When I first envisioned blogging about this topic, I was gonna take the ol’ Illuminati route by informing you all about how these secret societies manipulate these recording companies, forcing artists to produce negative or provocative songs that go on to be hit singles. I’ll refrain from that route due to the usual discrepancies over who does and doesn’t want to open their eyes to see a bigger picture. Then we have those who read too much into the whole Illuminati thing(Thank You YouTube); resulting to unintelligent & ignorant ideologies. Anyway, I want to inform all of the daily viewers that thanks to you guys we have easily surpassed 40k views in one year. I also want to personally thank each and every male or female who has visited our blog and contributed to every view we have accumulated in our first year. Now back to what we do best.
Hip Hop since the 70’s has influenced African-American culture to a point beyond return. What started off as nursery rhymes for the kids, has now turned into irate lyrics accompanied by obscene rap videos that includes some sort of female sexual exploitation no matter what the main topic is. Hip Hop to me falls hand in hand with the depriving of my African-American people as a civilization. The way we were robbed of land and forced to become enslaved within our homeland; is the same process we are going through in the music industry. Don’t believe the hype that sex sells in Hip Hop. Sex sells in the pornographic industry.
Unfortunately, too many of these current and upcoming artist are too ignorant to realize that if enough of them switched their style up and created a positive image for Hip Hop, it possibly would generate more revenue. I could have sworn the year Nas came out with “I Know I Can”, it was on the radio for at least a year and change. But no one likes to enlighten the kids of the next generation. Instead we’re more focused on teaching them how to waste our hard-earned money(Legally or Illegally) at the strip club before we decide to put food on the table for the month.
The reason things like this continue to occur comes from fear. Artists are scared to say they don’t want to put out a certain song as a single because when conflict between a label executive shows itself, they risk being dropped. But guess what, the labels need us! We are just too weak-minded to rebel. We’re so blinded by the money, clothes, and advances these labels throw at us in exchange for our souls in the long run. Let me give you all some examples:
T.I. said: “Wanna tell a nigga no with an ass so fat, now why you wanna go and do that?”
As a result: That album entitled “King” went platinum
Here’s another one
Lupe Fiasco released a track called “I’m Beaming” with these influential lyrics opposing that we open our minds
You see I hood a lot, and yeah I nerd some
Hood’s where the heart is, nerd’s where the words from
Don’t represent either, because I merged them
It‘s kids who wanna leave, and I encourage them
Go out and see the world, never return from
Yeah, you don’t come back, unless you learn some
And baby girl, what does it matter where your purse from?
Your hurr done, your nails did, your ass fat, but you’re dumb
Mix Melyssa Ford with Maya Angelou
Become a top model and Sojourner too
I try to follow this, what Muhammad do
It’s such a old soul inside the sonic youth
Swear I’m Ferrari’d up, and I’m conscious, too
I don’t prophesize: I promise you
KiD CuDi: released a track entitled “Day n Nite” which tended to drug addicts and pill poppers that feel as if getting high is the only way to free their minds.
As a result: Kid Cudi’s “Day n Nite” received more radio play for at least 6 months straight while I’m beaming didn’t manage to maintain a constant one month rotation.
I hope you readers understand the importance of these comparisons as they display how negative decisions from corporate heads turn out to benefit the industry rather than the listeners. Diddy promoted coconut ciroc, people in the hood eventually began to drink coco loso. What ever happened to being an inspiration to the place you’ve come from? A lot of these artists self proclaim they do just that but, when you’re throwing out a song for the strippers and drug dealers, just what the fuck are you doing for that man, woman, boy, or girl, that’s busting their asses working a 9-5 or a part-time job?
In the 70’s we had Kurtis Blow who rapped about the breaks. The breaks metaphorically describing hard times we as minorities endure in a ghetto community
In the 80’s we had Run Dmc who proved to the world that three black men from the ghetto were going to make their way into Hollywood without lyrics of sexual intention or profanity any way possible. They rocked their way from household parties to global venues.
In the 90’s we had the closest thing to a walking African-American messiah in Tupac Shakur. Though Pac became involved in numerous mishaps through his career, he shed a light on the secret society known as the illuminati, exposing their manipulative ways and how we as people can rise from the ghetto, rise from any obstacle that stood in our way. Pac was never a thug, the industry personified Pac as a thug related figure since he refused to be mistreated by White Americans and cops. Most people who remained anti Tupac Shakur, despised him due to his Black Panther roots.
Bottom line is that thugs don’t win awards, thugs don’t write and publish screenplays, and thugs don’t come out of jail admitting that they were scared for their lives but, by the grace of God, family, friends, and fans;Pac remained sane and didn’t commit suicide. Tupac Shakur was no thug. Tupac Shakur was a vigorous African-American of political cause.
And in this generation we have Lil Wayne. A self-proclaimed drug dealer, tattoo junkie, global baby maker, and the voice of every form of disrespect describable metaphorically. The guy went from kissing fellow rapper “Birdman” on the lips to serving a 12 month jail sentence for possession of marijuana and a firearm on a tour bus;yet our brothers and children want to grow up to be just like him, and our sisters and cousins want to date him.
This is The Decline Of African-American Intelligence Due To Hip Hop As A Music And As A Culture
Black History Month has officially begun