Diamonds are a Jew’s best friend

Conflict diamonds are diamonds mined in war zones and sold in order to finance tribal warfare. Perhaps you’ve heard of them.

Rapper Kanye West paid lip service to the issue (no Boutros?) on the remix to his hit single “Diamonds Are Forever,” called “Diamonds from Sierra Leone.” And conflict diamonds are at the center of a new Hollywood film opening this weekend – Blood Diamonds, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

As noted in a story in the New York Times the other day, tribal warfare financed by the sale of conflict diamonds seems poised to become the hot new cause du jour among not only Hollywood’s celebrity elite, but also many of today’s hottest rappers.

Indeed Africa is already having the proverbial best year evar, what with the likes of Bono campaigning for debt relief by talking Pink Floyd into reuniting to play Live 8, Madonna shopping for AIDS orphans in Malawi as if they were Ugg boots, and Jay-Z handing out bottled water on MTV.

As such, it’ll be interesting to watch the celeb-charity fallout from the Blood Diamonds film. Already, rapper Nas has contributed to the film’s score (how so?), including a new song called “Shine on ‘Em” – the video for which I posted here yesterday.

Check it out if you haven’t already:

Of course the DeBeers family, which controls the bulk of the global diamond trade, is decidedly non-plussed. They’re making it a point to note that trade in conflict diamonds only makes up a tiny fraction of the overall diamond trade.

Reportedly, they’ve even gone so far as to lobby Warner Brothers to have a disclaimer placed on the film noting that the events portrayed in it are fictional and that the film takes place in the past. (The film takes place in 1999.)

Obviously the concern is that knowledge of the conflict diamonds issue might make buying diamond jewelry unfashionable. I wonder though if the deeper concern is that people might begin to wonder about the sale of diamonds that don’t go to fund tribal warfare.

As noted in the Times story from the other day:

Part of the problem, in Sierra Leone in particular, is that very little of the profit finds its way back to the people. The government officially gets a 3 percent commission on the rough stones, but since a diamond that sells for $5,000 in America typically comes from a rough stone worth about $500, that commission amounts to about $15.

$15 for a $5,000 diamond? Even Sato in the Karate Kid Part II wasn’t that cold! And keep in mind that $15 goes to the government of Sierra Leone. How much do you want to bet trickles down to the poor bastards who actually risk life and limb digging these damn things up?

Presumably countries like Sierra Leone would be much better off if they actually benefited from the rich natural resources of their own native land. (An obvious parallel can be drawn to the situation in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez vis a vis, say, Saudi Arabia.)

Which brings me to my point: The diamond trade in Africa doesn’t have to fund grisly, Hotel Rwanda-style tribal warfare to be essentially exploitative in nature, which it is. And that’s the real reason to think twice before you cop any more diamond jewelry.

  • airiq79

    FIRST!!!

  • WSC

    first

  • Dr Flav

    Damn.

  • let the game begin

    fuck bol

    Nas is the truth!!!!!!!!

  • Ali

    Good post Bol as usual i might add. I don’t care if you post bullshit sometimes it’s entertaining and you still have time to write about serious issues. However why does XXL have adverts for diamonds at the top of the site offering 50% off? That kinda defeats the whole point.

  • Dr Flav

    missed it by that much. Lol, but on topic, this is no different than the way cracker ass crackers have been raping the motherland, same thing with gold, Egyptian artifacts and “human resources” wink wink.

  • 420PURP

    YOU A FAGET ASS NIGA BOL!!!!

  • CharredSkin

    good post

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    1,1,1 one you bithces (no leather suit!)

    Bol finally posted a worthy blog, but truthfully niggas don’t give a fuck! people can pose for dem’ camers all they want but these flossin’ obsessed minstrel rappers still gon’ cop ice regardless of where it’s from. Niggas mentality want let’em think for a minute there’s some six yr’old kid gettin’ that good ol’ kunta treatment so you can hold ya’ chain up like the jig you are!!

  • content

    ‘people with nothing will settle for anything’ – some random quote

    sounds like the powers at be in Sierra Leone need to take some business courses

  • http://ThaFuck Andres Menocal

    I didn’t know you were such a softie Bol. Your heart might be made out of gold, cheap gold at that

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Diamonds are overpriced anyway…ever wonder why they say “diamonds are forever”…its so they can put a hefty price tag on it…but in all actuality there is boat loads of diamonds…they slow the process of mining to keep the price high…truth be told if the true value was placed on the ROCK we would all be able to sport diamonds…they paint a picture of diamonds being mystical and what not but in actuality they are rocks in abundance…the only jewelry i would buy is gold…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Not sure what point you’re trying to make here (that’s not a critique, I’m just not seeing it yet), but you do get points for this:

    ” Even Sato in the Karate Kid Part II wasn’t that cold!”

    MIYAGI!

    UNO!

  • che

    i don’t get it, where’s the fuck the little africans (no paedo) and let’s listen to vaginal tap or whatever you’re into these days bol?

  • Incilin

    This is a great post, kudos.

  • JDEaseworld

    “Bol finally posted a worthy blog, but truthfully ni**as don’t give a fuck!”
    But some black people do… even though brothers I know already boycotting diamonds becuase they’re broke.
    This was actually a good post.

  • che

    >$15 for a $5,000 diamond? Even Sato in the Karate Kid Part II wasn’t that cold!

    yeah but your mother’s vagina was.

  • Spark

    Yeah hummm ok, Bol. I think Bol as a crush on leo dicaprio

  • Fernando

    I love socially consious rappers. They boycott diamonds for a year, cry about exploitation, and then wear $2000 shoes & hand out diamond chains to all the little jigs at christmas.

    Way to go Kanyeezy

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I like Kanye, dammit.

  • Fernando

    I would love to have Young Dro shipped over to Sierra Leone and go face to face with the people who have to endure slavery to pick the diamonds he has around his neck. His only answer would probably be a shoulder lean on thier heads. Boi-ing oi-ing oi-ing oi-ing.

  • http://www.myspasce.com/16kingz thebestout!

    Akon owns a diamond mine I wonder is his shit legit or off the backs of his people? just a question.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    LMAO @ Fern…

    I think a rapper should have at least 2 platinum albums before they should be allowed to wear diamonds.

    Fuckin’ Remy Ma has a Martini Glass piece that’s apparently a few hundred diamonds. Who in the fuck is Remy blowing to afford that?

    These non-selling assholes walking around with all this jewelry. Damm. Dreaded N-Words MUST be hustling.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    If I ever get signed I’m just gonna walk around with an African kid.

    I’M STUNTIN’ SO HARD I BOUGHT THE KID THAT DIGS UP YOUR DIAMONDS! BAAAALLLLLLLIIINNNN’!!!!

  • mannyworld33

    GOOD POST BOL (NO BOL)

    I JUST WATCHED A SPECIAL ON THIS LIKE 2 DAYS AGO, FORGOT WHAT STATION IT WAS ON. (BE SMOKIN’ THAT LA LA LA)

  • content

    Bol
    these post (which showcase your potential) are what pisses people off so much when you come with some ignorant shit like yesterday’s blog. be consistently good not just a sometimes blogger.

    don’t let this go to your head. i’d hate for you to have to take another picture for XXL with your dome at an even more parallel angle just to fit it in.

  • Fernando

    Busta Rhymes chains are probably worth at LEAST 500 Africans.

  • Fernando

    lol @ Content –

    Bol is gonna have to put his head sideways by 07. I’m betting that he wears at least a size 8 New Era hat. Looks like a black version of “The Head”

  • 6 100

    Most people only wear cubic zirconia anyway. Or that Dimonique shit they sell on QVC

  • 6 100

    And DeBeers isnt a Jewish family. They are all descendants of Dutch people.

    And we all know how much black people love a Dutch.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Bol looks like the lovechild of Dave Chappelle & one of the aliens in “Mars Attacks”.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >these post (which showcase your potential) are what pisses people off so much when you come with some ignorant shit like yesterday’s blog.

    Well, they can’t all be home runs.

    >And DeBeers isnt a Jewish family. They are all descendants of Dutch people.

