Hurricane Katrina
Respond React

kanyemikemeyers_small.jpgOne year ago today, the levees that protected New Orleans broke, devastating a city that has become one of hip-hop’s major hubs. Given the racial overtones of the disaster and FEMA’s much-criticized relief efforts for Louisiana’s poorest residents, all eyes were on hip-hop to give a voice to the disenfranchised. Whether artists rose to the occasion has been a hot topic of debate throughout the last year, with various media outlets and blogs criticizing the lack of visible Katrina-related songs created by rappers.

“Katrina is something that happened and it seems like we’ve forgotten about it, unless you live in New Orleans or Houston,” Chicago rapper Rhymefest told the Guardian last month. “Where are the big Katrina records? How has it politicized us? How have we learned?” While it’s true that no big Katrina anthems have rocked coast to coast, everyone deals with tragedy in different ways. Some eulogize those they lost, some look to humor, and for others, Katrina will simply become a metaphor for their disastrous flow. XXLMAG.COM takes a look at the diverse ways that hip-hop has reflected on this tragedy.

The Public Face


“George Bush doesn’t care about Black people.” -Kanye West

When discussing rappers’ response to the disaster, most people will only remember Kanye’s infamous seven words, which were televised on the East Coast but cut from the West Coast airing of a national telethon. Oddly enough, the Katrina song given the most media attention was a freestyle by relatively unknown Houston duo The Legendary K.O., who capitalized on the Kanye hype with a humorous remake of West’s “Gold Digger”

The Legendary K.O. (a.k.a. K-Otix) “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People”

The Hometown Heroes


Juvenile “Get Ya Hustle On”

Looking for ways to define this tragedy, much of the country turned towards New Orleans’ two most prominent labels, Cash Money and No Limit, to release Katrina songs. But with both crews now splintered—rolling with different crews and living in different cities—it was not the unified effort that many anticipated. Still, Juvenile’s video for “Get Ya Hustle On,” filmed in the rubble of the city, was as jarring a take on disaster as any. “I’m already knowin’ that it’s a G thang/Ever since they tried to drown a nigga on the East bank/Everybody need a check from FEMA/So he can go and score him some coc-a-i-na (Get money!),” Juvie rapped. “And I ain’t gotta ball in the beamer/Man, I’m trying to live I lost it all in Katrina.” Free of corny “We Are the World” sentiment, the song’s reference to spending relief money on drugs was too complex an issue for liberals and conservatives alike to swallow. The city’s other superstars also gave their takes on Katrina, but none were packaged quite tamely enough to garner much attention from the mainstream media.

Lil Wayne “Georgia…Bush”

504 Boyz feat. Master P “Hurricane Katrina (Bounce Back)”

The Local Response

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Mia X “My FEMA People”

From Mia X’s angry take on those she lost in the disaster to 5th Ward Weebie’s humorous take on living off FEMA, local New Orleans rappers have had no shortage of responses. One positive effect of the entire ordeal has been a resurgence of the local bounce music, which is now popping up in cities all over the country due to the dispersion of New Orleans refugees. Click here to download Bounce For Relief, a compilation of classic bounce music put together by XXLMAG.COM’s own Noz.

5th Ward Weebie “Fuck Katrina”

Sqad Up “Katrina”

10th Ward Buck “What Is Your FEMA Number?”

Lifeline


Warren G feat. Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube & B-Real “Get U Down Part 2″ (2005)

While Michael Jackson tried to put together a song called “I Have This Dream,” an all-star benefit that was rumored to feature Jay-Z, Snoop, Missy Elliott and Kanye West, the track has still not been released, despite reports from Jackson’s camp that it has been completed. Still, there have been plenty of rap artists willing to lend their empathy, including a bizarre song put together by actress Sharon Stone.

Sharon Stone feat. The Game, Wyclef, Chingy and others “Come Together Now”
(click here to see the video)

Mos Def “Dollar Day in New Orleans (Katrina Klap)”

Public Enemy “Hell No We Ain’t All Right!”

