I believe Trump is meeting with people like Steve Harvey, Jim Brown, Kanye West and Martin Luther King Jr. III (Dr. King’s son) in a desperate attempt to prove to Black people that he’s going to do great things for the community.
Having used Hip Hop culture as a medium to empower youth for the last 15 years, I’ve seen first hand how mainstream rap impacts young impressionable minds.
Are certain unseen forces trying to start a race war? Have the racial incidents of the past few months simply been used to gauge public opinion?
Your arrogance is out of this world. What planet are you living on? What did Jesse Williams’ speech actually inspire you to do?
What made Muhammad Ali a true giant wasn’t his undeniable athletic prowess but his unwavering stance against white supremacy and the system that supports it; the very system Clinton and his cronies have always benefited from.
But for now, your youthful delusions give you just enough balls to believe that you can rewrite, remix, rearrange, reshape and redefine Hip Hop, a culture in which you have nothing invested, no matter how much you’ve “studied” it or how large your vinyl collection is.
I’ve spent the past few years tirelessly writing about the music industry’s deplorable portrayal of Black people. I’ve verbally attacked record companies, radio stations, TV networks, and executives who profit from Black death and dysfunction.
This isn’t an attack on Hip Hop. There are countless new MC’s, despite being lesser known then their commercial counterparts, who are creative, insightful and keep Hip Hop alive
In the late 70’s, the term “Black Music” was slowly being replaced with “Urban Music”. Going further, Black Music Departments at various labels across the nation were renamed Urban Music Departments. The industry, focusing on profit over culture, reasoned that this name-change would make Black music easier to market to mainstream audiences.
In typical fashion, mainstream media has brushed aside the human element and deeply troubling cause of the unrest, choosing to sensationalize looting and property damage instead.