Black People : We Talking About- "Consciousness Raising" Muzak..

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  1. Metaverse

    Metaverse Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Let's talk about consciousness raising muzac!
    YOUR PARTICIPATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.


    Question 1:
    If you had to give a list of at least 3 songs that have "defined" your consciousness or your conscious growth what songs would those be?

    Question 2:
    Is there at least 1 Song that could reform the way Black people "think and act" towards themselves, the world and each other, if we truly understood the meaning and energy behind the song as you do, what song would that be?

    Question 3:
    If you could write and produce a "consciousness raising" song, a song that would be streamed into every Black household in America for at least 1 day, what would would you write and produce and why?

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  2. Khasm13

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    again great thread brother...hmmm, let me see

    for question 1 i would have to say
    1)fight the power and the pete rock remix of 2)shut em down by p.e. with 3)hey young world by slick rick...











    for question number 2 i would have to say black is black by the jungle brothers....



    for question number 3 (this is a hard one)....i say this is hard because with creating music u always have to weigh the content of your message with how it will be received...nowadays people really don't want any science in their music....they don't want to learn anything constructive from their music...and this is most, not all...if i had the opportunity, i would lay down something along the lines of rass kass's nature of the threat for my kin folk and hope they got the picture...i would do the appropriate research and everything just to get a message of solidarity across...



    one love
    khasm
     
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    I would write about the power of a scream. How one can gather all the pains that conflict the mind, soul, and reality, then let it go in a scream. Energy moves and motivate us into actions. Letting go of certain energies can open up new foundations to self and universal understandings. From a scream and letting go, to rebuilding and starting new, is the message i would want to share.

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    i'ight peep da words it this joint

    My Peoples

    I won't cheapen it with words
    but tell me what U think

    Peace

     
  5. Metaverse

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    This one amazing compilation of music already. I'll have to come back for questions 2 and 3, I need time to think about them really really hard!

    For Question 1- I believe my conscious development and growth could be define along these lines.

    This is for all my Warchildren---we've all survived for a reason..
    you'll feel this one.


    A classic....


    I'm at the crossroad- with a key--


    And if you can take it-- I'll even drop a 4th-
     
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    Catching up on threads running 25mph ...

    It was the summer of 1977 that this album was released (me being a mere slip of a gurl ;)) and it crystallized a lot of what young Afrikans here in London were experiencing (extreme harrassment by the popo). EXODUS added internal fuel to the fire :)

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    Standing the test of time ... as true today as yesterday ....




    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery!!
    I would write a song that encourages people to FREE their minds of dogma, fear of the unknown and the TRUTH that lies within. Music is a reflection of one's culture. It reflects and shapes it to the 10th degree! This is something Afrikans have yet to exploit to its fullest potential .... (ma 2 pence)

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  7. hiphopolx

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    Sry Bro. Meta
    I'm messin the game up
    So Question 1 Would be the above video,

    the 2nd would be



    And lastly
    (I'm hoping 'Miss Lady' sees this. I think she'll appreciate this)

     
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    Question 2:
    Is there at least 1 Song that could reform the way Black people "think and act" towards themselves, the world and each other, if we truly understood the meaning and energy behind the song as you do, what song would that be?


    For me that song would be India Arie's "I am Ready for Love." My opinion is that this song is speaking about conscious development. "Love" being that state of higher consciousness or even self knowledge. This song is not just about being ready for a certain type of mate, but it's about understanding that state of being "ready"- you have to evolve to that point, it's not something that just happens. And that's what raising the consciousness is really all about point, getting people to that "ready" stage.

     
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    1. WOKE UP .. KRS
    I AM THERE .. KRS
    AH YEAH .. KRS

    ALTHOUGH CRIMINAL MINDED IS A MASTERPIECE I WAS ONLY ABOUT 11 WHEN IT CAME OUT... THESE THREE REALLY HELP'D ME UNDERSTAND MY ID (ENTITY) OR REALIZE THAT I AM A GODDESS

    2. WHATUKNOWABOUT .. KRS

    3. HANDS DOWN I WOULD WRITE ABOUT HIPHOP CULTURE .. AND IT'S PRINCIPLES OF PEACE, LOVE, UNITY AND HAVING FUN.


    Artist: KRS-One
    Album: Adventures in Emceein
    Song: Whachanoabout

    [KRS-One]
    We gonna take it to the back of your brain (tell 'em!)
    We put it on the side of a train (tell 'em!)
    We gonna make it so simple and plain
    Revolutionary people, yo this ain't a game! (tell 'em!)

    How many y'all really ready for change? (tell 'em!)
    Or do you really want to keep it the same? (tell 'em!)
    Edutainment - this the reason I came
    If you down for the struggle, yo remember these names

    Kwame Toure (Whachanoabout)
    Martin Luther King (Whachanoabout)
    Malcolm X (Whachanoabout)
    Medgar Evers (Whachanoabout)

    If you really want to change the game
    Take a little time and study these names

    Frederick Douglass (Whachanoabout)
    Booker T. Washington (Whachanoabout)

    If you want injustice to end
    Take a little time and study these men

    Marcus Garvey (Whachanoabout)
    Nat Turner (Whachanoabout)

    Let me tell you about the struggle my friend (tell 'em!)
    We want freedom, I'ma say it again (tell 'em!)
    We want freedom, not more money to spend (tell 'em!)
    You got to listen to this message I send, come on!

    Let me talk to you a little bit more
    Our ancestors, tell me, what you dissin' 'em for?
    Break the cylce of first I like, then I don't like
    You raise and praise me up to tear me down like Michael ???
    KRS loves his people
    I walk with my people, not above my people
    Teach my people, I try to reach my people
    With real truth, evidence and real proof

    Thurgood Marshall (Whachanoabout)
    W.E.B. DuBois (Whachanoabout)
    Carter G. Woodson (Whachanoabout)
    Nelson Mandela (Whachanoabout)

    If you really want to change the game
    Take a little time and study these names

    Elijah Muhammad (Whachanoabout)
    Noble Drew Ali (Whachanoabout)

    If you want injustice to end
    Take a little time, man, study these men

    Kwame Nkrumah (Whachanoabout)
    Sékou Touré (Whachanoabout)

    We gonna take it to the back of your brain (tell 'em!)
    We put it on the side of a train (tell 'em!)
    We gonna make it so simple and plain
    Revolutionary people, yo this ain't a game! (tell 'em!)

    How many y'all really ready for change? (tell 'em!)
    Or do you really want to keep it the same? (tell 'em!)
    Edutainment - this the reason I came
    If you down for the struggle, just remember these names
    Remember these names, remember these names, remember these names! Rock!

    "Africans in America burned down over 290 cities in the '60's
    to get 289 powerless mayors in the '80's"

    What you really want to debate me for?
    What you hate me for? What you take me for?
    Always sayin' "Amen" and "As-Salamu `Alaykum" for
    If I can't speak my mind, even if it may be raw
    New ideas is what they pay me for, but here's an old one
    The Feds(?) are gonna save us, sure
    Since '89 I be coming again, with peace, love, and unity
    Remember these men

    Kwame Toure (Whachanoabout)
    Martin Luther King (Whachanoabout)
    Malcolm X (Whachanoabout)
    Medgar Evers (Whachanoabout)
    Frederick Douglass (Whachanoabout)
    Booker T. Washington (Whachanoabout)
    Marcus Garvey (Whachanoabout)
    Nat Turner (Whachanoabout)

    If you really want to change the game
    Take a little time and study these names

    If you want injustice to end
    Take a little time and study these men
     
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    and last but not least

    u know i appreciate u my brother

    nuff respect
     
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