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      “the Revolution Is In The Music, But What Kind Of Revolution”


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      I'm Still Learning So Can Some Teach Me If I'm Wrong, But To Me, The Most Glaring Contradiction Of Studio Gangsta/pranksta Rap Is, “how Can A Music Which Only Thirty Years Ago So Expressed The Probabilities, Possibilities And Potentiality Of Our People, Now Be So Globally Debased And Unconscious? The Perverting Of The Originial Purpose Of Hip-hop/ Rap, Into So Called Gangsta Rap Is Part And Parsal With A Whitploitation Corporate Work Ethic That Is Nourishing ( What Dr. Amos Wilson Subtitled His Ground Breaking Book) “black-on-black Violence; “black Self- Annilation In Service Of White Domination”. A Music That Was Originated To Teach , Inspire And Make Peace Among Poor Black And Brown Folk, With Influence Far Beyond Itself, Today (at Least As It Is Propagated In Establishment “black” And White Media) Is Diametrically Oppose To Its Purpose Of Origin. What Started Out As A Way And Means Of Positive Transformiation And Upliftment For People Living Black And Brown Ghettos/barreos; Has Now Been Co-opted By Coporate Pimps And Their Black Victim-perpatrators” To Aid And Abet Black Self Hatred. Too Much Rap Has Become 'a Poor Man's Music Which Keeps My People Psycho-educationally, Spiritually, Socio-politically And Culturally Bankrupt.
      Even So-call Conscious Rappers Won’t Leave The Safe Heaven Of Critiquing Racism;only One Of The Three Faces Of Black Oppression In Amerikkka—what Of Capitalist Economic Exploitation And Sexism.

      I Agree With Dr Errol A. Henderson, As He States In Black Nationalism And Rap Music, “we Do Not Condemn Hip-hop/ Rap, But We Challenge It To Rise To The Level Of The Best Of Its Potential”. By Drawing Lessons From The O.g. Master Poets, Lyricists And Rappers; Hip-hop Headz In The Rap Game Can Become Street Scholars & Knowledge Drop Squad Edutainers.

      When Brothers Like Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc And Afrika Bambaataa, Three Of The Pioneers Of Hip Hop And Rap From The Bronx, Kicked Off The Second Born In The U.s.a. Music Revolution (jazz Being The Other And Only Truly American Classical Music), I’m Sure They Didn’t Foresee The Possible Negative Offshots. Now We Know That Even A Revoultionary Phenomenon Can Be Contaminated By Individualism, Materialism, Jealousy, Envy, Self-hatred And Whitsploitation. They Knew Then That The Revolution Was In The Music, But Now I’m Sure They Also Realize That “joy And Pain Are Like Sunshine And Rain”----same Thing Make You Laugh Make You Cry. When Hip-hop First Emerged, It Was About Having Fun And Proving Yourself Using Clever Sentences - Rhythmically Put Together - Said Smoothly Over 12-inch Vinyl Records Spun On A Disc Jockey's Turntables. Most Critics Believed That Hip-hop Was Just Going To Be A Fad In Inner Cities. Little Did They Know That It Would Become A Worldwide Multibillion-dollar Enterprise; Once The Capatilist Vultures Got A Wiff Of Their Pray. Back In The Day Our Jazz Geniuses Were Exploited By The Music Mogals In The Same Way For The Same Reasons---monopoly Capitalist Greed. But They Still Produced Music That Inspired Our People…just Like Hip-hop ---back In The Day. I Came Up On Rap Back In The Day And Then It Had An Inspiring Affect On My Spirit That Was As Impactful As Be Bop Was For Our Foreparents In Struggle. In All My Struggles, Trials And Tribulations It Has Been The Music Of Inspirers That Has Contributed The Most To Sustaining And Developing Me Intellectually And Spiritually. Gil Scott Heron, The Last Poets And Bob Marely Taught Me Many Years Ago That Much Of The Evolution Of A Physical, Mental And/or Spititual Revolution Is In The Music. Recently Folk Like Pe, Bpd, X-clan, Poor Rightous Teachers, The Coup, Kam, Dead Prez, Paris, Nwa, Grand Pub, Cube, Sister Souljha, Sussess-n-effect, Arrested Development And Many More Have Come To Us In The Same Selfless, Prophetic Spirit As The Aforementioned Street Scholars / Edutainers” With Less Than Deserved Props Secondary To Our People Suffering From White Disease And Afraid To Fight Disease.
      Although They Are Still Black, Still Strong And “blowin Up Like The World Trade” As We Speak, This Time Their Revolutionary But Gangsta Flava Of Rap--- True To The Original Luv And Positive Probabilities, Possibilities And Potentialities Of The Hip Hop Movement And The Original Black Gangstas / Black Nationalist----- Is Going To Burn Deep In The Soul Of Our Choclolate Cities Like Wild Fire. This Is Because All Wit Eyes To See And Ears To Here Now Appriciate The Dead Ends And Psychological Incarceration That Is Inherent In Listening To And Investing In Middle Class Studio Gangsta Rappers And Real Street Thugs That Are Suffering From Niggerization And Self-hatred; As Is Documented By Their Own Lyrics. Let Us Not Forget It Was These Same So Called “black Factors” That Sold Our Ancestors To The White Man For A Drink---adding And Abetting The European Houlcast Of Afrikan Enslavement. The Same Types Of Pro-racist Negros And Niggers That “did Malcolm, Martin, Marcus And Elijah. The More Things Change The More Things Stay The Same. But, Of All The Disciplines Of Study History Is Best Qualified To Reward All Research--- Marcus Garvey Say “to Be Forewarned Is To Be Forearmed

