“Lynched” Video Banned By YouTube
Saturday October 14th 2006,
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After getting over 5,000 views in one day, YouTube removed this “anti-cooning” video from Staten Island’s NYOIL. I guess Google are throwing their weight around over there already, huh? Sounds like the Black Bastards cover controversy all over again…
Dude’s not biting his tongue for no one by the looks of things, as the clip calls out a whole bunch of “sell-out” rappers.

Stay tuned for an interview with this young upstart shortly.
Here’s the interview I did with NYOIL.

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Maybe there should be a third choice of somewhere in between.

Comment by turtle 10.14.06 @

^ Good idea.

Comment by Robbie 10.14.06 @

Really, I can understand why it got pulled. Some of the images in the video as well as callin for dudes to get lynched prob’ly shouldn’t be allowed to tell the truth. I don’t really think they’re tryin’ to stop his message against what he sees as wack rappers, cause there’s prob’ly at least a thousand other videos on there that have the same message. But just like Youtube would ban something else with imagery of someone being hanged or sex, they banned this. I dig the guy’s feelin’s on hip-hop and all, but some of that just seems like some callin’ out names shit to get attention.

Comment by DanjaMania 10.14.06 @

this is the most ignorant song i’ve ever heard.

republican rap is out of control.

Comment by noz 10.14.06 @

Probably could have been said a bit more intelligently, kind of like Soul on Ice and Stakes Is High did.

Comment by bedouin 10.14.06 @

Republican rap??

and you called what he said ignorant??

LOL

Comment by kool kim 10.14.06 @

Well, I think the shot of a girl with nut all over her face might violate the Youtube terms of service a tad.

Comment by Finally 10.15.06 @

Actually, I thought his points were stated quite intelligently. It’s not the scholarly crowd that needed to hear this record. Its the brothers and sisters who are acting out what it is that he is complaining about. You’ve got to speak the language that they speak.

Furthermore, I don’t think it’s fair to come down on him for expressing his viewpoint. I hear people complaining about how no one in Hip Hop is saying anything relevant, but when a brother does come out with a song that is saying something other than “Do Yo Chain Hang Low,” the people don’t support.

Eventually people, the day will come where you will have to pick a side. That being said, overall, It’s about balance. There hasn’t been much in Hip Hop For quite some time. I found it refreshing to see that I’m not the only brother who feels like some cats in Hip Hop need to get “Drop Squadded” And as much as I love Rass Kass and De La Soul, they are above most of the heads of the people who need to get the message. (If you don’t believe me take it to tha streets and see what they say.)

At a time when the Hip Hop generation is on the verge of making the same mistakes that the first beneficiaries of the civil rights movement made, I gotta commend this dude for putting this video together. At least he’s standing up for what he believes in, the rest of the Hip Hop dudes are too busy falling for anything.

One
Priest Forever
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Comment by Priest Forever 10.15.06 @

I think its cool that a decent artist can get some attension for saying “STOP!”
Ofcourse it’s a publicity stunt as well. But it works.
I made a similar song in 97 called “What’s the attitood?” – but everything is MUCH worse now.

Comment by Kash 10.15.06 @

The main problem with ‘Soul On Ice’ and ‘Stakes Is High’ is not that they are over people’s heads, it’s that they’re ten years old. And the main problem with conscious rap today is not that it’s too smart, it’s that it sounds ten years old. It’s funny how many people think everyone else is stupid.

I haven’t searched for it recently, but there is a video by French rap group, Ideal J, on utube that makes this look like Mr. Rogers.

Comment by Macia 10.15.06 @

Its a good messsage. Its typical of rap to use extreme talk, so I don’t expect any kinda subtlety. Subtlety wouldnt work anyway. More important than anything is that its a lame beat and he has no flow so while the message is a useful one the medium suffers from ummmm tedium. He needs one of those nitty beats which I hear cost 50thow. At age 40 I lament so many of the lyrics of popular rap and sometimes it causes me to turn off, but some of it, ignant as it is, cannot be resisted due to the sound. This was true of Public Enemy on their time and its true of some of the most lyrically repugnant Southern crunk shit. This guys sound, on the other hand is very easy to resist. Yes we need progressive rap, I think, but not if it sound like this. I agree with his sentiments but I dont want to hear this song again cos it dont sound good.
That said even if a new wave of progressive rap take center stage again like in the late 80′s. So what? Will it amount to a hill of beans in the long run? What has the lasting result of Public Enemy been some 20 years on? All I have is a memory of black self-awareness and listening to Farrakhan. It now seems like an empty uselesss memory at that, causing me to think if some genius comes up with the formula to lyrically and musically lynch the current wave of ignant-ass thug and bling rappers so what. Itll just be another soon to be forgotten trend. I’ve learnt not to expect much more than that my music sounds good and make my head irresistably nod. This song makes me feel like nodding off, kinda like you probably feel after reading this long rambling comment :)

Comment by eeax2 10.15.06 @

I like this song.

End of story.

Comment by A to the L 10.15.06 @

what are they sampling in the chorus?

“Subtlety wouldnt work anyway.” true

Comment by SnP 10.15.06 @

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5hf_l6LL40

I think this is the clip Macia mentioned… Visually way more fucked up than Ny Oil’s.. yet it’s still on YouTube.

I like the track.
Thats That.
mBane

Comment by Bane the Carny 10.16.06 @

Any medium that promotes using traditional racial execution especially towards someone of thier own race is not doing anything to promote positive change. Sounds like a shock tactic, a gimmick. why not make a dope song on your own merit instead of trying to shine off folks just doing themselves? If the music is that dangerous then it will eventually destroy itself, its not that serious. now black people calling each other coons and jigaboos, thats a problem.

Comment by Doc Flav 10.16.06 @

great song

Comment by wes 10.16.06 @

he calls for the flavor flav’s of the world at the end of the song. there’s a reason that they don’t exist anymore, except on flavor of love: they sold out too, just like the other rappers he calls out.
also, i gotta agree with the guy that said that this cat is “very easy to resist”.
also, listen to his tracks. one of his tracks is what he’s calling out, “turn it up”, also the only one that people can download. i guess it’s on that “every rapper is allowed one ass shaker song” rule…

Comment by j dot speed 10.16.06 @

DATS WHATS UP !!!!!!!!!

