The Deadly Anti-Black Weaponization of Popular Culture, But No One Apologizes To The ‘Hood
December 31, 2018
I read recently that a mention and reference to “jewish money” by Basketball great and philanthropist Lebron James had caused both he and the rapper 21 Savage, to offer apologies to those in the Jewish community who were offended. Certainly, it is a quality of being a good person that when it is made known that we have offended someone unintentionally, we should be quick to apologize. I think both these brothers are good brothers who mean well.
But this whole season, where there is a hyper-sensitivity to criticism of the Jewish community, where that criticism is being falsely labeled as anti-Semitism, makes me think that the good hearted nature of these and other prominent Blacks is being abused by Jewish groups who are insincere.
For example, I read once where there are many Jewish executives and business people who are in powerful positions inside the music industry, especially Hip-Hop music. This is a problem because it is widely known that the ideas, images and expressed behavioral norms that predominate Hip-Hop in the current era, are by and large negative and self-destructive. It begs the question, that if it is appropriate to apologize for alleged offenses of anti-semitism, then shouldn’t there be apologies to the Black community by both artists and music industry leaders for their creation and distribution of harmful forms of entertainment?
According to West Coast Legend and Hip-Hop Icon,Too Short, he was moving in the direction of changing his lyrics to publish what he called a “positive” or “uplifiting” album that he believed would be good for the community and a departure from some of his earlier work. But music executive Barry Weiss encouraged him not to do it:
“And, I’m not gonna blame this on anybody, but I was actually being pushed into a direction where I would talk to people at Jive [Records], I would go talk to the President, Barry Weiss, and he was like – I always wanted to do these [side] projects like the E-40 duet album, which was one they never would let me do.
I wanted to do a whole album of positive Too Short songs, just to keep that balance. I had made a verbal deal with Barry Weiss, where he was like, “Right now would be the perfect time, you should do like the raunchiest Too Short album ever – the album cover, the songs, just do a dirty fuckin’ Too Short album.” This is the executive running the company advising me to put out an entire album of just cursing and sex.”-Too Short