    And I suppose the Colonel is just a poor white man from Kentucky.

  • content

    >Well, they can’t all be home runs.

    yeah but keep batting like this and don’t be surprised if you get hit by the pitch

  • content

    out of a columnist I would prefer a Derrick Jetter (good average) over a Jason Giambi (home run potential) anyday.

  • Tyler

    Way 2 break’em off Bol, I am wit’ this train of thought bro, on this subject. Our brotha’s from another mother should be able 2 collect mad bank off what they are workin’ over there and I heard that Russel Simmons was tryin’ 2 freak a process or something for them where they can start to bank mad paper off them rocks so Bol, keep us niggas posted. I want 2 peep the movie 4 real yo. My favorite line from one of top 5 rapper D.Prophit, talkin’ shit about fake rappers says “Why don’t U bust a cap in Leonardo De Capiro” which he is my dude as well.
    Peep the musical heat and vibes at:
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug.

  • Meka Soul

    totally off subject, but…

    nahright.com/news/2006/12/05/decjan-complex-cover/

    i quit rap.

  • http://justsayin2000.blogspot.com noixe

    good post but wtf does it have to do with jews?

    (the post, not the diamond issue)

  • john cochran

    I love when you do posts like this, homie. This is a real conversation sparker. I, for one, cant afford ice right now and even if I could I wouldn’t want it. Call me crazy, but I’d rather get a house or a car. I saw a piece on 20/20 years before the Kanye song that had me feeling that way. It’s sad to see people dying just so some assholes’ wife can show off. But it’s not just the Blood diamond thing that has me pissed. It’s the white man’s (yeah I said it) blanent disrespect for the continent which we all stem from. they have been tryin to steal it’s riches for centuries. And with constant conflict and aids running rampid, it seems they have. Now they wanna go adopt lil black girls and give food out. Fuck the man and fuck jewelry, gain knowledge.

  • Meka Soul

    how about instead of buying said stones, we just cop the dismembered hands & feet of those who lost them while digging or fighting?

    i still quit rap.

  • http://justsayin2000.blogspot.com GentleWhoadie9000

    Bol,

    your headline has nothing to do with your post. I can guess what you are hinting at, but the least you could have done would be writing an over-generalized anti-semitic post based on outdated and narrow stereotypes. You’re slacking.

  • Meka Soul

    >I love socially consious rappers. They boycott diamonds for a year, cry about exploitation, and then wear $2000 shoes & hand out diamond chains to all the little jigs at christmas.>

    you also forgot “act like a faggit ass nugga because they didn’t win any award, then blame it on some ‘sippy sippy,’ making them look more gheyer than ever before.”

    no cash money group hugs.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >out of a columnist I would prefer a Derrick Jetter (good average) over a Jason Giambi (home run potential) anyday.

    Good thing you don’t own any magazines.

    >good post but wtf does it have to do with jews?

    I always wanted to write a story called ‘Diamonds are a Jew’s best friend’ and I figured this was my best shot.

  • Fernando

    Im gonna start flossin achiles-tendon necklaces. BAAAAALLLIIIIINNNNNN

  • content

    >Good thing you don’t own any magazines.

    or any sidekick websites

  • Joey Crack

    Bol is a racist and another black man talking about blacks like they have no problems unless its the whites or the jews…..do you think blacks are forced into mining?? dont be so ignorant of course they are not they are happily killing each other to get their hands on diamonds and same is happening here in the US except blacks kill each other over drugs and what street they live on…..its the same thing in the entire world, it has nothing to do with Jews…..everytime you open your wannabe un-intelligent mouth you show everyone your level of education…..you better keep this job because your education and level of thinking suggests you wont get very far

  • Meka Soul

    >good post but wtf does it have to do with jews?>

    aren’t they usually the ones selling them to rappers? i’ve already seen jacob the jeweler, david the jeweler, haji the jeweler, ishmail the jeweler & crazy gideon’s.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Good post Bol!

    Lol @ Soto from Karate Kid

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Bol v Content, eh?

  • http://justsayin2000.blogspot.com GentleWhoadie9000

    those would be muslims

  • http://justsayin2000.blogspot.com noixe

    i don’t know any jews named haji, ishmail or gideon.

    all arabs.

  • http://justsayin2000.blogspot.com noixe

    but that aint even the point.

  • NoMamesBuey

    Bol,

    this is your best current events/political blog post “evar” on either this site or b-dot-c site. Almost approaching the level of “intellectual ether”. Keep doing work in this vein (pause)

  • Joey Crack

    john cochran Says:

    December 5th, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    It’s the white man’s (yeah I said it) blanent disrespect for the continent which we all stem from. they have been tryin to steal it’s riches for centuries. And with constant conflict and aids running rampid, it seems they have. Now they wanna go adopt lil black girls and give food out. Fuck the man and fuck jewelry, gain knowledge.

    ___________________________________

    see this what im talking about, its always the man’s fault and the white man’s fault for everything that happens to blacks, what are you still living in 1654?? Blacks degrade themselves more than any human being could…..and who is the man exactly? I see ignorant blacks sayin its the “mans” fault why i aing got no job, why im on social security, and all this shit….no its not….its the fact that you choose to sell drugs and get arrested, its the fact that you leave a pregnant female to fend for herself, and when she has no choice but to get on welfare, the child suffers…..the blame it on the man thing is so played out that you will be left in the dust screamin that shit while the rest of the world passes you by….and since the “man” is torturing you so much, why dont you go back to Africa and help those that need it?? screamin fuck the “man” aint nothin but some words, get a life homie

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    lol @ Rey and his african kid…fukin hilarious

    Does anybody think that Bol looks like Nasty Nate from Half Baked minus the muscles (no homo)

  • Combat Jack

    Good post B. I know for a fact that Diamonds are not rare, rubies are way rarer. Sheet, even gold is rarer that Diamonds.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Meka- WTF is up wit that complex cove..weezy really think he better than Jay?

    Jay-z 2nd Verse from Beach Chair(*) > Anything Jim Jones or weexy could think of together!

    *”Im the thinnest cut slice/
    inner cut the winners cup/
    where winters rough enough to interrupt life/
    thats why im both saint and sinner…nice/
    this is jay everyday no compromise/
    no compass comes with this life just eyes”

    Na’mean???????????????

  • THE ONE

    However why does XXL have adverts for diamonds at the top of the site offering 50% off? That kinda defeats the whole point.
    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    HAHAHAHA!! I peeped that myself. Fuckin hypocrites.

  • http://justsayin2000.blogspot.com GentleWhoadie9000

    this all said, fuck diamonds, that shit is fucked up and there is no real need for them anyway.
    [soapbox]
    There are plenty of things that cause extremely negative external effects as a result of your purchase, and it’s in your interest to know what these effects are (e.g. pollution, slavery).

    Besides, chasing the EFFECTS OF WEALTH is not chasing wealth. Diamonds are not capital. Cars are worth jack shit in 5 years. That’s not wealth, those are signs of wealth. Making it look like you’re getting money is not the same as running shit. Ya heard?

  • Meka Soul

    >Meka- WTF is up wit that complex cove..weezy really think he better than Jay?>

    continue reading the article. it gets better.

    no turk in a prison shower.

    as for my next purchase? diamond-coated finger stumps.

  • Combat Jack

    ^”>And DeBeers isnt a Jewish family. They are all descendants of Dutch people.”

    The Dutch invented the African Slave Trade. Eff them all.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Uh-Oh.. Careful, Joey Crack.. N-Cred’ll be along any second now to debunk what you said. (altho’ I agree with you on some points.

    Yeah, the whole blood diamond thing sucks, but that’s not gonna stop white folks and black folks from still putting value on the “bling”.

    George W. Bush could have the illest G-DUBS spinning light up pendant in the world, and I’d still think he was a fuckin’ moron. Conversely, Lupe Fiasco doesn’t really rock/glorify “ice”, and I think he’s great. (no “food & liquor” album cover).

    People put more value on material things than they do other human beings. It’s sad.

    Still tho’, the corporations would rather see our generation climb all over ourselves trying to acquire that bullshit than mobilize to actually fix what’s wrong with this nation/world, and everyone’s buying into it.