Still Reporting

At the one-year mark, some of the best reflections on the tragedy are just surfacing. Turning a largely apolitical group of artists into shrewd political critics is not something that will happen overnight (it may never happen) but one thing is for sure: Katrina has forever become part of hip-hop’s ever-expanding worldview.

DJ Shadow feat. David Banner “Seein’ Thangs” (2006)

Fat Joe “The Pandemic (Intro)” (Unreleased)
Joe: “Katrina, Katrina, all this Katrina/I’m lookin’ for some aid, shorty have you seen her?”

OutKast feat. Lil Wayne & Snoop Dogg “Hollywood Divorce” (2006)

Wayne: “I really wish one day we’d take it back like Hammer’s home/The hurricane come and took my Louisiana home/And all I got in return was a darn country song/This whole country wrong”

  • babyboy

    1ST BITCHES

  • honeykiss

    2nd

  • http://www.myspace.com/atriggs513 Young Deuce

    I hope Katrina victims get more help.

  • Arcane

    take a look at alex jones martial law 9/11 on google video dat shit is crazy
    and if dat video dont make you wanna informe yourself youre a stupid dumb fuck

  • Arcane

    martial law 9-11 rise of the police state….thats the exact name of the video

  • http://gimps.de Maria taking pictures

    Good to see famous people do still care about the devastating catastrophe which destructed lives of my fellows who thankfully appreciate any help.

    Thank you for sharing this story with me !

  • MR. DICK

    When hundreds of blacks and lower income whites are suffering and dying in the aftermath of a natural disaster, the government should act immediately. Of course they didn’t because they didn’t care. It should be a sobering wake up call for all blacks to strive for education and empowerment, instead of the usual ignorant tendencies: going to jail, dropping out of school, spending every available penny we have on items that make “them” a boatload of money, ect.,ect. We are exploited on an every day basis as consumers. We spend the most money on clothes and B.S. like that, yet we constantly are disrespected in their stores.It’s obvious that the powers that be aren’t really concerned about us, so we need to become smarter and stronger as a whole. Anytime Congress can approve a $400 billion budget for the war in Iraq but can’t even help “certain” people in a time of crisis, the writing is on the wall.

  • CALIMOVEMENT

    All the money donated is going to these crooked as companies. Fuck Bush and all his lies…from IRAQ to Katrina.

  • DJ N-Credible

    We need a revelution and overthrow the government…over in lebanon hezbollah was handing out like 30 grand toeach infividual when their homes got bombed by isreal…cash…they did not have to go through anybullshit and wait months for assistance…they did not rely on the lebanese government…we need a similar force like the hezbollah…we had the panthers but hoover and cointelpro corrupted that movement…if we create our own independent state OUR government will view this as a threat to them…i wonder why…our government is out to control and suppress us and the katrina event was them kicking us while we are down

  • DJ N-Credible

    good point…we probably make up 30% of consumption…my people we have power in the form of our spending…think about the bus boycott…we need a new civil rights movement which would not only include us blacks but americans period because the liberty is being slowly traken away from the citizens…us blacks need to stop supporting certain corps and only buy from certain companies…i bet they will listen then…there is strength in numbers my people lets get togther and force change otherwise we are headed down a dark road

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    Watching this unfold from north of the border(Canada), it’s ridiculous 2 C ur president spend more money on the Iraq war(3 years & counting) than helping those of Katrina(1 year & counting). All the Katrina victims deserve better.

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  • jon jon–23

    Every black person should have been wide awake after seeing what happened last year with hurricane Katrina. They left us out to dry literally, while they sent billions to the war in Iraq. Many people now are still without homes, and a large percentage of the tax payer’s dollars are going to rebuild Iraq. It seems like we have no black leaders because I haven’t seen that many come to the fore front. Even blacks synonymous with New Orleans like Baby and Master P were as quiet as a mouse. It was blantant disrespect and lack of concern and compassion for our race and they got away with it…

  • THE TRUTH

    on the real f— all yall nobody wanna do nuthin but front like they care dont none of yall care kanye west aint do nuthin cuz he took back his state ment the next day on snl(saturday night live ) none of yall care so stop acting like the rappers do cause they all moved and never loooked backe

  • Wrecklessness

    Good piece BF.