Comment by hargrave 10.16.06 @

that good 4 this white washed whiped wanna be rapper..this gay ass nigga got my acount pulled
becuz i ?ed hisb self hateing track.
so fuck that broke nerd!

Comment by MF CORNBREAD 88.7 MIAMI UDG. RADIO 10.16.06 @

What you just saw and heard was HIP HOP, not rap music. HIP HOP has messages in music, not catered to main stream america. Now we can sit here and recite the whisper song by Ying Yang Twins.. but its not loud enough to be heard. The time has come people..To be or not to be.. microchipped is the question. If you want to hear more real HIP HOP..check out Immortal Technique.. or Joel Ortiz…I agree with Nas… HIP HOP is DEAD… RAP MUSIC is in full effect..

Take is back to the Basics… enough said
PeterPox
Jungle Vibes
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Comment by PeterPox 10.16.06 @

I worked at the Boys and Girls club for a little over a year, and I must say that this is on point. If you don’t think that things are bad and need to change then you are living in another world.

Bravo fellas

Comment by Bootsy J 10.16.06 @

Lynch em’ all, starting with D4L, then The ying Yang Twins, then The Game, then Dem Franchize Boys, then Yung Joc-Strap (who really is a coon), then Mike Jones and finish it off with this little douche bag Jibbs.

Kool Kim you should do a Hip-hop Sucks because of you feature on Southern Bubble Gum/Crunk/Snap Music.

Comment by rapStallion 10.16.06 @

i think he telling it like it is! when shall we realize that by doing what we do, we are influencing our children into doing the same. would we want to be known as people that rap about the hood and killing our fellow brothers and sisters or as revolutionists and inventors!! 20 years from now, who will have more respect? malcom x or 50 cent?

Comment by tender t 10.16.06 @

Someone had to say it. I think that hip hop has officially entered what rock music went thru with the “hair metal” phase.
I personally thought Stakes is High was gonna set some shit off, but alas the masses sleep.

Comment by BK 10.16.06 @

We live in universe of polarity. The pendulum has been at the darkside for a fair bit now, so I hope this one song pushes the pendulum in the other direction, the right direction.

The direction and agender of latter-year hiphop has been set by the needs of thugs, hoes and other numerous sociopathic groups. It’s time black people take back what is ours – Good must eventually triumph.

Comment by voltronforce5000 10.16.06 @

This is a powerful statement that needed to be made. Anyone who thinks this is to harsh for people to see WAKE UP!! Look at our society anything we want is at the touch of a button on the internet. Kids can see porn and all that by going to the sites. TV is no better…nigga is used on network and cable tv and not censored. Shows like Fear Factor where people eat disgusting things and shows like Flavor of Love where a woman deficates on camera and proud of it is ridiculous.

Why are we so afraid to see lynching photos?? Are we ashamed as black people or scared of what white people will think if we discuss these atrocities?

We need to stand up against these sambo’s who bring us down culturally, politically, and socially. As long as the group who made this video is true in what they say then I’m behind them. Hopefully they will be picked up and a real message can be spread but will probably stifled out by corporate executives who are mostly rich powerful white males who don’t give a f*** about black people and the state of black people as long as we keep ourselves down…

Peace and Love

Comment by Griot 10.16.06 @

Yo, this is on some real shit here son. My mans is speaking 1000% truth. 95% of these rap cats are truly faking every thing they are. Most these cats are not from the hood. Most these cats came from a good home and have little knowledge about the streets. They only know what they see or research. I’m glad someone in hip-hop has finally called these so-called mcs out. Tell me this: how you gone be a preacher one day and the next you rappin bout money, hos and cars. Every body know who I’m talking about, c’mon man lets get real. Take hip-hop back to what it used to be, lets make it real and wanted again. Thanks for callin these wanna bes out man, one.

Comment by JD 10.16.06 @

i love it

so true

Comment by jeff 10.16.06 @

Thanks for speaking what has been on so many minds. Rappers out here celebrating like everything is good, take a look around, nothing is good right now…

Huge Respect to NYOIL…from Minnesota…

Comment by XL 10.16.06 @

too bad only white people are watching this.

Comment by cool earl 10.16.06 @

PE’s lasting effect on me-I volunteer to work with Big Brothers to be a mentor (like a did such a good job with my own-sorry Big Spice!) and now I am involved in other programs to try and change these kids minds but there is such a disconnect.
When Stakes is High was out my man (no homo) was teaching in Bklyn, they didnt know who he was even talking about.
On the real, you cant force feed knowledge…like any other social ill, they need to hit bottom. (I think with Laffy Taffy we are close)I honestly would like to see some of (inevitable) North/ South beef..put these idiots in their place for disrespecting the culture that people like Bambatta laid the foundation for. The worst part is that THESE clowns are the ones who are getting PAID.
I honestly cant even listent to this shit anymore-I hear Jim Jones talking about cook it, flip it etc.
Man anyone who lived thru the crack epidemic knows better than to glamorize that shit. Real tough to be a big man in NYC now that the Police run the city and the place looks like Witchita.

Comment by BK 10.16.06 @

“Real tough to be a big man in NYC now that the Police run the city and the place looks like Witchita”

^ *Hostyle from Screwball voice* Hoo-Ha!

Comment by Robbie 10.16.06 @

yeah man its funny how the crime rates drops dramatically and all the sudden every rapper runs blocks..right. Busta Ryhmes you fucking went to uniondale HS, you class clown. STOP.