    Fuck a diamond pendant. Fuck a maybach. Fuck a “set”. Fuck Patron. Fuck The Transient. (sorry, I had to)

    DOS!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Leon Lett.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Fuck The Transient. (sorry, I had to)

    Um, paging Dr. Freud. . .

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Fuck Lil’ Weezy’s bitch ass in that Complex. He’s already got G-Unit and Young Buck after him, and now he’s gonna dis the Clipse AND Hova?

    Sheeit. That fool must be letting Transi & N-Bred’s sucking him off get to his head. (pun intended)

    I think I’m gonna get me a diamond encrusted african child. That’ll take care of anyone who bites my original african child idea.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Don’t start, Ashlee.

  • Meka Soul

    >>Fuck The Transient. (sorry, I had to)

    Um, paging Dr. Freud. . .>

    lol.

    i still quit rap.

    *grabs rey’s fall out boy cd & bol’s eagle eye cherry cd*

  • jacquez
  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    All Jay has to say to diss these cats are:
    (1) U kiss men
    (2) Ill smack u wit my pocket change
    (3) I was doin what u was doin when ur mama was screwin for crack

    anybody care to add a couple more….lol

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Meka..just read it..and umm..well..im feelin that nigga less and less (no bol fingerbangin transi)

    lol @ “Baby walked in the crib one day and was like, ‘Everybody’s doing this black mob shit. When I see you niggas, this is what we’re gonna do.’ And that’s why you’ve probably got a picture of me because I stuck with everything that man said. ”

    ^Im am completely sure of the fact that Weezy was molested as a child (like mike from the wire)

  • http://www.debbieschlussel.com Debbie Schlussel

    Interesting. So now we know that XXL is an anti-Semitic magazine, and ditto for its “columnist,” Byron Crawford. Thanks for the tip. So you guys get angry when Michael Richards uses the N-word, but no biggie when your peeps attack the Jews. How do you spell “hypocrisy” and “bigotry”? I spell ‘em both: X-X-L. Same spelling for B. Crawford, too.

  • http://www.myspace.com/deensekou sATaLyte

    totally off subject, but…

    nahright.com/news/2006/12/05/decjan-complex-cover/

    i quit rap.
    ^
    And I’m sure that Bad Brains shirt was purely coincedental.

  • Meka Soul

    >Baby walked in the crib one day and was like, ‘Everybody’s doing this black mob shit. When I see you niggas, this is what we’re gonna do.’ And that’s why you’ve probably got a picture of me because I stuck with everything that man said. ”>

    wrong on so many levels.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Ev’Body- Check out this allhiphop.com/rumors/?ID=1157

    The video on the bottom is funny ass hell “50 is a pussyy” lollll

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    I wonder if whe weezy has a girl, and has to introdcuce her to Baby if he kisses baby 1st..cuz that would explain y he cant keep a chick

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    whe=when

  • Meka Soul

    hans moleman > lil wayne.

  • Fernando

    Michael Cage’s jheri curl > Bol > Weezy

  • thoreauly77

    lil wayne’s vagina > tighter than bol’s blogs.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Anal Bleeding > Bol > Weezy F Baby (& please dont forget the baby)

  • thoreauly77

    belize- that and him and baby fuck the same girls. hmmmm….?

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    If yall looking for a good R&b cd..get that Governor “son of pain” ..best male RnB cd i heard this year

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    thoreauly77 Says:

    December 5th, 2006 at 4:53 pm
    belize- that and him and baby fuck the same girls. hmmmm….?

    ^Round here we call that Bi-Sexual..and yes thats still homo to me..bol might differ

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Track 7 & 8 are wack though

  • chizamp

    bol has to wear boxers on his head as a head band

  • mannyworld33

    lol@ belize nasty nate comment(no cocktail fruit)

    I FUKKS WIT WEEZY MUSIC(NO BOL) BUT HE MUST HAVE DRANK SOME OF THAT CRAZY FLAVORED KOOL-AID THAT JIM JONES WAS SIPPIN’ ON! HE WAY OFF WITH THOSE COMPLEX COMMENTS.

    AND I THINK N-CRED WILL CO SIGN EVERYTHING HE SAID JUST OFF THE FACT THAT IT IS WEEZY(NO DIPSET)

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Workin @ Sierra Leone > Kissing Baby

    ill take the 15 dollars anyday!

  • thoreauly77

    i just can’t understand why anyone would fuck some scandalous ass chick like trina after baby ran through it. oh and that baby is his “daddy”. the shit gets more incestuous and molesterous as time goes on! black mafia shit? i am not a homophobe by any means, but the shit is just plain nasty.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Yall heard that they bringin’ Avon back for the next wire?

    Boodie gets killed in the next epis…..woops my bad =)

  • thoreauly77

    having angelina jolie adopt and kiss you>>>>>>>>>>>>baby adopting and kissing you.

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Being a memeber of Kids Incorporated > Baby’s Black Mafia shit

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    I cant front, if Trina came over to me and wanted to fuck, id be jumpin with glee (no rey buying fall out boy’s next cd)….i aint fukin her raw though (no odb-RIP)

  • thoreauly77

    getting aids from trina >>> bol’s post yesterday

  • Fernando

    What is this Baby Black mafia Business???? Did some new Weezy F. Homo pictures come out? Is there some article where Baby & Wayne talk about their “Closeness”???

  • Fernando

    Trina is like the ghetto version of Pretty Woman…..She took it raw from T. Double, Baby, Wayne, & every other southern jig with a virus, AND LOOK AT HER NOW!!!

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Fernando Says:

    December 5th, 2006 at 5:13 pm
    Is there some article where Baby & Wayne talk about their “Closeness”???

    ^yeah the last xxl issue wit jay was ghey..i could care less about there shotguns..whta they think, guns stop gettin made when they satrted lipglossing?

    Gettin John Bobbit’d > Bol’s post yeaturday > Gettin my salad tossed by baby

  • D

    The Magnificent African Cake – that continent has been divided up and sold for hundreds of years by colonizing countries. How can you explain the fact that African is the most resource rich continent – but is also the poorest?? Get true about your life and stop living a fantasy – there is real shit going on out here.

  • skip

    this shit about the diamond trade is so old man check ya’ll history i think it was pbs or some channel had like a 2 hour special on that how the cats in the diamond district in ny go over 2 london and they have 2 have a site 2 bid on diamonds they want etc.. the company/family Debeers is hard 2 touch cause the govenment in africa doesn’t want 2 do anything(politics as usual)Debeers can’t/doesn’t operate in the US. The US government been trying 2 get them 4 years

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Joey Crack Says:

    December 5th, 2006 at 3:43 pm
    see this what im talking about, its always the man’s fault and the white man’s fault for everything that happens to blacks, what are you still living in 1654?? Blacks degrade themselves more than any human being could…..and who is the man exactly? I see ignorant blacks sayin its the “mans” fault why i aing got no job, why im on social security, and all this shit….no its not….its the fact that you choose to sell drugs and get arrested, its the fact that you leave a pregnant female to fend for herself, and when she has no choice but to get on welfare, the child suffers…..the blame it on the man thing is so played out that you will be left in the dust screamin that shit while the rest of the world passes you by….and since the “man” is torturing you so much, why dont you go back to Africa and help those that need it?? screamin fuck the “man” aint nothin but some words, get a life homie
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Dont worry Rey…TruthMan(SUperman)is here to save the day…

    Thats exactly my point…everyone says racism and discrimination…and War on a race(literally)…no longer exist…well…we must be fighting an invisible enemy because they all still exist but it is under the table so the world wont see their wrong doings…to better explain allow me to give you a metaphorical example:

    a person puts a hole into the gas tank of a racecar(secretly)…then he pops out of no where at the end of the race to point the finger at him for not winning the race and coming in dead last…

    its called setting someone up for failure

    “The Man” man is a state of mind which the europeans(not all)possess…

    …they feel they are “the man”…above all others…its called white supremacy…all people of color fail victim to this way of thinking…

    So yes it is “the man’s” fault we have such a high unemployment rate…they discrimante against us young black males and would give a job to a convicted white felon before a non-felon black…thats fact studies were done…if not the white man then the black woman…

    The welfare sytems are set up to keep people in poverty through complacency…instead of training these people to work jobs(that they give to foriegners) they give them just enough to get by…

    Blacks arent the ones bringing drugs into this country…they are used as pawns to distribute death to the masses…they give it to blacks then in turn arrest us for saling what they gave us…its all a cycle that feeds off itself…the black gets arrested for trying to support his family…now the male is in prison feeding the machine called modern day slavery with free labor…in turn you have the broken home and the young black son he left behind falls victim to the streets because he has to some how make a way for his struggling fam…

    going back to Africa is such a idiotic statement…its much more complicated than that…and im sure from what you said you believe Africa is a group of people…no its a continent with multiple cultures and nations…

    anything i left out Rey

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Kissing baby > Reading DJ Nbred’s rants and raves

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    And Im out like hemroids

    Stay easy, greasy and sleazy

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Weezy is speaking the truth…what changes came in the game with J’s release……..(crickets)…..

