STATUS UPDATE

a LOT has happened since i last posted.

a LOT of racist shit.

so much has happened that it’s not even worth mentioning; because people already know what’s going on out there nationally.

LOCALLY there’s a lot of bullshit happening to.

PERSONALLY i’m going through some shit.

HIP-HOP is STILL going through some shit.

Black people can’t figure out OR agree on OR decide what direction they want to travel in – in UNISON.

and all the while while Black people are getting shot by police, shot by each other, locked away in prison, aborted, and displaced, EVERYBODY ELSE seems to be doing great.

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LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT SEATTLE.

Seattle isn’t fukcing DIVERSE.

wait…

Seattle IS “diverse”  – – – MINUS BLACK PEOPLE.

see…

the truth of the matter is

that NOBODY really wants Black people around.

they don’t want us in ANY neighborhood

they don’t want us in ANY business establishment

they don’t want us in ANY school or institution – BESIDES jail.

they don’t even want us in HIP-HOP anymore.

that’s right.

we are living in the age where a Black Hip-Hop artist IS the ‘odd man out’

nobody wants to REALLY hear what a Black person has to say – even in his own genre.

everybody wants to hear what the WHITE KID has to say, using a Black man’s microphone.

White kids in Hip-Hop really isn’t Hip-Hop DIVERSIFYING…just like moving Black people OUT of Seattle and moving other minorities IN (in our place) isn’t diversifying.

what you have these days is some sort of RE-ORGANIZING.

where White people STILL remain at the top; and everybody else gets SHUFFLED AROUND.

too many Black people are out here OBLIVIOUS to the SHAKE DOWN / SWITCH UP that is taking place these days.

…they are too worried about COON topics (UP TO AND INCLUDING)

  1. WHITE JESUS
  2. GANGS
  3. FAST MONEY
  4. WHO IS WEARING WHAT / WHO IS DRIVING WHAT
  5. SEXUAL ESCAPADES

so a lot of Black people really aren’t even in the race (PUN INTENDED)

honestly:

we aren’t even on the same page as to WHAT we are fighting for.

all the lines are blurred. there is a lot of confusion.

people are out there acting like class-ism is the new racism; like homophobia is the new racism.

there’s just a lot going on these days…

and as an emcee; WHO EXACTLY IS IT THAT YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR?

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT THAT YOU STAND FOR?

NOTHING, really.

because at the end of the day, all these emcess are REALLY looking to do is BETTER THEIR OWN CIRCUMSTANCE while only BRIEFLY mentioning the ills of society…LOCAL RAPPERS INCLUDED.

their focus is probably like: 85% themselves 15% actually STANDING FOR SOMETHING.

people in the US and even internationally are acting like WHITE RAPPERS are the CHOSEN ONES with a MESSAGE FORM GOD TO ENLIGHTEN HUMANITY.

at least judging by the UNGODLY AMOUNT OF ‘VIEWS’ that they get – that’s what it seems like.

i’m just wondering AT WHAT POINT did White rappers become GOD-LIKE emcees?

at what point did they just captivate the worlds attention; seemingly running CIRCLES around Black rappers?

honestly – – – at NO POINT.

there’s just been a systematic PUSH to get rid of Black people in a certain context – – – a PUSH to marginalize us even further…a PUSH for us to even prefer to date INTER-RACIALLLY instead of within our race; thus ‘watering us down’….a PUSH for us to adopt the homosexual lifestyle…thus slowing down our population count over time.

these days, if you even STAND UP FOR Black people, they call you a RACIST.

if you stand up for NOBODY but YOURSELF; they call you an entrepreneur.

if you stand up for EVERYBODY, they call you a HERO – – – because they know that your focus is DIVIDED and your PLATE IS TOO FULL.

it’s just a strange time to be living…a time where society doesn’t makes sense, and people’s priorities are vanity-based OR unfocused; scattered about many different ‘movements’ prioritizing NONE.

and then we die and then everything we stood for is just forgotten and swept under the rug.

i’m still trying to figure out the point of life and why certain races have seem to have gotten away with injustice and genocide…but as much as i meditate on those questions, i have yet to receive an answer.