  • 184th Boy

    DID U SEE CHRIS TUCKER’S FACE?!? LMAO

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  • H-MAN

    Damn, I wanna get in this…why? 2 make a difference….Ill get so balls deep in Katrina, youll call me the REDEEMER… Ill leave Lil Bushy wishy washy when I spit prophecy…left hand pointed to da sky cauze I put my faith in GOD and let my eagle fly, middle finger in da air…screamin out BUSH DONT CARE…I DO…AZ 4 the war I support the soldiers but not the Iraq conflict, makes me sick 2 think they dyin over that damn oil shit…We aint succa free, the terrorists used our own hate against us. peace …Katrina left people scard, but I promise U, their resolve haz never been stronger…Rebuild the foundation of life strong like concrete…Even in the darkest hours, there iz alwayz a ray of light, open your eyez and see 4 the first time, unite

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    CAPS CAUSE IM YELLING AND I’M, PISSED OFF

    FIRST OFF, GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE THATS STILL IN THE STRUGGLE. THE THING THAT GETS ME ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT WAS SPEAKING OUT, NOT SPEAKING OUT NO MORE. THERE IS NO MORE VOICE, WELL NOT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO STILL CRYING OUT FOR HELPTHEY SEEN THE BROADCAST FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND THATS WAS THAT. I WANT TO GIVE SPIKE LEE A WARM THANK YOU AND KUDOS FOR THAT SPECIAL THAT AIRED ON HBO. BUT, DO YOU SEE KANYE WEST IN NEW ORLEANS HELP BUILDING OR HELPING OUT FAMILIES. HELL NO, SO DON’T GET ON TV ACTING LIKE THIS CRISIS HAS THE TYPE OF MAGNITUDE, AT THAT PRESENT TIME, FOR YOU TO SAY THAT BUSH DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE. CAUSE RIGHT NOW, HE SHOWING THE SAME CONCERN THAT BUSH DID, YEAH, KANYE MAY CARE MORE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE THAT BUSH, BUT DON’T RUN AROUND HERE TALKING ABOUT YOU THE LOUIS VUTTION DON FLASHING BLACK CARDS CAUSE FAMILIES STILL NEED THE URGENT CARE AS THEY DID ABOUT 369 DAYS AGO. I WOULDN’T CARE HOW MUCH A MAN DONATE AS LONG AS HE DO ESPECILLY IF HE IS A BLACK MAN WITH THE MEANS TO DO SO. PERSONALLY, I AM RAISED IN NEW ORLEANS, WENT TO GREGORY JR HIGH, THEN WENT TO KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS FORTUNATE TO BE BLESSED BY THE GOOD LORD TO HELP MY FAMILY OUT BY BEING BLESSED FINICIALLY SITUATION TO GO TO THE EXTREAMS OF HELPING PEOPLE BESIDES MY FAMILY. SOLD MY BIGGER HOME. GOT A SMALLER ONE AND TRIED TO USE EVERY EXPENSE THAT I HAD IN ASSETS AND IN SAVINGS TRYING TO HELP FAMILY AND FRIENDS OUT, EVEN STRANGERS. I SEEN LITTLE KIDS BEING FOUND IN BOARDED UP HOMES WITH SPRAY PAINT ON THE FRONT OF THESE HOMES AS IF THEY WERE CHECKED, THEY WASN’T. THIS IS OUR GOVERNMENT THAT DON’T CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND ITS 84% MAJORITY AFRO AMERICAN POPULATIONS. IM TIRED OF SEING KIDS WITH CLUELESS FACES OF WHERE IS THERE NEXT MOVE. GOVERNMENT DECLARING MARSHALL LAW ON INNOCENT CITIZENS TRYING TO PROTECT RETAIL STORES INSTEAD OF HELPING THE PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    BUSH LATE REACTED LATE IN THE RESCUE FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE STRANDED IN DYING NEED FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD, THEN LEFT A LOT OF INNOCENT SOILDERS OVER SEAS FOR A WAR OF NO SIGNIFACANCE, WELL, I RETRACT THAT, WE FIGHTING FOR OIL AND OTHER RESOURCES, AND NOT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONS. 30% OF THIS COUNTRY OIL AND GAS SUPPLY IS PROVIDED FROM THE GULF REGION OFF THE SHORE OF LOUISIANA, INSTEAD OF THOSE INNOCENT SOILDERS DYING AT WAR THEY SHOULD OF BEEN HELPING WITH RESCUE ON THE SOIL OF OUR OWN COUNTRY. BUSH LET PEOPLE DIE AT WAR, AND LET PEOPLE DIE IN NEED OF RESCUE. HE NEED TO BE IMPEACHED IF NOT PERSECUTED TO THE MAXIMUM CRIME FOR HUNDREDTS AND THOUSANDTHS OF DEATHS HE IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR

  • http://www.myspace.com/tmoG t.m.o.Glover

    i went down thea 2 help out in march
    and its sad when they tellin us
    2make sure all the trash u empty from the house is spillin in the street
    or fema wont pic it up
    whats up w/that
    they aint helpin out they jus doin jus enough 2 get by
    jus enough 2 say yeah we care
    when its bullshit
    -the people down thea told me that the powers that b wants 2 get rid of a section
    & of course it was the poor section
    get rid of it the sense not rebuild 2 what it waz -probably turn it in2 a mall or whateva thatll get dem tax dollars
    remember in the constitution it says WE THE PEOPLE
    so we the people g2 get educated and not let them run us but we g2 influence them and make sure they do there ish
    let us unite as the people
    and we can make it better 4 ourselves
    so my call is 2 the less fortunate, poor, all those that aint happy
    lets get on this and make moves to make sure our future is better then the present and leave our children with a better present

  • Louloutte

    You’ve got a fucking president!!!
    But no fucking people; and people from New Orleans will come back stronger! I hope so!
    French talking…

  • http://myspace.com/thebeatshrine Grace Starr PRODUCER/RAPPER

    You know whats fucked up.If we all got together and spoke against george bush in public and talked about how much of a snake he is they would lock us up and say that we might be terrorist.Anytime that you cant speak out against your countrys leader because you fear it will get you locked up or killed that means your leader is a DICTATOR!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/thebeatshrine Grace Starr PRODUCER/RAPPER

    SADAM=DICTATOR
    OSAMA=DICTATOR
    HITLER=DICTATOR
    BUSH=GREATEST DICTATOR OF ALL TIME

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    I CAN’T EVEN LIE. IF I WERE TO SEE BUSH, I WOULD TRY AND KILL HIM MYSELF. AND THIS IS NOT JUST TALK AFTER I SEEN LITTLE CHILDREN BODIES MONTHS AFTER KATRINA. I HOPE HIS ASS BE DEAD BEFORE OSAMA BIN LADEN

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    IF I HAD TO TESTIFY AGAINST SADAM HUSSIEN, I WOULD’T KNOW WHAT CRIME HE HAS COMMITED AGAINST AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, BUT, I KNOW A MILLION BUSH HAS COMMITED AGAINST HIS OWN PEOPLE

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    I HOPE BUSH DIES

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    I NEVER WISHED DEATH UPON A MAN BEFORE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY, AND ITS THE PRESIDENT, 100′S OF KIDS DIED CAUSE OF HIS NEGLIGENCE

  • Rodjilius

    dat shows that people really do care about what happened wit the victims some people just ignore it but i do hope they get help tho

  • marlon

    bet you’ll vote next time… or will you?

  • BirdsFlySouth

    The levees broke in the NO

    Katrina hit Mississippi but nobody seems to remember that. The entire coast line of Mississippi is gone people!