Comment by BK 10.16.06 @

Living in Atlanta I can say that this needs to be heard. I live in a city where you can’t even take your parents (or anyone else you respect) to the mall without having to see half of the guys in boxers with jeans just meeting the bottom hem being held up by hand at the crotch like they’re holding there privates. It’s embarrassing and really inapropriate. They have an attitude of indestructability and aggression. This is a result of their role models in mainstream music and life.
In present day where the majority wants peace, they seem to be shooting each other up daily.
I feel that this is an accurate idea and a great vehicle to reach this crowd. As previously stated, subtlety wouldn’t begin to reach them. I wish that they could see that in the eyes of the rest of the population, they are only taking steps backward in the stride for equality. And dare I say that many have an automatic hate for whites and are being just as racist as they assume all whites are.

Comment by WG 10.16.06 @

its none of those things. what it is is a dope song by a suprisingly really good rapper trying to make a point and saying something. this is good shit.

Comment by 3am 10.16.06 @

shit was hot.

Comment by anonymous 10.16.06 @

Hip Hop is a form of self expression. As a people freed from slavery, we should be allowed to express ourselves as we chose. I Cannot condone lynching and degrading my people using racist terms, which would be used universally on us by any random white person, whether it be toward an intellectual or an ignorant black person. So, some brothers make a song telling women to shake their ass, lets hang them coon colored nigger darkie sambo tarbaby jigaboos, KILL EM ALL! This is a self destructive way of thought. Its funny noone suggests talking and building with these brothers to get an understanding. I Wonder if This would even be an issue if the songs were not popular. Laffy Taffy is almost a year old and no longer on the charts but its still the scapegoat for everybodys beef with hip hop. I say unless there is no diatribe with the accused, the slander and stereotypes need to cease.

Comment by Dr Flav 10.16.06 @

Needed to be said. Like he said when have our little Queens looking up to this shit.

Comment by Le'coccobeans 10.17.06 @

It’s time we start policing ourselves. I like this so much I added it to the home-page of my website:

http://www.saywordradio.com/

Comment by tarhaka 10.17.06 @

man we were never freed from Slavery (at least not mentally )

the legacy of the civil rights movement and the Black Panthers struggle and the fight that generation put up for our rights is gone now replaced by Crips & Bloods, CIA funded drugs and crime in our communities

and uncle tom rappers and entertainers being used as “brainwashers”

if you ask me i found my new dude to bump for awhile while i wait for more Immortal Technique,Dead Prez,Paris,PE, because BLAXPLOITATION is getting worse and worse with these fake ass nuccas giving us a bad image and giving us wack music with a wack verse that they probably don’t even write or if they do they have to make sure it’s “politically correct” and suitable for a white audience who buys most of their records !

Comment by Spiritual Walker 10.17.06 @

I think the idea of what the guy is saying is twofold. First, the lynching all of the people he mentions, he means most likely a death, a cessation in effect to the distribution of such poisonous, damaging images and ideas in a willful, boastful, sightless manner.
We surely don’t hold the rappers who talk about killing to the same standard of doing the killings they claimed. Secondly, If he did lynch those self-hating, money grubbing, minds-of-the-youth disregarding, demonic mentality employing chumps, nobody would miss the negative influences they have on our minds and psyches. Past that, if anyone is offended, then they should fry them up some chicken, get them some 40′s, get a hoodrat to hang around as the jumpoff, let off six shots every hour on the hour in the air (for pac, big, eazy, big pun, big L, jam master jay), and follow countless other empty pathways that waste their minds and lives. Don’t endear yourself to nonsense. Use your better sense always, and if it goes against something you thought you liked or loved, it’s probably no good for you.

Comment by ramadan 10.17.06 @

Thats the truth and any of you who think its time to party on the blood of those who faught for us to succeed… you should be ashamed.

Comment by mr 10.17.06 @

Im not ashamed of my people, I not going to put them in a stereotyped box and generalize them and turn my back on them because it looks good to some whitey. I understand some of them may be victims of mental slavery, however I chose to attempt to build them up as opposed to cast them aside. I will eat a bucket of chicken, drink koolaid and eat slices of melon on the White House steps and still dare you to challenge my intellect. Turn off the tv and radio and raise the babies, spread the knowledge and love or you can continue to promote this division and contempt toward your own kind and see how successful you are. GO TO THE PEOPLE WITH YOUR ROPE AND RACIAL SLURRS AND SEE WHAT YOU GET! KEEP ON LIVIN FOR THE WHITE MANS FAVOR AND WHEN YOUR HEART GETS BROKE, DONT LOOK TO US FOR ACCEPTANCE, WHEN YOU PASSED JUDGEMENT AT US @ FIRST!

Comment by Dr Flav 10.17.06 @

He’s raising a great issue, but his delivery in no way shows respect to anything MLK or Malcolm X stood for. We can bring up the “N” word issue again and again. If we’re gonna point at what’s wrong we have to point at everything that wrong. There aren’t two words and two meanings! I used to argue the same point, “it’s a term of endearment!”, “we’ve taken a negative and turned it positive, and that way killed it’s old power!” That’s B.S. We use the same word when we’re talking about our boy and our enemy! Again he raises a point. Hip hop from the Funky Four + 1 to Rakim to Tribe to Nas to Eminem to Lupe (intentional short list) shows progress. 95% of Hip Hop now, that’s cutting away “R&B” (loose term) is below average to garbage. But this kid speaks on it with no lyrical genius, so kudos for speakin’ on it, ’cause I sure didn’t, but it needs some self-reflection.

Comment by DJ CT 10.17.06 @

Of course he does not mean lynched literally, he is alluding to the seriousness of the problems cause by the constant bombardment of black youth by negative images of gansta rappers.

I am 42 years old. I listened to NWA. Even memorized the lyrics and trip my old azz friends out every now and again spitting something particularly foul.

But now it has been almost 15 years of a steady bombardment of the outrageous idea that it is ok to earn money by any means at all, shoot other brothers, spend more money on jewelry than school, that our black sisters don’t know anything other than makin their booty clap, etc. etc. etc.

Enough is enough. Somebody had to say it, “Hip Hop has been hijacked by Gansta Rap”

Comment by Lee 10.17.06 @

interesting … it was good except for the fact that his delivery was just like the people he criticized. also, i was feeling it till the homophobia kicked in. you cant supposedly be “progressive” and say it is wrong to call someone a nigger but it is okay to call someone a faggot. Oprah, Huey Newton and Bill Cosby (people he mentioned) would agree.

