Jay-Z Responds to His Cuban Crisis w/ an Open Letter

jay-z-folded-225Jay-Z got inspired the other night responded with vigor to his critics about his trip to Cuba…The song is called ‘Open Letter’ and the beat is slamming and is no doubt a serious head nodder.. You know its gonna anger all sorts of folks who are already heated, because he says in the song he loves Cubans.. His critics are saying by going to Cuba, he is showing hatred.. He starts off the song by saying he’ll turn Havana into Atlanta..Not sure if folks in Havana wanna see gentrification in their beloved city..because thats what has happened with the ATL.. No Beds, Baths and Beyond in Havana..

Jigga also talks about Obama and whether or not he’ll be selling his portion of the Brooklyn Nets..The hook to the song says’ ‘You Gonna Learn to Today‘. Ideally what we all learn is that Cuba has a dope education system which produces doctors who make major moves in healing people.. We could learn from that..We could also learn how to be self sufficient the way Cuban’s have been.. Folks are still surviving in spite of the crippling embargo we’ve put on them over the past 50 years..

Great song.. Glad Jay-Z responded.. Personally I wish he had shouted out or kicked a rhyme for Kimani Gray the young man gunned down by police in Brooklyn which set off 4 days of unrest in the East Flatbush last month.. I wish he would’ve said something about the unrest and the fact Stop-N-Frisk is on trial with cops revealing they been ordered to meet quotas and target young Black men and teens.. In any case that’s, just me expressing my ideal scenario.. Open Letter is a good song and maybe Jay-Z will return with more heat..

Comments

  1. Sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkk . . . #thatish

  2. on point!! Fearless!!

  3. Still more individualism as opposed the community – the by-product of selfish Capitalism.

  4. Reblogged this on UHURUMWINYI.

  5. Pistol Pete says:

    Mediocre. Just got some different names thrown in because you cant name drop designers going in on the government. Yaaaaaaaaawwwn.

  6. Old Ghost says:

    This is the exact reason I wil not and do not support Jay-Z. So many things said in this song are just wrong, he says he’ll commit a real crime and cop a key and flood the streets, he talks about gentrifing Havana, Cuba, talks about killing people and caring about nothing else but profiting off the Brooklyn Nets. Now the last one is whatever being he’s a business man and that’s just business but the other 3 are I take issue with not to mention his elitists ties to the President which does nothing short of disgust and trip me out being the “Rapper” made his living from promoting and actually selling genocide and bio-chemical weapons I.E. crack cocaine to our people. Let’s be clear, he did not rise to stardom by promoting enrichment and bettering lives, he made buy doing the very opposite knowing that that is what the industry standard.

    This man is not my hero, nor a leader in Hip Hop Culture in my eyes, nor someone who has ever earned the title of any throne.

  7. you basically want Jayz to become a conscious rapper spitting relevant social comment, which he has never done. He’s only in it for himself

  8. LOL he went hard, bone

  9. @ OLD GHOST, THE REASON THAT U DONT SUPPORT JAY-Z IS BECAUSE YOUR COMPREHENION LEVEL IS VERY LOW AND U CAN NOT PROCESS WHAT YOU ARE HEARING CORRECTLY… HE ONLY SAYS HE WOULD COMMIT A REAL CRIME CUZ HE HASNT COMMITTED A REAL CRIME AND THE GOV IS FUCKING WITH HIM FOR NO REASON SO HE IS BASICALLY SAYING HE MIGHT AS WELL GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO FUCK WIT HIM ABOUT.. HE SAID HE WOULD COPP A KI AND FLOOD THE STREETS OFF OF GP (GENERAL PRINCIPLE) SO BASICALLY HE WOULD DO THAT OUT OF SPITE OF THE GOV FUCKING WITH HIM FOR NO REASON…..
    WE MUST BE LISTENING TO 2 DIFFERENT SONGS BECAUSE I COULDVE SWARN HE SAID HE WOULDVE BROUGHT THE NETS TO BROOKYLN FOR FOR FREE; EXCEPT HE MADE MILLIONS OFF THEM DWEEDS. SO BASICALLY HE IS SAYING HE DIDNT GIVE A FUCK BOUT THE MONEY BUT SINCE THOSE DWEEDS WANT TO GIVE IT TO HIM, WHO WOULDNT TAKE IT…
    IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT JAY Z AND THE PRESIDENT KNOW EACH OTHER AND HAVE EACH OTHES CELL PHONE #, SO HOW IS THAT “ELISTING TIES” WHEN THE WORLD KNOWS THAT THEY ARE FRIENDS?
    STEP UP YOUR COMPREHENSION LEVEL OLD GHOST OR JUST LISTEN TO THE SONG AGAIN AND TRY TO COMPUTE AND STOP BEING A HATER.

  10. I’ve been an community activist all my adult life and my best case scenario is that ALL BLACK PEOPLE behave in a manner that reflects consciousness and a positive sense of self. Unfortunately, that was not the way it was when I got involved over 40 yrs ago and that’s not the way it is now. I have learned, however, not to constantly indulge myself in the fantasy of best case scenarios – it’s counterproductive. I think I can best serve my people by concentrating on what I CAN DO as an individual to make life better for us all. I am not mad at anyone who does not share this idea. I love ALL my people and do not hold any of them to any special assignments. In his OWN WAY JayZ has positively contributed to his culture and his people and I am good with that. When my head hits the pillow at night I’m satisfied that I’ve DONE MY PART and that I have not wasted any of my precious energy on pointing fingers at others.

  11. Too much “concentrating on what I CAN DO as an individual.” We can learn from the Cubans how to be self- sufficient by thinking “community” and working as a community to lift the community. An individual alone will find it hard to clear racist obstacles America places in the paths of the African American community. An individual will have a steep mountainous climb to end police profiling, brutality and murder of black people, or to gain full employment for African Americans, or to ensure that schools are not segregated, black children are under educated, and guarantee that the black community get its fair share of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. No individual Cuban made Cuba what it is; the Cuban people did. There are many individual African American millionaire and multimillionaire entertainers, athletes and entrepreneurs but the black communities across country are suffering from poverty, unemployment, underemployment, violent drug activity, poor or no healthcare, child starvation, under-education of black children. Bless those individual African Americans for their great individual achievements and condemn the black community for its laziness. That’s the American way.

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