Lemme try to explain it like this… Look at hip hop… how far removed it is from it’s origins…how once it got commodified it was no longer ours. Look at who benefits the most… corporations. Look at how they did it, using the Russells, Jays, Dres, Diddys and 50s…. Memba how we lived vicariously through them, cheered all their moves, all the mega deals… and while we were busy living vicariously through them, corporations were tightening their grip. As a result we no longer own it, we don’t control it… hip hop today is a multibillion dollar a year industry and we don’t reap the most benefit… black artists don’t reap the most benefit. We have no major black labels. Old white men are pulling strings, imposing their will. That’s exactly what’s happening to our movement.

Lemme try to explain it like this… Look at hip hop… how far removed it is from it’s origins…how once it got commodified it was no longer ours. Look at who benefits the most… corporations. Look at how they did it, using the Russells, Jays, Dres, Diddys and 50s…. Memba how we lived vicariously through them, cheered all their moves, all the mega deals… and while we were busy living vicariously through them, corporations were tightening their grip. As a result we no longer own it, we don’t control it… hip hop today is a multibillion dollar a year industry and we don’t reap the most benefit… black artists don’t reap the most benefit. We have no major black labels. Old white men are pulling strings, imposing their will. That’s exactly what’s happening to our movement.

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