Black Poetry : HIPHOP DECLARATION OF PEACE

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  1. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    HIPHOP IS THE STUDY OF SELF TRANSFORMATION AND THE PURSUIT OF SELF EXPRESSION...

    THE HIPHOP DECLARATION OF PEACE HAS EIGHTEEN PRINCIPLES WHICH I LIVE BY AND IMPROVE ON DAILY.....

    THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:



    principle one is the nine current
    manifestations on how hiphop is being done

    on what arfrika bambatta laid out
    as love peace unity and having fun

    principle two is nothing new
    it is respect for life
    but how can we stop the violence
    if we're still living by the knife

    priciple three is show responsibility
    with regard to laws and committments
    in society

    principle four is acknowldedgment
    we realize our influence on the youth
    like pac and biggie was lyrical genocide
    the children need to know the truth

    five is self validation
    don't tell me who i am
    i define myself thru hiphop
    and i'm sticking to the plan

    six we preserve ourselves
    that's why i don't do rap
    i'd rather live hiphop and by example
    show others' how to act

    seven hiphops not for sale
    it's a conciousness that needs to grow
    if u sell hiphop u sell ur soul
    that means ur ignorant and u just don't know

    eight no exploitation
    that means don't burn ur bridges
    and let the mainstream pimp and ho u
    then send u back to rags from riches

    nine outlines celebration times
    and on may third
    mc's should be writing rhymes

    third week in may
    we honor elders ancestors and such

    the whole month of november
    we celebrate the history of us

    ten we build relationships
    based on love trust balance and respect
    if ur a giver or these things
    that's exactly what u'll get

    eleven we are multi cultural
    get in where u fit in
    we judge each other by character
    and not the color of ur skin

    twelve no hate
    love is what we do
    i gotta co sign with krs
    man i love hiphop too

    thirteen be diplomatic
    not automatic
    think before u act
    show u can control urself
    then step back or react

    fourteen heal divisions in society
    be collectively about humanity
    and stop this me me me

    fifteen respect nature
    take care of the earth
    respect the planet a gift from god
    dont milk it for what its worth

    sixteen respect ur elders
    honor what they do
    their the ones that laid the path
    for everybody's crew

    seventeen
    share and help out when u can
    charity one to the other
    man i'll help u cause we fam

    eighteen be free like me
    instead of being freed
    i am hip
    because
    i am the peace i'd like to c


    FULL FORM ABOVE WAS INSPIRED FROM THE TEMPLE OF HIPHOP

    This Hiphop Declaration of Peace guides Hiphop Kulture toward freedom from violence, and establishes advice and protection for the existence and development of the international Hiphop community. Through the principles of this Hiphop Declaration of Peace we, Hiphop Kulture, establish a foundation of Health, Love, Awareness, Wealth, peace and prosperity for ourselves, our children and their children's children, forever. For the clarification of Hiphop's meaning and purpose, or when the intention of Hiphop is questioned, or when disputes between parties arise concerning Hiphop; Hiphoppas shall have access to the advice of this document, The Hiphop Declaration of Peace, as guidance, advice and protection.




    First Principle

    Hiphop (Hip´Hop) is a term that describes our independent collective consciousness. Ever growing, it is commonly expressed through such elements as Breakin, Emceein, Graffiti Art, Deejayin, Beatboxin, Street Fashion, Street Language, Street Knowledge and Street Entrepreneurialism. Wherever and whenever these and future elements and expressions of Hiphop Kulture manifest; this Hiphop Declaration of Peace shall advise the use and interpretation of such elements, expressions and lifestyle.


    Second Principle

    Hiphop Kulture respects the dignity and sanctity of life without discrimination or prejudice. Hiphoppas shall thoroughly consider the protection and the development of life, over and before the individual decision to destroy or seek to alter its natural development.

    Third Principle

    Hiphop Kulture respects the Laws and agreements of its culture, its country, its institutions and whomever it does business with. Hiphop does not irresponsibly break Laws and commitments.

    Fourth Principle

    Hiphop is a term that describes our independent collective consciousness. As a conscious way of life, we acknowledge our influence on society, especially on children; and we shall forever keep the rights and welfare of both in mind. Hiphop Kulture encourages womanhood, manhood, sisterhood, brotherhood, childhood and family. We are conscious not to bring any intentional disrespect that jeopardizes the dignity and reputation of our children, elders and ancestors.

