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    View Poll Results: What conscious artist cleansed your third eye?

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    • X-Clan

      6 24.00%
    • Public Enemy

      11 44.00%
    • Paris

      4 16.00%
    • The Coup

      1 4.00%
    • KRS1

      9 36.00%
    • Sista Souljah

      3 12.00%
    • ISIS

      1 4.00%
    • The Last Poets

      7 28.00%
    • Fela Kuti

      3 12.00%
    • My Group or artist was....

      9 36.00%
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      I guess if you will take that point of view. No musician how inspired me, unless we'd inlcude Kwame Ture, Malcolm X, Sekou Ture, Kwame Nkrumah!


      Quote Originally Posted by Kefentse_Bandele
      Dont get me wrong because I appreciate Pac's art and his love for what he

      did. he said he was a thug and a gangsta and thats the image he portrayed

      to our youth..not a conscious M.C.. Pac's ignorant songs are overwhelming

      in numbers and content compared to his "conscious" songs. I would say Pac

      has convinced more bruthas to thug than he has to organize and identify.

      For every 1 so called conscious Pac song I could name at leats 3 counter-

      revolutionary songs. Now "Me Against The World" is a classic album and so is

      Killuminati. But thats all a matter of my opinion.

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      Allot Have Influenced Me But I Really Have To Say It Was Pac That Helped Me On Top Of Thangs, Classics Like 2Pacalypse Now,
      The Necessary Revolutionary Roughness That We Missed And Still Miss!

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      Quote Originally Posted by HBC


      Allot Have Influenced Me But I Really Have To Say It Was Pac That Helped Me On Top Of Thangs, Classics Like 2Pacalypse Now,
      The Necessary Revolutionary Roughness That We Missed And Still Miss!

      ~ Uhuru !
      not to take your phrase out of context but "The Necessary Revolutionary Roughness" is most definitely one of the most underappreciated parts of most gangsta rap, including Pac; they have sold themselves to the devil, so to speak, so they only have themselves to blame; i have not seen mainstream rap critics and writers clearly, persuasively, flesh-out what it is beyond the sex, violence, materialism of gangsta-rap that makes it so appealing, specifically to Afrikan men in America; there is obviously more to it than its celebration of money, materialism and sex, definitely for me personally: many "gangsta" "unconscious" rappers have nurtured my Rebellious, Revolutionary spirit through the years; i think it has to do somewhat with how individual people incorporate any artist's music, whether "Conscious" or "Unconscious," into their individual lives, psyches; personally, gangsta rappers has "inspired" me more than "conscious" rappers, to both stand-up for myself and stand-up for my people; its just not so black&white; gangsta rap has it Vices and virtues; "conscious" rap has its Virtues and vices. Uhuru!
      "The problem with modern conceptualizations is it leaves no room for other sources of knowledge...The Kemetic concept approaches the process of knowing from a more 'common sense' approach. Ultimately knowing is the result of a divine, universal, and intergenerational conversation among God the creator, the cosmos, nature and the creatures of the earth, especially human beings...the process of human creativity is an imitation or rather repitition of divine creativity."--Jacob Carruthers

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      Quote Originally Posted by kimani
      not to take your phrase out of context but "The Necessary Revolutionary Roughness" is most definitely one of the most underappreciated parts of most gangsta rap, including Pac; they have sold themselves to the devil, so to speak, so they only have themselves to blame; i have not seen mainstream rap critics and writers clearly, persuasively, flesh-out what it is beyond the sex, violence, materialism of gangsta-rap that makes it so appealing, specifically to Afrikan men in America; there is obviously more to it than its celebration of money, materialism and sex, definitely for me personally: many "gangsta" "unconscious" rappers have nurtured my Rebellious, Revolutionary spirit through the years; i think it has to do somewhat with how individual people incorporate any artist's music, whether "Conscious" or "Unconscious," into their individual lives, psyches; personally, gangsta rappers has "inspired" me more than "conscious" rappers, to both stand-up for myself and stand-up for my people; its just not so black&white; gangsta rap has it Vices and virtues; "conscious" rap has its Virtues and vices. Uhuru!
      Besides the fact that we dont control them, why do these "hip-hop" shows purposely exclude X-Clan from their rightful place among the hip-hop elite?

      Can y'all think of any other artist who might be gettin snubbed by these crakka ass controlled "hip-hop" shows from taking their place among the godfathers and mothers of this Afrikan art form?

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      flip side of Pac


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      Quote Originally Posted by Im The Truth
      I guess if you will take that point of view. No musician how inspired me, unless we'd inlcude Kwame Ture, Malcolm X, Sekou Ture, Kwame Nkrumah!
      Truth I know u heard "Souljahs Story" on 2pacalypse right? Is it me or does

      it seem likee he's talkin about a pair of bruthas who are our revolutionary

      ancestors who's last names happen to be Jackson? 1 was murdered up in

      Soledad Prison? The other in the courthouse shootout to free his bruthas?

      y'all know what im sayin...

      Uhuru

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      Marley, easy!

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      I have a lot of influences. First starting from back home, there are a number of Reggae artists that helped, in my ipinion, to remind me of my path.

