Josiah Henson

Excerpt: ‘The Autobiography of Josiah Henson’
By Josiah Henson

I was born, June 15, 1789, in Charles County, Maryland, on a farm belonging to Mr. Francis N., about a mile from Port Tobacco. My mother was the property of Dr. Josiah McP., but was hired by Mr. N., to whom my father belonged. The only incident I can remember, which occurred while my mother continued on N.’s farm, was the appearance of my father one day, with his head bloody and his back lacerated. He was in a state of great excitement, and though it was all a mystery to me at the age of three or four years, it was explained at a later period, and I understood that he had been suffering the cruel penalty of the Maryland law for beating a white man. His right ear had been cut off close to his head, and he had received a hundred lashes on his back. He had beaten the overseer for a brutal assault on my mother, and this was his punishment. Furious at such treatment, my father became a different man, and was so morose, disobedient, and intractable, that Mr. N. determined to sell him. He accordingly parted with him, not long after, to his son, who lived in Alabama; and neither my mother nor I, ever heard of him again. He was naturally, as I understood afterwards from my mother and other persons, a man of amiable temper, and of considerable energy of character; but it is not strange that he should be essentially changed by such cruelty and injustice under the sanction of law. Continue reading

They Make You Burn Like Ether

blackrepublicansFrom Ether
by NAS
[This is an excerpt. An excerpt. Get the lyrics at songlyrics.com.]

I am the truest, name a rapper that I ain’t influenced
Gave y’all chapters but now I keep my eyes on the Judas

(I)
F@ck with your soul like ether
(Will)
Teach you the king you know you
(Not)
“God’s son”, across the belly
(Lose)
I prove you lost already

I’ve been fucked over, left for dead, dissed and forgotten
Luck ran out, they hoped that I’d be gone, stiff and rotten
Y’all just piss on me, shit on me, spit on my grave
Talk about me, laugh behind my back but in my face Continue reading

Thinking Money Is Legit

Picture of Amil Rapper Amil Left The Music Industry Because She Refused To Sell Her Soul?
Posted by Lena C. (2013) 

It was rumored back in 2001 that rapper Amil was kicked off of Rocafella Records by Jay Z […].

In an interview, Amil stated that she left the music industry because she wasn’t ready for where her career was going. She stated the more money she made, the more deals she had to make with Satan. In 2007, it was reported that the mother of three was working for Macy’s.

It was brought to my attention that Amil had a song on her 2000 album A.M.I.L (All Money Is Legal) titled, Quarrels. In the song Quarrels, Amil talks against being planted with chips, selling soul for fame, celebrating holidays, one world order, Continue reading