Why Hip Hop Won’t Tangle With the Tea Party

Why Hip Hop Won’t Tangle With the Tea Party: Call for a Militant Mind Militia

by TRUTH Minista Paul Scott

 Whatcha do get your head ready. Instead of gettin’ physically sweaty”

                         Welcome to the Terror-dome-Public Enemy

In breaking news, two of Hip Hop’s most popular artists died today. In what was the culmination of a year long beef, an altercation in the middle of 52nd street has left both men dead. No, they didn’t shoot each other. As they stood arguing in the middle of the street, they were run over by a Tea Party Express bus that was running late for a rally…

Beef. That is one word with which the Hip Hop community has become very familiar over the last decade and a half. The term has resulted in many tragedies in the black community ranging from neighborhood feuds to deaths on street corners. Black people taking it to other Black people is an everyday occurrence in ‘hoods across the country. This is what makes the Hip Hop community’s (and the black community, in general) lack of response to the current climate of hate fueled by the Tea Party, Birthers and other agents of White Supremacy especially disturbing.

For the last year, anti-Afrikan behavior has escalated from anti -Black propaganda being promoted on radio stations to black Congressmen being called racial slurs and spat upon. All over the country Right Wing racists are rallying thousands of people, while black folks are pretending not to notice.

Since Hip Hop has always prided itself as being the true voice of the black community, you would think that rap artists would be on the front line fighting against these disses to black folks.

Not so.

So far, there have been, relatively, few Hip Hoppers calling out the Right Wingers. This is not to say that “no” rap artists are speaking out on issues, as there are Hip Hop Freedom Fighters in communities across the country but most have heard about the attacks that came upon such political artists such as Professor Griff and Sister Souljah in the 80′s/90′s and don’t want the same thing to happen to them. Many of them feel that even if they did take a stand, an unorganized, apathetic black community would just leave them hanging.

I don’t know if you noticed it or not but radio stations have even stopped playing “violent” music over the last few months. Instead, radio has dumped violence for misogyny. While we must not condone black on black violence in any form, the rationale for the sudden change in radio rotation must be examined.

The industry knows that one of the by products of Hip Hop has been black male rebelliousness. This is why those in power were quick to blame incidents of racial unrest such as the Virginia Beach and  LA rebellions (riots) of the late 80′s/early 90′s on the music of groups like Public Enemy. Immediately, they went to work to replace revolutionary Hip Hop with gangsta tales of black on black homicide and chemical genocide (crack sales). During the following decade, since  “racism” became less overt, the black male displaced aggression generated by Hip Hop was used on other black males.

However, with racism/White Supremacy becoming more “in your face” over the last year, the “powers that be” don’t want to risk the fratricidal message of gangsta rap to be misinterpreted as a call to “fight the power.” They know that with a change of a couple of words a 50 Cent song becomes a Dead Prez-like call to “bang on the system.” So now, all you hear on the radio is “stripper music” dealing with girls instead of guns.

The agents of white supremacy have studied our history well. They know the success that Bunchy Carter, Fred Hampton and others had in transforming gang bangers into revolutionaries during the Black Power Era. They know that a Blood or Crip esposed to a  strong dose of political education has the potential to become Black Panther or Deacon for Defense.

They also know that even the most hardcore thug will become outraged if while flippin’ the channel between Hip Hop stations, he hears a Right Wing radio host call him a “no good bum who will never amount to anything” and his mother a “lazy welfare queen.”

And with the escalation of anti-black rhetoric from Right Wing radio hosts this scenario is possible if not probable.

In every city the Right Wingers are organizing their troops via Conservative radio stations, as media giants such as Clear Channel have begun converting their country music stations into virtual 100,000 watt Ku Klux Klan headquarters. In, North Carolina they recently turned 106.1 FM into “Rush Radio, named after their star player, the infamous Rush Limbaugh. Clear Channel realizes that all politics is local so ,although they broadcast the likes of Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh, throughout the day , during the morning drive time, their programming becomes early morning strategy sessions. So while the nationally syndicated bigots like Limbaugh lay out the national strategy, the local hosts and their listeners politic on  how to implement it locally. All the while black folks are busy lip syncing, “How Low Can You Go” on their way to work, totally oblivious to the plans being devised on the talk radio station at the end of the dial.

