“Four score and seven years ago our Fathers mally Mel & Kool Herc brought forth a new genre”. Wait no maybe that’s too far fetched. “I have a dream that one day… I know it ain’t heaven sent we ain’t ready to see a black president”. Maybe even that’s too harsh. I’m looking at the world, our current times both globally and nationally and as we enter one of our most critical times possibly in the history of our civilization I’m wondering who can save us from us? With a million and one questions about who will take over the throne in 2012 and what our countries success will look like, who can weave out the truth? If you had a gut check now and BOOM the world as you know it chances would you be ready?
I ask myself all those questions and the one common factor I see is you. Yes you reading this story. You with your 9-5 job then 6-10 family time. You who has never punched any clock but now owns the clocks which are being punched and of course you. You who left the inner city lifestyle to live in a more peaceful and quiet setting filled with singing birds, Sunday afternoon tail gating and desperate housewives. Somehow eight out of ten of us all fix one of those lifestyles and the two percent that don’t God Bless you. I ask you one more question. What do we all have in common? HIP-HOP!
There was a time in hip-hop when lyrics weren’t just chess moves, they told stories. Words gave birth to movements, habits and a new culture. Racism , Sexism and thug life were discussed and debated and lives were saved. You could listen to your favorite track and the entire load sitting on your shoulder suddenly would disappeared. Those who didn’t make it to see graduation found ways to make a honest living and leave our generation the blueprint on how to change the game.
As the world turns and times change more than Nicki Minaj’s hair color its time we demand more and go back to what helped us in the first place. HipHop’s impact is no longer just a urban inner city culture, it’s world wide. Forbes 500 companies, sports venues, even our political officers are using hip-hop to connect and market to our world. If they are smart enough to see the light why can’t we do the same? When Sam Cooke said a change gon come he didn’t mean it would just fall from the sky, we must create change. It’s time for us as a people and culture to mold the future. Music has always been a outlet for emotions, beliefs and informing others of our social status both mentally and financially. It’s time we Occupy Hip-Hop. Let’s get away from downgrading our people and glorifying non-sense and reach those who need to be saved. The time is now. We are the ones they been waiting for!
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