      Black Uhuru
      Burning Spear
      The Congos
      Dennis Brown
      Tony Rebel
      Jimmy Cliff
      Peter Tosh
      Third World
      The Abyssinians
      Everton Blender
      Jimmy Cliff

      Too many to count really. Bob & the Wailers too and a host of Ska artists. I was very close to the music. Reggae started in Kingston 12 most notably in Trenchtown/ Arnet Gardens/ Jungle. I come from the Maxfield area of Kingston 13 right next to the border adjacent to the Zimbabwe section of Jungle. After Reggae, Dancehall began mainly in my area. Early Dancehall was a lot more conscious than it is today. Some of my influences were;

      Sugar Minott
      Pinchers
      Junior Reid
      Half Pint
      Tenor Saw
      Supercat
      Sister Nancy
      Garnett Silk
      Johnny Osbourne and many more.

      Can't forget Mutabaruka and a slew of current artists as well.

      When I came to America in 88' the music that made the greatest impression on me was Hip Hop and the artist that stuck out the most to me was Rakim. After his influence there is also KRS-ONE, Public Enemy, X-Clan. Some artists (Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall) are not completely devoted to our upliftment so there are times when momentarily (with a particular song) a certain artist/ group has caught my ear. I'm mixing them in this as well.

      Along with those mentioned so far there is also;

      Killah Priest
      Gza
      Nas
      Tragedy
      Dead Prez
      Ras Kass (most notably in The Nature of the Threat)
      Common
      Gangstarr
      Group Home
      Jeru the Damaja
      etc, etc, etc,

      Too many to count. I take what I can use from whatever source whether it's music, literature, leaders, speakers etc., and I leave the rest.

      Htp
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      awl fly chu im bak, ed drop a grung
      eye an brain mi nuh si weh dat tun
      wi bun dem wid tya dem find dem inna drum
      shoot dem a farrin, kill dem a Kingston
      any weh wi fyne dem, dem life aguh done

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      Michael Jack...Lol...seriously... P.E., Rakim, X-Clan, Poor Righteous Teachers and my mother had Richard Pryor and Gil Scott-Heron albums. So now I cuss, Fight and Teach all in the same breath...lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Majadi
      Michael Jack...Lol...seriously... P.E., Rakim, X-Clan, Poor Righteous Teachers and my mother had Richard Pryor and Gil Scott-Heron albums. So now I cuss, Fight and Teach all in the same breath...lol.

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      During this period of music, I was really young but these albums at the time, had a brotha like "whoa".
      Forward to ONE Unified Liberated Africa

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      Quote Originally Posted by Moorish Rebel








      During this period of music, I was really young but these albums at the time, had a brotha like "whoa".
      MAN OH MAN...I forgot about that Neva Again by Kam...you dusted off the webs on that one...now i gotta dust off my KAM cd.

      Hey i got Queen Mother Rage and Professor X (2) cd's if y'all interested!!

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      Pac...

      '...Trapped inside a paradox on my block, tho gunshots is promised to me when will I stop...'.

      I grew up listening to N.W.A and the 'old school gangsta rappers' but when I first heard Pac it was the song 'Brenda's Got A Baby' and I was growing up and heard about a girl that was about 14 and was pregnant in our neighborhood (which wasnt a normal thing back then). So I kept listening to him and all the 'gangsta shit' he talked. But I listened to him differently than my peeps (I could tell cuz they mostly only liked the radio songs, which wasnt his best in my opinion), he had alot of real shit from the street point of view, I learned alot of things from listening to him that I would've never thought of in the environment I was in.

      He quickly became the hardest (excuse my english) 'Nigga' in the world. But his angle if anybody listened was more of a 'I wish I didnt have to do this shit' attitude.

      When he died it was like DAMN even the gangsta's get caught up. All the money he made all the things he did and all the lives he touched; all that shit ended at the age of 25. He was tryin to tell us that what we was doin aint right. I cant say he would've been a good role model to the 'ignorant' but I listen when I hear. He seemed to plan his life and die a MARTYR.

      ... I wish he was still alive...he changed my life and I aint even met him.

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      [/QUOTE]

      Hey i got Queen Mother Rage and Professor X (2) cd's if y'all interested!![/QUOTE]


      K.B. I'm wit you, hook da God up with these Cd's. I'll be on that "...back down memory lane.", Minnie Riperton ish with those CD's.

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      Kenfentse!


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      Quote Originally Posted by Kefentse_Bandele
      I almost 4got about Lalikm Shabazz


      Yall remember him..u might be too young though!!

      Uhuru

      Beloved you are gonna make a 36 year old warrior cry...I thought I was the only one running around talkin' about this cat. Now here you go...I think I can move on with the rest of my life now. Lakim Shabazz was soooo ill!

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      Hmmmm...

      Public Enemy

      Tupac Shakur

      Common

      Talib Kweli

      Gil Scott-Heron

      Mos Def

      Erykah Badu

      dead prez

      Bob Marley

      etc.
      Pyrrhic Victory (New songs are up!): http://www.reverbnation.com/pyrrhicvictory

      Some people take themselves WAY TOO SERIOUSLY, when in actuality, no one else is really taking them as seriously as they think.

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