Cube Threatens Hip-hop Revolution

Rapper ICE CUBE has vowed to shake-up the hip-hop industry after expressing outrage at its commercialism. The star - real name O'SHEA JACKSON - fears the current US rap scene has forgotten its roots and lost direction. He is so appalled that sex and 'bling' are favoured over social commentary in hip-hop tracks he's heading a campaign to stamp out the corporate rot. The former NWA star says, "All we're hearing from America is booty music. If American rappers don't step up their game, then I will. "I'm planning on releasing three records in two years - each more politically charged. "I'm going my own path to sway the tide. We've got to do whatever we can to put the music back in the hands of the people who love it."


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DO YA THINK MR. ICE-CUBE SOON ILL BE n da BIZZ MAKINgSURE THIS WONT HAPPEN AGain.
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Hello Brother Cube. I don't know what oyu plan is my brother, but I hope that is is to ghet our people to stop using the "N" word for what ever the reason. The is a book titled "Bury That Sucka", by H.Lewis Smith refering to our peoples HISTORY being TOO RICH to keep this word coming out of our mouths. Check it out my brother. P.S. As much as I hated to, I just stopped listening to gangster rap Jumeteenth of this year 2006. Primarily because of the use of the "N" word. Because "I know that Black people are bigger than to call ourselves something that rhymes with TRIGGER".
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Thank you Cube!! And your church says AMEN!!! That's not even a 10th of why you're MY GOAT in this rap game, and why I don't buy the albums of the others...I'm still bumpin you're last and them other fools will be crying for years to come when you're done!!!
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Its about damn time O'Shea. I knew you had it in you. Its time to apply that old cliche "By Any Means Necessary". I listen to the noise on the airwaves these days and see how it impacts the majority and it makes me ill. I see the BET, MTV, VH1 vids and realize that not only do most of these cats lack any talent beyond that which I would equate to a minstel show, but at the same time they use and exploit damn near naked nubian princesses that could very well end up being one of thier daughters by the time they reach 13 or 14. I see how these cats drive trends and convince brothas that the only way you get the fine curvy sista is to slang dope and ride on spinners. ITS TIME FOR THE BROTHAS TO PULL THE PANTS UP FROM HANGING HALF WAY DOWN THEIR ASS AND TURN THE BACKWARDS HATS INTO DOBBS AND FEDORAS. ITS TIME TO STOP WEARING HOODIES AND A1'S TO JOB INTERVIEWS. ITS TIME TO STOP BRAGGING ABOUT BEING LIFTED ALL DAY AND GET LIFTED WITHIN THE CONFINES OF ONES OWN ABODE (if thats what youre into). THESE THUGGS HAVE TAKEN WHAT SO MANY WORKED HARD FOR ON THE FRONT END AND HAVE (with the influence of the greedy whites) MADE IT INTO A MINSTREL SHOW.............O'SHEA JACKSON, I CHALLENGE YOU TO BECOME A POWERFUL INFLUENCE IN SETTING THE "NEW TREND" THAT WILL PREPARE SOME OF THESE OUT OF CONTROL HIP HOPPERS INTO THE TYPE OF PERFORMERS THAT YOU WANT YOU DAUGHTER(S) TO BE EXPOSED TO. AND BY THE SAME TOKEN, THE YOUNG LADYS NEED TO REALIZE ALL BROTHAS LIKE TO SEE HALF DRESSED OR NOT DRESSED AT ALL YOUNG LADYS (of the legal age of course), BUT TO TAKE ONE SERIOUS BEYOND A BOOTY CALL IS A RARE OCCURANCE. "SEX SELLS JUST AS SURE AS WORN OUT BOOTY SMELLS"........PEACE
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After the ''Barbarshop''series which I never liked he made his money on the Jigaboo tip already.People started rap and People will change rap, sadly Not any commercial rap super stars.you cant bring back the past.and the underground rappers and poets/spoken rap/ female artists are going to be the ones to bring rap around.nothing has changed except that the record industry KNOWS how much power rap has so they keep the booty call music and mentality of the masses poppin an shakin empty heads..but the reality is that the real rappers/wordsmiths are being keept out,supressed and financially crippled by the corperations.The sameM+)(*&*&*&!that tried to keep rap out the mainstream in the first place,are the ones who make the money today look at DJ Drama and how the Corperations are getting desparate.your eather part of the problem or part of the solution.Famous Rappers are part of the problem,they have become the ones who were the ''types''holding them back when they were comming along!.How often do you see a new name in the rap hip hop coalition meetings the same old clicks. because they know that if the let the ''Real''Political people in, for example I have ''Thugs against Violence'' where excons go and read there books and tell them real stories of the street to HS.kids/Colleges and the Help Ive gotten from all the hip hop coalitions and hip hop Summits (no disrespect) have been ZERO So I also started ''Rikers Island Rappers/Poets''we do the same thingI care about the Youth so Ill keep on doing that.but Truse meI put my Rhyme where my revolution.and Rappers are Scared of revolution Carolyn C. Baxter author of ''Prison solitary and other free Government services'' Her new book ''Platinum Dreams Lead Reality'' at Amazon.comauthorsden.com/carolyncbaxter
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