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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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"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!!

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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