    Fifth Principle

    The ability to define, defend and educate ourselves is encouraged, developed, preserved, protected and promoted as a means toward peace and prosperity, and toward the protection and the development of our self-worth. Through knowledge of purpose and the development of our natural and learned skills, Hiphoppas are encouraged to always present their best work and ideas.

    Sixth Principle

    Hiphop Kulture honors no relationship, person, event, act or otherwise wherein the preservation and further development of Hiphop's culture, principles and elements are not considered or respected. Hiphop Kulture does not participate in activities that clearly destroy or alter its ability to productively and peacefully exist. Hiphoppas are encouraged to initiate and participate in fair trade and honesty in all negotiations and transactions.

    Seventh Principle

    The essence of Hiphop is beyond entertainment: The elements of Hiphop Kulture may be traded for money, honor, power, respect, food, shelter, information and other resources; however, Hiphop and its culture cannot be bought, nor is it for sale. It (Hiphop) cannot be transferred or exchanged by or to anyone for any compensation at any time or at any place. Hiphop is not a product. Hiphop is the priceless principle of our self-empowerment.

    Eighth Principle

    Companies, corporations, non and not-for-profit organizations, as well as individuals and groups that are clearly benefiting from the use, interpretation and/or exploitation of the term Hiphop, (i.e. Hip Hop, hip-hop,) and the expressions and terminologies of Hiphop, (i.e. Hip Hop, hip-hop,) are encouraged to commission and/or employ a full-time or part-time certified Hiphop Kultural Specialist to interpret and answer sensitive cultural questions regarding the principles and proper presentations of Hiphop’s elements and culture; relative to businesses, individuals, organizations, communities, cities, as well as other countries.

    Ninth Principle

    May 3rd is Rap Music Day. Hiphoppas are encouraged to dedicate their own time and talent to self-development and for service to their communities. Every third week in May is Hiphop Appreciation Week. During this time, Hiphoppas are encouraged to honor their ancestors, reflect upon their cultural contributions and appreciate the elements and principles of Hiphop Kulture. November is Hiphop History Month. During this time Hiphoppas are encouraged to participate in the creating, learning and honoring of Hiphop's history and historical cultural contributors.


    Tenth Principle

    Hiphoppas are encouraged to build meaningful and lasting relationships that rest upon Love, trust, equality and respect. Hiphoppas are encouraged not to cheat, abuse, or deceive their friends.

    Eleventh Principle

    The Hiphop community exists as an international culture of consciousness that provides all races, tribes, religions and styles of people a foundation for the communication of their best ideas and works. Hiphop Kulture is united as one multi-skilled, multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-racial people committed to the establishment and the development of peace.

    Twelfth Principle

    Hiphop Kulture does not intentionally or voluntarily participate in any form of hate, deceit, prejudice or theft at any time. At no time shall Hiphop Kulture engage in any violent war within itself. Those who intentionally violate the principles of this Declaration of Peace or intentionally reject its advice, forfeit by their own actions the protections set forth herein.

    Thirteenth Principle

    Hiphop Kulture rejects the immature impulse for unwarranted acts of violence and always seeks diplomatic, non-violent strategies in the settlement of all disputes. Hiphoppas are encouraged to consider forgiveness and understanding before any act of retaliation. War is reserved as a final solution when there is evidence that all other means of diplomatic negotiation have failed repeatedly.

    Fourteenth Principle

    Hiphoppas are encouraged to eliminate poverty, speak out against injustice and shape a more caring society and a more peaceful world. Hiphop Kulture supports a dialogue and action that heals divisions in society, addresses the legitimate concerns of humankind and advances the cause of peace.


    Fifteenth Principle

    Hiphoppas respect and learn from the ways of Nature, regardless of where we are on this planet. Hiphop Kulture holds sacred our duty to contribute to our own survival as independent, free-thinking beings in and throughout the Universe. This planet, commonly known as Earth is our nurturing parent and Hiphoppas are encouraged to respect Nature and all creations and inhabitants of Nature.


