Mr. Mainstream Rapper,
This is an open letter to you. At this current point I have reached the epitome of my disgust with you. How long will you continue to be a pawn for racist capitalists who thrive off the destruction of my community? Will you continue to put a price tag on our people? How long will preach and teach ignorance and feed the sickness of materialism to our people? Can you not see what is happening to our people?
I am a firm believer in the phrase “with great power comes great responsibility”. Do you not feel your responsibility to the people? Whether you like it or not or whether it is right or wrong, you are a role model in the community. You have the ears and attention of the youth. How dare you mistreat them! You feed them ignorance. You portray an image that is not only inaccurate of yourself but inaccurate of us as a people as well. Do you not see whats going on around? Our children are dying in the streets everyday. Brothers and sisters are carted off to jail faster than we were dragged into the bellies of slave ships. Poverty is description that a lot our families fall under. Even though we have made great strides we still have a long way to go as a people.
Do you not know the power that you have? With one bold stance you could change the minds of millions of people. Instead of ignorance you could spit intelligence. You could still be bold and outspoken, but be bold and outspoken against issues that matter. Don’t speak out about bitches, cars, drugs, guns, and murder. Speak out against poverty, police brutality, unequal education, injustice, war, homeless. Use your power for some good. Mr. Mainstream Rapper, I know the “powers that be” have blinded you with dollars. Rise above this blinding mindset. You have literally have the chance and power to change the wold, all you have to do is open your eyes.
Strong Black Man
Written by @TheBlackVoice (http://blacksankofa.wordpress.com)
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