Eeee. I’m almost afraid to present this. I actually drove around in black neighborhoods in Indianapolis bumping the fuckballs out of this song. Scary idiot.
And I said “nigga” – this was when I was with Larrisse and I was basically indoctrinated. She called me nigga, I called her bitch. Seriously. Those weren’t derrogatory terms for us. People who think a lot usually call foul on that. Lot of slam poems out there about not using the N word even if you do think of it as brotherhood.
But this was before I’d heard all that. What I notice right now is that this album REALLY has a theme – it’s ALL about major label hip hop and r&b and the problem with it. Every song is about that except a couple. I actually still think this Rule Rope thing is clever and I actually can still stand behind what I’m saying.
I’m saying, ok, here you are, Black America, and you’re a big super star making money with your songs, and what are you putting forth? Stuff about how you’re a thug or you’re a womanizer, cocaine this, cocaine that, and if there WERE a conspiracy against Black America, some of the stuff super star artists are saying and doing is exactly what the enemy would want them to be saying and doing. I mean if you want to keep a group of people down, just encourage them through your mass media to do things that are bad for them.
Of course, when you get into it, you realize that the executives of these big companies are WHITE. And you really start to get suspicious. Of course, what I’m saying in this song is that WE’RE doing it to OURSELVES down here in the streets. And it’s NOT just Black artists, or Black America – it’s anyone who’s not in “power”, keeping ourselves down with ridiculous violent misogynistic drug addled bullshit.
Of course, I don’t believe that white record executives are sitting there going “ok let’s release this guy because he says dumb shit and he’ll keep black people down”. This kind of bad habit doesn’t work that way. It’s subtle, it’s deep under the surface, and usually, corporate America just keeps in place whatever we show them we’ll buy. So usually, they keep in place what’s familiar, because that sells. So in the end, WE have the power. Of course, those assholes could help out too, but I don’t expect their greedy asses to any time soon. Whoever THEY are.
Anyway this song is exactly the same song as that super popular hilarious diddy that came around more recently:
I think DMite does a better job with this message than I did with Rule Rope, and here’s why: He tells you something to do. I tell you what we’re doing wrong, he gives you a solution. I think that’s a crucial difference, and it’s a mistake I made a lot back then, in music and in life.
So you go, dmite.