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Is D Battle Rave In Rap Circles A Dstraction Frm D Ethics Of Hip Hop Culture? by kingofhiphop101(m): 10:11am On Nov 21, 2012
RAP IS NOT JUST A MOUTH PEACE!! IT IS THE MOUTH PEACE (i.e. the VOCAL VESTIGE) OF AN ENTIRE CULTURE KNOWN AS HIP HOP.
AND WHILE THE OPPOURTUNITY FOR BUDDING RAPPERS TO GO HEAD 2 HEAD WITH EACH OTHER IN ENTERTAINING BATTLES SHOULD BE ENCURAGED, BATTLE RAP SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DISTRACT THE HIP HOP NATION FROM OUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE ORIGINAL WAR BETWEEN UNDERDOG YOUTH COMMUNITIES AND THE STRUCTURES OF THE ESTABLISHMENT THAT SUBJUGATE US.
BEFORE HILARIOUS RAP BATTLES, HIP HOP FIRST AND FORMOST IS A SOCIAL/ CULTURAL TOOL FOR REBELIZM.

BESIDE FRIVOLITY IN HIP HOP, WE SHOULD LEARN TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST ALL THE SHIT THAT IS BEING SHOVED DOWN OUR THROATS ON A DAILY BASES.
ALL OVER THE WORLD, CITIZENS AND AFFILIATES OF THE HIP HOP NATION ARE BEING SUBJECTED TO SOME OF THE MOST EXCRUTIATING FORMS OF SYSTEMATIC OPPRESSION KNOWN TO THE MODERN WORLD AND ALL WE CAN DO AS A NATION IS RUN AROUND ORGANISING RAP BATTLES THAT TEACH US TO BEEF ON OURSELVES WHEN OUR SYSTEMS AND GOVERNMENTS CANT LOVE US ANY BETTER.
ONLY FEW HOURS AGO IN MAIDIGURI A PACK OF LOCAL TERRORISTS BROKE INTO A COMPOUND (BOUT 5:30am) AND SLAUGHTERED THREE CHILDREN RIGHT BEFORE THEIR MOTHERS EYES.
ABOUT A MONTH AGO 4 YEAR2 STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF POURT-HACOURT WERE CREMATED IN THE MOST GRUESOME WAY.
HIP HOPPERS LISTEN..IT IS CLEAR THAT OUR GOVERNMENTS AND OUR ELDERS HAVE CHOSEN TO ATTACK US (THEIR CHILDREN) INSTEAD OF PROTECT US.SO WHAT DO WE DO AS A HIP HOP NATION?? RUN AROUND STAGIN RAP BATTLES THAT DO NOTHING TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS AS A YOUTH COMMUNITY??
OR DO WE CNTINUE TO RUN AROUND WRITING USELESS LYRICS ABOUT BOOBS AND ASS AND POPPING CHAMPAIGN SO THAT MTN AND GLO CAN PUT US IN THEIR COMMERCIAL CATEGORIES AND GIV US ENSORSEMENT DEALS??HOW MUCH IS MTN GOIN TO GIV TO THOSE CHILDREN WHO WER SLAUGHTERED YESTERDAY?? HOW MUCH HAS MTN & GLO & AIRTELL GIVEN TO THE PARENTS OF THE AALU 4?? THE POINT IS-MY FELLOW HIP HOPPERS-THESE MULTINATIONALS ARE IN BUSSINESS TO MAKE MONEY, NOT TO PROTECT US. WE MUST PROTECT/ DEFEND OURSELVES. THE INTERESTING THING IS.. ..WE DONT EVEN NEED GUNS AND KNIVES AND ARMED COMBAT.. ..
ALL WE NEED IS THE SPOKEN WORD. ..THE LYRICS..THE SAME LYRICAL POWER THAT WE WASTE AT THESE RAP BATTLES WHERE WE GO TO ENTERTAIN THESE COOPERATIONS BY INSULTING OURSELVES.

