I started writing Hiphop blogs years ago (2007) for the expressed purpose of reaching the politically correct whistle blowers who slam Hiphop in Canada.”
Before I get into this blog I would first like to take the time to salute the emcees who have joined me to write about the Kulture. As you all can see, writing is not easy. I started writing Hiphop blogs years ago (2007) for the expressed purpose of reaching the politically correct whistleblowers who slam Hiphop in Canada.
Since most of the people with high influence in the GTA are more likely to ignore Hiphop, at that time, I felt it necessary to express the Kulture as a rapper/emcee to those politically correct whistleblowers through the medium which they’re most comfortable with, that is… reading on an intellectual level as opposed to gaining knowledge from a conscious rap song (which only a Hiphoppa would listen to). Now that several emcees are writing Hiphop articles it is time to exchange ideas and build the Kulture we need.
- HIPHOP IS NOT ESTEEMED IN CANADA
From a Hiphop perspective, there are two (2) sides to Canada. You have “Canada the government instructed” and “Canada the people’s people”. Canada the government instructed is where you see major banks, the stock market, insurance companies, lenders, real estate, education, health care, immigration, commerce, law enforcement, tourism, manufacturing, mining, fisheries, timbering, wildlife, nutrition …you get the point.
These are establishments that are synchronized by the government. The officials who run these establishments are anti-Hiphop. Which means if you speak Ebonics, Dress Street, listen to rap or are in any way publicly associated with Hip Hop they will discriminate against you.
They control the law, the wealth, and the propaganda. How can rappers get loans, platforms, advertisement, media exposure or accommodations if they are not taken seriously by the major heads of corporations in the country? You then have Canada the people’s people where you find an unheeded society from all ages, race, and nationalities who live Hiphop.
Yet, schools are teaching children against its creed. This society wants to embrace the Kulture but they are petrified of their community’s backlash. If they say a slang they might lose admiration, if they Dress Street, they might be shunned if they rap they might not be taken seriously. These are the hushed supporters of the Kulture who cannot wait for change to come.
They control the law, the wealth and the propaganda. How can rappers get loans, platforms, advertisement, media exposure or accommodations if they are not taken seriously by the major heads of corporations in the country?”
- CANADIAN MEN GOT THE SHORT END OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN CANADA
You may have heard the comparisons of 300+ million Americans to the 35 million Canadians in the context of purchasing power. Well, my dear Canadian brothers and sisters, dare I ask if we have all this land and not enough people to populate it, we may want to look at our women and ask them what’s up. All jokes aside, only Canadian women can populate Canada.
Too many are on birth control, too many are not swayed by a man’s success, too many rebel or defy men instead of cooperating as his rib. Quite frankly, if enough women are not pregnant, there aren’t enough babies, if there aren’t enough babies then the population will be low. In fear of being called chauvinists, Canadian men have given room for a feminist mentality to prevail. Populating the country should not be against women’s freedoms hence, women as citizens should be proud to honor their men and inhabit their land.
Canadian women have to stop competing with men, being disgruntled with masculinity and focus on maintaining the Canadian family.”
There are 300 million people in the US because more American women are getting pregnant wherein men are not enemies, more babies are being born and there is an influx of immigrants. For a country with free healthcare and a world-class maternity provision, you’d expect more satisfied women who yearn for men, pregnancy, and family. If there are more people in Nigeria than there are in Canada somewhere along the way Canadians will have to have this uncomfortable discussion with women – what’s up with the feminist routine?
Canadian women have to stop competing with men, being disgruntled with masculinity and focus on maintaining the Canadian family. That’s of course if we want 100 million Canadians in the future. Women’s rights cannot mean, a complaint about every single mistake a man makes, force him to become feminine and make fewer babies. C’mon, biology can be uncomfortable at times but some have to speak up.
- CAN’T DO CANADA VS. USA OVER A USA MUSICAL KULTURE
To make this blog even more controversial, though it doesn’t have to be, Canadian Hip Hop cannot just be about Canadian emcees. The mentality of Canadian exclusivity in Canadian Hip Hop is wrong! It is a catalyst to progress on a cultural level and it prevents a diversity of talents from being experienced. This whole are you a Canadian sh** is corny! Many of the emcees in the States are not exclusively from the States. We are all first, second or third generation immigrants. I get billed as an American on a good day or a Canadian if I’m not in Canada but I’m originally from Africa. How about I’m just a Hiphoppa? Does that count? If you’re serious about Hip Hop you know you have to go international.
Yet, if you think about it there would be no Slick Rick
if America said all emcees had to be strictly from America.”
How would you like them other countries to block your music because you’re not from there? That would totally suck! So imagine how it looks when we check passports before we support an emcee. The only time I get billed as an African is when I’m about to be dismissed as something inferior. Yet, if you think about it there would be no Slick Rick if America said all emcees had to be strictly from America. Hip Hop started with DJ Kool Herc and he’s a Jamaican.
How many Canadian emcees are first, second or third generation immigrants? If we say all Canadian emcees MUST be purebred Canadians then we’re saying they have to be Caucasian. And Caucasians are the second or third generation to Hiphop. One of the biggest rules in Hiphop is… “ain’t where you from, its where you’re at”. If you’re in Canada then Canada it is. Who cares what your original nationality is?
- HIPHOP HAS RULES
I’m an activist for Hiphop. By this I mean I’m a mouthpiece for the Kulture and the creed. All Hiphop has to be fundamentally adapt to the teachings of the Universal Zulu Nation, The Five Percenters, Afrocentrism, Political Activism etc. This is Hiphop! If you have half of creed then you’re good!
There has to be two things, (1) a community of Hiphoppas who adhere to the Kulture, live by the creed and consume its products; (2) a conglomerate of Hiphoppas who are emcees, deejays, graffiti artists, activist, singers, dancers, promoters, comedians, etc with a clear line between fans and entertainers.
Fans should recognize talent and be enthusiastic about their luminaries and entertainers should appreciate the fans who adore their talent. All of this put together with the global Hip Hop community is what should galvanize Hiphop in this community…*