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EdLoverThe eas­i­est way to get into the YouTube is by sign­ing in. find that one can find more inter­est­ing video on YouTube by not sign­ing in. what hap­pens as YouTube uses an algo­rithm that is like a feed­back loop the more you watch some­thing the more of that you will get. It’s a lit­tle like the major media who keeps feed­ing you the same type of news over and over and never giv­ing you the big picture.

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But that’s another story it’s con­nected but I want to talk about this video and the rea­son I want to talk about this video in par­tic­u­lar is because of a reoc­cur­ring theme, the theme of being vol­un­tar­ily force-​fed. After lis­ten­ing to the video below two times, I’m not sure whether or not we’re on the same note but if not we’ve very close.


The dif­fer­ence as I see it is that he believes that this was an actual or at least some­what nat­ural pro­gres­sion well I believe it was a cor­po­rate takeover. Along with the old say­ing on the top about a fool there’s another old say­ing about a rule, and that rule is he who has the gold makes the rules. So that the lack of respect was not so much on the hip hop artist but on the radio sta­tions that got paid sub­stan­tially to play those par­tic­u­lar hip hop artists. When there were oth­ers putting out songs like this.

Kool Moe Dee : Knowl­edge Is King

I believe those type of songs would have stayed at curios­ity had they not been pushed by the com­mu­ni­ties radio sta­tions of the day. So when I say it was a cor­po­rate takeover you have to think of it like this there were two major gen­res at the time there was the light side and there was the dark side. There was hip Hop and there was a gang­ster rap.That’s what I’ve always believed but then there are some who believe some­thing else. They believe it’s all one big hot mess.

I remem­ber I stopped lis­ten­ing to hip-​hop because I believe like every­one else that it was all one big hot mess. As a mat­ter of fact it was so bad I stop lis­ten­ing to music all together and went to talk radio. Which turned out to be a pos­i­tive thing for me because this was also the time that the lec­ture were being held in the com­mu­nity about African His­tory. And would be the basics for my first web­site [lis​ten​.to/​a​f​r​i​c​a​n​l​e​c​t​u​r​e​r​s] which is where we are now and is another story.

But where I was going with this is, I also found a very old art form that was going on in the com­mu­nity that is the root of hip-​hop. Many don’t know the link and many oth­ers just never put it all together.

That being the root of hip-​hop is spo­ken word. So here is how I see it. Call it a con­spir­a­to­r­ial look at hip-​hop at the his­tory of the vil­lage his­to­rian, wan­der­ing min­strel or grio!

Which are all in fact hip hop artists. How­ever, it all falls back to what the brother was say­ing in the first video and that is it’s all about respon­si­bil­ity! And that old say­ing that goes with it “With great power comes great respon­si­bil­ity!

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ron — 16:13

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Ron‘G — 09:51

My first blog post is up, stop by and check it out.

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