This female is a H.ot A.ssed Mess!!
I wonder what this here 'Ultimate Makeover' gon' be like. I wonder if Tina Knowles has an A&R deal with Jay-Z? If ny1 ever needed her, this one does.
Unfortunately, we can't afford to turn our attention away from the entertainment industry b/c of its use as a tool against us, however we can direct our enrgy towards disrupting the $$ that flows from this garbage.
This crap is "mental drugs" and one way that we can affect it is to seriously go after the advertisers who promote their products on urban radio and these video shows.
Urban radio DJs must be called to account. Nobody is entitled to a 'living' in such a way that it harms the mental health of our people.
Uhm, I would suggest that this is a "mental health" issue, and framed properly could be a potent rhteorical retort against this crap.
RIGHT NOW, ALL BETS ARE OFF, NOBODY GETS A FREE PASS. EITHER YOU ARE FOR HEALTHY, HEALING/HEALED AFRICAN LIFE OR YOU ARE NOT. YOU CANNOT SERVER TWO MASTERS, FOR YOU WILL HATE ONE AND LOVE THE OTHER.
This is a consumer issue, and C. Delores Tucker -may she rest in peace, was on point about this issue. Perhaps we should study her philosophy and methodology of responding to the entertainment-cloaked 'mentacide' of our people and youth.
Counter-measure: the range and frequencies for short-wave radio have been expanded, which means that un-licensed radio spectrum is available for grass-roots radio. Somma' us who participate on these boards know conscious rap and music inside/out. Why not start a radio station that plays and "breaks-down" these artists' philosophies and music and at the SAME TIME promote African businesses in your communities.
With the internet technologies that are free and available, the shows can be streamed over the net, and podcasted for download to MP3 players.
Our methods and outreach must adapt with our audience. If music is a viable platform to draw the ear of our audience, then we must embrace it.
A hot technique that could be used is to do a "mash-up" of songs- merging lyrics from one song or songs with the beat of other songs. Mixers have been doing this for ever. If its the beat that "gets 'em" -and with Africans, it usually is, then give it to 'em.
in this war for "hearts and minds" we have to use every tool available to fight the good fight.
Coordinating this effort in the 27 cities that Africans in America have a large presence could make this an effective tool.