Will The Real Black Messiah Please Stand Up

Nicholas Payton

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Black syncopated rhythm, African Tribal DNA is becoming a lost art. With each passing day, it’s more and more irrelevant. Not useful. Obsolete. And it’s sad. Being Black used to mean something. What was at one time a commodity is now a liability. Black people live through the drum, through song. Without the Blues, Black life means nothing. The Blues is our collective Black language. Developed out of our resistance to the global dehumanization of colored people, we established a new way to commune with our ancestry. Any freedoms we’ve been able to craft post-Columbus has been due to the music. And it’s through the music that any future salvation is to be found.

It used to be clear who was within the Black tradition and who wasn’t. The rhythmic code embedded in the music makes it apparent which artists are linked to the lineage. As we head deeper into…

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They Really Tried to Care Even Less

Tupac 2“They Don’t Give A Fuck About Us”
By Tupac Shakur

Y’all ain’t never just tripped and pictured
And just looked at the whole situation
Cause once u look at it
You know
(really do)

They don’t give a fuck about us
They don’t give a fuck about us
They don’t give a fuck about us

Thuggin’ till the day I die
They don’t give a fuck about us Continue reading

They Did Try to Care Less

MJ Don't Care About UsThey Don’t Care About Us
By Michael Jackson

All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Skin head
Dead head
Everybody
Gone bad
Situation
Aggravation
Everybody Continue reading

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill
Lost Ones

It’s funny how money change a situation
Miscommunication leads to complication
I was on the humble, you – on every station
Some wan’ play young Lauryn like she dumb
But remember not a game new under the sun
Everything you did has already been done
I know all the tricks from Bricks to Kingston
My thing done made your kingdom wan’ run Continue reading