      What We Are Really Dealing With Here, When All Is Said And Done, Is Global White Supremacy Propagating Psychological And Cultural Incarciration. Shakles On The Arms, Waist And Legs Were Never As Enslaving As The “chains And Images Of Psychological Slavery”? Given The Condition We Find Ourselves In Today, A Clear Understanding Of And Appropriate Counter-actions To All Oppressive Yokes Is The Most Therapeutic Intervention Toward A Cure For Rap Illmatic Side.
      Firstly, We Must Be Crystyal Clear On A Well Documented Fact; The Faces Of Black Oppression Are The Fallout Of Our Being Co-opted By Various Appendages Of Global White Supremacy. Secondly, We Must Never Forget That The Ideology/business Of Global White Supremacy Is Essentially A Caldron Of Violence And Fraud. It Was Brought Into Existence And Is Maintained By Dint Force And Falsifications. Now That Afrikans In America Have Been Coerced Into Fearing Physical Death At The Hands Of The Oppressor And Have Submitted To Oppression, We Have Invariably Condemned Ourselves To Psycho-cultural, Socio-material And Historical Death. The Individualism, Materialism And Hedonistic Words And Deeds Of Too Many So Called Rap Artist; Depersonalized, Desocialized And Deracinated (“functionally Amelaninized Studio Prankstas”), Is The Latest Surrogate Of The Will And Intent Of Our Undeniable Enemy. This Is The Nexus For The Reason We Now Make Music That Glorifies Killing Another Black Man And Exploiting And Disrespecting Our Women. But Our Psycholoical And Social Death Only Hastens Our Physical Death When We Assimilate This Mindset. Actually, What Many Of Our Young Rappers Are Suffering From Is Full Blown Niggerization And The Western Acculturation Proccess. Back In The Day We Simply Said, They’ve Been Brainwashed. Malcolm Would Say “they Got White Disease”. They Have Done The Same Type Of Thing That Resulted In The Black Power Movement’s ‘post-60’ Erosion. Namely, Now They Make Music For A Dollar Irrespective Of The Fallout. Please Let Me Interject A This Juncture, Being A Street Scholar In Evolution, I Have No Reason To Hate Because I Am Clear On The Fact That Fifty Years Ago It Was Rare For A Blackman To Have Fifty Dollars In His Pocket. But Again, “joy And Pain Are Like Sunshine And Rain”----same Thing Make You Laugh Make You Cry. The Tricknology Of The Old Mighty Dollar Has Taked Us Off Course For Liberation This Time Like No Other Weapon Of Oppression Has Previously. On The Shoulders Of The Struggles And Strides Of The Sixties, The Hip-hop Generation’s Parents In The Seventies And Eighties Left Our Childern Home And Alone So They(the Parents) Could Run A Break-neck Speed To Get More Things. The More Things Change, The More Things Stay The Same. After Being De-afrikanized, De-humanized And Inferioritized, Afrikans In America That Accepted The White Man’s Declaration Of Inferiority Have Always Tried To “arrive” / Be Validated And Accepted By Massa By Getting All The Material Things Massa Got. But This Is Because Far Too Many Of Us Have Confused Our Historical Socio-material Inferiority With Psychocultural, Intellectual And Spiritual Substance. Again I Must Mention That This Discourse Is Not About Bustin Another Brother’s Hustle. But, There Are Too Many Fakers Out There Droppin Lyrics Based On Being High School Drop Outs, Pettey Dope Dealers And Thugs That Don’t Want To Work. They Are Too Lazy To Pick Up A Book And Get Some New Knowledge So They Can Have Something To Say That Would Be More In Keeping With Their God Given Talent. Rather, They Choice To Stay Locked Into The Reference Point Misorientation Characteristic Of The Psychopathologic And Pathophysiologic Manifestations Self-alienation And Self-hatered/ Full Blown Niggerization.