    This dude is getting all this acclaim from the media not the people…bottom line is he is overated and hyped up…everyone in the game dont respect dude because they know he is a fraud and does not deserve the recognition…

    sales do not equal quality

    Weezy would murder this dude on any track…even if it was produced by cold play…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Na, that’s about what I accepted. I’m going to break character and ask you a question, N-Cred: At what point does Personal Accountability come into play in your theory? It’s not that I totally disagree with you, but someone, at some point, does have to decide to committ a crime or join a gang or sell drugs. I know plenty of druggies but I’ve never been high a day in my life. Using your theory, at some point I’d be overwhelmed and have no choice but to try something. Back in character: You stay the fuck away from my FOB cd, Meka. At Beli: Save those jokes for when I actually buy the next FOB album. As for Li’l Wayne: That dude is gonna Ja Rule himself. Get a little shine, talk too much shit, and eventually get murked. Yes, Wayne might be a better MC than Ja, but the theory applies. TRES!

  • http://mixfiend.com Belize

    Rey – Fuk Fall out boy

    Out

  • Fly Wizzle

    What’s with the racism against jews? Bol doesn’t like when people are racist against black people but its cool to be racist against someone else? makes sense. fucktard.

  • Bang

    The diamond trade in Africa doesn’t have to fund grisly, Hotel Rwanda-style tribal warfare to be essentially exploitative in nature, which it is. And that’s the real reason to think twice before you cop any more diamond jewelry.

    —–

    you should rap, beat-box, and put that in a song so people will listen

  • Fernando

    Bol is always racist against black people…do you read this fat blob??

    And I think you can be prejudiced against Jews but not neccessarily racist (im sure Nbred will try and correct me). I dont have much against Jews, I actually have a few Jewish friends and a few things I can say is…

    1. They are all cheap Misers. Its not a stereotype..its the truth. Just accept it and move on.

    2. They are terrible athletes.

    3. They love talking about their persecutions & struggles but never admit to all the Sh*t they have caused or had their hand in (middle east conflict RIGHT NOW)

    Bol sucks & swallows (ask YN) or TransiRey

  • Fernando

    Im out like Benoit Benjamin.

  • Dr Flav

    Joey Crack ass said GO BACK TO AFRICA, and some wonder why us blacks… DJ N CRED, Cosign All That! The race car example was the shit. Rey all black men arent deadbeat, dopehead daddys. Its a known fact that many blacks suffer an undiagnosed mental disorder and use illegal drugs as self medication.

  • sam

    “1. They are all cheap Misers. Its not a stereotype..its the truth. Just accept it and move on.

    2. They are terrible athletes.

    3. They love talking about their persecutions & struggles but never admit to all the Sh*t they have caused or had their hand in (middle east conflict RIGHT NOW)”

    1. good work creating a blanket statement based on your “few jewish friends.” If you know two cheap jews, then they all must be cheap!

    2. well we’ve got mark spitz and that’s about it. no real argument there.

    3. the middle east conflict has its roots in a British decision that the jews would have a homeland in the middle east, so don’t let them off the hook. Consider the atmosphere in which the decision was made (post WWII) and the creation of israel makes a lot more sense. And don’t think all american jews support israel entirely. most of us are beginning to see the palestinian side of things much more clearly.

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    Rey Says:

    December 5th, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    Na, that’s about what I accepted. I’m going to break character and ask you a question, N-Cred: At what point does Personal Accountability come into play in your theory? It’s not that I totally disagree with you, but someone, at some point, does have to decide to committ a crime or join a gang or sell drugs. I know plenty of druggies but I’ve never been high a day in my life. Using your theory, at some point I’d be overwhelmed and have no choice but to try something.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    All the blame is not placed on “the man” i was proving the point that “the man” is a major factor…

    …your always gonna have some muthafucka who will raise his hand to do some shit…thats reality…its not all about the crime…sometimes you have to examine what cause th cime in the first place and eliminate that…like weeds in a garden…you have to pull them up by the root

  • Fernando

    Jason Kapono

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  • awareinga

    I have a March 2002 issue of National Geographic titled: Diamonds The Real Story. Some people have known for years about the horrible diamond trade and how children are used and abused all for the sake of mining these diamonds. And, the Debeers are Jews. One can be Dutch, German, Italian, any nationality and still be Jewish because it’s a religion, not a nationality! Jews own the diamond trade all over the world. Believe that!

  • K.G

    tha fuck you know about what Africa needs? we need all ya’ll crackas and cracka’s niggas to leave us tha fuck alone.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    Nice post Bol

    But I will still buy diamonds(wamp wamp)

    Clipse > Ab Liva > Sandman > Roscoe P. Coldchain > Weezy F.

  • HITMAN

    Jesus Christ waz King of the Jewz…He had no diamondz, and in fact waz crucified by hiz own people…..Do U know what he told them az he waz dyin on tha cross…He sayz 2 hiz fellow Jewz that sent him 2 die on that hill crucified on tha cross…He sayz….ITZ OK, I FORGIVE U…Have U ever heard anythang more beautiful, even 2 those who killed him, he said ITZ OK, I FORGIVE U………………………………………In 3 dayz HE can break tha House that Bol built….

  • http://www.mypsace.com/jaymoula J.R.O.

    Man, this is deep. Motherfuckas still gon’ be buyin’ they’re diamonds, though.

  • http://www.myspace.com/poisonousdarthfc Poisonous Dart

    Yeeeeah, this blog was half assed, poorly researched, late as all hell and I’m not convinced you even care about Africans (or Black people at all, for that matter) so your blog is moot as far as I’m concerned.

    As for the part about the Jews in the title…guess you’re getting your Mel Gibson on. Damn, you’re lame. SMH.

    One.

  • KNOWS REAL HIPHOP

    Jews and been being tortured and masscred for thousands of years. They have been in over 30 genocides-(by the greek,roman,babylonian,german) don’t stereotype like all jews are owning diamonds.

    Im jewish and proud,and listen to rakim,nas,wu tang,talib kweli and more icons. Im political too and care about social issues.

    All jews only make up .1% of the world, so for the 10% or those .1 jews, then screw that snobby 1%

    Discrimination is wrong to black,white,jewish,asian,latino,muslim. TO EVERYONE

    save darfur. RIP TOOKIE,PEACE to all.

  • thisishowwedoit?

    big ups on the blog bol

    im glad this problem is finally getting some light shed on it.