  • jon jon–23

    George Bush is following an agenda that the right wing republicans have laid out. Bush shouldn’t really be in office since he didn’t truthfully win in the 2000 election when they had the recount. Rich oil tycoons and corporation owners bought an election for him. He is a full blown racist and is in office for the benefit of only the richest people of this country. Even common white people are beginning to struggle-even though they are still in denial. Katrina was a big slap in the face and since no justice was served, the door is wide open for them to do other things against us; knowing there will be no repercussions. Bush is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent men, women, and children in Iraq, and now he is responsible for a lot of our own dying after hurricane Katrina. If money and troops were dispersed to New Orleans in a timely manner, many people could have been saved. It’s amazing that these people running this country could potray the role of religious people with all of the things they have done. It seems most of the rich and influential blacks only care about themselves because none of them have stepped up. The average young black person you talk to seems as though they are not that concerned….Only about 24s, weed, and Nikes.

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    I FEEL YOU JON JON, JUST HOPE YOU NOT BLOGGING BUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE, MY REAL NAME IS MIGAEL JOSEPH, IM 25 YRS OLD, IM LOOKING FOR MY SISTER WHOM IM NEVER HEARD FROM SINCE KATRINA, HER NAME IS DANIEL JOSEPH AND SHE IS 29 YRS OLD IF ANYONE OR ANYBODY KNOW OF HER OR RAN ACROSS HER HAVE HER TO E-MAIL ME AT JOET@TMAIL.COM

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    THANK YOU AND KEEPING UP MY HOPE

  • jon jon–23

    That’s incredible. Stay up, and hope you find your sis.

  • 11KAP

    Except for the coast guard,I have never seen such a slow reaction by the government in my life. I bet Bush was 5 days laughing at our people suffering, old critter that he is.

  • Andrew

    I WAS DOWN THERE THIS SUMMER , THEY ARE NOT HELPING ANYONE OUT. THERE IS A LOWES ON ONE SIDE OF THE STREET PARKING LOT FULL ENDLESS CARS, THERE IS A NEIGHBRHOOD ON THE OTHER SIDE NO ELECTRICITY AND THE RESIDENTS ARE LIVING IN DEMOLISHED HOUSES. FEMA NEEDS TO GET ON THERE JOB

  • Down Bottom Nigga

    Dem Rich White Folks voted him in. Now Dey Lookn Crazy…Fuck em All

  • Down Bottom Nigga

    Dick Chaney (how ever u spell it) & Bush Been Lyin 4 eight 6 yeras now. As far Sep 11 whoever that would have been in office it have happened anyway because America jus wasn’t prepared. It took us 2 long 2 see the writings on the wall. Bush lie & lies & lies. Its funny 2 hear white people say he is a sorry ass president. They call him stupid. They voted him in again, but who really are the stupid 1′s. Very little black peoople voted that idiot in, and the 1′s that did ain’t gona tell nobody they did. Hey think of it this way we only got 2 mo yearz of this bitch ass muthafucka.

    *THEY NEED 2 IMPEACH HIS ASS!!!*

  • Down Bottom Nigga

    I meant say Chaney and Bush been lyin 4 six years now!!! I bet every muthafucka gona pay attention 2 who they put in office now!!! FUCK BUSH & BITCH CHANEY!

    *THEY NEED 2 IMPEACH HIS ASS*

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    About the vote, I don’t think voting is essential anymore, cause regardless of what minorities & who really voted, that wasn’t the deciding result. I really feel if they would of tallied the votes the way the country should have with the integrity of the people of this country who took countless hours waiting at the polls, that if it was a really fair election, Kerry would be in office and we wouldn’t be at war, and people of Mississippi, Louisiana & Alabama, would have the aid that they need right now

  • A FIRM BELIEVER

    I use to think that power of the vote, but the Florida debacle proved me wrong

  • X2DeZ

    FUCK BUSH THATS ALL

  • DJ N-Credible

    See what yall have to understand is that we do not live in a true democracy…they create these different political parties to deceive…kerry and bush are one of the same…their cousins…if kerry was in the same would have happen because the people we vote for are puppets they dont control anything…there is a hidden group of people make the countries decisions…thats why we are at war for the sake of a specific group of people(zionist)not the american citizens…america is on the decline…and its up to us to take care of our own lives because the so called democratic government does not have our best interest in mind

