I can't take this nonsense anymore. What has music come to? I hate to single one group out in particular but rappers have been killing me lately. Their lyrics portray nothing but disrespect and hate. Oh and Lil Wayne said it best, "Pussy, Money, Weed". Is that all you have to talk about? Is that really all that you have to say about women, calling them bitches and hoes? Everyday I see young girls ruined by the music that they listen to everyday! I have to admit, I use to listen to that music, I used to to be at all of the concerts, but then one day I realized that I needed to get my life together. Why am I supporting a business that is encompassed by negativity? Rap is destroying the black community. Why? What does it talk about? Sex, drugs, money, women, cars. Repetitive. Almost every song. I also see my male counterparts internalizing this music, making it a part of them. The way that these rappers talk about women, is the same way that I see young men talk about women and that is NOT acceptable! I can't stand for this anymore! Oh, and let's not even get on the slave mentality that is clearly displayed in rap. That whole light skinned-dark skinned thing, that we as black people really need to get over. Why does light skinned have to look better? WHY? But I know where it comes from. It's that external oppression that leads to the internal depression.

I don't even understand why white people feel the need to opress the black race. We are doing it for them, they can relax. Calling our males "niggas", and our women "bitches". I remember when I think, T.I. was asked why he uses these terms in his songs. And he responded by saying something along the lines of, "because their are such things as bitches and hoes". What kind of foolish excuse is that? I'm not not saying that there is not such thing as bitches and hoes, but in your lyrics, that is the only way women are portrayed. And I know for a fact that we have successful black women in our society. But of course they don't rap about that, because the upliftment of the Black Race is not what sells.

I will continue to keep them in my prayers.

Give thanks and praises to the most high, Jah .