  • Joey Crack

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 5th, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    Blacks arent the ones bringing drugs into this country…they are used as pawns to distribute death to the masses…they give it to blacks then in turn arrest us for saling what they gave us…its all a cycle that feeds off itself…the black gets arrested for trying to support his family…now the male is in prison feeding the machine called modern day slavery with free labor…in turn you have the broken home and the young black son he left behind falls victim to the streets because he has to some how make a way for his struggling fam…

    ____________________________________

    okay this must be the universal comment every black man says about the drugs in the community…..number 1 at some point a man must be held accountable for his actions and decisions……so what if blacks dont bring the drugs into this country, it is an individual’s decision to be involved in criminal activity, not the man’s…..nobody forces young black men to stand on the corner selling crack cocaine to members of their own community, it is against the law….and the notion that a black man is tryin to feed his family is ludacris….most black men who are in the streets selling drugs and gang bangin could care less about they family, most have never even come from a family, a single mother with 4 kids does not constitute as a stable environment in which children can gain the ability to overcome pressures from the street…..in fact its harder in a single family home for young black males to go against whats happening in the streets, and i am referring to the inner cities….it has nothing to do with the “man”….at some point in a persons life you must decide, is this what i want out of life?? is this it for me, this block, this building?? the truth is there are no opportunities in the inner cities for individuals who do not have the ambition to work hard…..thats the real problem, its not the man

    Also, you speak of discrimination however it goes both ways…..what would happen if a uppperclass white guy came strolling through compton avenue at 10pm at night, or in the day for that matter?? do you think he would be allowed to pass through without any trouble? I dont think so, so when hood niggas walk through Beverly Hills or any upscale establishment of course they gonna be out of place, and people will pick up on that……and you know what, some blacks do not represent themselves in the highest standards so it becomes easy to judge a book by its cover…..

    i respect all opinions and views because we area all different people with different stories….however I am a graduate student and have seen people of all colors working together in school and at my current job at the airport….at the end of the day, you make decisions that are going to affect your future, and although environmental pressures can be tough, its up to the individual to decide whether or not hes gonna rise above the streetlife, or die in it…..real talk

  • Very Disappointed

    This blog saddens me. How long will humans be plagued with racism such as this article? Why blame an entire group of people for behaviors that are due to the actions of a variety of people? This is unintelligent, unenlightened, ascientific thinking. I guess hate is always easier than real problem solving. The title makes reference to “a Jew”. Calling someone a Jew, a black, an oriental is offensive. How about a Jewish PERSON or a black PERSON? I find this type of thinking comes from unsuccessful, jealous people. Successful people aren’t this petty.

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  • David

    Bol, usually I am huge fan of your blog. And you bring up a lot of good points in this post. But I gotta ask, what the fuck is up that title? I know you love being controversal and all that blah blah blah, but there really is no point to this. I hate throwing out the often overused ‘anti-semitism’ card, but I really really don’t see any other reason.

    We Jews are big on social justice, and have been leading the way on issues such as Darfur awareness. Check out the website of the American Jewish World Service, you might learn something:

    http://www.ajws.org/

    And now comes the nasty part:
    To Fernando you can go fuck yourself. You are an unintelligent anti-semitic fuck. “you can be prejudiced against Jews but not neccessarily racist”??? All Jews are bad atheletes??? Go fuck yourself, you worthless piece of shit. Go suck your grandma’s dick.

  • David

    Alright, so maybe that last post was written in anger. I take back the insulting stuff. But you really gotta learn before you speak, Fernando. Because what you are saying is not true in the least.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sadsmilez1 INDOE

    The problem with these diamonds is the same as drugs . It’s a product that has high demand so people will get them by any means necessary no matter who is hurt or what the consequence .

    http://www.myspace.com/sadsmilez1

    INDOE

    1 1/2 OF THE RUGGED ONES……….

    What up KILLAH TOUCH ?

  • H-MAN

    kick me kike me don’t you black or white me … all i am trying to say is that they dont really care about us

  • H-MAN

    jew me..do me.. everybody sue me… kick me.. kike me..

  • H-MAN

    enought about those dirty jews

    i can tell you what the black’s best friends are:

    gold teeth

    chicken

    watermelon

    bootleg cd’s/movies

    chrome rims

    fake $65 dollar jordans/air force ones

    fake high end purses and wallets

    aside from those items you can barely get jigs to pay for anything

  • H-MAN

    enought about those dirty jews

    i can tell you what the black’s best friends are:

    gold teeth

    chicken

    watermelon

    bootleg cd’s/movies

    chrome rims

    fake $65 dollar jordans/air force ones

    fake high end purses and wallets

    aside from those items you can barely get jigs to pay for anything

    oh, blacks always want the hook up

  • H-MAN

    oh, and to be the boss rather than learn to be a great team player. jigs would rather be broke and miserable than listen to someone else that knows what they are doing

  • H-MAN

    jigs want to be the boss even if they have no idea how to do it

  • H-MAN

    can jigs ever get anywhere on time instead of the club?

    can you all get together and just agree to get at least somewhere 10 minutes ahead of when you need to be there?

  • H-MAN

    jigs hate to see when other jigs are successful

  • H-MAN

    the only thing blacks agree on is to always leave their pants hanging off their butts

  • H-MAN

    jigs would rather be drug dealers than actors or doctors

    would rather steal cars than learn to make them

    rather buy gold teeth and maintain what they have

    rather be broke than get a job

    rather smoke weed all day than read all day

    rather read the sport section of the newspaper than business or career section

    rather rob than give

    rather talk than listen

    rather quit than learn

    rather have a babby mother than a wife

    rather drive a 60k escalade than own a 400k home

    rather… anything that is non productive

  • http://www.meatspin.com hey jigga bol

    The DeBeers company was started by Brits, not Jews- Cecil Rhodes. As in Rhodesia, the last country on the dark continent to fall- now the craphole we call Zimbabwe ruled by the crooked black dictator in the funny hat. Shit, gotta be more specific here: Mugabe.

    The funniest part about your hatred of anybody with white skin is the complete inability to tell ethnicities apart.

  • http://myspace.com/thebeatshrine GRACE STARR
  • Jose

    h-man you must feel good about yourself finding a website that offers you anonimity……do us a favor, since you wrote about 10 statements about blacks and your racist views, why not take those views to a public forum?? why do it here, better yet videotape it and post it on youtube so we can all see you gettin your skull cracked open…..lol i love it when white people purposely come to a hiphop blog to spit their racist views, but hey if it makes you feel good about yourself, continue on….i guarantee one day its gonna get you in trouble….

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    okay this must be the universal comment every black man says about the drugs in the community…..number 1 at some point a man must be held accountable for his actions and decisions……so what if blacks dont bring the drugs into this country, it is an individual’s decision to be involved in criminal activity, not the man’s…..nobody forces young black men to stand on the corner selling crack cocaine to members of their own community, it is against the law….and the notion that a black man is tryin to feed his family is ludacris….most black men who are in the streets selling drugs and gang bangin could care less about they family, most have never even come from a family, a single mother with 4 kids does not constitute as a stable environment in which children can gain the ability to overcome pressures from the street…..in fact its harder in a single family home for young black males to go against whats happening in the streets, and i am referring to the inner cities….it has nothing to do with the “man”….at some point in a persons life you must decide, is this what i want out of life?? is this it for me, this block, this building?? the truth is there are no opportunities in the inner cities for individuals who do not have the ambition to work hard…..thats the real problem, its not the man

    Also, you speak of discrimination however it goes both ways…..what would happen if a uppperclass white guy came strolling through compton avenue at 10pm at night, or in the day for that matter?? do you think he would be allowed to pass through without any trouble? I dont think so, so when hood niggas walk through Beverly Hills or any upscale establishment of course they gonna be out of place, and people will pick up on that……and you know what, some blacks do not represent themselves in the highest standards so it becomes easy to judge a book by its cover…..

    i respect all opinions and views because we area all different people with different stories….however I am a graduate student and have seen people of all colors working together in school and at my current job at the airport….at the end of the day, you make decisions that are going to affect your future, and although environmental pressures can be tough, its up to the individual to decide whether or not hes gonna rise above the streetlife, or die in it…..real talk
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ….(crickets)….

