In the Words of KRS-One, we must fight first for humanity then for the upliftment of Africa. I think that the idea here is to question every thing that you hear and read. Also, do your research. As for the state of Hip Hop music since 1989, the day of the ignorant rapper is here and he reigns supreme.
KRS-One/Boogie Down Productions
Ghetto Music: The Blueprint Of Hip Hop (June 1989)
".....The information we get today is just wack But ask yourself, why is that?
The age of the ignorant rapper is done
knowledge reigns supreme over nearly everyone
The stereotype must be lost that love and peace and knowledge is soft
Do away with that and understand one fact For love, peace must attack
And attack real strong, stronger than war To conquer it and its law
Mental pictures, stereotypes and fake history reinforces mystery
And when mystery is reinforced That only means that knowledge has been lost
When you know who you really are
Peace and knowledge shines like a star
I'm only showin you a simple fact It Takes A Nation of MILLIONS to Hold Us people Back Which is wack, but we can correct that
Teach and learn what it is to be Black Cause they're teachin birds to be a cat But ask yourself homeboy, why is that?"
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