Tuesday, January 20, 2009

‘This is my Obama,’ not ‘my Nigga’.”


I will be accused of being a skeptic.
Please instead label me as a person who has seen and heard it all before.

Worse yet when certain individuals who felt no need to live up to a given standard in the past receive some temporary EXTERNAL motivation to live up to a higher standard - pardon me - I am not handing over the keys to my hen house lest I get picked clean of my chickens.

How it is that the Hip Hop Movement that has for so long been working to REBUKE a certain standard is going to now do self-policing so that a given standard is matched?

The fault is not "Hip Hop's" to bear. The real fault resides with the Black community. We have for too long allowed multi-media operatives to both define and police this standard. It is so ironic how Black people understand the power of a media monopoly and yet some of us act so blind as to the "Vertically Integrated Monopoly" that exists within the Black community as to the messages and polices that are promoted. Those who control the content and pace of the narrative also control WHEN they will CHOSE to be in compliance.

At least these operatives agree as others have long said - the word "Nigger" / "Nigga" has no business being used in commercial speech.

I will give them one thing though - IF these Hip Hop Operatives can use the thought and behavior suppression techniques that IS NO DOUBT COMING from the entertainment community per the Barack Obama presidency to target their own offenders in this area - it would be one good use of such suppression.

Obama could have effect on hip-hop culture

Sad to say folks - the most effective means of prompting Black folks to do something IS NOT via an ORGANIC effort to raise the bar. Time and time again we have shown that the best way to go is to get Black folks riled up against White folks.

These hip hop artists should convert their songs laced with "Nigger" in the lyrics into Karaoke songs and then film White people singing along. This outrage will do more to promote the notion "it is time to change" than anything Barack Obama and the co-conspiring hip hop moguls can do.

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