In the wake of what seems like genocide of the black male, the Hip Hop community is finally coming together to produce music that speaks directly to the adversities faced by the African American community.
Travel back in time with me for a moment, when NWA and KRS1 were blaring through boom boxes on every corner. That was Hip Hop! Music that in its infancy, laid a foundation for a movement that transformed into a culture. A lifestyle that was a voice for young African Americans to express, what and who they were. The music demanded change on America’s view of us. Songs that motivated the community to stand together and become more than a stereotype, then in return produced new ideas and possibilities.
Hip Hop's voice is very influential right now. The Wales, Kendrick Lamars, and J. Coles, have become the "new generation of Hip Hop'. These brothers have the talent and the voice to carry out the duty of speaking life into our community, with lyrics that will promote change and awareness to young black men. Their music tends to have all real Hip Hop lovers in a simultaneous head nod, opening ears presenting new ideas that sound and feel good. I challenge them to lead and stand up for our people shedding light on the injustices’ that are killing our black men. Use your talent to start the revolution. "We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are." -Oprah Winfrey
Watch as Kendrick performs an untitled piece on The Colbert Report