Can I be real?
Kanye West, Common, Nas....what's up with these bruthaz.
I don't hate them but they are just weak in my opinon.
But not only are they weak, but they're schizoprenic in thier message.
They talk about Black empowerment and uplifting sistaz on one track, then turn right around and brag about nigggaz dealing dope, snatching gold chains, and calling our women biitches and hoez on the next track.
How did they get to be the standard-bearers for concious hiphop?
I know we can produce better more talented CONCIOUS artists than what they're pushing at us on the radio and in these magazines.
Must we settle for these.
Now I give Kanye some credit for breaking from script to call George Bush a racist, but damn did yall see the way he shaking and stuttering when he said that?
Again, I'm not trying to hate on these bruthaz because they do have SOME talent but I know we can do much better.
Public Enemy, KRS One, Paris, Kam...these were CONCIOUS RAPPERS.
And I can't forget sistaz like Queen Latifa and Lauryn Hill with ridiculous talent.
Even Professor Griff.
I still bump Public Enemy and Kam in the ride, I don't even listen to the radio anymore.
Not only did they have on point messages that didn't contradict themselves, but they actually had talent and flow.
You could bump it anywhere and bruthaz would bob their heads to the beat.
I'm sorry but we aren't gonna attract a mass audience to Black conciousness using weak mixed-message rappers like these.