Rap Superstars Need To Attack Trump Like Eminem

For years I’ve heard how Eminem doesn’t rap about anything and how his content is “just not for me”, but the reality is, Eminem has been very critical of White America and politicians since The Marshall Mathers LP. All this information is available on Google and on your favorite streaming service, if you want to hear it to a beat, so lets talk last night.

Eminem verbally ripping Donald Trump on BET sent me through a range of emotions. First emotion was joy cause I love hearing Eminem rap about anything. He’s still the greatest rhymer of words, ever. Dr Seuss had to step aside after “The Eminem Show”. Sorry. Second emotion was shock. Shock because even I expected more “Slim Shady-esque” bars in his cypher, but once he got rolling he kept it all venomous business. The third emotion was unfortunately disappointment.

My disappointment was for this reason. We need all the rap superstars of today to go in like that. We need the 90’s legends that are still putting out music to get on this too. The superstars will help the future of the culture get more light. YG and Nipsey Hussle should have had a diamond single with “Fuck Donald Trump”. Joey Bada$$ album “All Amerikkkan Badass” should be front runner for album of the year with 5 million sold/streamed because of his content reflecting the time we live in. T.I’s “US or Else” needed way more support and although dated, David Banner’s “The God Box” should be at least double platinum. If hip-hop is truly as mad as we look on social media about the world today, that’s where the culture should be shifting.

How is the culture and music that produced direct shots like “Motherf**k him and John Wayne” “F**k Bush” now resulting to “Agent Orange” as a way to take a stand? Sorry, that’s pathetic. No other rapper with access to a platform like Eminem has taken it upon themselves to speak on Donald Trump, society or the state of the world since inauguration day. I don’t mean speak like Twitter war. I don’t mean speak like yelling “Fuck Donald Trump” at a concert. I mean speak like songs that stay on topic. I mean rapping in depth like Eminem. The white rapper, who’s consistent knock from his critics is “he topics are dated” just ripped Donald Trump for everything he’s done from Campaign to the Nevada shooting in 4 minutes. Color has nothing to do with it overall, but here’s my issue. The black delegation will constantly criticize Eminem and Macklemore, but our black superstars remain recluse when we need to hear from them most. I don’t want them to run for office. I want them to rap!

We love to big up Kendrick, Cole, Kanye and say how “they saying something” but what have they directly said about society today? I say those names specifically because these are supposed to be the guys with “the classic albums”. These are the guys “speaking for us”. Even though time and time I’ve said, “They rapping they ass off, but what’s so “deep” about the content?”

As a fan of hip-hop I know that no rapper has to speak for me nor do I expect them to. However, I’m not going to sit here and not see the game for what it is. Hip-Hop is under attack. That means black culture is under attack. Today’s rapper is so scared to lose money, fans and make people upset that they now just don’t say anything or shoot subliminal shots. That’s not the hip-hop I grew up on. The hip-hop I grew up on wouldn’t give Donald Trump a nickname and half a bar or a disguised social media rant. I understand making a living. I understand the fear of losing it all and having a family to provide for. What I don’t understand is not using the principles that hip-hop culture was built on.

As a hip-hop community we are so quick to call every song and project classic and every artist with rhyming ability great when they aren’t even producing music that is reflecting the time we live in. Don’t get it confused. The content is out there. I’m saying it’s not there from the artist getting the most praise in the game for content right now.

I hope Eminem’s one man cypher gives hip-hop more courage. I’m dying to fall in love with hip-hop all over again. I also plan to do my part as a person in the culture. I’ve already started with my “Here’s What I Think About You…” piece on the composition section of this site. Fist Up Hip-Hop! We got work to do!

Here’s What I Think About You…

Mr. Donald Trump
You’re a Bum and a Goof
You’re a lame and aloof
With no character or truth
You’re a coward
You’re a chump
You’re a sucker and punk
You’re a liar with no nuts
You’re a racist and you suck
You’re a ignorant, arrogant
Hypocrite, misogynist, supremacist

An ill equipped, Idiot
That doesn’t need attention
A Monotonous, lack of knowledge, pompous dick
Twitter thug that’s fake popping
Mouth only big cause his pockets is
Only knows division
Cause that’s his chance for conquering
That’s how a real rich prick keeps his dollars

Any fools knows that
So it’s no special craft
You can only get some Chris Columbus love doing that
I ain’t on that train
I don’t ride that wave
I’m gon’ love everybody
Till your ass fade away

Respect Black, Brown
And the whites that “get it”
And the ones that don’t
Can’t deter this mission
Tell em kindly step aside
They like Trey out the ride
Let them swing at the air
All angry then cry