FOR YEARS NOW (THOUGH OFF-LINE) I HAVE ALMOST BROKEN MY NEK PRESSIN SOM F THE YUNG RAPPERS I MEET TO TRY STUDYIN THE ORIGINS OF HIP HOP.OR HOW HIP HOP (REAL OR NOT) KAME TO BE (BOTH IN NIGERIA AND THE USA)THEN U WUD UNERSTAND MORE ABOUT THIS BATTLE RAP THING U ALL DO.

BATTLE RAP AKTUALLY SPEAKS OF THE RUDIMENTARY STAGES IN THE GROWTH OF HIP HOP KULTURE.NIGERIANS RAPPERS DONT EVEN KNOW BATTLE RAP DATES BAK TO LIKE 1976. THE IDEA WAS FOR TWO RAPPERS TO KOMPETE HEAD TO HEAD BEFORE A "SPONTANOUS" GETHERIN OF GHETTO PEOPLE. EAKH RAPPER TRYIN TO OUTWIT THE OTHER WITH RAW HARD DISSES AND SUPERIOR WORDPLAY.PUN AND POETIK DEVISES.
BY THIS TIME' (AGAIN NIGERIANS DONT KNOW THIS)RAP BATTLES WERE ILLEGAL. ALWAYS ATTRAKTING POLICE RAIDS. NYPD (NEWYORK POLIS DEPARTMENT WUD HIT THE BATTLE VENUE LIKE IT WAS A DRUG BUS. THE RAPPERS AND SPETATORS WOULD TAKE TO THEIR HEELS SKATTERIN ALL OVER THE PLASE. THOSE WHO WERE KAUGHT WUD BE INKARSERATED. SOMTIMES EVEN KONVIKTED FOR TRUMPED UP KHARGES.
TO THE NIGERIAN RAPPER-ITS OK TO BATTLE-RAP BUT THE POINT HERE IS THAT HIP HOP KULTURE HAS GONE WAY PAST ITS BATTLE DAYS. IN THOSE DAYS OF BUSTED RAP BATTLES' HIP HOP WAS STILL IN ITS INFANT STAGE.. A STAGE WHEN IT WAS ALL ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT AND REKREATION. HIP HOP WASNT EVEN QUITE A KULTURE BAK THEN. HIP HOP BAK THEN WAS.. ..WELL MORE LIKE A BURGIONING KONSIOUSNESS STILL IN ITS TEETHING STAGES.

ABOUT 10YEARS LATER..IN THE MID 80's..HIP HOP MATURED INTO A KULTURE..INTO A POLITIKAL FORUM AND MOVEMENT..WITH ITS OWN PHYLOSOPHIES..IDEALS AND MODES OF EXPRESSION.. HIP HOP BEKAME ITS OWN POLITY.

THE RE-INTRDUTION OF BATTLE RAP-IF ALLOWED TO GAIN PRE-EMINENSE OR TO GAIN UNDUE ATTENTION AT THIS STAGE WILL AMOUNT TO PUTTING A FULLY GROWN ADULT BAK ON BREAST MILK.

HIP HOPPERZ ARE EXPEKTED TO HAVE GROWN PAST ALL THAT NOW.. AND BEGIN TO FASE MORE SERIOUS ISSUES. AND THIS.. ..MY FELLOW HIP HOPPERZ..(FOR YOUNG PEPLE TO GET MORE KONSIOUS AND BEGIN TO FASE MORE SERIOUS ISSUES) IS WHAT THESE GOVERNMENTS AND SYSTEMS DO NOT WANT.

THE POPULARISATION OF BATTLE RAP WHICH INVARIABLY AMOUNTS TO A CONSPIRED TRIVIALISATION OF HIP HOPS PURPOSE.. ..IS AT THE TOP OF GOVERNMENT AGENDA FOR MOST COUNTRIES ACCROSS THE GLOBE.
(difficult to beleive but true)
to be kontinued.. .. ..

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