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      Nas and Pharrell Speak About Why Rappers Don't Visit Africa Often


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      They were on point with many of their comments, mainly like Nas said

      "WE DON'T KNOW EACH OTHER AND WE DON'T TALK TO EACH OTHER WHICH REALLY NEEDS TO CHANGE."
      "We may be investigated, incarcerated or murdered for the things we dare to write...
      But we are young and Black, fearless and free...
      Every poem, every incandescent word is a personal revolution"
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      i agree that there were a number of points made. I like the fact that mentioned that the problems are created by both sides. I don't think hip hop is the answer though. I think that modern day hip hop has helped caused a number of issues in Africa and has impacted African Culture in some negative ways.

      I liked Pharrell's comments about China also. I think it was wrong of him to say Africa has to some them better images of themselves, when I think that problem is projected by our country.

      My father, wife, many aunts, and uncles, immigrated here from Ghana. Our relationships haven't always been easy. I've been able to see both sides of the situation. Although I feel like those of us who are born here add a lot of flame to the fire, I do know some of those degrading terms that we may be referred as once we visit Ghana or Nigeria. I do have friends who were called slave boy as they walked around in Ghana.

      It's a bad situation all around that both sides have to deal with, but I am certain that hiphop isn't the answer.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blackmind View Post
      i agree that there were a number of points made. I like the fact that mentioned that the problems are created by both sides. I don't think hip hop is the answer though. I think that modern day hip hop has helped caused a number of issues in Africa and has impacted African Culture in some negative ways.

      I liked Pharrell's comments about China also. I think it was wrong of him to say Africa has to some them better images of themselves, when I think that problem is projected by our country.

      My father, wife, many aunts, and uncles, immigrated here from Ghana. Our relationships haven't always been easy. I've been able to see both sides of the situation. Although I feel like those of us who are born here add a lot of flame to the fire, I do know some of those degrading terms that we may be referred as once we visit Ghana or Nigeria. I do have friends who were called slave boy as they walked around in Ghana.

      It's a bad situation all around that both sides have to deal with, but I am certain that hiphop isn't the answer.
      interesting @ slaveboy. thats kind of

      what do some of us do that add alot of flame to the fire than Africa?

      I can't seem to know where the flame is given but these religions of men who claim truth and worship this kind of duty work solo everyday, than can I understand the Plymouth Rock landing on us. the white man is adding to this kind of work.

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      Mainstream US rappers don't go to Afrika because most of them don't consider her as their original home, they just don't care about her... & because above all they don't get the big bucks as they do in Europe, in Amerikkka or even Asia, their priority is money as simple as that..!
      And Afrikan youth's priority is no rappers' performances with or without their ice chains & high beams on (how ironic), but housing, education, healthcare, infrastructure, employment etc.

      As long as rappers don't take a stance for all these issues our people are facing daily, their coming to the motherland is useless...!!

      And no matter what game they play
      We got something they could never take away
      And it's the fire (fire), it's the fire (fire)
      That's burning down everything
      Feel that fire (fire), the fire (fire)
      No water could put out this fire (fire)



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      Brother Sourakhata, I would think the issues would be important over here. But I guess thats me cause I have no part of africa. I admitted it would be nice tho, for the first time it could be a good experience. In the video, Nas did speak on the issues over in Africa. but I do wonder if he would continue on what he is doing...So far FOX news protest and now this...

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