Comment by okay 10.17.06 @

Now I’d say that this dude is a breath of fresh air but I just heard on Warriors FM, The WallBanger Experience, that this guy is being very very selective about who he lets interview him. I’d be shouting this on the mountain tops to everyone who’d listen. That’s just me. And let us not forget this guy was part of the UMCs (Blue Cheese) and very happy happy hip-hop.

I am very disappointed in YouTube’s hypocrisy. Separately, you can find most of those images on YouTube, even the girls clappin their a$$e$. If you search for “iPorn” you will find a spoof of iPod’s creative commercial with silohettes of people performing various sex acts. And that’s not even flagged.

Apart from all that, the guy is right. Most Rap is now one big orgy of thugs and gangsterism performed by homophobic and closeted money savvy, morally bankrupt ni993rs. I said it, ni993rs, not Black folk or African-American but straight up Coons. It’s time for real men and women to stand up and take it back.

Comment by Obfuskate7 10.17.06 @

I’m reading peoples comments and I can’t help to see that though some people agree with the message of the video they don’t wanna put down the “black folk” being targeted in the video.

I ask you “WHY NOT?!”

Lets first realize that though Race and Racism is a founding factor in Amerikkka it will always take the backburner to economic gain and CLASSISM! The people targeted in this video are money hungry Capitalists that will give anything for the almighty dollar! They do not see themselves as “black” or the man giving them the check as “white” all they see is “GREEN”!! They do not care about the majority of Blacks and other oppressed groups because if they did they would not make the music they do. They aren’t complete idiots because some how they made it to the position they are in and at least see the oppression but do nothing to stop it. They do not care so I have no pity on them.

They would stab you as a BLACK PERSON in the back just as fast as any KKK member for the money!! AND THAT IS REAL!!

The class is the real issue and they no longer belong to the proletariat if they ever did and if anyone has any idea of Marxism they will understand this…

Comment by Griot 10.17.06 @

This is a refreshing track with a clearly ghetto video. But I don’t find it racist. I only wonder why the guy doesn’t show himself in the vid. With some of the stuff Ive seen on that site I think it shoud be on their front page! The other day I was looking at some stuff on youtube and I came across clips from the movie Hood 2 Hood. The film makers go all over the States to the most dangerous neighbourhoods and interview gang members. I also looked up The Real Toronto which I haven’t had a chance to watch yet but Ive heard its like a Canadian rip off of your average Smack DVD. In H2H, Guys are sellin crack, shooting off guns and talkin madd shit to the camera like it fvcked their moms or something. I can’t say I was outraged; actually it’s like a guilty pleasure of mine to watch this and stuff like Smack. But signed rappers pulling out guns on Smack is the fakest trend since dressing like Fonzworth Bently. The funny part is, guys are having these tapes used against them and being sent to jail. However there is some merit to Hood 2 Hood. Like Incarserated Scarfaces, another video that can be found on youtube, the guys talk about their grimy experiences, fights, shootings, run ins with crooked cops etc. To me this is the real appeal of gangsta rap; stating the harsh reality of the world. The thing with a lot of stuff by Dem Franchise Boys and and a lot of those other artists mentioned in Nyoil’s track is that its fake. Sure 50, and The Game have been shot and all that but they start new beef it seems like every week, and then turn around and put out albums with tracks that are damn near R&B. The newer 50 stuff ive heard is crap and the new Lloyd Banks is real disapointing. Rakim is not featured on the album, his voice is sampled on the hook. Im sick of the shit I hear on BET, especially 106 & Park so this video is real relevant in todays scene. If you wanna see some good hiphop/ street documentaries look up some of Troy Reed’s stuff.

Comment by Gunz07 10.18.06 @

Man shit is real…I like it alot..

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Comment by 3m 10.18.06 @

Is the real problem rappers or ho’s in videos? I’m only assuming that they learned it from somewhere too.
This song has a decent message on a very basic level. However, I am sure they could have tried to say it in an intelligent way, considering when a person uses that much profanity to make a point, the point becomes lost in the fact that their vocabulary is stopping them from making an understandable sentence.
If this group is trying to be so positive let’s try or rather let’s BE positive, because essentially all they have done is tried to start “beef” with the entire Hip-Hop/Rap industry. Using a cuss word every other word and saying “nigga” left and write negates the underlying positive message. You can deliver the same message intelligently it actually makes your point sound that much better.
(Again….I find the underlying message to be good I just find the way that it was said to take away from the overall message)

Comment by Angel 10.18.06 @

The only contradiction is he uses the N-word 500 times in what could have been a positive message! Bitches, hoes, N-word! HMMM? Still, i get the message, he just went about a tab bit wrong.

Comment by bgbtylvr 10.18.06 @

I think his lyrics hit home exactly where they need to hit. His style is hot and cats like him is what the rap game needs. Now, I wouldn’t exactly put those others on blast, seeing as they have many more fans/followers as him and his longeivity is at stake. I rap, cuss, all that, but I don’t promote killing nor do I rap about things I don’t do or have, but I am from the streets and I see and feel everything this cat said. I went to his myspace page and put a friend request in.

Comment by ism 10.18.06 @

“It’s funny no one suggests talking and building with these brothers to get an understanding…”

In my experience, these brothers not only have no understanding, they do not want to.

The reality is that some of these dudes in Hip Hop act like a buncha cowards because when its time to speak on some real shit, they fake jacks. furthermore all that they are worried about is getting paid.

You ask me if I’ve tried talking to these brothers?

I knew one rapper when he was running around Atlanta wearing beads and musilim oil and everything was “Peace my Brother” I turn on my TV one day and He got a mouth full of Gold Teeth and he’s “Tha King Of Crunk.” Now what pisses me off about this dude is that I KNOW HE KNOWS BETTER. For tha sake of getting on though, he’s cooning. Why, to get paid of course. (I mean Big Sam and Lil Bo) come on now.

