“Can’t” Knock The Hustle! – (Ignorant Blogs VS Jasiri X)

The real steroid abusing snitch Jose Canseco got embarrassed by being knocked out in the first round. Black Canseco knocked himself out with this lame attempt at journalism: http://www.hustleknockin.com/hustleknockin/2009/10/dear-debra-lee-open-letter-to-bet-song.html

What is going on nowadays with black blog spots who claim to be for a positive change in our community, but given an opportunity to support an artist who is the epitome of everything that they claim to promote, they choose to try to disrespect the effort while ignoring the obvious fact that Jasiri X is bringing positive change to the coon inspired, drug dealing, buffoonery that is being broad-casted as entertainment by today’s music industry.

First www.Bossip.com embarrassed themselves by totally missing the point Jasiri X’s song and video “Dear Debra” almost started a revolution on their website by posting Jasiri X’s video with the caption: Random Ridiculousness: “Dear Debra Lee” Video http://bossip.com/173449/random-ridiculousness-dear-debra-lee-video

Their arrogance and lack of research backfired with a fierce backlash from readers who pounded the site with support for Jasiri X – http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/random-ridiculousness-bossip-urban-gossip-site-tries-to-clown-jasiri-x-video-get-backlash-from-their-readers/

That same day hustleknockin.com knocks Jasiri X for daring to Knock BET’s Hustle:

The only downside of this joint is that it comes from Jasiri X, an artist that almost no one outside the eastcoast underground’s ever heard of and probably never will“. Black Canseco

Really? I guess that we should immediately go back in time and delete history:


Jasiri X and President Barack Obama


Jasiri X and Russel Simmons


Jasiri X and Public Enemy #1 Chuck D

Had Mr. “Black Canseco” troubled himself to “Google” “Jasiri X” he would have found more than enough information for him to at least not play himself by exposing his lack of journalistic credibility.

This single post would have been enough to save his reputation as a credible blogger, instead it now makes his lame attempt to de-fame Jasiri X null and void and if he has a shred of integrity should send him into some serious soul searching:

Hip-hop Pioneers and taste-makers comments about Jasiri X’s new song/video Dear Debra

http://paradisegray.blogspot.com/2009/10/hip-hop-pioneers-and-taste-makers.html

Professional journalists and writers do research before they write ridiculous, opinion based, void of fact articles. That’s what gives them “credibility”, but I guess since hustleknockin.com is just a self published “blog” and not a respected source of legitimate news, “you get what you get“.

What bugs me out about these lapses of journalistic judgment, is that these are the same people who rant and rave against the very same music industry and artists that Jasiri X’s lyrics are attempting to balance out, but somehow they don’t value artists who are not enslaved/ bought and sold by the same system that they claim to fight against.

If you want Debra Lee or anyone part of the hiphop music media establishment to hear this, you’ve gotta be either part of the establishment“.

The success of this song/video has nothing to do with someone from BET hearing it, BET is a corporation owned and operated by Viacom. One song no matter how great will not change them. However it is part of a on going movement of music by a larger group of artists who offer consumers an alternative to the offerings of the artists that you named.

“This would be a much more powerful message if it came from Rawse, The Roots, or Lil Wayne or Gucci Mane“.

Would the book “Knock the Hustle” be a more powerful message if it was written by Jeff Chang, Kevin Powell or Davey D?

As if the only way people should respect good music and new artists should be if they have the “stamp of approval” from the very same people who sponsor the “death-style” that has been rammed down our throats as Hip-hop for decades.

Sorry Mr. Canseco, I come from a time before A&R’s and labels dictated what Hip-hop was, if that is the only downside that you see in Jasiri X, I can live with that because that leaves plenty of upside!

Please hate on our new video “Beware Young Girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXaAuC3Yr8

It explores the disturbing trend of horrific violence and injustice towards women. You wont see your industry boys make one like this either:

More people who according to Black Canseco will probably never hear of Jasiri X:

And More:

Jasiri X and The Legendary Carlos Santana


Jasiri X and The father of Hip-hop Africa Bambataa


Paradise Gray
One Hood

Http://www.1hood.org

Http://www.facebook.com/paradisegray

Http://www.realtalkxpress.com

Comments

  1. - While I think Black Canseco should have been more thoughtful, I don’t think he is on the same low level as the brain garbage-gossip-pimpage of the wack ass Bossip. BC has got some good observations on his other posts.
    peace- prax

    here is what I posted on hustleknockin:

    “praxis83 said…

    B-Canseco, I take it that the point you were trying to make was that until hip hop artists who swim in the mainstream are willing to call front-institutions like BET out, the voice of an emcee like Jasiri X will only be appreciated by those who are awake enough to smell the coffee.

    I think your point got lost by (unintentionally I think) by summarily writing off the power of a voice like Jasiri X. I see your point, but I think that voices on the inside and outside are necessary for substantive change in terms of hip hop media/culture.

    Finally – this joint gets a big thumbs up from me Thx JasiriX.

    peace,
    praxis”

  2. RobThomas says:

    Jasiri X went after BET, and he’s feeling the heat. Notice this guy makes one song after another that could easily be perceived as controversial by the mainstream, and not a peep. He disses BET, and suddenly here comes the storm. BET’s got their troops out in full force to destroy Jasiri X. He got their attention. He got his message out. But will his message withstand BET’s campaign to discredit him?

  3. hustla blue says:

    FUCK BET!!!!!!!!! FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON’T KNOW X IS ON THE FRONT LINES IN THE HOOD AND REALLY TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I WORK WITH YOUTH IN ONE OF THE “WORST” HOODS IN PITTSBURGH PA AND X HAS CAME AND GAVE WORKSHOPS WHENEVER I CALLED FOR HIS AASISTENCE…. CAN THAT ASSHOLE CANSECO SAY THE SAME? THESE BLOG GANGSTAS CRACK ME UP…..THE HIDE BEHIND THIER COMPUTERS AND TALK SHIT ON PEOPLE BUT THEY NEVER DO SHIT….. KEEP IT COMIN X AND ONCE AGAIN…..FUCK BET!

  4. Paradise,

    I’ll save the bulk of my response for my own blog since you made a point of trashing me over there. I’ll also show you the respect and courtesy you refused to afford me by not trashing you or jumping to conclusions about your intent and character and simply say the following:

    1) I posted JasiriX’s work on the strength of a recco from someone I respected. I thought the video and song were hot and deserved to be shared. My only wish was that artists with more prominence in the industry and recognition on the media landscape showed as much fire as Jasiri X showed; because if they did, this message would have a greater impact.

    But somehow you took my post as an affront to everything from “journalistic integrity” to JasiriX personally to your community work along with a whole host of things I never actually attacked, mentioned directly or even alluded to.

    So be it. That’s on you.

    I can’t speak for you, so I only speak for myself when i say that I’m too grown to argue with folks who get twisted because they’re not getting whatever it is they think they’re entitled to. Best I can do is share what I like, learn what I need to learn, support those worth supporting and keep the rest moving.

    Best wishes on your work with One Hood and in Jasiri X’s continued success.

    B Canseco

  5. I mean, really. This paradise dude has some major comprehension issues. I clicked the hustleknockin link…read the entry by B Canseco and didn’t feel the negative vibe that paradise did. As a matter of fact…it was just the opposite.

    That blog wasn’t knocking Jasiri X…it was complementing the Brothers’ effort. Complete with the actual lyrics to the song.

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