Where’s The Protest Music???

No seriously, if you know where some protest Hip Hop music is, please point me in the right direction. I mean, Chuck D once said that Hip Hop was the “Black CNN,” but now, it sounds more like the Black Cinemax or the White BET.

Granted, I was only between the ages of 8 and 12 when Public Enemy and voices of the like were out motivating people go do something when shit wasn’t going right. But, nowadays, I only get motivated to “get money” when travesties around this country happen.

I guess the money motivation is supposed to help me so that when/if I fuck around and end up in court for something, whether its a police beatdown/shooting or some dumb shit I brought on myself, I have the bankroll to hire a team of layers to eat the case as Jadakiss once said.

I’m also motivated to look fly at all cost too. I mean, when shit hits the fan, a nigga still gotta look good for the cameras.

Oh yeah, I’m also motivated to fuck all the hoes I can while I’m walking the earth. What’s life with out pussy? Or pussies rather? When the government and the establishment is suffocating us from all angles, nothing relaxes your mind like a nut. Awwww Skeeet Mutha Fuckaaaa!

Oh yeah, I get motivated to smoke that Purp too nigga. Gotta get high to get your mind off this bullshit brah. Thats the only way to deal with the pain my nigga. Fuck going out and saying shit or doing something. Get high niggas, get high bitches.

Money, hoes and clothes is all a nigga knows and cares to know at times like these.

Police shooting niggas? So.

Police chasing folks down, pulling them out of their car and beating them to a pulp? So.

Another election looking like its about to get stolen? So.

Unfair, high ass gas prices? So.

Natural disasters happening around the world? So.

High ass STD rates? So.

Get money, look good, fuck hoes and get high nigga. Thats the American Dream folk!

But yeah, after seeing the video of the Philly Police beating down someone for no good reason and reading this blog post by Jacinta Howard. I just had to ask, where is the protest music. Not saying that it don’t exist, I just don’t know where it is. Granted, no one wants to listen to it ALL THE TIME. But damn, we listen to everything else ALL THE TIME. Why not more of some shit that matters?

If niggas can record diss records and post responses on youtube within minutes. Why can’t more niggas get outraged by whats going on and urge their listeners to FIGHT THE POWER?

Fuck it. I’m tripping. This is entertainment. Shouldn’t even be sweating this shit. That’s what we have Sharpton and Jesse for, right? Another question is, when we do get some music that actually speaks on whats going on, why don’t we support it strongly or as much?

  • boogieland

    people are sheep.

    • Vanguard Tech

      When our Willie Lynch chips are deactivated we won’t have those problems. Until then, project deactivation should be the task at hand.

  • No Mames Buey

    Akir, Immortal Technique

    I expect you to listen to 1 studio album from each dude, then blog/report back on the music.

    I’m sick of 4080 blog posts shitting/bitching/complaining for every 1 blog post discovering something/biggin up something

  • boogieland

    u clearly don’t read this guy’s posts. all he does is blog about unheard of folks. again… people are sheep.

  • jonathan

    I SWEAR NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A FEW DUMB NIGGERS TO HAND OVER THE WORLD FOR A FEW FUCKING CRUMBS THEN ACTUALLY HAVE THE GAUL TO WONDER WHATS GOING ON! YOU NIGGAS IS SO FUCKING STUPID! I SWEAR TO GOD YOU NIGGAS IS THE DUMBEST MOFUCKAS ON THE EARTH! I SWEAR FOR REAL FOR REAL! FOR A FEW PENNIES MORE! DO YOU UNDERSTAND! AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS FOR THE FEW CRUMBS YOU GOT! THIS IS SUPPOSIDLY A TERRORIST EXERCISE AND THEY ARE GONNA TURN IT INTO JUST THAT! FOR THE MONEY THAT DID GET AWAY! TOMORROW I WILL BE GOING AND GIVING MY OFFICIAL STATEMENT DO YOU UNDERSTAND! YOU NIGGAS IS SO FUCKING STUPID ITS NOT EVEN FUNNY! CONGRATULATIONS! YOU UNDERSTAND! AND GOODLUCK! FOR A FEW QUARTERS MORE! ALWAYS! YOU UNDERSTAND! ALWAYS! A FEW QUATERS! MORE!

  • http://www.akirathedon.com Ak Donovan

    Blueprint
    Immortal Technique
    Marvin
    Pixel
    DPZ
    Akira The Don
    Tom Waits

  • Clint Southwood

    People are truly disracted,

    Everything that most AfircanAmericans focus on is short term money,cars,clothes,hoes(wether male or female). Black folks need to wake up and start realizing we are losing the battle. The only way we win the war we have to start plotting on ways for us to “get rich without dyin”.

  • Mush

    K’naan. “If I rhymed about home and got descriptive, I’d make 50 Cent look like Limp Bizkit.” Got an album coming out in June.

    • Neven

      ya he is good for the protest song but the problem is…….. hes Canadian so no one will listen same as NATIVE GUNNS heard two of their songs and was impressed but never heard anything else

      IT’S TIME WE GO BACK TO WHEN RAPPERS ACTUALLY SAY SHIT

  • Mr. Rogers

    I got a similar question: Whatever happen to a song being banned…They say our music right now is no morals, (alright, we got a few niggas) but I ain’t seen or heard anybody out there that will say some shit that a get banned on the protest tip? Is it because we heard it all or is no one saying shit?

    • http://www.xxlmag.com MGG

      great fucking question! i know im probably way off (blame my memory or my not feeling like googling right now…not my heart), but the last song/video i can remember getting banned was Public Enemy’s “By the Time I Get To Arizona”…and that was a looooong ass time ago. its obvious that sex, guns and drugs aren’t taboo anymore thats why we’re able to hear shit like “Viva La White Girl” on the radio in the middle of the day…hell, they didnt even “ban” “Tip Drill” when it dropped, ahhaha….ok, hold on, I remember, the last song i recall getting banned was 3-6′s “Tear the Club Up” which could be considered protest depending on the situation…that and certain scenes in Eminem’s old videos…which really, werent saying shit incite-ful…but yeah, great fucking question Mr. Rogers!

  • CHASE

    the 1st comment says it all

  • Youngblood

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    Get money, look good, fuck hoes and get high nigga. Thats the American Dream folk!
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    Co-Sign To That Maurice!!

  • Yayza

    That shit’s coming. Just hold up a bit longer. That shit is definitely coming.

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    THERE IS SO MUCH OUT THERE. THE THING IS THAT IT IS IN THE UNDERGROUND NOW. U NEED TO EXPLORE THAT AND GET AWAY FROM THE MAINSTREAM.

  • RW

    “Unfair” gas prices? You ever seen that people pay for gas outside the United States, like in Japan or South Africa? $3.60 a gallon would be cheaper than any price ever paid in living memory in 90% of the world. I used to live in a place where gas cost $6.50 for a liter. Do the math.

    The US got a nice deal for a long time on the price of gas. And now, we’re becoming just another country in the rest of the world. Say goodbye to $1.25 a gallon, because it’s never coming back.

  • Jenelle

    Its about time some is finally on tha same mind track as me, get at me, some one gotta start tha fight….. holla at ya gurl

  • POLO DIZ

    This nigga hea….
    should blog for CNN…..its all boring until you hear certain words..then it draws your attention for like a half a second then you start to sleep…im just sssaying its not r eall y tha t go od zzzzz zz z z zzzzz z (snoring)

  • http://haterplayer.blogspot.com/ fakerthanfake

    when the sean bell verdict dropped, there were like a million response records. i think you might’ve even blogged about it

  • drydock

    Great column. with all the fucked up things, you’d think somebody could up with a song or two.