This song might be the song that at least sparks the conversation about a solution to the situation started. And it seems like some heads dont wanna acknowledge the real.

Instead of coming down on this brother, we should be asking ourselves why the current climate of Hip Hop led him to make a song that said what he is saying. Obviously it wasn’t about getting paid. I can assure you of that.

Let’s hear it

One
Priest Forever
http://www.Priestforever.net
Myspace.com/PriestForeverNYC

Comment by Priest Forever 10.18.06 @

Regardless of whatever happens you guys are gonna find fault with what somebody does.. maybe he intended to bring a schock value to the topic.. I cant lie.. I dont even listen to the radio anymore.. Young Joc, Ying Yang and all that is some trash.. but then again they doing it for the money .. oxymoron huh? I think that they could come better with the lyrical content.. somebody needs to challenge the record labels..

Comment by DIPLOMATICC 10.18.06 @

Wait, how and why did this video get pulled? There are far worse videos on You Tube. There is a video of a white British girl in Black Face, there is a white guy talking about “black cock”, there are countless videos of white men and boys doing worse things than this video.

How did this video get pulled from You Tube when there are some very questionable pornographic material of teenage boys also on You Tube?

Lets, be real and call it like it is.

Comment by JIM 10.18.06 @

The imagery was made to provoke thought. In that regard I think a message of some value (artistic & political) was made. However, like someone pointed out earlier; dude is not that good of a rapper and the beat is wack. Before I start to intellectualize the music I listen to it first must be good music to my ear. This song does not sound good to my ear. So no matter how much I might feel or not feel the message I would not give this another spin. I do not want to hear this in my car or on the radio.

In reading the comments I heard a lot of the same ideas being reflected and echoed. Everyone who posted seemed to be on the same wavelength. That’s good. The next step is to actually go into the community and help out (if you are not already), and if you are, try to convince some more of your like minded commrads to lend a hand too. Rappers have a lot of power in that they have access to the mass media (radio, tv, movies, etc), but they do not actually touch the people on a day-to-day basis. They do not help the kids with their homework, they are not their to turn to when the kids have questions, but we all can fill that void. The only reason kids listen to this stuff is because they do not have a strong African orientation to the world. There is no one developing in them the seed of discontent. So they, like everyone else (no matter the color or caste), are simply apart of the mass consent which the powerstructure has created with their mass media apparatus.

Becareful who you are comming down on to. We need unity. Being divided, no matter the issue can be detriminal to our plight. I am not saying that there should not be tenion, because it is tension that produces change and change is what needed. However; be wary of profiteers and agents who wish to simply divide us so they can further exploit us.

Many of the women and men who we see on t.v. or hear on the radio are doing what they are doing because they do not know any better and they percieve there to be no other options. We all have our own personal stories and we cannot judge. Everyone did not have two parents, or the ability and aptitude to go to college, or was blessed to somehow be introduced to some kind of consciousness, or some kind of mixture of the three.

PEACE

Comment by theillestone 10.18.06 @

Thank you to the illest one! You see exactly what I mean. I Also want to say that every artist is in it for the cash to a degree, so lets not be foolish.

Comment by Dr Flav 10.18.06 @

look rap is not what it used to be anymore. it’s not about life and the struggle to survive. it’s not political. there’s no story. it’s all about hoes, and bling-bling, and money and a whole lot of B.S.! finally, someone comes around and tells the truth. there are so many problems facing the black community today and the some of the most influential people, rappers, aren’t doing anything about it. it’s not about the music anymore, everyone wants a lil’ jon or young joc sounding song so they can get paid. i mean have you recently heard the radio? i can’t even listen it. i mean with songs like “chicken noodle soup” and the dumbass “chain hang low” song. it’s ridculous. rap is no longer an esteemed form of music, it’s a joke. i mean, people today associate being “black” with talking loud, dressing with big chains, and speaking incorrectly. that’s not black culture, that doesn’t define us, yet in our music that’s how we have been defining ourselves for the last 10 years or so. men have no respect for our women, and we have no respect for ourselves. there’s no appreciation for the people who have paved the way for us, who have literally died for our freedom, and what do we do with it? we makes ridiculous songs with no meaning. we don’t look out for each other. look at katrina, the where were the rappers? where was their contribution? where was 50, where was lil’ john, where was young joc, where was 36 mafia? nowhere. the only person who said what black people wanted to say, and what white people and everyone else knew was the truth, but refused to admit to: they didn’t care b/c the victims were poor, BLACK, people. look at the tsunami that happened in Asia a couple of years ago, we, the US responded faster to that halfway across the world than we did to our own. they got more foreign aid, food, and support than people did in what is supposed to be the greatest superpower of the world! and, louisiana still needs help! I say, keep saying whatever he needs to say because he was on point.

Comment by kamille 10.18.06 @

The song is cool… His message is well taken… I see the point… But it was pulled off of youtube because its a chick with nut on her face, big booty dancers and a woman being raped. Its reality yes, but a violation of youtube terms…

Comment by Kei 10.18.06 @

ITS ABOUT TIME SUMBODY SAID SUMTHIN CUZ THA SHIT IS GETTIN OUTTA CONTROL! I AGREE 10000% WITH WHAT HE SAID.

Comment by anonymous 10.18.06 @

HOW CAN YOU ASK IF ITS “ATTENTION SEEKING BEHAVIOUR” WHEN EVERYTHING HE TALKS ABOUT IS NOT MADE UP! ITS ALL REAL SHIT! BLACK PEOPLE, IF WE DONT TAKE OURSELVES SERIOUSLY, WHY SHOULD WE EXPECT ANYBODY ELSE TO TAKE US SERIOUSLY!?