  • Trap Sumthin’

    Itz true Dat Muthafucka don’t care about Black People, Asian People, Latin People, Mexican People, Even white Middle Class 2 lower Class people. All he carez about iz da rich cause he rich hisdamnself. Fuck Dis whole government until da next election. We need another president CLINTON somebody dat would actually get thingz done. He from where I’m from ARKANSAS…I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY BUSH WAITED SOO FUCKING LONG 2 HELP DA GULF COAST!!! HE HAS 2 GO DOWN AS DA WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY 4REAL

  • Trap Sumthin’

    Real Talk I know a girl who faught in Iraq she said all they do is act like bouncers and shyt. They build schoolz and rebuild da sewers and shyt but she said they don’t do nuthin. I HATE THIS MUTHAFUCKA. He is a true IDIOT! Everybody makes fun his dumb ass.

    Big UPs 2 people like David Banner and others who helped Out the People Down There. God Bless Da Gulf Coast.

    *PUT BUSH ASS UNDERWATER*

  • Young Swagga

    I was a soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division. Our jobs in the ARMY are widespread. Most people have support positions. Marines are an Infantry branch, they’re only job is to fight. They have some support jobs but THEY are the one’s who fight most.

  • Young Swagga

    You know what? If somebody slapped the shit out of you, would you be trying to hear they’re explanation on why they did it? Man, I’m not even gonna argue with these people, I don’t want to hear no excuses. The government is not that slow. So, I don’t want to hear it. You know what, they did the same damn thing to New York on 9/11 as well (when you think about it). I don’t even want to hear that shit.

    And they wonder why we have terrorism.

  • MC-ENZ

    Oi! dj-ncredible stop talking shit!

    whos gunna run your independant state? blacks!? lol!

    look at history every country run by blacks is wack, corrupt, 3rd world or whatever….you people got no clue.

    If it wasnt for whits youd still be in Africa been hunted by lions.

  • Quiana

    It’s nice to know people still care, lately all i’ve heard was how tired people are of taking care of us as if we didn’t or still don’t pay taxes. I just hope nobody else has to go through what we went through (Houston,thanks for the hospitality-NOT- keep thinking it can’t happen to ya’ll) instead of complainting get up and help,e the more help we have to rebuild the faster we can get out of ya’ll city. and please disregard our lying ass mayor its all about business with him when he says the city is up and running he means the french quarter,he’s trying to block the residents of the lower 9th ward from rebuilding saying its a low lying area but didn’t the lakeview area (that a rich prodomitenly white neighbor in New Orleans that sits right by lake pontchatrain) get hit just like they did and they are able to rebuild and last but least people please stop saying katrina destroyed New Orleans the army corp of engineers and the levees that they built destroyed our city

  • 8thstreetdyme

    To A FIRM BELIEVER, my heart goes out to you. Keep ur head up and keep hope a live. Now to MC-ENZ, fuck u and the person that gave birth to u. I bet your little honky ass wouldn’t say that shit to a black person in their face. Cracker asshole. Its people like u that always try to hold us blacks back with ignorance like yours. Get a fucking life. I wish I knew who u were and I’ll come and bury u my damn self. Honky hillbilly racist pig. I bet u wish u were black. Stupid ass.

  • Lets Get It

    Yeah Fuck MC-(Aint Got ANY)Enz. White people like you are the one’s that love 2 keep niggaz down. You ain’t got da nutz 2 say dat in anybody’s face!!!!!

  • Anton

    Bottomline? We got to close ranks. period. The Genocide Offensive and Population Displacement that occurred during and after the hurricane was just some mo icing on the cake of “us getting our ass kicked”.