    1st off you are just rambling on about nothing…

    2nd i stated the facts and its obvious you cant prove it to be otherwise(which is obvious in your response)

    “Also, you speak of discrimination however it goes both ways…..what would happen if a uppperclass white guy came strolling through compton avenue at 10pm at night, or in the day for that matter?? do you think he would be allowed to pass through without any trouble? I dont think so, so when hood niggas walk through Beverly Hills or any upscale establishment of course they gonna be out of place, and people will pick up on that…”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ????????what the fuck?????????

    what point is this proving??????

    this is idiotic

    so what if blacks dont bring the drugs into this country, it is an individual’s decision to be involved in criminal activity, not the man’s
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    so what, now your telling me to disregard the fire starter and focus on the ones feeding the flame…thats the most bias idiotic thing i ever heard…LIKE I SAID…”The man” is the creator of drug trafficing and dealing…THEY are the dealer…the head honcho…the originator…who do you think invented crack…they know our situation and know we dont have many ways to make money in this country(which is due to discrimination and economic rape and neglect) so they present the black man with a way to make money…yes they makin some money but that money is a result of distributing death to the community…and yes they take care of their families to say otherwise is ignorant…what they are doing is bad for good…ends justify the means…and i dont fully support that theory but it is a reality…

    a single mother with 4 kids does not constitute as a stable environment in which children can gain the ability to overcome pressures from the street…..in fact its harder in a single family home for young black males to go against whats happening in the streets, and i am referring to the inner cities….it has nothing to do with the “man”…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    did you just take what i stated and try to flip it….so sad…

    the broken home stems from the male being locked up or dead…why because they fell victim to the trap…hint hint race car metaphor i presented…its called tryin to make a way outta know way…you cant set a man up for failure then ridicule him for it…therfore it has everything to do with the man…all our lives we’ve been faced with the dilema of creating something out of nothing…

    …and you say your a grad student and you deal with people from different walks of life…well i dont think you have…i think you are looking from the outside-in…I know people on a personal basis who in different walks of life…not come accross…I know the situation…Im in the hood on a daily basis and observe my peoples condition…it amazes me how some people just blame everything on us as a people when its not the case…

    the truth is there are no opportunities in the inner cities for individuals who do not have the ambition to work hard
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    do not have the ambition to work…WOW…what do you call selling drugs, cds, cloths, etc…

    …its called hustling…you cant hustle with out ambition…and the only jobs they offer us are janitorial level work…

    its easy to say go to school, get a degree…but when you look at our school systems you open up another can of worms…cuz these schools basically tell them they can become janitors and what not….

    its called losing hope…and thats what a lot of my brothers in these communities have done they have lost hope…from their things take on a snowball effect

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Hman

    you sound so stupid and idiotic with your statements…judging from your remarks…I think you hate who you are and criticize that which you want to be…case in point…you are here because you like what “jigs” created…deal with your self-esteem issues in the privacy of your head…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Joey “Crak” or what ever your name is…im not trying to win a debate here or prove myself to be right, unlike you with your rambling response, im stating the facts and when i come across something that is not truth i correct it…hence my remarks…

  • NickeNitro

    I don’t get a chance to say this too often, but great post Bol. Of course, you still manage to mess it all up with your explicitly anti-Semetic title. This can implicitly make everyone who agrees with the remaining content of your post look like a bigot. It similar to the kind of comments Iranian President Ahmadinejad tend to make, in which a number of valid points are undermined by his bigoted tirades about Jews in general.

    The movie Blood Diamond represents another example of Hollywood elites attempting to appear socially conscious while, in reality, distracting people from the vastly larger, real issue. The truly socially conscious thing to do is not to buy conflict diamonds, it is to not buy diamonds at all. Diamonds are just another example of practically our entire consumerati population being hoodwinked into buying into an image that happens to be atrociously oppressive.

    It’s always angering to consider the vast genocidal effects the Western economic powers have on the continent of Africa (the unforgivably heinous AIDS epidemic being the most prominent example). It’s also saddening to witness yet another instance of Nelson Mandela supporting outfits like DeBeers that reinforce the legacies of apartheid. It really makes you wonder if his entire story wasn’t fabricated to provide a false voice of social consciousness to vile industries like the diamond industry. I trust Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s viewpoints on African and world issues far more than I do Nelson Mandela at this point.

  • Randomname

    Being Racict or Prejudice, can only harm/affect a group of people if your group is in a position of authority/power over those the dis like.

    Black people disliking white people does no harm to white people. We can’t exclude them from society, keep them from getting jobs, unfairly arrest or procecute them.

    Besides how can black people be blaimed for simply reflecting the disdain that’s been focused on them for hundreds of years, back upon those who amplified and instigated racial seperation in this country in the first place.

  • the truth

    Most of these posts are abhorrently ignorant and cowardly, but this is to be expected when views &/or comments are expressed without consequence … The fact of the matter is billion upon billions of dollars are generated within the African diamond trade annually, yet it doesn’t reflect against any of the participating countries GNP’s… So who’s reaping the financial reward & gain? African land, African natural resources, and African labor yet no African profits… The Oppenheimer family and their Anglo American Corporation owns controling interest in De Beers… De Beers currently holds a 60% share of the world diamond market place… At one point it was as high as 80%… The very basis of their company has nothing to do with African prosperity (specifically South Africa and its people)… As they have branched throughout the continent they have continued to “pillage” its precious natural resource against the well being of its people…Essentially excommunicating Africa’s wealth to “Anglo & American” destinations, leaving poverty and disarray in its wake… History teaches us that where ever poor socio-economic conditions exist so will civil unrest (ie… tribal confict & war)… So to all you terribly “brillant” men and women who have made such assinine & racist comments regarding people of African decent and our plight… To deny that there has been a systematic dismantling of African wealth and the causes of which, further cements my opinion that immorality lives and flourishes in this country…

  • rkm

    Nice post. Diamonds are falsely scarce, just because DeBeers has a monopoly on supply and trickles them out in little bits to keep demand ahead of supply. It isn’t just about conflict, it’s about exploitation, and thanks for pointing that out. One question, what the hell does this have to do with Jews?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The only reason we dis-like predjudice racist whites is because the hate us…everything on our end is a reaction to what we come across…the white mans hate that stems from fear is genuine and a passion that burns deep within them…they have a natural hate for us because they know the truth about us and they resent that…they steal what we create and call it their own…they make fun of our physical features because they know the features are dominant and a constant reminder to them of where they came from…thats where white supremacy comes from…it comes from envy…thats why they took away our legacy upon coming to the americas…if we as a nation realize who we are and what we were…our situation will change…until then the majority will continue to be fooled into believing they are inferior monkeys that are only good for manual labor…

    know thy self…

  • NickeNitro

    I’m taking back my comments regarding Mandela. I was wrong to use a couple isolated instances to everything he has contributed to the world and what he represents. That said, I believe he is wrong on this issue.

    Back to the topic: Does anyone view the attention being given to the conflict diamonds issue as an excuse for the diamond industry to put a premium price on non-conflict diamonds for those willing spend more to feel “socially aware”?

  • mannyworld33

    co-sign n-cred on know thy self

    preach

  • Sidi Moctar

    “An obvious parallel can be drawn to the situation in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez vis a vis, say, Saudi Arabia”

    I am african and I can say this is true. African politicians are dumb. They don’t even realize how they get screw. 15$ on 5000$ wow. Hugo Chaze did the right way by nationalizing important companies of his countries. Africans are to scared because some uneducated bunch of soldiers from a village will do a coup d’etat when similar ideas pop off the president’s mind.

  • http://myspace.com/legacyhiphop Belize

    this post would make Kkkramer very happy

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Diamonds in itself is a problem.

    The problem is a high value is being placed on it which cause the demand which cause the conflict diamonds and that whole situation.

    Therefore the problem lies with the People(stakeholders) who facilitate mining and selling.

    They fabricate the value of diamonds…if they priced them on their true(inherent)value and based it on the true supply…you would not have all these problems…

    By the way its not just Rappers and the hip hop culture sporting diamonds…its everyone including your mother…

  • blaQ

    WHITE PEOPLE HATE US BLACKS…THEY DONT WANT US TO COME UP EVER…COLONIZE US MILITARILY, ECONOMICALLY…IMF/WORLD BANK KEEP US STARVING. TALK WHILE MILLIONS SLAUGHTERED IN DARFUR DAY IN, DAY OUT….MINE US DRY WHEN KIDS GTTING CHOPPED UP JUST SO PARIS HILTON CAN SHINE. THROW IN AIDS CLAIMING ITS POLIO VACCINE IN THE LATE 50′S. FUCK THE WHITE POWER…KKKRAMER WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAME OUT AND SAID IT. THE REST JUST DO IT!