Comment by anonymous 10.18.06 @

AN THA LINE ABOUT DUDE COMING HOME FROM COLLEGE AND THA “HE AINT SHIT” MENTALITY, BUT WHEN A DUDE GET OUTTA JAIL “YALL ALL ON HIS DICK” MENTALITY–THAS REAL TALK RIGHT THERE!! TOO TRUE…

Comment by anonymous 10.18.06 @

Wow!! I am suprised that someone said something. I am in college and I want to be noticed for what I have accomplished educationally not by other black people doing wrong and shaming our race. Black people seem to think that acting “gangster”, stealing, lying, rapping, and selling drugs is the thing to do and its not. Its not about acting “white”, its about acting as if you have some sense. I am so for this song, and Black people can learn something from this. People have died for all of us to have freedsoms, and its like we are making a mockery of it.

Comment by Kimberlee 10.18.06 @

Scathing…..This dude ripped the sambo clowns who have been wrecking hip-hop for quite some time with their poverty pimpin. but this isn’t the first time a song like this has been done. Its actually been done better..but I think the power in this one is he uses shock tactics through his imagery and words to send a pretty crazy message, even if it is laced with his own contradictions( constant n-word dropping no less) he attacks these rappers the same way they disgrace themselves and the hip-hop culture. in your face, unapologetic and lets be honest here…dude is right. This video needs wider distibution and more people to need to at least hear what he has said. I’ll start spreading this link everywhere I can right now…

Comment by Chachie 10.18.06 @

I agree with this message 99.9%
But I also feel that these white folks need to be held accountable for what is happening. In other words these record labels that only allow ignorance to come forth and no positivity to be seen no real voices to be seen. And you are telling me this video is too graphic ??
They can play all that ass on BET videos late at night but this can’t even stay on youtube ??
We can’t just crucify our own youth…because that is who is in hiphop’s forefront is the youth
So we can’t kill our youth because they aren’t doing right, we need to see if there’s some foul play first. AND IT IS !!!! The white estabishment is ruining the black name. I can’t even go outside without everyone looking at me as if I’m a clown and I don’t have tatoos or any stereotypical new wave representation. just black skin and I get treated like a chump out there all because how the media is pertraying our balck men. But if you notice it’s all our youth that they put in front of the camera to act a fool. I can go on and on with this. But we need to take back our culture and our lives from this evil unseen hand that is pupeteering this madness on the sneak tip.
So fuck all yall who is fucking with my culture’s well being !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Tammuz 10.18.06 @

I think that he is making a lot of good points but the whole they all should all be lynched is too much. But I agree with him on many points, women shouldn’t be known for just booty shaking and sex. And men shouldn’t be disrespecting us calling us hoes and b*tches all the time and talking about killing each other over dumb stuff.

Comment by deepnthought87 10.18.06 @

I agree 100% with what the man said. YouTube will allow videos of people doing jack ass like stunts, thousands of ass & titty shaking videos, “fry that chicken” videos, stuff from BET Uncut, but not a video aimed at calling out destructive behavior amongst blacks and sell out artists….

Comment by MC2 10.18.06 @

so does anybody know the song he sampled in the chorus?

Comment by SnP 10.18.06 @

Hey,truth is truth, and I agree with this cat that these “ignorant and irrelievant rappers” should be called out!!!

Comment by chris 10.18.06 @

If YouTube had not pulled the video, I wonder if Robbie would have posted it here? If not, I would have never heard this song. Also, it would not have sparked this discussion. I feel fortunate to have grown up with rap (as we called back in the day) as rap grew up. When I was in high school, rap was mostly positive. Groups like N.W.A did not come out until I was a junior in high school. My point being, I was mature enough to handle the change in the music. I could not imagine being in 6th or 7th grade and listening to the Chronic. Anyway…Peace to 88…suckers

Comment by turtle 10.18.06 @

FEELING THE TRACK + VIDEO. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Comment by devilz son 10.18.06 @

whats wrong wit africans calling yall niggas
i mean you call your own selves niggas!!!

Comment by lllll 10.18.06 @

Nice. I’ve been dragging my feet to do some shyt like that. Lets get it on 106 and Park. LOL

This video/song just inspired me to resurrect my rap game.

Comment by WinslowRollins 10.18.06 @

I really want to thank this guy for finally speaking on what’s real. I have seen far more flagrant material on the web and on television before. I think the image of the woman being mishandled was to show just how low some of us are willing to go. Shock treatment? You bet it is. But this is what is necessary for people to WAKE UP and realize what’s really going. Some people are critisizing the use of negative pictures and images in the likeness of the degradation of the black peoples of this earth. In truth, all you saw was an artist sketch of what the people he is referring to do EVERYDAY. The only difference is one is animated, and the other is in real life. No doubt, he definetly spoke in a language that the crowd that needs to hear this can understand.

I also believe that anything that can trigger the mindset of the African American to change will always be banned in AmeriKKKA. Do you honestly think they want things to be different? Think about it. This video was banned for more reasons than one. I say we spam the h3ll out of it so that it makes its way all over the world through the internet. Get everybody to talk about it… Then sit back and see what starts to happen.

Comment by Sikofdasamesht 10.18.06 @

This ni**a is IGNORANT. You should shut the hell up. Just craving some attention.

Comment by J 10.19.06 @

good look

Comment by J 10.19.06 @

REALTALK…those of us trying to MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE and go to school or even just working trying to MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE have talked about how IGNORANT and PATHETIC and RIDICULOUS music has become.
WE FINALLY HAVE A LOUDSPEAKER!!! And this is the message we want to relay to the youth and non african-american races? Its a DAMN SHAME!!

Bill Cosby was right, this song is right and people need to WAKE UP!!!

I am not old, I am 28 and I can’t understand A FLAMING THING these younger cats are saying. I am a middle manager and I CANNOT HIRE them either b/c they lack the BASIC SKILLS to even be trained.

Music is WHACK, I don’t play the radio, I don’t play the T.V, I just listen to old hip-hop.

I am not saying there isn’t a time for a booty shake or ENTERTAINMENT song.We all had them, for parties. PARTIES SHOULD NOT DICTATE YOUR LIFE AND NOR SHOULD PARTY MUSIC DICTATE HIP HOP

Comment by Mikeavelli 10.19.06 @

My Goodness….I was left speechless. I haven’t heard anything..and I mean ANYTHING that raw, and filled with that much truth in hip hop before. And that’s real.

