CONCERNING - BET. HIP-HOP VS. AMERICA Hip-Hop needs a good Metaphysician. No really. Someone who can reveal some of the understandings that Hip-Hop is void of, at least on the surface level. Rappers need a forum no different than this one. A place where they can first learn how to "think" and decide what subjects really concern the people. So far, BET has only helped to prove just how ignorant some Superstar Rappers truly are. But it is a form of ignorance so mainstream that even it's audience has lost the ability to recognize it. Blame it on cell phones, video games and microwaved foods - everything going on in today's media world is taking advantage of the fact that people generally have no idea what's going on, because they lack the mental stamina to think beyond the surface. But let's push the soap box to the side for a moment. By now every good Black thinker has prepared a sermon for or against Hip-Hop. But where are the solutions? Sure, we can pile some Black Ph.Ds in a room along with some of Rap music's finest and ask them to debate about the issues. Who among them is providing solutions? Who is really fixing anything? Who is bold enough to suggest that BET is part of the problem- on BET? The excuse that Hip-Hop is a mirror is a poor excuse. Hip-Hop is not an artform, it is a warform. Big difference between the two. Artists are responsible for expressing a level of genius that appears almost unreachable to others based upon their degree of skill and practice. Humans evolve because of Artists. So for any so-called Artist to sit comfortably within the wealth of their deeds and say to the people you are responsible for yourself alone, is a farce, designed by the White cooperations that own the Artist in the first place. The Rap star is actually still a slave just like everyone else, only he or she is allowed to behave as if they are not. By no means are Artists perfect. But in fact Artists are required to express their strengths as well as weaknesses in order to defame the illusion of their superiority over normal people. So for example 50 Cent will say, "why not go after the big cooperations instead of the little guy, the Rap Artist?" Telling on himself to an audience who is usually to dumb and distracted to listen. Big Cooperations OWN Rap Artists, and in most cases their videos are displaying what is being done to the Artist on a business level. They are the ones shaking their behinds for the head CEOS saying "please please give me a chance." They are the Prostitutes instead of the Pimps. They are the ones getting credit cards swiped down through their backsides, because they are the ATMs for White Racists Companies that milk them for power. You see, what's why I said Hip-Hop needs a good Metaphysican. On another level, we give these individuals too much power as if anything they do could possibility be any higher that the actions of the drug dealers and Pimps in our own hoods. Why do we think having millions of dollars makes one somehow super to others? What makes us super is what is in our minds not our wallets. Like Black athletes we are only looking at slaves with money. But have any of them done anything to evolve their MINDs beyond the realm of the average drug dealer or Pimp in the hood? No. In fact their entire lifestyle is modeled after the lifestyle of these characters. Now, if I see a Man walking around with wings on his back, I will not assume he can fly until I see him actually flying. When and where has any Rapper soared above the Black realities that exist here in America? At no period. Not even Pac and Biggie had that type of flight. Obviously. Rappers parade around with wings on their backs, but they are as grounded to the realities of Black life as anyone else. It has nothing to do with money, but it has everything to do with brain development. All of this relates back to cesspool dynamics. Nothing that White racist social engineers don't already know. Maintain poor environments, maintain poor opportunities, create poor brain development. Not rocket science, however, for some of us it might be. We must consider that the ghettos of America are created and maintained that way intentionally. Poor schools are intentional. Broken families are intentional. The drug epidemic is intentional. Guns in the community is intentional. The ghettos of America is just one big fish pool that higher elites feed and control in order to keep themselves in power. So here some of you are, trying to change something that is that way by design. How can you take something out of power if you don't know where the power source for that system is? At any given moment the Police of New York city can run into any block on their "list" and extract enough wealth for them and their system to continue to survive. It is the same in Miami. It is the same in Chicago. It is the same in Atlanta. It is the same in Compton. In long Beach. In Houston. It is the same in any area where Blacks are multiplying and where White faces control their so-called democracy. These small systems control America entire. Hip-Hop was our answer to some of our problems. We needed a way to voice our hatred for oppression, unfairness and cruelty against us. We also needed a way to celebrate what little sanity we had. Poetry and music has never left the collective unconscious of African people. Hip-Hop is often incorrectly judged as something that suddenly sprang up from one region alone. But Hip-Hop had to be a collective effort. Our inner melody might take on different forms and mediums, but it is the same beat. As it is in Africa, the West Indies and South America. But in the case of Hip-Hop it's special spotlight comes from the language it uses which is predominantly English. While coded or slanged at times, it is understood enough by Whites who can use the medium to control the development of young black brains. It is clear that those in power operate from a position and level that the average Rapper will not be able to compute. They are selected for that purpose and quality about them. So to focus any amount of intellectual prowess on a Rapper who was selected because he/she is stupid in the first place might place us in the same category. Now that prowess should be focused on someone and something. We must begin to look at how American cesspools are created and maintained and what types of brain development take place there. We must realize that all brains whatever the skill level must find ways to survive, and if a cesspool is producing brains of a lesser density and awareness, what are the opportunities being provided so these brain levels can continue on? I know, it can sound like a horrible question to ask and answer to look for. But this is a reality. Whites, in most cases have already understood this. This is why Whites of lower brain density have jobs created for them. These are your cops, public officials and Soldiers. Not that you have to be dumb as a rock for these positions, not at all. What it means is that because certain types of brain levels exist, naturally we gravitate towards systems that best fit our skill level. Hip-Hop fits the skill levels for the brains our Black cesspools in America create at a majority. It has nothing to do with just listening or purchasing the music, but when we find ourselves contributing to it's culture we must begin to question if this is because this is the only level of so-called culture we can understand. A well developed and healthy brain is defined by healthy choices, not perfect choices, but healthy choices. For example, staying in a cesspool is not a healthy choice not matter how you slice it. So we must wonder to ourselves why we continue to perpetuate these realities ourselves. Everyone in the world knows a "Ghetto" is a breading ground for crime. So why does a Black nation earning $900 billion a year still have Ghettos? If these dynamics do not change, Hip-Hop or the brains that rise out of our cesspools will never change. Because of how our brains are developed we will take whatever opportunity available for us to survive. So the argument that listening to negative music doesn't inspire one to repeat the same negative acts in real life must be looked at in a different direction. Is the negative music an aid to that person's brain development? Or is it in fact simply a distraction away from ideas that might evolve them? Is it not also a way to sensitize the brain about situations around in the world? If I listen to details of a murder on CD, I can use that energy to inspire similar thoughts or actions due to my brain development. The energy we extract from media can be used to inspire us to create like actions, but always the same exact actions. How many young boys who think they are 50 Cent are running around using the energy of his music to create the situations that will define their destiny? They are losing out on the opportunities to evolve their brains pass the levels of those around them because their selected music is coded to align them with destruction. The solution is to focus on the developing brains of our youth. And to make sure they are inspired towards evolution and deprogramming. Hip-Hop's finest will not learn for anything until it is taught by a language they can understand. When the realities certain Rapper perpetuate in their music find their way to their doorstep and in the arenas with their own children, then and only then will they begin to take more responsibility for this so-called artform. What is amazing is that the same level of inventiveness and creativity that goes into a greeting card can go into a Rap song. And while the greeting card business is a billion dollar world wide empire, we have more Black children in line to be Rappers than Black writers and artists in line to create and control their own greeting card businesses. Both have the equal potential to inspire the emotions of millions. Hip-Hop in general must separate itself from the White Massas that control it. It must be total and complete separation.