      All That Being Said, The Deepest Problem Is That Too Many Of Our People Are Comsumers And Supporters Of This Negative /self-hatred Music. They Have Gotten Their Priorities Twisted In This Era Materialism, Consummerism, Individualism And It’s Alright To Do Wrong And All Wrong To Do Right. A Lot Of These So Called Entertainment Artists, In Order To Gain Financial Favor With A Treacherous, Hypocritical And Outright Racist Corporate Music Industry, Fine It To Their Own Advantage To Sacrifice The Integrity Of Our Youth And The African Liberation Struggle For Money And Notoriety. Don’t Get Me Wrong, Like Pac Say “if A Nigga Don’t Hustle, Than A Nigga Don’t Eat” (never Ignorent Getting Goals Accomplish). But, Too Many Of Our “rap Artist” Would Rather Surrender, Crawl And Talk About Killin Another Black Man, Than Take A Stand And Use Their Talent And Creativity For The Good Of The Collective As Well As Themseleves. As Long As They Are Able To Go Along To Get Along The Industry Pretends To Ignore The Decay And Collapse Of Our Communities Brought About As A Direct Result Of Our Youth Chasing After A “gangsta Tale”; Only To End Up Dead, In Prison Or Livin A Dead End Life. And Don’t Tell Me When These Young Boys Are Sellin Dope And Smokin Weed And Carrying Pistols That The Music Dosn’t Facilitate Da Ride “cause , Been There, Done Dat”. But It’s All Good; Because I Believe The Day Is Coming When They Must Answer For Their Treason. When That Day Does Come, And It Will Be Here Soon, They Will Find Their Pleas Falling On Deaf Ears.

      "treason, How Be It Punished?"

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      Our Divine Melanin..takes music and changes it into food for our cells..White Boy ..cuz he sure aint a man...took this information..and said..aha..and created these studio gangstas...and we have ingested this toxic/self destructive poison..and therefore have become toxic and self destructive..Remember the saying.. you are what you eat...We eat on soo many levels..not just hand to mouth..
      Remember how we were before that gangsta bull shit came out? We were loving..peaceful..revolutionary..
      Ahoofe ntua ka, suban pa na hia- physical beauty does not count much, it is good character that counts.
      See a black man dead, from a white man's powder
      See a white man scared, from a black man's power~Timbaland

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      Very Well Put

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      People with melanin are living transistors and very dark skinned people are very sensitive to the various types of frequency or thought patterns that are in our environment
      Ahoofe ntua ka, suban pa na hia- physical beauty does not count much, it is good character that counts.
      See a black man dead, from a white man's powder
      See a white man scared, from a black man's power~Timbaland

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      Let's change the melanin frequency to positive vibrations by implementing A challenge to rap artist to support Community Development Models like the Original Black Panther Party Community Programs. Namely:

      1. Alameda County Volunteer Bureau Work Site
      2. Benefit Counseling
      3. Black Student Alliance
      4. Child Development Center
      5. Consumer Education Classes
      6. Community Facility Use
      7. Community Health Classes
      8. East Oakland Center for Independent Living Branch
      9. Community Pantry (Free Food Program)
      10. Drug/Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program
      11. Drama Classes
      12. Disabled Persons Services/Transportation and Attendant
      13. Drill Team
      14. Employment Referral Service
      15. Free Ambulance Program
      16. Free Breakfast for Children Programs
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      18. Free Clothing Program
      19. Free Commissary for Prisoners Program
      20. Free Dental Program
      21. Free Employment Program
      22. Free Food Program
      23. Free Film Series
      24. Free Furniture Program
      25. Free Health Clinics
      26. Free Housing Cooperative Program
      27. Food Cooperative Program
      28. Free Optometry Program
      29. Community Forum
      30. Free Pest Control Program
      31. Free Plumbing and Maintenance Program
      32. Free Shoe Program
      33. GED Classes
      34. Geriatric Health Center
      35. GYN Clinic
      36. Home SAFE Visits
      37. Intercommunal Youth Institute (becomes OCS by 1975)
      38. Junior and High School Tutorial Program
      39. Legal Aid and Education
      40. Legal Clinic/Workshops
      41. Laney Experimental College Extension Site
      42. Legal Referral Service(s)
      43. Liberation Schools
      44. Martial Arts Program
      45. Nutrition Classes
      46. Oakland Community Learning Center
      47. Outreach Preventative Care
      48. Program Development
      49. Pediatric Clinic
      50. Police patrols
      51. Seniors Against a Fearful Environment
      52. SAFE Club
      53. Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation
      54. Senior Switchboard
      55. The Black Panther Newspaper
      56. Teen Council
      57. Teen Program
      58. U.C. Berkeley Students Health Program
      59. V.D. Preventative Screening & Counseling
      60. Visiting Nurses Program
      61. WIC (Women Infants, and Children) Program
      62. Youth Diversion and Probation Site
      63. Youth Training and Development

      think gansta rappers would be down wit these types of activities

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      The music is dissolving instead of evolving
      Use tru lite 2 c rite thru
      all the things them devils do


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      Quote Originally Posted by Doc
      think gansta rappers would be down wit these types of activities
      Do a search for T.I. and his philanthropy. He's ALWAYS helping out his old hood.

      I think it's wrong to assume that because these so-called "gangsta rappers" don't publicize their actions in their community that they are not doing anything in their 'hood.

      P.E.A.C.E.
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      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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