In NC, the WRDU “Morning Show” insults black folks every morning with the same Right Wing racist garbage without being challenged. They have even set up a chat room where their racist listeners hold strategy sessions every morning from 5:30AM to 9AM EST because they know that most black folks are too busy laughing at J. Anthony Brown jokes on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to pay them any attention.

Twenty years ago, we would have never stood still for this disrespect without challenging it. However, nowadays we are too busy getting into Internet “beefs” on YouTube with other Afrikans that we don’t seem to have time to challenge those who espouse the tenets of white global domination and the oppression of Afrikan people.

That is why it is important that we form “Militant Mind Militias” in  ‘hoods across the country to counter the lies and attacks on black culture from the Right wing. We have to start calling in to these Right Wing racist talk shows and challenging their racist rhetoric.

Don’t get it twisted, this has nothing to do with whether one agrees with the politics of Barack Obama. This is about the anti-Afrikan white supremacist ideology being spewed by the Tea Party and the rest of their crew.

It is time that we dust off our Neely Fuller and Amos Wilson books and put the principals into action.  Some of us have read hundreds of books on African History but only use the information to prove that we are intellectually superior to our black brothers and sisters; never once challenging the Ph.D carrying members of white supremacist think tanks.

It is time that we start using Youtube, Facebook and Twitter for something more than booty calls and coonery.

It is time that we start using our Afrikan minds to challenge white supremacy ideology.

Militant Mind Militias must be started immediately using our strong Afrikan intellect as weapons.

We have nothing to lose but our mental chains.

I know that some of you are going to cop out and give 100 reasons why we should  not get into ideological debates with white folks. You really only need one reason to do so; our people need to see black intelligence in action. Isn’t that what inspired us to follow the teachings of Malcolm X, Dr. Khallid Muhammad and Dr. John Henrik Clark, that they were not afraid to challenge the best white scholars in open debate?

The ancestors are crying out for us to engage the oppressor in a battle of the minds.

Unfortunately, so far, Hip Hop and most black folks have been missing in action.

TRUTH Minista Paul Scott writes for No Warning Shots Fired.com. He can be reached at (919) 451-8283 or info@nowarningshotsfired.com

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Comments

  1. I THINK ABOUT THIS TYPE OF STUFF EVERYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Maranatha says:

    the rappers of today, if they have a mainstream deal, are controlled. they are told what type of shitty music to make. they are told to sound like t pain with that damn auto tune.

    the fight the power side of rap died around when that escapism kicked in as cube said in 93.

    so you might as well get used to the new ism. Communism, facism. totalitarianism. IN a police state, the mainstream is controlled my friend.

    I am sure you know the so called tea party thing, it like the LGBT, la raza, it is a group funded by zionist wackos. do your home work.

    it is just a fake movement to make rednecks waste money on a bogus movement against the same totalitarian socialist gvt that has been in power since 2000.

    If hip hop pulled its head out of its ass, stopped kissin jewish ass , hip hop would easily extinguish the tea party movement.

    But hip hop, just like the black people, and the american people, has been divided and conquered.

  3. Hip Hop NEEDS to tangle with the tea party movement… forget this clown and read what it’s really about.

  4. i will keep it real with you. I know hip hop up and down in and out. Most of the people who listen to hip hop dont know anything about politics. it is the farthest thing from there mind. the tea party is not a bunch of racists they are just a bunch of republicans mostly who hate democrats. Most of hip hop thinks obama is doing a good job so far. obama hasnt done anything but drive the debt up and unemployment is at a 25 year high now, bush sucked and obama is no different, obama is a puppet for the illumanati and will do what ever they tell him to do. america will most likey be in total kaos this summer. america will divide into separate nations in the next year. health care was part of the plan to divide the nation. hip hop is just entertainment and hip hop can do nothing to stop the coming fall of america, it is all part of the illumanati plan. you wrote a good article but hip hop is just entertainment these days nothing more

  5. alot people would have to be re-educated davey, u talking about a generational cycle that’s been weened on the boogie, plus a up and coming one that’s now sucking on a post racial ideal.