    Sixteenth Principle

    Hiphop's pioneers, legends, teachas, elders, and ancestors shall not be inaccurately quoted, misrepresented, or disrespected at anytime. No one should profess to be a Hiphop pioneer or legend unless they can prove with facts and/or witnesses their credibility and contributions to Hiphop Kulture.


    Seventeenth Principle

    Hiphoppas are encouraged to share resources. Hiphoppas should give as freely and as often as possible. It is the duty of every Hiphoppa to assist, whenever possible, in the relief of human suffering and in the correction of injustice. Hiphop is shown the highest respect when Hiphoppas respect each other. Hiphop Kulture is preserved, nurtured and developed when Hiphoppas preserve, nurture and develop one another.



    Eighteenth Principle


    Hiphop Kulture maintains a healthy, caring and wealthy, central Hiphop guild – fully aware and invested with the power to promote, teach, interpret, modify and defend the principles of this Hiphop Declaration of Peace.
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Hiphop body rock and we don't stop this was hot as it's lock in da dome
    like a new song as da mind rome da 18 strong bring it on sis....tyte joint
     
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    I love these living principles and how you presented them!

    They should be mantras for all.

    "Rock rock to the Planet Rock, don't stop!" :em0100:






    (Do you hold to the message of the Zulu Nation?)
     
  4. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Hotep:

    thank you Brother Rich..

    Indeed Sister CherryBlossom

    I've been reciting this everyday.... and it is amazing how at peace I am becoming...

    with regard to the Zulu Nation...

    around 1974 75 ish a gang member named Lance went to Africa... he met with the Zulu's.. impressed their cheif and was made an honorary Zulu King..

    he was a member of a gang in new york....

    upon his return he changed his name to Afrika Bambaataa and called for a truce of all gangs.... established a peace...

    developed the concept and laid out the foundation of hiphop being about peace love unity and having fun...

    noted that it was becoming too commercialized....

    today he still spreads this messege to all gangs ..... all even

    So yes,

    I honor Afrika Bambaattaa and the Zulu Nation...

    and have been researching Shaka Zulu ... and the tribes of West Africa...

    much love honor and respect
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes sis i feel it and can tell peace within keep it afloat
     
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    You always teach in your pieces sistah
    I enjoyed this read :read: :)
    Props poetess
     
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    I'm so glad I saw this peice..!!
    I loved it..Hip Hop has changed my life- hip hop is my life.
    When people ask me what I do- I tell them I create- I innovate- and I
    may procristinate, but I am hip hop..And hip hop is what I do..
    They don't believe me for my looks- but it is what it is..
    Hip Hop nowadays is still very much alive- you just cant find the true
    presentation of hip hop on MTV or BET even for that matter..True and real hip hop went underground. The stuff you see on tv is the manifestation of
    the materialistic view presented and amplified in hip hop..
    commercial hip hop...a brand..thats all it is..It isnt true if you writing songs and doing it for money..which most of these cats do..I dont make hip hop music for momney..I listen to it and make it for myself..To grow and evolve as a person and to feel united in a community and culture which shares my beliefs..And to top it all off I do it because its fun..
    Everybody who its on the top of charts right now- like Solja Boy,Rick Ross,50 Cent etc shiould read this and get back to roots..The music doesnt have to change entirely but the content, perspective and materialistic influences there emcees and artists fill their music with needs to change..

    I cant believe what I see on the tube nowadays thats why I cut it off..
    Its these principles that I live by everyday which keeps me loving and living hop hop..Thanks for hitting the nail on the head..

    love

    Lurk Uno
     
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    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    thank you sister Triniti...

    much love honor and respect
     
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    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    Hotep Br. Lurk....

    I appreciate you very much...

    Have you sign'd the Hiphop Declaration of Peace?

    If not lemme know I will hook you up with the link...

    also,

    Hiphop Appreciation week is the 17th to the 24th of may...

    It's in Jersey.....

    there is a cook out.. an after party in NY... a sit around with some pioneers in the industry, and some opportunities to perform.......

    If you need that info.. lemme know I'll hook you up with some links to that as well.......

    Hiphop Lives!!!!

    One Love
     
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    bump

    these r my principles
     
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