you felt.....uninspired?
Nothing is wrong.....your blessed....but oh ~ nothing is RIGHT?
Anyone that knows me personally knows I love Hip Hop...
by our ...I mean who ever loves it truly ...like a friend
is being bastardized. She is being pimped out.....workin the chitlin circuit after years of sell our tours all over the world. Have you seen the numbers for album sales?
Rusell Simmons made a comment ...something like..."Hip Hop is reflective of our society....if you want to fix Hip Hop....you have to fix society
well.....while I thought that was a lame thing to say
...particularly when you are making millions off of it....also because you were on Oprah.....
I can understand what he was saying. ....when you look at Hip Hop.... the state of it...either mainstream (celebs, MTV, XM radio programs) or Local (Big Ups BMORE!).....its very reflective of our disfunction as a society. NO one knows what is going on in the world. See SICKO Michael Moore demonstrates how Americans are some of the most passive ppl in the world. Hip Hop music used to contained elements of social consciousness...and you couldn't get on...unless you had a different perspective. Now almost EVERYONE is a carbon copy of someone else. Even when they think no one at a show knows they are bitin....I know.
If I were a rapper....I would be all over the fact that.....
We are at WAR
right now....no one is talking about that!Stop Snitching
...everyone wants to come down on guys in the street .....and the president gets his boy off for lying to cover his and presidents' (yes GB and Chaney are co-presidents) a55es
In Africa....black ppl are starving and being massacred in large numbers everyday. The natural resources are being drained. We talk about our oppression....could we
(AA) endure that?
There are prolly more AA men in the 18-24
age range in prison than walking the streets in my city right now. Some body is making money off of this fact.
People are killing each other left and right in my city....none of these rappers is talking about that. That is wack! what else is there to talk about. You a55
going to be singing the blues when they enforce marshall law if this crime rate keeps going at the pace its on. NO
is talking about that!
We have a Mayor and city counsel who appear imcompetant (not saying they are).....no one is talking about that.
There is waaaaa
y more stuff going on in the world than half the crap out here on the radio....on these cheap ass bootlegged CDs...any thing else produced after ....a long time.DO
you not see that this music is designed to make you a drone. I know we make it, but....the whole lifestyle that is being publicized is defeatist.
It is pushing slavery.......on so many levels.
Consumerism is going to sink this country....and I see how this music (tho it has made lots of young entrepeneurs very wealth).....is damaging. The minds of the youth already have so much information to process....we must become waaaay more responsible.
Its so crazy to even say this...because I love rap. I do so very much. I listen to it....I go out to shows....but this new stuff....man....its really terrible.
I watched 6 little girls dance around in a circle the other day singing the words to NEYO's buy you a drink song.....the were especially loud and enthusiactic during the part of the song...that goes "we in the bed like uh uh uh!"
SAD! not one was over 10.
And dont get me started on the N-Word
The radio companies do not care. DO you care? I care so very much.
And some point...it has to mean more than money again....
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