I came through an interesting blog entry by online radio personality and community activist MC Spice. MC Spice is the executive director of the Boston-based nonprofit Man-Up Movement and an alleged former gang member. Man-Up provides, among other things, mental health counseling for individuals affected by trauma and believes it should be applied to neighborhoods following a shooting. I had a pretty interesting blog entry I wanted to share, but after reading what Spice had to say I felt like i needed to share it with you all. I felt it went along the line of my blog entry of last week “Rap Sucks“. (By the way Jay-Z dropped “DOA” the same day as my blog its like we think alike lol). But as I promised to you all the genius words of Spice Via his Facebook notes
BUSINESS ON BLAST! – Jammin’ 945
“EVERYBODY is up on game about Hip-Hop Culture. The culture has brought together more youth from all parts of the world more than any religion ever did. Some of the crooked demons at Clear Channel Radio and other radio companies, including Radio One (sorry, no props because you’re black) are GUILTY of FIRST…DENYING the airplay of Hip-Hop music when we were in our prime during the golden years. They would only play Hip-Hop on the weekends, or late at night on some boody deeay’s cornball show were the CORNY PROGRAM DIRECTOR WHO DIDN’T EVEN LIKE RAP WAS IN CHARGE OF THE SONGS THE BOOY DEEJAY WOULD PLAY!
Now everybody wants to jump on the rap bandwagon and disrespect a culture that took early thirty year to build. The record labels were in cahoot, too. Paying modern-day SLAVES to be OVERSEERS of HIP-HOP and FIDDLER their way into the music mainstream with messages of self-hate and bigotry; promotion of prostitution (I mean, just because your MAMA sells it don’t mean YOU have to); and gang life. Those who paved the way were overlooked. Platinum-plus Public Enemy would soon play the back seat to songs like: “A B**** is a B****” and “Party and Bull****” and it wouldn’t matter if you’re platinum or not, just as long as you’re selling what w want you to sell.
Then the radio stations began to look or talent who didn’t COME from the culture, didn’t REPRESENT the culture and who could gve a CRAP about the culture. The powers that be at the radio stations knew that they weren’t going to give some black deejay who grew UP on Hip-Hop one of their stanky leg jobs, so when Pepsi, Coke, Burger King and McDonald’s bought into their so-called “Number One for Hip-Hop” watered-down, fake slogan, they hired white deejays, threw their hats on backwards and started reading every Hip-Hop magazine they could find so their radio robots would “look the part”.
If you think for one second Jmmin’ 945 really wanted to play black music, you have lost your mind. Listen any day and hear how the “fun” rap songs are slowly creeping into the darkness. See, FUN rap songs are Hip-Hop BASED (Peace, Unity, Love and Havin’ FUN is Hip-Hop’s four spiritual principles). You are hearing more Amy Whinehouse and the return of Brittney Spears with her cornball sounding “If You Seek A-my” (F-U-C-K ME)…yep, that’s EXACTLY what they’re leaking into your children’s head.
No that white radio has gotten your attention, is it a wonder or children are now smoking and popping EVERYTHING? They even wear SKULL AND CROSSBONES and HATE JESUS. Never thought rap music would produce black and latino skinheads. I mean…skull and CROSSBONES? TatOOED? Wow. I charge you, Jammin’ 945, for caling yourselves “number one for Hip-Hop” when you have done NOTHING for the culture. NOTHING. Man Up and go back to Rock and Roll. You have lost your place in Hip-Hop Culture and should destroy your whole station and rebuild with a sound that best suits your attitude on black urban living…EASY LISTENING”
This is real talk. And I must end real talk with the REALEST song out RIGHT NOW.