“She pointed my way, her extended arm all I could see other than the diamonds glinting in her ears. This wasn’t over yet. ‘‘That’s the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you?’’ she asked. ‘‘Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why — as a matter of fact, I don’t. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask?’’ she continued. ‘‘To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did.’’ She called me ‘‘rude’’ and ‘‘a troublemaker,’’ said ‘‘Do not speak to me like I’m stupid or beneath you in any way’’ and, at last, declared, ‘‘I don’t care to speak to you anymore.’’”
Killer Mike On Real Time With Bill Maher
Bill Maher has the habit of placing rap artists in the idiot chair. Jay Z (video included) is a Maher favorite, yet even Jay Z grows visibly disturbed at some of the Maher character’s comments. Few, however, rise to the challenge as did Killer Mike.
Bill: “What do you say to people who link crime and violence to Hip Hop?”
The lesson began.
Published on May 16, 2015
Killer Mike rose to the challenge in the most glorious fashion possible. He educated, leaving Maher without his usual closing jab. It is about educating liberals that championing selected causes, highlighting African American representation, familiarizing themselves with the African American discourse does not validate their “I am not a racist” card. Their slips are showing.
It is also about educating African American conservatives that Hip Hop has a history, methodology, and civil reason for being that they should embrace or quietly slink away.
Watch Killer Mike takes over Maher’s spotlight. We need more Killer Mikes.
Jay Z interview on Real Time with Bill Maher
Published on Jan 9, 2014
“Hands up don’t shoot. We ain’t got no guns we ain’t got no drugs hands up don’t shoot.” Take a listen to Pearl Star Student, Queen McElrath, showing love and talent for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson.
When you listen to hip-hop music on the radio, you are likely to hear a message that promotes criminal behavior. The artist might glorify a life of selling drugs, then talk about doing drugs. After that, he might talk about robbing, killing and quite a few other things that can land a young person in prison. Young black kids idolize hip-hop artists, who are often the only black media figures that they see besides athletes.By the time some of these lost youth hit their teenage years, they may have been taken in by the culture. The boys are sagging their pants, maybe where corn rows like their favorite artist. Their slang matches and changes with the artists on the radio, and some of them even carry weapons or sell drugs just like their idols. Pretty soon, many of them are carted off to prison.
- That’s a Rap on Violence (speakoutlistenup.wordpress.com)
- Jailhouse Roc: The FACTS About Hip Hop and Prison for Profit (hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com)
- Blame for negative messaging in hip-hop should start at the top (thegrio.com)
- Love and Hip Hop: (Re)Gendering The Debate Over Hip Hop Studies (soundstudiesblog.com)
There’s only one night of the year when every genre of music can live together under one house and be broadcasted into the homes of millions of adoring fans. The Grammy Awards are the ultimate musical experience. From country to rock and R&B to hip-hop, the hottest entertainers of the moment are all dressed up and ready to command the stage!
Watch as they perform the hits that got them there in the first place!
- Grammy Performances: Rihanna, Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and More! [WATCH] (myhoustonmajic.com)
- Watch Justin Timberlake, the Black Keys, Miguel, Rihanna Perform at the Grammys (pitchfork.com)
- Jay-Z and Kanye, Drake, Miguel, Trent Reznor, Björk, Black Keys, Beyoncé Win Grammy Awards (pitchfork.com)
Imagine an entire generation of young people hearing lyrics like this on a daily basis, reciting mantras that glorify drug and alcohol consumption, the objectification of women, murdering other black people, anti-intellectualism, financial irresponsibility and every other thing you can do to destroy your life. Do you REALLY believe that a child can hear this message every single day, repeating these lyrics literally thousands of times and not have his subconscious mind altered by the messages he’s consuming? Do you REALLY think that the corporations earning billions of dollars from this form of weaponized psychological genocide care one bit about whether your son ends up in the prison, the morgue, the rehab center, the insane asylum or the unemployment line?