Hip-hop holds African-Americans back, author says

May 12, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Inside Bay Area

A group of teenagers armed with little more than an attitude and some turntables created a rebellion 30 years ago in the Bronx.

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Anything that is hijacked can become devastating to a group of people. Look at religion, people get murder in the name of religion everyday, its not the religion thats bad, it is the people that hijacked it. With rap it's the same way, rap is not bad, it is simply a form of music. It is the fact the it hip hop artist are the most exposed blacks, and most mainstream artist are not or do not carry themselves the way many of us would like. So the perception differs from the reality drastically, but then over time the perception becomes the reality.
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Very Good Point Bowser, and BTW Roofis is hilarious!! callin me Jamaal, a "cultural black name" lmfaoo reminds me of the token white guy on a black sitcom hahahah, i do have a job Mr Roofis, such a foolish man you are, a good one at that,now why dont you go ahead and thrill me by saying something remotely intelligent? Because you are really showing how ignorant you are ,this is hilarious, i love talking to these racists idiots, you all are such good entertainment for me, WHITE POWER!!!!!!!!!!lol, hilarious....now go ahead, please enlighten me with some more ignorant rhetoric Mr Billy Bob lmao
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Roofis wit da gold toofis wrote:
<quoted text> Why are you yelling!? It sure seems like you are doing the same thing Jamaal. Now thrill us with your intelligence or at least go get a job!
HAHAHAH THIS GUY IS HILARIOUS.......
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BTW.. i do blog about bad rap music and stupid ass ignorant people of ALLL RACES, and i also give respect to good artists as well hiphop, rock, r&b, everything.. poeple always assume they know someone when they dont know sh!t, thats how a lot of stuff get blown out of proportion as well...

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Roofis wit da gold toofis wrote:
<quoted text> Jealous no. Mad yes. My tax dollars at work folks!
Don't my tax dollars pay your dental bills?
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Don't my tax dollars pay your dental bills?
Actually no. I have insurance. Thanks for axing! lol

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It is the low IQ and evolutionary byproducts that holds them back. Rap music is just a manifestation of the frustration of living in an advanced western style society under the white mans laws and principles and not in the jungle.
You must've skipped the part in your history books when western society had their foot on Black America's neck for a few hundred years. Then you wonder why you see what you see today. The first thing people usually want to know about a serial killer is "what was his upbringing like to bring him to this point." But you don't want to apply the same logic in other areas of humankind, its just too easy to take pot shots from afar.

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The rap music of today is dumbed down nonsense. These kids today are of weak minds and eat up everything they hear. How you talking about "making it rain" and you throw boxes at a warehouse from 11-7? Truth be told, even though the golden era of rap stopped after about 98 in my opinion, the quality stuff has never sold. And don't let me forget, that WHITE KIDS EAT UP GANSTA RAP!!!! Race trolls, you can kick and scream all you want, but if I'm lying I'm flying. From NWA to Three Six Mafia, they are gangsta raps biggest supporters. You're not selling over a few million albums without the 'burbs coppin your stuff. Whites love for us coon around on stage, and somehow as blacks, we love it too. For all the brilliant racial commentaries that Chappelle made on his show, the only ones people remember were the silly ones. Of all the positive uplifting black movies made, the only ones talked about are the comedies and the gangster/depressing ones. Same with the music. We don't run the music business. It's ran by people who decide what they are going to feed us. White people (not all ya'll) how can you complain about the rap crap when it's your fellow (but waaay higher income bracketed) white brother pumping this stuff out? But to some of our black brothers and sisters, why are we letting life imitate art? I go to the clubs nowadays, and it's like everybody wants to play like they live the music video life? As consumers, we are going to consume ourselves into oblivion. And these dudes rappin "thug life" got clean records and college degrees? Lol

Hip hop is near and dear to me. Although alot of the new garbage is catchy, it's about as nourishing as eating a twinkie. But we swear by it, most of us. I'm like Chris Rock, I love it, but it's getting harder to defend.

