Most people out there are convinced that rap music fell deeply in love with the fast and the furious money the mainstream has to offer. We at Old School Scholar feel that they’re engaged to get married and the killer is their minister. The love for the money is the killer’s greatest weapon against the impoverished, the indigent, and the lower class where most Hip Hop artists come from.
Why I say it’s the killer’s greatest weapon is because the love for the money is the hardest thing for the lower class to reject. The love for the money is the one weapon that the killer knows will work each and every time. At times the killer has even pointed that weapon in my face!
There are even people right now who are saying “former President Bill Clinton is our killer!” This is because he signed the Telecommunications Bill back in 1996. This allowed companies to acquire more radio signals than they already owned, with Clear Channel being the number one perpetrator!
The killer managed to pull this off by hooking up two former members of Clear Channel’s board of directors with politics. The killer connected one of them by the name of Vernon Jordan, who became an adviser and close friend to then President Bill Clinton. The killer later associated the other, by the name of Tom Hicks, to the Bush family, and then got him to make political donations to George W. Bush’s presidential campaign!
This killer is a smart son of a bitch, don’t you think? The killer also is making sure that the top three executives for Clear Channel are all related; let’s just say like father like sons. FYI, Clear Channel owns about 900 radio stations nationwide!
So what the hell can we who love and respect the Hip Hop culture do about that? Well, allow me to put this question on your mind, “Do you want to kill the killer?” If so, then in order for us to do that, we need to come together, stick together, and boycott! Don’t dare sit there and say that a boycott will never work. Go double check your American History about the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. That lasted just over a year and the people won!
We must understand a boycott is never a quick fix. Time, patience, avoidance, and discipline are the weapons to use in a boycott. We also must understand that the killer has financial backing; we just need to find out who is sponsoring the killer.
To kill the killer means to write complaint letters, then send them to those sponsors. To kill the killer means to turn off the radio that persist on playing Hip-Pop garbage, and instead, play your own Hip Hop music that you know and love.
To kill the killer means to educate your children, as well as others, about what true Hip Hop music is suppose to sound like, and then trust them to make the right choice at the music stores.
To kill the killer means to ban music award shows from your television, and I’ll tell you why. In my opinion, here in the 21st century, I believe music awards are bought and not earned. How can one justify Lil Wayne receiving a Grammy for Best Rap Album? Are you serious? That’s like giving Sacha Baron Cohen, who played the main character in Borat, an Oscar for a leading role in a dramatic movie!
To kill the killer means to organize a petition for BET, VH1, CW, or even the FUSE Network, with about 100,000 names or more; send it to the presidents of these television networks; and demand them to create a show similar to American Idol called America’s Next MC ( not rapper but MC.) The show can have three judges with the likes of Grandmaster Caz, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, and MC Lyte.
What Old School Scholar hopes for this article to do is inspire and motivate you to kill the killer. Now you’re probably wondering if I think rap music is dead, and my response to that is no. However, I do feel that it is on life support.
So, who or what do you believe is the killer?
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