until next post…

can’t say that ya’ll ain’t been warned…but niggaz don’t listen…

Mac Dre – Pawns in the game (1992)

I did 5 years in the pen the whole time I was in
I stayed soaking up game and steady pushing my pen
I read about shit I never knew existed
Before I went to jail I had the whole thing twisted
But now I know and I’m finna expose
What really goes on behind closed doors
Them devils got a plot that’ll shock the nation
To control black power and population
Snake mother****as been running the game
That all started off with crack cocaine
They flooded neighborhoods where the black folks dwell
And got everybody using and trying to sell
When drug dealing increased then the killings increased
Then more young black brothers came up deceased
Senseless violence invaded the streets
They had us killing each other but we couldn’t peep
We was pawns in the game that the fools created
And this is what they did to keep things shaded
In 1985 they launched the War on Drugs
Claiming to get rid of all the killers and thugs
But this was Phase 2 of a fat plan
To control the population of the black man
Even back then, it didn’t seem right
When them racist police got the green light
In Chicago, Miami, Atlanta GA
Little Rock, Louisville and the OAK
New York, Minnesota, and all them places
Young brothers got stuck with dope cases
To the public they looked like heroes
While young brothers looked like zeroes
They took black men from black ladies
Cuz with less black men
There’s less black babies ain’t it shady?
It gets way deep
Phase 3 is the plan to keep us off the streets
They stuck us in jail and said now that we got y’all
Let us introduce you to this crack law
Now everybody know where the crack is
In them ghetto neighborhoods where the blacks live
Crack is coke cooked with baking soda
But no matter how you cook it, it’s still yola
But the courts got laws that punish folks
A 100 more times than powdered coke
You ask why? Well I’m goin’ tell it
They charge more for crack
Cuz black folks sell it
Is it justice or is it just us?
And them devil mother****ers against us
Our future lawyers and presidents
Got cold prison cells for residence
And them young black souljas with brave hearts?
Is filling up the jails and the grave yards
And the black queen? She also losing
Because she turn to theft and prostitute
To support a habit that’s part of a plan
To regulate the status of the black man
Will it change or will we all remain
Some mother****ing pawns in this game?

FWD: black seattle hip-hop artists

Dear black artists,

We regret to inform you that the need for your services will soon come to an end as we enter a critical restructuring period. Fortunately, after having spent nearly a century meticulously studying your art, language, fashion, and lifestyle, we have learned enough to confidently move forward without your assistance. We thank you for your contributions but have decided to make some necessary changes as a result of your decreasing value. Focus groups show that consumers are looking for more relatable images. While 2013 marked the first time in Billboard’s 55 year history that there were no black artists on top of the Hot 100 chart, this was a great year for us with Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Macklemore claiming the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, proving that market demands are shifting. Consequently, in the next few months, we will be gradually phasing out your positions as we finalize this reorganization. In the meantime, we ask you to continue with business as usual, training your replacements Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and others until instructed otherwise.

P.S.

white artists topped the No. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart in 44 out of the 52 weeks last year.

white…wait. – draw your own conclusion.

in case you didn’t know, White boys BEEN outselling Blacks (in Hip-Hop) since day one.

let’s go back to 1986 – a time that is known as the GOLDEN AGE of Hip-Hop.

this is where a White rap group began to outsell NOTABLE Black Hip-Hop / rap groups for about a solid DECADE.

some of the most MEMORABLE rap albums of ALL TIME were easily outsold by a White rap group.

for example: (they outsold)

it took a DOUBLE ALBUM (10 YEARS later) from two of Hip-Hop’s BEST (R.I.P.) just to TIE the White group in SALES.

in order to make a long story short, just know that the numbers tell the tale…the tale that repeats itself today, even locally. wait, ESPECIALLY locally.

Circa ’86 White groups BEEN dominated the Hip-Hop / rap charts – so let’s not play dumb and act like this is NOT the case – OR – try to JUSTIFY it or downplay it. Eminem took over from there (shortly after) and ran SO FAR ahead of Black artists / rappers (sales-wise) that there’s no logical explanation that doesn’t HEAVILY involve RACE.

it’s WRONG, and more Black people need to know and be clear on the facts – period.