Black People : We need everyone to make change happen

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  1. shaka64

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    "Judge them all you want but they were born and are willing to die to usher in a radical transformation. Train them properly, and your so-called "ganstas" become your revolutionaries"


    Man old schoolers denounce what the youth of today are doing. They talk about what rap has become and want nothing to do with the youth. Yt created this environment and we all have fallen into it. I remember when you couldn't say bi*$# in a song and get air play. I also remember when you couldn't have half naked women in videos if you wanted air play. I also remember how we were coming together and changing our negative attitude because of informative rap music. YT put an end to that by not promoting anything positive and started endorsing gangsta rap and soft pornographic rap videos. This was where the money was so we flocked to it. Delivering stories about our wretchedness was deemed as keeping it real and we loved it we could relate to it. This started in the eighties. Fast forward to now. What If these kids could not curse and have bullsh*&% lyrics. They would probably be some of the most prolific poets of all time. They are very intelligent, fierce, stubborn and relentless for what they believe in. We need them in this revolution in our march to freedom. What are your thoughts and how do we begin this transformation of our youth? Power to the people!!
     
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    i am not sure that is even possible......
     
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    I'm guilty!!!

    I agree with your points. But i also have to point out that there have been music in the past that made us think, called us to arms etc, without the language. There are plenty of music that I would like for the young ones in my family to listen to, nut I nor their parents like the over the top foul language. I thin we have to make a distinction between good, and informative rap, vs garbage. Also, as you said, YT is pushing a certain image.

    Case and point. When this song came out up here, these white folk couldn't get enough of it. They even had Afroman on, praising him for such a "wonderful" song. Now when they would play this song, they always faded is out on the part where is was saying what the consequences of getting high did to him. They obviously didn't want folks to hear that. I didn't care if Yt didn't here it, but we didn't here it either.



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    shaka64

    This bruh speaks to your points



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    Real Talk!!!
     
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    I agree with you in that I don't let my grand kids listen to the foul mouth rap music of today. When I hang out with my children any of the 8 (my youngest is 19 my oldest is 33 )I am exposed to every type of music out. I find that a lot of the music that has cursing in it still has a positive message, I can relate,I curse a lot in my every day dialect. Make no mistake even the garbage rappers can change. Remember early Malcolm/dirty red and who he became.
     
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    On point bruh...

    In the past, and now, I let my kids listen to rap that has a message. The lyrics are at a point that i can tolerate because I want them to be enlightened.

    This one I played for my kids,nephew, and nieces. I did it because a few of their friends life ended by one or two of these ways. My nephew had a friend that was found shot in the head five times. He was into something my nephew said but didn't know exactly what.



    So when it comes down to it, I rather they hear some cussin, then to be blind sided by life. You made a good point, we have to find tools to reach them. With you and I it was Marvin, Temp, etc.. But they ain't bumpin those songs anymore.

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    Yeah, when I was reading your post, this bruth's poem was the first thing that popped into my head because they both are real talk.

    Peace!
     
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