Never on a race divide
This is right and wrong side
You don’t understand that
You don’t value my life
Fair warning for respect
I’m really down to die
This ain’t 12 years a slave
Or The Butler
I’m gon’ ride…

Now go help Puerto Rico, You Son of a Bitch…

Bet On Black…

This is Anti nobody
Nor a “Coon callout”
This is an overflow
For Unity and Respect
With no pull out
It’s time to show power of self
Love and trust
Cause the power in place
Has an agenda
That’s telling you “Just Us”
Whether you kneel or walk away
Don’t pay for several days
Do it with peace for the likeminded
Not with anger for those astray
Even Harriet conveyed
Everyone can’t be saved
So that arguing amongst us
Has reached a final day

Man, Fuck being woke
Be Concerned
Cause the President hates your guts
And his flunkies want you to burn
No history book is needed
Cause the present impacts the future
Don’t get too wrapped up in connecting the past
That you ultra late to the current movement

We the generation of hip-hop
And surviving the crack era
The good and bad of gang banging
And the war on terror
Respect Ali and Love Tyson
Watched OJ walk
Saw Denny get a beating
Cause of that taped King loss
We seen black billionaires
And our culture impact the globe
We see we curate Cool
Fashion, Style and Soul

Don’t be fooled
Lose us is the last thing they want to do
Ancestry test and flights would be free
If that was really the wanted move
So here I stand ready to unite and impact
Let’s take flight and kick ass
Cause my bets on Black…

Black Respect Over Everything

If history truly repeats itself, we are living in a time where wanting to be respected as a Black American should be above anything else in this world right now. Much like the 60’s, equality and respect was the main reason for taking a stand and starting movements. It cultivated the Black Panther Party and that sense of Black Pride and that phrase called “Black Power”. 2017 is telling us all that we need to get back to that and we need to elevate it to heights unseen for the power and respect that is owed and deserved.

The President of the United States went out of his way to disrespect Black Americans for kneeling in protest of police brutality and for not wanting to visit him at the White House. He also disrespected a Black woman and tried to ruin her career because she factually pegged him a “White Supremacist”. A group of people that he has publicly labeled “good people” and has sided with both personally and politicly. He had nothing fruitful to say during National Disasters wiping out a great portion of a major city and surrounding areas. He hasn’t proven to be helpful to any situation on American soil or overseas. And he had positivity to spread during Charlottesville about a group of white males with tiki torches who’s purpose was to disrespect Blacks, Hispanics and people of Jewish Faith. A night in which a white woman died, for being a peaceful, respectable human being. He labeled the athletes that kneel [who have all been black] “Sons of Bitches” and asked his audience if they would like to see them fired for doing that.

The President of The United States, Donald Trump, is a misguided, low class, arrogant, ignorant, pompous goof for saying that, among other things. But let’s not get it confused. The NFL Owners feel that way too! They just won’t say it in fear of losing their Black Athletes and Black Dollars. Roger Goddell is just running damage control. He cares about public “divisive comments” because the last thing he wants is to poke the Bear of Black Pride that exist in the National Football League. A bear that could ruin the NFL on an off the field with it’s absence.

It’s time to mandate and educate on Black Respect. It’s bigger than a Black Friday boycott. It’s bigger than Colin Kaepernick. It’s even bigger than the electoral colleges presidential selection. This is about being Black in America and understanding that the commander and chief of this country is leading a hate fueled march and it’s target is anybody that doesn’t look like him. If you’re a person of color or a woman, you are his target of blatant disrespect. His weapons are his voice and his audience of uneducated flunkies. Our weapons are unity, money and attention.

Unity: Everybody who wants to roll, let’s go. No time to argue amongst us about who’s down and who’s not.
Money: The black dollar is strong in every Billion dollar industry. You’re going to boycott spending? Do it to the point a business has to close stores or close down. Not for a holiday percentage drop.
Attention: Don’t allow the subject to change. Black American disrespect is at an all time high. That disrespect is police brutality. It’s stealing and repackaging our culture. It’s threatening the financial being and crushing the dreams of athletes that choose to kneel in peaceful protest until things change.

None of the above would be happening if it was sincere respect for us. It’s time we get that respect, not fear. Fear is why we are dying at the hands of authorities and then dime a dozen “journalist” say some bulls**t like “Well, what about Black on Black Crime?” Again, a reason to demand the return of our respect in this country. Anyone can say “I’m not racist”. However, disrespect can be proven in every aspect of life.

Don’t give support to any person, brand or entity that doesn’t respect you. I don’t care if it’s time, energy or money. Cut them short now. If you’re really upset and you’re really about change. This should be the easiest thing you want to do.