Comment by Elijah 10.19.06 @

Yo, this dude did a really good job at sitting on his high horse for five minutes. I hope no one thinks this is of Boondocks caliber, because he’s trying way too hard to condem them as opposed to actually call them out. I don’t like these cats either, but i feel that this guy has a mightier-than-thou attitude about it. We’re all screwed up wether we realize it or not. I would in no way say i am a better person than the dudes in Dem Franchise Boys, though i feel they have fell into a trap that we all have. I feel that we as a black people are holding money and material possesions above all else as symbol for succes instead of knowledge and power.

I say that we all have fallen into that because, in the end, this could very well be a gimmick. This guy could, in fact, be taking this angle because he knew a bunch of people who really did feel this way, but maybe in a more sensible way than simply lynching our own kind, would talk about this all over the internet. This guy hasn’t said, don’t, or rapped anything else about this and this song video has been out for a GOOD minute. Think about that random Myspace Music rapper. They post new shit ALL the time. Especially people on YouTube.

All i’m saying is, please, don’t believe the hype.
It’s ok to get mad, infact we need to get angry, but we have to realize our own anger. This guy is just giving us this artificial flavored anger by saying what we already know and just taking it too far, instead of actually acting or taking what we know and coming up with something we can do to help our people and not hurt our people.

Stay Black.

Comment by Eric 10.19.06 @

Where is my black glove…bout damn time someone said somethin. the irony of it all is if the rappers he dissed try to retaliate there gonna talk about the things he said were wack, which will only prove his point further, and if they dont say anything- then once again it proves his point because they wont stand up. A very smart thing to do because either way he wins.

And another thing the video isnt ignorant because 80% of people who buy rap arent even black so what kind of message and stereotype does that send to non black people and to the youth? IGNORANCE because they think thats the only thing black people do, and young black people with weak minds think its the only way to get money. People fail to realize that we have a 16 year old millionare thats black…hold on some of u didnt catch that 16 years old- he didnt sale drugs, talk about coke, or any of that bullshit. So wheres his publicity at on BET?….o he doesnt have any. All i have to say is read/ listen to Malcom X’s Message to the Grassroots, and some of u will see that you are some house niggas…so whos ready to join the field?

Comment by john 10.19.06 @

Where have u been all this time…God Bless u…. Wish we culd talk some…. Holla

Comment by nieema 10.19.06 @

nyoil, your damn right!

yo, listen up, im 32 years old now and i`m a basel-city/switzerland representa.i look back over 22 years of hip hop activism. that time i found a world wide culture of luv,peace,respect and mutch more!i was b-boying at first and that shit gave me a lot of props where ever i was up-rockin on diffrent floors all over switzland,germany and france etc…. after 15 years of breakin i stept on the mic. now a days i`m puttin words togetter for the same thing like i use to break for.
yo man i`m feelin you, it`s about time for a chance, for a revelution and a movement of rebelions got damn it!

i hope your track will be cross the entire globe, and i hope that some of them mothafoking mayor-labels out there are clever enuff to bring real hip-hop (not just RAP) back on the map!

big up yo! go 4 u and yourz!

one luv red gee/tnn

Comment by red gee 10.19.06 @

Thanks for your information, this is the first that I ever heard of this. Hopefully our men will get a hot cup of JOE in their face and focuse their energy where it really matters (their seed/future). Peace Cat Wallace

Comment by CAT WALLACE 10.19.06 @

I really don’t like Hip Hop solely because of what they say and the way they act. It is so true that we black people have gone through so much crap to keep undermining ourselves and killing each other for nothing. So basically Martin Luther King and Malcom X, Rosa Parks etc did all that so we could through back! But Nyoil hit the nail on the head! I don’t know why they took it off air because cos there are some youts that need to be watching and listening to this because they are acting so stupid! keep up the good work!

Comment by Jan 10.19.06 @

Quit living in the past. Quit calling each other nigger CONSTANTLY. Living in the past helps no one.
and dwelling on the negative is the least fortunate mindset you can have,
Move on.
Yes Racism is real and always will be. BUT only you can change that by acting like a normal human being, Quit talkin gangsta and killing yourselves.
All I hear in the hood is nigger this and nigger that. pop a cap in his ass.
Just fucking STOP.
Get some respect. the real way.
Or continue on the path your on and fucking DIE!
I could care less. Spinners. 22′s fat cars fat cash. Keep dealin that Crack. and Collecting that wellfare check.
The white man is the Minority now.
open your eyes.

Comment by dieniggadie 10.19.06 @

^^Thats foul

Comment by BK 10.19.06 @

These are my exact sentiments that i been repeating for the last 10 years and that’s my word.

Comment by D-bLaK 10.19.06 @

For alot of people who claim to be about “real hip-hop” and not falling for ploys and schemes and yes, GIMMICKS to get attention- I wouldn’t have thought some of y’all would be so easily suckered by this song and “video”.

And trust me, Youtube did not pull this shit off the site because it speaks out against shit in hip-hop and disses popular rappers- there’s probly thousands of other videos on there that do the same. But I bet they don’t have a girl with nut on her face in the video.

Comment by DanjaMania 10.19.06 @

If you get it, and are not part of this generation of Hip-Hop hes speaking of,than your comments are heard.Much respect for the straight up ill sound of out spoken lyricism that was so prodominate in the 90′s..Are we not all trying to be heard?Is that not the point?Attention is what the battle hungry M.C. requires for fuel

Comment by messiboy 10.19.06 @

How about taking the lyrics of the 1864 democratic campaign song entitled “Nigger Doodle Dandy” and singing it?

Remember context.
Is it an ode or insult?

http://www.myspace.com/lexiconvictory

Comment by AmandaSky 10.19.06 @

real hiphop needs to get back on track and it seems as if you don’t get results unless you’re being controversial in this country…

Comment by DanaDane 10.19.06 @

This video is strong…It’s real….And it’s about time someone called out those piss yellow hair wearing black women for destroying what black men started.

