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Monday, June 27, 2011

Dr. Boyce Watkins

I am including this post by Dr. Boyce Watkins because I co-sign it 100%

BET Has Become the New and Improved KKK

"I just spent the week in New Orleans, the power base for one of the most talented, powerful and destructive forces in the history of music: Lil Wayne.  I’ve admittedly bopped my head to the tunes of Lil Wayne in the past, feeling the same guilt that any man might feel if he were to enjoy a crack pipe or shot of heroin, knowing how these drugs destroy families, individuals and communities.  In other words, I consider myself to be a hip-hop insider, and I simply hate the idea of be labeled as a hater.  But as a father and black man who has seen too much death and devastation in my family and so many others, I had to say that “enough is enough,” leading me to candidly discuss my decision to walk away from certain styles of hip-hop music.

BET, the media company that targets black consumers, but is ultimately controlled by a predominantly white organization called Viacom, is not exactly on the same page when it comes to their assessment of Lil Wayne or any other artist (i.e. R. Kelly) who can be directly linked to the holocaust occurring within black America today.  Given that models of profit maximization rarely call for any assessment of the negative externalities that result from unethical corporate behavior, the executive committee for the BET Awards made the interesting decision to give the greatest number of award nominations to Lil Wayne, the man who said that he would (among other things) love to turn a woman out, murder her and send her dead body back to her boyfriend.  Oh yea, he also that he would kill little babies, have sex with every girl in the world, carry a gun on his hip and “leave a nigga’s brains on the street.”

It might be almost feasible to overlook the “kill little babies comment” were it not for the innocent three-year old boy who was shot in the head by a 21-year old black male in my hometown just a couple of weeks ago – these atrocities are all too common in quite a few neighborhoods across America.  Also, the music might be considered simple entertainment were it not for the fact that millions of black youth who’ve had their history stolen during slavery actually look to hip-hop music to tell them how to dress, talk, think, act and live.  There is no high school speaker more popular than a hip-hop star."   

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.

Still Not Convinced?  Read more about how B.E.T. is just another Illuminati front and how Cash Money came into the game and got sold out by Baby to the highest (Illuminati) bidder  in my book, "Hip Hop Illuminati: How and Why the Illuminati Took Over Hip Hop.  Ordering details on my other blog: HIP HOP ILLUMINATI

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