  6. I used to listen to hip hop but it has no message or substance or voice anymore.Just look at the genaration who looks up to it they are lost ,Im a black man and my wife and I will not allow my 9 year old daughter to listen to that poisen .Im not a hater but these hip hop artist dont give a dam about this kids.

  7. Davey:

    Waddup, sir? I took this piece to heart. I am a former Obama Campaign organizer turned Hip-Hop social entrepreneur. My label is working to bridge activism and entertainment.

    Anyway, a few things:

    1) I am now totally opposed to Obama based on his many flops on policy, abandonment of his message & total capitulation to the bankers.

    2) The Tea Party thing has been co-opted by red necky, “right wingers.” It is no longer genuine. Its made for TV.

    3) The Tea Party types that are not racist or moronic need more air time. What’s a debate with only one participant?

    4) The media is blowing the Tea Parties up!!! I doubt they are NEARLY as deep with teams of racists as they are portrayed. They need more people!

    5) Obama is a puppet. I am Black. I love Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop must not take a side or adopt some pigmented politician’s rhetoric. We must have OUR OWN AGENDA.

    Thanks!

    http://blackbobby.com/

  8. This article is only showing the tip of the iceberg. Growing numbers of folks in the black community are getting tired of the garbage on black radio and the reflection of it on the streets. If it’s not some “personality” sucking all up on whoever the “talent” of the day is, then it’s stupid phone calls about who’s cheatin with who’s man or woman. There is a change coming… and we’re going to be a part of it!

    You can already tell by almost non existent album sales in hip hop anymore, and if you’re listening close enough, the media is starting to tally “downloads” to prop up unimportant numbers. Soon, we’ll be able to turn our attention to real matters. Though there’s not another group like “Public Enemy” on the horizon, there are thousands upon thousands of people that are fed up with it, and will be heard. Then look out Tea-Party, as Mr. T told Apollo in Rocky III “You’re Next”

  9. Paradise Gray says:

    Preach Minister Paul Scott! Great article.

    Here is hip-hop that is not afraid to address issues: http://www.youtube.com/user/OneHOODWebTV

    The next Season is coming soon….

    Peace

  10. Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Lets face it the Republicans had 8 years to deal with health care, immigration and financial oversight and governance and they failed. They could not even win one of the two wars they started, the body bags are still coming in. The Republicans wanted to give Obama his Waterloo defeat over healthcare but instead they gave themselves their own Waterloo defeat by not participating in the debate of ideas and by becoming the party of obstructionist. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that?

  11. So why should anyone be mad at the tea party when we call each other bitches and hoes on a regular. We have demised our own neighborhood by crack and whoring. Our education system sucks, our black man are very lady like and the women has been hard over a decade or so.

    When we fix the problems in our mouths then we can talk to these white people that call us niggas until then keep watching television.

  12. oh yeah Obama is a joke. but blacks are stiff neck and don’t wanna see.

  13. flavorblade says:

    New world order news said “hip-hop is just entertainment now. I think it is more than that when you look at some of the actions of the moguls. There has been mobilizations for voting and humanitarian efforts. You have local rappers that have helped organize and lead rally’s. It won’t change the power dynamics; not at all. Still you can’t dismiss peoples attempts to try to do something, that’s how bigger things can come about. The guy who wrote this article is hip-hop. Getting people to express their views on a serious subject.

    Hip-hop has problems, it isn’t cohesive enough, the record industry has an anti-social mobilization, pro commerce agenda for hip-hop. The independent movement can’t trump the media exposure the bullshit gets. The system can make up an artist and put them on top, like what we seeing with this kid Drake.

    New World Order. Thats what ill kids (Illuminati) called it during the Eisenhower reign, after World War Two and Roswell. Now they are talking One World Order. Headquarters Brussels.

  14. flavorblade says:

    New world order news said “hip-hop is just entertainment now. I think it is more than that when you look at some of the actions of the moguls and jouranlist. There has been mobilizations for voting and humanitarian efforts. You have local rappers that have helped organize and lead rally’s. It won’t change the power dynamics; not at all. Still you can’t dismiss peoples attempts to try to do something; that’s how bigger things can come about. The guy who wrote this article is hip-hop. Getting people to express their views on a serious subject.

