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Reply to "The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop"

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If change is to happen the entire culture would have to change and no one seriously wants that to happen, because maybe someone would have to stop smoking blunts, or popping their booty in the air or glorifying guns or speaking sado machistically about harming Black women in particular during sex, or excusing ignorance....or displaying their cartoonish prowess....this wouldn't be, well, fun.



Virtue,

I would expect this observation from an obnoxious conservative white analyst or critic that was paid to demoralize the black youth. But coming from my own, it's pretty saddening. I don't know. Maybe you didn't grow up where their was a liquor store on every other corner, and a church on the corners where the liquor store wasn't. The Hood. That's cool. But I have to disagree with your views on our culture. Read the topic {Black Identity and Unity}

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A bachelor's degree is not needed for direction and character. However, leadership with the qualities of insight, empathy, discipline and character is a necessity. This is what our generation lacks.


bs This positive movement that you guys implied was not authoritative or paternalistic. It's mommy and daddies job to instill discipline and character.

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... Yet, if we are talking revolution, are we not talking about political, economic, social, and cultural power. How do you see specifically hip-hop addressing these issues. How does hip-hop confront those institutions and structures that subjugate, dominate, exploit, and marginalize the oppressed?


David Banner's "Bush"
This song is very political. It's hard on the ears of our predecessors, but I understand his anger. He's coming from one of the poorest and least educated states. Nothing to "trickle" down to the blacks in Mississippi

The Game "Hate it or Love it"
Shows our economic status. It shows what we do to rebel against it. It also implies how we've exhausted all of our options socially and politically, to obtain our share (which is non-existent at the moment)

I chose these two artist particularly because they have the ears right now. Hip hop artist good or bad, always have social, economic, and political revolution on at least a few tracks on the album.
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