    GOOD POST BOL. ONLY YOUR 2ND ONE THIS YEAR…
    THE REST OF YOUR BLOGS

  • blaQ

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  • Joe Bear

    Joey Crack,

    Have you been to Africa? I have. People in Liberia and Sierra Leone have to mine diamonds OR THEY DON’T EAT. McDonalds ain’t hiring over there!

    No one is blaming the white man. But, Bol is saying to think before you leap. This is a typical problem in America. We love steak but don’t think about how the cow gets butchered. Granted, I disagree with the title of his post.

  • 6 100

    Combat Jack Says:

    December 5th, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    The Dutch invented the African Slave Trade. Eff them all.
    ————————————–
    The slave trade has been around for as long as there have been people who were stronger than other people, enough so that they could overtly control them.

    Africans sold Africans to Arabs who sold the merchandised people to whites.

  • the truth

    6 100 is partially incorrect… True as long as the world has existed there has been human enslavement, but to make a sweeping statement indicting Africans & Arabs as the major components within the African slave trade is grossly incorrect… The fact of the matter is the majority of African slaves shipped to the Americas and the Caribbean were done so by Europeans… Under the veil of deceit and force… The majority of slaves were not traded as a valuable commodities for participating African chieftains… In fact Europeans would much rather use brute force and kill the tribal elders and their warriors rather than strike a “business deal”… During the end of the slave trade their were small isolated instances where captured tribesman would barter with slave traders but this was not a wide spread practice… The most devestating human atrocity known to man is the African slave trade and it must not be belittled by misinformation…

  • Joey Crack

    I totally agree with the brotha that said niggas have lost hope in the inner cities, that is true, but dont say the only jobs for you are janitorial……and to N-cred or you claim your not trying to win a debate but then you end your comment saying when i need to correct something i do….when have opinions ever been wrong?? to your earlier comment about racisme, when slaves were brought over to America you think blacks liked white Americans?? You dont think every chance they got they were downing whites?? Blacks have been prejudice and racist towards whites the same amount of time whites have been prejudice against blacks, it goes both ways…….blacks need to look at themselves in the mirror and ask, not aks, what they want out of life…..

    Now, if you are taking my comments personally, maybe what im saying applies to you, but if not say what you gotta say and keep it movin….my point is that racism exists in all communities but in the black community, niggas need to stop makin excuses as to why they cant do what they want to do…..the problem is niggas in the inner cities dont want to do anything because they see their parents or mother livin off welfare or social security, it teaches kids that you dont have to work to make money, you can live off of the government…..that is the real problem afflicting the black community, not the “man” as so many blacks like to say

  • Joey Crack

    To Joe Bear,

    Do not get me wrong, I feel for all that have to suffer to make a living….its a terrible shame that here in America we are so concerned with diamonds that we forget lives being lost in the process…..it is a tragedy and I understand where you are coming from…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Joey Crack Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 4:36 pm
    I totally agree with the brotha that said niggas have lost hope in the inner cities, that is true, but dont say the only jobs for you are janitorial……and to N-cred or you claim your not trying to win a debate but then you end your comment saying when i need to correct something i do….when have opinions ever been wrong?? to your earlier comment about racisme, when slaves were brought over to America you think blacks liked white Americans?? You dont think every chance they got they were downing whites?? Blacks have been prejudice and racist towards whites the same amount of time whites have been prejudice against blacks, it goes both ways…….
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    Dude go kill yourself for that one….are you fucking serious…omg

    *throws hands up and runs around the room in amazement* ~ think winning the lotto

    dude im not going to even…stop yes i am…you tellin me the hate slaves had for the whites that brought them here is the same as the hate whites have for blacks

    *throws hands up and runs around the room in amazement* ~ think winning the lotto

    blacks need to look at themselves in the mirror and ask, not aks, what they want out of life…

    Now, if you are taking my comments personally, maybe what im saying applies to you, but if not say what you gotta say and keep it movin….my point is that racism exists in all communities but in the black community, niggas need to stop makin excuses as to why they cant do what they want to do…..the problem is niggas in the inner cities dont want to do anything because they see their parents or mother livin off welfare or social security, it teaches kids that you dont have to work to make money, you can live off of the government…..that is the real problem afflicting the black community, not the “man” as so many blacks like to say
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    yes i take it personally because the people you speak of are my people…I personally am in the early stages of my career…i went to school got a degree…i read books…at the same time im not out of touch as you seem to be

    exuses…having a enemy and being continuosly attacked at all angles of life is a excuse????

    *throws hands up and runs around the room in amazement* ~ think winning the lotto

    again you take my concepts and try to flip it…welfare creates complaceny…the program is set up to keep the recipients where they are…it should teach them how to fish not just give em a fish every first of the month

    the man has everything to do with the problems in our community they play a major role…you are wrong with saying they have nothing to do with it and blacks are to blame for all their troubles…

    …these whites arent hard workers…they inherit wealth that stems from free labor…thats how they got their start…again i say blacks are constantly faced with the Dilemma having to create something out of nothing…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Joey Crack Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 4:36 pm
    I totally agree with the brotha that said niggas have lost hope in the inner cities, that is true, but dont say the only jobs for you are janitorial……and to N-cred
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    I am that brotha you agree with…see how your denial went as far to seperate me into two different people…its called confusion…and im not speakin based off opinion im speaking based off the facts

  • jt

    yo, i don’t even begin to fucking understand how you can justify this article title. is there a pun i am missing? is xxl okay with anti-semitism? is bol under the impression that lumping all jews together as though we all work for debeers is an accurate representation of a race/religion? is it just ingorance? i am a brooklyn high school teacher – the only diamond in my house is on my wife’s finger and that shit is minuscule. i’m enraged enough to cancel my xxl subscription, but i already let that shit ran out because i was sick of the g-unit covers. yo bol – antisemitism is the same as racism.

  • jt

    Fernando Says:

    And I think you can be prejudiced against Jews but not neccessarily racist (im sure Nbred will try and correct me). I dont have much against Jews, I actually have a few Jewish friends and a few things I can say is…

    1. They are all cheap Misers. Its not a stereotype..its the truth. Just accept it and move on.
    2. They are terrible athletes.
    3. They love talking about their persecutions & struggles but never admit to all the Sh*t they have caused or had their hand in (middle east conflict RIGHT NOW)

    wow, you sound like a racist white man who has a few “black friends” but still makes chicken and watermelon jokes. what kind of moron judges a race/religion based on a handful of people they know? and wtf are all these backwards bigoted people doing reading political hip hop blogs? terrible, embarassing ignorance and stupidity.

  • African man

    I’m an African man and Black nationalist who has always hated what the diamond trade historically did to our continent, but your title does nothing other than attack and blame an entire group in a very ugly and idiotic fashion. It’s repugnant, and an insult not only to the memory of a true ally like Joe Slovo, but to the many who have fought this problem directly and with true bravery and sacrifice.

  • Joey Crack

    lol wow look at this dude N-Cred, did I strike a nerve lil nigga?? lol omg you posted at least 10 different responses to what im sayin, thanks for the publicity, stay on my dick you may learn somethin

    As far as “your people” go, that dont mean shit, they aint your people, your just one ignorant lil nigga in the bunch, thats all….get that through your head first, then come holla at me…

    oh yea i agreed with you on one point, but thats all, I know thats your dumbass playin the rigteous black man, nigga you aint sayin shit but what the slaves were sayin 300 years ago…..obviously you still stuck in the hood, oh wait a minute, I guess you gonna tell me you graduated from college and you make like 6 figures right?? you spent so much time reading what I say and then analyzing it like its gonna effect me? lil nigga please everything i said was facts, if anybody reads your posts you sound like a dumb lil nigga cryin why the man aint helpin you get that dream job of yours….nigga its nobody’s fault but your own, you got a one track mind but that was expected from a street nigga like you, I already exposed you as a bitch and everytime you open your mouth to try to sound smart you make my job easier lol

    now you talk about all this black shit like you the spokesperson or somethin, lol nigga you need to get a fuckin job, this must be your world bloggin and shit cause obviously a black dude like you cant get no job right? or maybe the “man” put them drugs in yo hands?? lol the only job you can get is a janitorial job, you know i disagreed wit you earlier but now that i think about it, yea clean them bathrooms cause a lil ignorant racist ass nigga is useless to society, back to the hood lil nigga!! lol now come back and write an essay to what i just said, you already been exposed as a ho, now show everybody you ready to come out the closet!!!

