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Watoto from the Nile does something to Lil Wayne that no grown man could ever accomplish. ;
Very talented for a 10 year old girl .
I hope and pray that some get this message and take it to heart. The fact of the matter is that Lil’ Wayne is a cancer upon the music industry and the only reason he’s able to keep his status as is happens to be only because he’s delivering the message that the record companies and labels are paying him for. What makes this even worse is that our community soaks up this ignorance like a brand new sponge and it’s evident in our present day values and priorities.
The only way we’re going to be able to make a dent in the way we are represented in mass media and society is by re-making our own image in the way that we desire and by establishing our own media outlets as well as reaching back in the community and doing as many others have learned to do without publicly denouncing our own.
Concerning the little girls, I’ve seen this video a while back and I gave them much respect then and even more today as they are still around. It’s time for some more progress ladies and gentleman.
The truth is – there are many more rappers with lyrics worse than Lil Wayne. This does not make what he is doing correct, but the point is to eradicate ALL negative vibes from our children. Our own BET sold out on us. Essence Magazine sold out. Ebony/Jet is the only publication to “hang in” there. When “we” get to a certain point, we tend to want more. Principle goes out of the window, along with ethics and morality. Then, when the heat in the kitchen gets real hot, we all want to bale out. Russell Simmons speaks of the “voice” of hip hop. Jay-Z speaks of the business of hip hop. And, we focus on Lil Wayne? We have bigger fish to fry than to worry about Wayne. Simmons has a credit card that he wants to sell us. When will it stop? There’s no shows on BET that teaches financial empowerment. All the while, African Americans spend 97 cents out of every dollar. There’s no programs on BET or Centrc to teach young children about law and justice – only reruns of Good Times and comedy shows. The problem is a lot deeper than Wayne. There are no African American Senators. Where is our message? Who are our representatives? Stop wasting time on Wayne. Wayne’s music will come and go. But, laws stick around a bit longer. Let’s concentrate on what lasts. Let’s eradicate the ignorance in our culture.
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