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Old 06-25-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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Dr. Boyce Watkins: Why I am Boycotting Lil Wayne…

In the song, “We Be Steady Mobbin,” Lil Wayne says this:

"But I can [MOD CUT] your girl and make her nut for me
Then sluuut for me, then kill for me, then steal for me
And of course it’ll be your cash
And I’ll murder that [MOD CUT] and send her body back to your azz”



Dr. Boyce Watkins

.."The same way the Arabic community pushes children to memorize the Qur’an at an early age, African American children memorize the recipe for their own self-destruction on the radio every single morning.."

"..Commercialized hip-hop is no longer good, fun entertainment; it has evolved into a regimen of brainwashing that is no less powerful than the one that Adolf Hitler used during the Nazi regime.."
Dr. Boyce Watkins: Why I am Boycotting Lil Wayne… : ThyBlackMan.com – Black Men Blog…

I come from a generation of Whoodini, Run DMC, Sugar Hill Gang. These rappers had some profanity in their songs, but their messages as a whole was not the message of today's gangster rapper.

I still play Biggie and Tupac and they also had some profound messages, but today's young generation of gangster rapper, is nothing but a true "tom" and does nothing for us but lends a hand in escorting us to the lowest levels of behavior we can indulge in.

This is one of the leading causes of black on black crime, Teen pregnancy, disrespect of ourselves and others. I believe the only factor more powerful then this music is the absence of responsible black fathers in the home.

What responsible adult would let their children listen to this mess??

Last edited by Ibginnie; 06-26-2011 at 09:09 AM.. Reason: language
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Nashville,TN
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Blame the music and not the parents.

I listen to rap as a kid and it never influenced me to anything crazy or violent. Parents need to decide if their child is mature enough before letting them listen to this music.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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"Delia, oh, Delia Delia all my life
If I hadn't have shot poor
Delia I'd have had her for my wife

First time I shot her I shot her in the side
Hard to watch her suffer
But with the second shot she died

[MOD CUT] "

- Johnny Cash

I don't fundamentally disagree with your overall point, but I grew up listening to him and haven't killed a man in Reno just to watch him die ... yet.

Last edited by Ibginnie; 06-26-2011 at 09:10 AM.. Reason: copyright violation
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Blame the music and not the parents.

I listen to rap as a kid and it never influenced me to anything crazy or violent. Parents need to decide if their child is mature enough before letting them listen to this music.
You didn't actually read the entire OP did you?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Nashville,TN
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You didn't actually read the entire OP did you?
maybe
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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I support your right to boycott. I do not support your attempt to censorship.

what parent allows their children to listen to this? How about realizing it is the parent that is listening to the music and not the child.

Why do people smoke in front of their children?

Why do people swear in front of their children?

why do people drink (even one beer at a restaurant) in front of their children?

why do people play violent games in font of their children?

why do people watch violent tv shows and movies with their children?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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I don't listen to rap or hip-hop because musically it sounds like monotone noise.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Originally Posted by ibarrio View Post
I support your right to boycott. I do not support your attempt to censorship.

what parent allows their children to listen to this? How about realizing it is the parent that is listening to the music and not the child.

Why do people smoke in front of their children?

Why do people swear in front of their children?

why do people drink (even one beer at a restaurant) in front of their children?

why do people play violent games in font of their children?

why do people watch violent tv shows and movies with their children?
I don't think the OP is trying to censor the music.

Are you saying that a parent has no right to determine what is best for their child?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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What some folk already seem to be missing, due to inability to comprehend or failing to read, is this:

This music coupled with the absence of a RESPONSIBLE father in the home is a sure fire recipe that children listening to this will have no responsible, mature adult, that will make it clear that this is not normal behavior, this is not a normal way to think or act. These lyrics may be some people's reality, but we don't make it ours.
We don't perpetrate, rape, murder, disrespect, etc, among our people and communities!!

Because we don't have these responsible fathers training up children and children raising themselves, then yes life is now imitating gangster rap in many of our communities.

For those suggesting that mass media has no bearing over your behaviors, thoughts, and actions, that's just plain naive. Your saving grace is that you may have people or other things that give you a balanced and realistic point of view when you hear these lyrics.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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Originally Posted by Bluefly View Post
"Delia, oh, Delia Delia all my life
If I hadn't have shot poor
Delia I'd have had her for my wife

First time I shot her I shot her in the side
Hard to watch her suffer
But with the second shot she died

[MOD CUT] "

- Johnny Cash

I don't fundamentally disagree with your overall point, but I grew up listening to him and haven't killed a man in Reno just to watch him die ... yet.
Words have immense power, some more so than others. Show me in your choice of music, including this one you listed where you get a steady diet of the following: [MOD CUT] A steady diet of sesame street help children become better readers, better at math, having a broader view of the world around them, what do you think kids are going to be better at with a steady diet of the above lyrics and videos.

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