    Hip-hop has problems, it isn’t cohesive enough, the record industry has an anti-social mobilization, pro commerce agenda for hip-hop. The independent movement can’t trump the media exposure the bullshit gets. The system can make up an artist and put them on top, like what we seeing with this kid Drake.

    New World Order. Thats what ill kids (Illuminati) called it during the Eisenhower reign, after World War Two and Roswell. Now they are talking One World Order. Headquarters Brussels.

  15. jewellthief says:

    dretruth said: So why should anyone be mad at the tea party when we call each other bitches and hoes on a regular. We have demised our own neighborhood by crack and whoring. Our education system sucks, our black man are very lady like and the women has been hard over a decade or so.

    whose this ‘we’ u speak of? cuz I don’t do the above….generalizations is what is a detriment to our community, whether it comes from inside or outside our community….

    • I agree I get tired of that tired fallback line of ‘We call ourselves Nigga so why should we trip when others do it..? The reason because its wrong.. That’s first and foremost.. Second its apparently sanctioned, encouraged and not denounced by an organization/party.. last.. I agree who is ‘we’.. I dont do that nonsense so I don’t expect it from others..

  16. flavorblade says:

    Beefing with the Tea Party. Hip-hop isn’t known for it’s subtlety. To take on this right wing street gang, I think nurturing public opinion like this article does maybe better than direct confrontation. You know who the police are going to ride down on in any type of street square off. Hip-hop needs an organized think tank and action committee that has the support from a wide range. Where’s our Jimmy Hoffa.

  17. the reason why hip hop can’t tackle the tea party is because out of the last century of black grassroots oragnisations in america hip hop out of them has never had a upfront political message. Hip Hop is frag-ment-ed.

  18. FRUITOFISLAM19 says:

    HIP HOP needs to declare all out war with the Tea party.These rednecks,KKK and milita wackos have came out of their caves and compounds to start shit again.Time to whoop ass and have them running for their lives.

    .

  19. flavorblade says:

    Bruce, you right Hip-hop will remain fragmented because the socially conscious set, is jealous of the commercially successful set. The commercially successful set doesn’t trust the socially conscious set. The commercial set has the resources, the social set has the agenda.

    FruitofIslam you talking crazy. I guess while hip-hop is fighting and going to jail, you niggas play the back with a bullhorn. I ain’t never heard of the NOI taking it to no other group in the streets. GIve me a Youtube link where the NOI is in the streets throwing down. It don’t exist. Ya’ll ain’t change from back in the day. You was calling Dr. King soft, his people where taking serious lumps and beatings. Fuck was ya’ll at, then you come out 20 years later with a march when its safe. Thought ya’ll wasn’t in to that. Hip-hop ain’t your crash dummy. Go get them new Black Panther cats that look up to you.

  20. FRUITOFISLAM19 says:

    Im sorry Flavorblade that your precious Dr.MLK was your champion.He had a dream about intregation with his open enemies, the white people but he didn’t live to see it. How sad. I wonder why your mystery god in heaven didn’t come down and save him from the sniper’s bullet.But that ok go on and hate on Nation of Islam and we’ll just pay no mind and continue helping our black brothers and black sisters in need of spiritual and mental awakening while you rant nonsense on a message board. The truth hurts but maybe one day dead Jesus will come back and save the world after 2000 years.Oops, I forgot jesus was black too so he won’t save the rednecks and milita people in the Tea Party.Hip HOP needs to fight the racist devils in the Tea Party.But wait, Flavorblade you’ll try to reason with them and find out the white people never changed from being slavemasters and using their manifest destiny back in the day, they just evolved.

  21. flavorblade says:

    Dr. King was better than his enemy, something you weren’t when you killed Malcom X. Why didn’t God save them. He did. From more bullshit.

    Oh yeah that’s another thing the NOI is atheist. Jesus was black. However you can’t follow him either way since Jesus prayed to a “mystery” God something you atheist, a blackman created the universe NOI don’t believe.