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  • Joey Crack

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    dude im not going to even…stop yes i am…you tellin me the hate slaves had for the whites that brought them here is the same as the hate whites have for blacks

    ___________________________________

    that comment right there shows your level of understanding history and your level of education….lol this is too easy for you to think otherwise, your entire philosohpy of the “man” being the cause of all black peoples problems is the same reason black communities have the highest rate of murder, crime, and single mothers….niggas like you love to spit that useless garbage but you think like a 5 year old….nigga i ask you to please pick up a history book, or better yet get yoself back into college cause whatever wack school you went to didnt teach you shit about American History….I guess you think Rosa Parks was the first black person to refuse to give up her seat in the bus huh?? Ill let you answer that one, and if you can give me a good answer, ill give you some credit…..if you honestly think Rosa Parks was the first woman to resist giving up her seat, then you got some researching to do lil nigga….

  • insomniac

    so…you hate Jews? is that the whole point? cause if so, man, you are a pathetic and ugly human being

  • P

    good post, hard to beleive it came from the same guy that encouraged snitching on mexicans a while back

  • Jupiter the Jiz Junono

    I appreciate the blog. Get at me man. I don’t care what no one says, everyone here in the states should know, Africa never got what do for those diamonds they dig, but slavery.
    It seems that purchasing of expensive diamonds only increases the demand for mining.
    Peace
    There’s no wake up from
    this nightmare.
    The Jiz

  • Fabby D

    Bol the fact that your rationale for the title of your post is that you “always wanted to name an article…” is pretty damn stupid. As many above have more accurately said, Jews aren’t responsible for the slave mining for diamonds in Africa. Jews know how to hustle, and realize that buyin the shit and then selling it is a highly profitable enterprise. At the end of the chain (pun intended), it’s black rappers paying the most for these diamonds, so really, who is more to blame for the problem? I’ll settle splitting the blame, but it’s a very slippery slope to try and blame it all on the Jewish people. Not sure why you seem to think it’s in vogue to be anti-semitic, it just makes you seem ignorant, you know, just as ignorant as one might expect from a graduate of Truman State University. As if the rampant jew-hating on your blog isn’t bad enough, you also want it going on here at XXL?

    And to everyone that thinks that the pic at the top is actually Bol, well, it’s not. Bol is a much uglier, fatter, larger-headed creature who is still flexible enough to suck his own dick.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Joey Crack Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 10:14 pm
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    dude im not going to even…stop yes i am…you tellin me the hate slaves had for the whites that brought them here is the same as the hate whites have for blacks

    ___________________________________

    that comment right there shows your level of understanding history and your level of education….lol this is too easy for you to think otherwise, your entire philosohpy of the “man” being the cause of all black peoples problems is the same reason black communities have the highest rate of murder, crime, and single mothers….niggas like you love to spit that useless garbage but you think like a 5 year old….nigga i ask you to please pick up a history book, or better yet get yoself back into college cause whatever wack school you went to didnt teach you shit about American History….I guess you think Rosa Parks was the first black person to refuse to give up her seat in the bus huh?? Ill let you answer that one, and if you can give me a good answer, ill give you some credit…..if you honestly think Rosa Parks was the first woman to resist giving up her seat, then you got some researching to do lil nigga….
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    Your not making any sense…what the fuck are you talking about…go to school to learn history…OK…that statement alone tells me about your miseducation…but i already observed that with the ignorant beliefs that you holed dear to your heart…dude your stupid…your not even refuting the facts i presented to your dumb ass…i dont normally resort to name calling but you just plain stupid…how i feel about my people and their enemies and troubles is the reason why their is violence and murders???????? thats the dumbest shit i ever heard….you cant refute anything i say which explains these stupid ass comments your leaving…just accept the fact that your perception is fucked…thats why im giving you truth…let it open your eyes…American history…you want american history…

    …the red man was the first to live hear…then the white man left europe to get away from the royal rule and set up there own establishment…once they discovered the land was up for grabs since they could overtake the indians and their weak force…once that was done they set up shop…braught us over hear against our will as slaves to build the beginnings of their…THEIR nation…you had the fall out with europe then they were truly independent…then you had the civil war…after that you had the jim crow era…followed by the civil rights movement which was due to THE MAN’s mistreatment of blacks that continues to this day(the more things change the more they stay the same)…afetr the civil rights you had the revelution which they(the man) threw a wrench in…by infiltrating the organization with their agents…its called COINTELPRO…do some research on that…it continues to exist to this day…they got files on everything that blacks are doing in this country…all of the rich blacks have their individual files…but anyways they created CRACK and spread it across the nation to all the black communities…can you say CIA…do your research…once it became a epidemic they wanna create the campaign to “just say no”…which was not a solution because the damage was already done…then they created the rocafeller laws and made the possession of crack a harsh crime with a harsh sentencing…why because it was a minority thing…why wasnt the same done for cocaine…because it was their(whites) drug of choice…so now you have all the people of color filling the prison system(moderndayslavery)up…its all a cycle…that brings us to today…where the discrimination, racism, sabotage(trap), economic rape and neglect, and war continues to exist…

    you wanna talk about the first person to refuse to give up their seat…lets talk about those who refused to submit to THE MAN during slavery days…you on some Black History Month Bull…

    You a joke…i bring truth to people including you…the truth cant be denied…let it burn…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    oh yea i agreed with you on one point, but thats all, I know thats your dumbass playin the rigteous black man, nigga you aint sayin shit but what the slaves were sayin 300 years ago…..obviously you still stuck in the hood, oh wait a minute, I guess you gonna tell me you graduated from college and you make like 6 figures right?? you spent so much time reading what I say and then analyzing it like its gonna effect me? lil nigga please everything i said was facts, if anybody reads your posts you sound like a dumb lil nigga cryin why the man aint helpin you get that dream job of yours….nigga its nobody’s fault but your own, you got a one track mind but that was expected from a street nigga like you, I already exposed you as a bitch and everytime you open your mouth to try to sound smart you make my job easier lol

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    your so stupid…im typing this from my desk right now…you work at a airport you say…lmao…your ignorance is shining through the screen…im still in the hood??? I have my own place in what they like to call the good part of town…im just not one of those people who achieve things then feel im better than those who are less fortunate…dude your stupid…i like exposes dick heads like you…im sure i make more than you but thats not the issue…your ignorance is obvious…you can tell when someone runs out bs they resort to childish name callin…and im worked up rightttt…your the one with me on your mind 10 at night…so sad…

  • Joey Crack

    im typing this from my desk right now…

    _______________________________

    lol your at work?? i can see you got a shitty desk job where you have time to hop on the net, read what i say, then write essays?? lol you too funny lil nigga its to easy to expose you as a fraud, we already know you live at home with your moms, and you dont have a life so you get on the net tryin to act like you got some high payin job?? lol nigga you a secretary!!! lol i aint gonna even respond to yo ass cause you being a secretary is worse than anything i can say…..lol later loser!!

    hey its better than being a janitor!! lol but i guess its the mans fault you stuck as a secretary huh?? lol

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBL

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  • Joey Crack

    lol i see xxlmag deleted my comment to that helplessly naieve N-cred….see lil nigga, the blacks are workin with you, they deleted my comment because i was gettin at you with the knowledge a little to hard…its okay yall need to help each other out when you can…..holla back cause i aint comin to this site no more, i guess blacks just dont want to hear the truth, they only want other niggas to chip in with their excuses…..peace

    ohh yea, you at work at your desk job? that means your a secretary??!! lol omg thats too easy to get at you about so stick to that black power shit, it may help you one day

  • Ace

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    I have one thing to say to you motherfuckers:

    LAST!!

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