The WHITE supremacist systemic structure that is America is what causes the bulk of our oppression.
Before Hip Hop became such big business dominated by corporate media, artists were aware and connected to what went on around them. But more importantly, they responded.
Today, rap music is filled with messages that tell its consumers what to buy and how much one must spend in order to be cool, hip, accepted, successful, and one of the new popular go-to words, “relevant.” When Jay-Z proclaimed the only way to look cool and get women in a club was to “pop” bottles of $200 bottles of Cristal, people followed suit.
Ladies and Gentlemen. I greet you here at the offices of Interscope Records, in the year of Iggy Azalea, 2014. First, I shall thank you, for releasing and promoting rap music that affects so many people.
Reportedly, Google has hired so few Black people that, approximately, they make up a mere 2% of Google’s workforce and this includes only 1% of tech employees, only 1.5% of which are in leadership positions.
For a very long time, individuals have gone to church for guidance, spiritual healing, community and wisdom. But what kind of guidance and wisdom is offered in the church these days? In many cases, church leaders are guiding their congregation into brokeness and low self-esteem.
I can be a hipster or pretend to be from the suburbs or something – it’s all up to you. I’m flexible. I have a college degree, so I’m teachable. But if that doesn’t fit into my image, no worries. I can be like 2Chainz and have thug appeal.