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Drunk Drivers R Murderers wrote:
Entertainment is really the only legal way for blacks to become rich. As everyone knows, they don't have the brains for business or science.
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Entertainment is the only way Americans (both black and white) can become rich.Many americans have nothing upstairs and while the blacks might take solace in basketball,hiphop,superbowl etc the white americans on the otherhand would take solace in car racing,hollywood.American colleges and universities have been taken by foreigners because many americans are not interested in getting an education

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Tom wrote:
<quoted text>Thers is a black man in the white house and the richest women in America is black...KNEEGROWS HAVE NO MORE REASONS FOR NOT BEING NORMAL PARTS OF SOCIETY!!!!!!!!!! Get up stop hanging at the corner selling drugs and get a job. Be a dad or mom for your kids and work hard and save your money.
C'mon now, of course this doesn't apply to all of us. This internet I reply to you on is paid for by a 9-5 just like yours is perhaps. I a tax paying American such as yourself. But comments like the one I was replying to make me have to constantly put the "black" before the "American." Ignorance. I don't blame any shortcomings in my life on the "white man." It's probably something I did, or some quirk that was passed on from my parents. But don't complain about the group of us that are stuck in the cycle without understanding the situation as a whole. That's all I'm saying.

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<quoted text> Actually no. I have insurance. Thanks for axing! lol
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OUR KIDS RATHER BLACK WHITE ASIA HISPANIC ECT. NEED TO LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT IS UPLIFTING NOT DEROGATORY WE CAN NOT CONTNUE TO BLAME CERTAIN RAPPERS WHEN WE CONTINUELY SUPPORT THEM. SOME RAPPERS WILL NEGOTIGATE THERE MUSIC STYLE BUT WHEN THEY SEE THE $$$$ KEEP FLOWING IN THIS OVERSHADOWS THE STYLE OF MUSIC WHY DO OUR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS BROADCASTERS CONTINUE TO PLAY MUSIC THAT KIDS AT THE AGE OF 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ECT. IS MOST VUERABLE? WE ALSO PUT THESE PEOPLE IN CONTROL . INTEGRITY IS THE KEY TO EVERYTHING INCLUDING SELF RESPECT YOU ALWAYS KNOW A REAL BLACK PERSON BY THE WAY THEY DRESS WITH DIGNITY, SPEAK, HAVE RESPECT FOR SELF AND OTHERS .RAP MUSIC WOULD BE GREAT IF IT COULD PROMOTE SELF RESPECT AND INTEGRITY AND THE CARE FOR HUMANITY.
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deric wrote:
i feel that the lack of intelligent programming through radio tv and media in general has played a great part in dumbing down america. these negative records that clearchannel put in rotation while ignoring great music of every genre are pathetic. these so called reality shows have replaced more intelligent programs, the news and political yelling matches are filled with lies omissions and coverage of fluffy silly stories. schools just suck. i have a ten year old son and i hide nothing from him but i guide his thoughts and i teach him more than any of these tools of ignorance ever will have the chance to.
I agree, but until people turn off the T.V. things won't change.
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May 17, 2010
 
Whew!!

... and I thought parenting played a roll in this somewhere.

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I agree, but until people turn off the T.V. things won't change.
I let my son watch all of his favorite shows but he knows the difference between whats there and reality. the key is not letting these images become his perception of what is real. i believe alot of the views people have of me as a black man are a result of them not knowing much more than what they are fed and not being given more factual information to ponder
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#156
May 18, 2010
 
When the dollar collapses,and China comes knocking at our door looking for all the money we borrowed from them.This petty bickering won't matter anymore.

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JDinTX wrote:
When the dollar collapses,and China comes knocking at our door looking for all the money we borrowed from them.This petty bickering won't matter anymore.
ive been saying for years when people stop arguing over black and white, red and blue, democrat and republican, ghetto and trailer park etc. and focus on the multinational corporations and banking conglomerates that control our lives and screw us all then we can make a difference and stop being the spokes turned by the tiny little hub that laughs at our ignorance
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May 18, 2010
 
oooooo Oh you white people don't get influenced at all by hip hop/ R&B.. smh
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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STFU Fools wrote:
oooooo Oh you white people don't get influenced at all by hip hop/ R&B.. smh
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
They'll be starring in interracial porn in ten years.Why would anyone allow their daughter to dance slutty in slutty clothes like that?The moron adults were applauding that garbage.How low can this country go?

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