    Anyone one of us under 30 (26, myself) can see that the older blacks didn’t do shit wit they money but try to buy they way into Main Stream AmeriKKKan Society. Shit is easily seen when you compare our status wit the “voluntary” immigrants flowing in over the past 20 years or so. That’s why you can go into just about every black enclave in ameriKKKa and that shit is tettering on collapse. Fact.

    We got to get real smart bout this on every level from Politics to Econimics to Sociology to Spirituality. These people don’t have to respect they slaves. Period. And until we say “fuck the bullshit” and become who we were before these Krakkkas even knew how to build a boat, we gon be slaves.

    We are Mali, Songhay, Dahomy, Jolof, and Ashanti all breeded into one People, One Nation. Ya boy “mc-enz” talkin bout “Oi” was probably a Khazar, but right now they run shit and he is right on the money with what he said… at this stage in the game. Them fuckas, however, know they on borrowed time. Tick tock, faggots.

    Niggas need to step away from this music/basketball/slangin/ho’in shit and start fuckin wit trading the
    Financial Markets, CREATING Technology, and eventually developing our own Industries. If all these rich rap niggas was really thug, they’d be puttin they funds together to buy some General Motors assets when them hoes start auctioning they shit off. Hell, we love Cadillac so much, why not go head and buy the bitch? Unfortunately, niggas aint on that level and we hurtin cause of it. None of these cats can fuck our genius, but you got to prove that shit.

    Google search “Options Trading”, “Forex Trading”, “Futures”, and Precious Metals and take what we owed. These pussy ass people cant fuck wit us but we got to know what makes the world move: Commerce. Raw Materials. Industry. Lot of you nigga won’t fuck wit Africa even tho that’s where most of the world’s wealth is from and them cats look up to us and expect us to kick this shit off right and proper.

    Stop giving muthafuckas that give a hot damn about you your damn money; or worse, your parents money. Learn these markets and hit thee hoes where it matters: they bitch ass pockets.

    Niggas need to realize they in W A R. If you haven’t studied leadership, tactics, and strategy, yo ass need to hit the books, or sit down, shut the fuck up and follow orders. Know Dat.

    Regards,
    Just another country-ass nigga.

    P.S. If niggas was real smart, they be studying real estate investing and making plans and plotting to take that land back.

  • conservo

    Black culture celebrates irresponsibility, sexual promiscuity, and criminal behavior. This is why we we do not succeed as a people. The government has never been our friend. Do you remember Jim Crow? Why would Katrina be any different. The only help the government provides are social programs like TANF,and Section 8 that keep us in bondage. We need to depend on God, each other, and ourselves. In 2006, we keep ourselves down.

  • Real Talk (Dirty South)

    I agree wit Anton and Conservo. We as a people have two look out 4 ourselves. America don’t give a fuck about niggaz. We need 2 get our shyt 2 together and handle “OURZ”.

  • 8thstreetdyme

    ANTON: email me., I looked into those trading options and real estate investing. I’m actually real interested in real estate (trying to get my license) and my uncle buys and sells, but if u can, please email me so we can talk more about this.

  • JEDI

    If the author ever reads this, How are you gonna forget about Dizzy aka Raw D.I.’s Day After Tomorrow? Best Katrina song out, imo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouZcjXQbf6k

    Also Akir ft. Immortal Technique and someone else have a song called Louisiana Purchase on Akir’s CD (Legacy)

  • Down South Stunna

    Georgia Bush…Get Em Wayne. Itz nice 2 hear from MIA X again!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines Donny Goines

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  • http://www.myspace.com mad person

    I think that George Bush is not the right person to be messin with dem New Orleans people.You mess with us you get hurt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.yahoo.com mad person

    Atlanta is so lame,New Orleans is way better than them people.They don’t mess with us New Orleans folks!!!!!!!!!!

  • d

    WTF are these ppl talking about i seen ENUFF katrina songs

  • Real Talk From Da South

    If you wanna know the Truth about who the U.S. is fighting for check out this website. USI (United States of Israel).http://www.nogw.com/ilrunshow.html