    I seriously have to question the I.Q of people who join up with you, being frustrated about conditions is one thing, but you don’t trade one pile of bullshit for another.

  22. flavorblade says:

    BTW I checked out the Final Call. Ya’ll doing alot of talking on UFO’s. Ya’ll hyping that up like you got special knowledge. Yeah, just make sure you don’t get on the wrong ride. Do you know what the Manchurian rapture is? Do you know what’s behind door number one. It ain’t Elijah Muhammad I can tell you that.

    Ya’ll don’t know shit about the galaxy or the blackman’s history. Ya’ll just became popular by saying something different during a time of confusion and despair. Stop guessing.

  23. flavorblade you don’t make sence, and I know you will give a hundred reasons why you feel you are making sence, or quote texts from a book to validate your point as being correct, but It will only continue to show the negative light, you bring on here when you dialogue with people here, I notice when there is rebuttle you always need to get the last word, like your word is bond, and in doing that, you get out of control and lash out and it’s very anti social, look back at the crazy nonsence posted on here by you in the last few days, it’s like you are crying out for help.

    seriously

  24. flavorblade says:

    I’m right though.

  25. flavorblade says:

    i qoute no-one

  26. FRUITOFISLAM19 says:

    Sorry flavorblade, you’re wrong and youre dissing me for not worshipping white supremacy and white people .You’re running around looking for a god to pray to but in reality BLACKMAN IS GOD .NO SPOOKISM NEEDED.DONT HAVE TO DIE TO REACH HEAVEN BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE HEAVEN ON EARTH WHILE YOU’RE ALIVE (good friends,good families,money,schools,farms,businesses that are run by black people that help their own people who are struggling and please you don’t need to sellout to your former white slavemasters and their children to get it. The discussions on this board run by Davey D is interesting and requires debate from different points of view.Because HIP HOP needs to get political like our music was years ago to put these racist republiKKKans and their cronies in check.

  27. Flavorblade says:

    I’m sorry but I’m gonna have to surpass you with the truth. The Blackman like all men is still a work in progress. Who goes on to become the finished product, is the mystery. You’ll have a choice soon between mine and Blue Stone. Blue Stone got a buffet. My father got grits and carrots.

    The thing about you 60′s doctrine muslims when it goes down you’ll fight, but you won’t lead. Can’t lead. Information is power. Your organization is floundering because you do not have any relevant information, you have myths, half truths, and a dogmatic approach. I’m holding the cards. Just ask Davey since you brought his name up. As far as “slavemasters” i won’t polarize into white and black. I don’t make it matter any more than I’m forced to make it matter. I naturally gravitate to the people I’ve always known, black folks. I’ll just say I’ve been fighting the good fight. At times a violent fight. Last time I fought hand to hand seriously I put two whiteman in the hospital, by myself. Both men where also armed. True story now a B-more legend. One could have died. I beat the charges by my people calling an ambulance and checking me into the hospital first. That black enough for you. You ever beat a white dude(s) before? You ever hit an armed man before. Probably not but you called them plenty of crackers behind their backs; right. Where’s ya’ll courage? Will you get crazy for God. Of course not you don’t believe in him. You are God therefore your self interest reigns supreme. So ya’ll don’t take chances, rather hype up somebody else.

    The Supreme Being will continue to protect me until it is done. I’m just getting started. You can come for me, as well.

    I don’t like the way you Muslims lie and put out false rumors on people. You assume like Devils. The one muslim chick Sheila hollaring about first I’m white, then I’m out to destroy the black community and uplift Jews, and I’m getting paid to say what I say. All lies. What’s wrong with you people. Missing baby elder.

    Davey you can have your joint back. Your people ain’t ready. I got rough with the language to stir something up and see. You know in my higher expressions, that language is not employed. Now I got to go find where the apocalyptic Christians hang out at.

  28. it’s a good thing we are in a new season.

  29. Leave the past behind says:

    Flavorblade is a faggot nigger talking all this trash. Get the KKK’s dick out your ass homeboy!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Leave the past behind says:

    Flavorblade is a faggot nigger talking all this trash. Get the KKK’s dick out your ass homeboy!!!!!!!!!!!White Power

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