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Nas:Taking The Bullet (An Op-ed)

Posted in Baltimore, black rights, Church and Religion, Comedy, Common Sense, country music, democrats, Dude, gangster movie, george bush, keanu reeves, Morals, movies, Music and Love, news, nominations, police, police brutality, politics, Prophet, Rap and Hip-Hop, sean bell, Skateboarding, street kings, the game, Tupac Shakur, Uncategorized, Violence, voting, west coast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2008 by everythingimnot

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Is Nas a leader of a rebellion or is he the soothsayer, helping the rest of the world see what he has seen since he started rapping? The media may try to make him look like the gangster rapper who will rob your house and have his way with your wife and daughter despite what his music catalogue suggests of his character. Like Tupac over ten years ago when rap was under fire, Nas is stepping up to take whatever will come out of this and like Tupac he is now deemed as a dangerous gangster rapper even though the music points at consequences, hope, and inspiration.

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And you think rap is bad

Posted in Baltimore, black rights, Church and Religion, Comedy, Common Sense, country music, democrats, Dude, gangster movie, george bush, keanu reeves, Morals, movies, Music and Love, news, nominations, police, police brutality, politics, Prophet, Rap and Hip-Hop, street kings, the game, Tupac Shakur, Uncategorized, Violence, voting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2008 by everythingimnot

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 To talk more on my analytical research I am doing a post about other types of music that most has been deemed fit for radio play and socially acceptable. Rap uses the same words and phrases and the culture is frowned upon. I compiled a quick set of videos that are more offensive or just as offensive as people view commercial rap. If you don’t think these are more offensive you probably have a backwards perspective on life. I included the famous song “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks because it is the perfect example of how it is wrong for rappers to say bitch but a woman can run around talking about how she is a bitch just because she is singing about it when it is counter-productive to do so. Women have been having fits all year about the Imus situation and rappers saying bitch but when that song came out it was empowering to women and many claimed to be bitches themselves and said it was a term of empowerment against mysogyny in society. There is also songs that portray women negatively but according to the news women are forced into making themselves look bad in rap videos and they don’t ask to be in them and ask to wear next to nothing. This post isn’t just fixed on the topic of women but that is one of the main issues that was facing rap this year along with the use of the n-word and that the music was too vulgar which there are also songs that cover that. That was my brief description
I’ll let you get to viewing the videos,click the link below to see them.
Comment if you want.

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Analytical Research: Rap v. Society

Posted in black rights, Common Sense, Morals, movies, Music and Love, news, police, politics, Prophet, Rap and Hip-Hop, Tupac Shakur, Uncategorized, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2008 by everythingimnot

I am writing a paper about the recent events from the beginning of the Jena 6 up to the hanging of a noose around the neck of the statue of Tupac Shakur. This not only includes the incidents of racism but also the media’s sudden want to clean up rap music after Don Imus said “nappy-headed ho”, which led to a congressional hearing over the state of rap music. I talk about how when something bad happens in society it gets reflected upon the rap community as if the source of all problems comes from there. I am using Tupac as a recurring figure in my paper. Continue reading

The N-Word and The Voting Rights Act

Posted in black rights, democrats, george bush, Morals, Music and Love, news, nominations, politics, Prophet, Rap and Hip-Hop, voting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2008 by everythingimnot

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So I had read an article about Nas at the grammy’s and he mentioned something about how blacks wouldn’t be able to vote in the next twenty odd years so I did some research and found out that he was talking about the voting rights act of 1965. The wiki link talks about how George W. Bush extended the law another twenty-five years which I think is good but it just shows how hard it must be to pass that permanently no matter what party you are in. Nas’ next album is also titled (uncensored) the n-word. He showed up to the grammy’s wearing a shirt with the word across his chest and announced that his album will be dropping April 22nd so around then you will be seeing a ton of promotion cause if Nas is taking on something this big it is gonna be a classic album.

“nobody is gonna tell the truth unless they are angered”
-Nas
Here is the link to the audio
so you can hear more about it.
Again, I don’t think this has anything to do with George Bush cause I know people are gonna look at this and want to rant about Bush doing this and that but the guy who passed the law with the revisions to be able to stop blacks from voting, if necessary, was a democrat. If you think about it Bush can barely pass anything in congress so do you really think anybody, mainly the original party writers of that law, are gonna want to change it if Bush says so?

*Edit: Continue reading the post for the video from the Grammy’s
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