Yes, I blame black women for this problem.

GANGSTER RAPPERS ARE SIMPLY FROM FEMALE HEADED HOMES. HISTORY PROVES THIS!!!

BLACK SINGLE MOMS IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY…AND THIS IS WHY SO MANY THUG RAPPERS ARE CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT TO RAP ABOUT….IT’S BECAUSE THEIR MOTHER DID NOT TEACH THEM RACIAL PRIDE.

THE PREACH THUG LIFE BECAUSE THAT’S THE ONLY ASPECT OF MANHOOD THEY KNOW. THEY DON’T SEE STRONG BLACK MEN IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS,THE BLACK CHURCH, THE BLACK COMMUNITY ETC.

DO A SURVEY OF THE NUMBER OF RAPPERS WHO HAD A FATHER WHEN THEY GREW UP…

TUPAC…HAD NO DAD.
BIGGIE SMALLS….HAD NO DAD.
AND MANY OTHER ANGRY RAPPER MAMA’S BOYS.

SO, ITS TIME FOR THE MEN’S MOVEMENT TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM.

GO TO BLACKTOWN.NET TO LEARN MORE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT FIXING THIS PROBLEM.

IT’S NATION TIME…NO COWARDS ALLOWED!!!

Comment by THE MAYOR 10.19.06 @

I agreed with this song, but for hip hop. I’m white, and I know I’m not black, in no way a “whigger” and I’ve loved hip hop since I was a child. I respect this dude for his whole message. Every race has that stereotypical shit they have to deal with, but black people have it worse; everytime you turn on the tv, turn on the radio, etc. Plus, hip hop is such a beautiful thing, I hate to see it get confused with the rappers we just saw. And it isn’t a gimmick, like Big L said, “Controversy not commercialism”

Comment by DTAY 10.19.06 @

Seems like someone is trying another ‘Sunami Song’ on folks.

As a member of the Largest Voodoo Militaristic Secret Society said before the removal of the French and other oppressors from Haiti.

‘There is always an invisible hand behind every evil action.’

Sounds like people will say or do anything for 40 pieces of silver.

Shame.

Negroes are still not going to behave the way that some people behave when their religious symbols are insulted — BUT DON’T COUNT ON THAT PASSIVITY FOR TOO LONG.

Here is a rap song that was number one in Europe for many weeks, IT IS ALSO IN THE BOOK, “Rap, Rhyme and Rhythem:Rapsody in Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Rhyme,” http://www.AuthorHouse.com

The name of the song (also a poem) is

“Lords of Radio”

Comment by Nubianem 10.19.06 @

Rap and hip-hop is being turned into a weapon against the Chosen Soul People of the Sun.

Again, its time TO STOP USING RAP AND HIP-HOP AS S TOOL OF DESTRUCTION AND USE IT AS AN INSTRUMENT OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT.

MORE ABOUT THE SORRY STATE OF RAP/HIP-HOP, READ,

“Americans and their Idols,” pub. by http://www.buybooksontheweb.com

Infinity Publishing
1094 New DeHaven Street, Suite 100
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2713

http://www.buybooksontheweb.com

Also read, “Rap, Rhyme and Rhythm: Rapsody in Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Rhyme,” pub. by

AuthorHouse.com
1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200
Bloomington, Indiana 47403 USA

http://www.AuthorHouse.com

also see, “A History of Education Book II,” pub. by http://www.Xlibris.com

Comment by Nubianem 10.19.06 @

WOW. Real is Real. The things in this video are REAL and we as a people need to face them head on. Thank you to the brothers that put this together.

Comment by Jax 10.19.06 @

I think that it is very funny how some black folk can accept lower standards for each other and themselves even though the physical yoke has been removed. We listen to on an hourly basis blackmen rhyming about flipping bricks and tricking chicks. Who do you think they are selling drugs to? Who do you think they are fucking over? Certainly not anyone other than fellow black people. We like to play crazy when the cameras on but we have never been stupid. Stop supporting these fools if they do not represent you and what you are about. Use your dollar to fund your liberation. To truly be gangster free your people don’t continue to oppress them and yourselves because that’s what slavery was about!

Comment by Delgodo 10.19.06 @

All cultures do some nasty porn but some have evolved it into more of an art form
All cultures have music that portrays the poor, ignorant experience, but its pushed to the wayside
All races have gone through a period of subjugation where they had to call others master -and have gotten over it.
What makes the AfroAm experience so different, so special?
African American culture being only a couple hundred years young still exhibits infantile behavior, like with other cultures it will take hundreds if not thousands more years for it to get out of its dark ages if not pressured to change by outside forces…..

Comment by Solomon Ndisor 10.19.06 @

i love the concept and the choice of images. i am happy somebody actually called out all of these so-called-rappers a nd so-called-females. its a shame that hip hop has become what it is and that we endorse their immature and negative behavior.

Comment by Sazz 10.19.06 @

the easiest way to maan a name for yourself it to discredit others so i said its a lil of both alot of people arent teaching who sumbo was the lil cartoon black dude so if more meaning was put behind strong words and leadership maybe more people would care but another rapper saying fight the sterotype isnt really going to help much (maybe im a sterotype becuz i dont speak proper english and im not in college and i listen to Rap but im a regular black dude that think i shouldn’t be lynched )

Comment by jonathan Booker 10.19.06 @

What a video! Like a lot have expressed, there was a lot that needed to be said that was said. However using all the self-hating slave language and the barbaric lynching is unnecessary. you don’t use the tactics of your enemy.
We must also point out that there is so much kurrent koncious hiphop out there right now. New krs, two new p.e. albums, lord jamar (brand nubian), M-1, Dead Prez and outlaws, new roots, new coup – we can go on & on. Just a couple of things on this. These koncious artist must stall on the unnecessary use of self-hating slave language. Let’s continue to talk about and expose those who sell us out. Not just the ignorant artist. For instance, someone earlier mentioned jim jones glorifying slanging crack – why is min ben muhammed down with dipset and the garbage they promote? – the Congressional Black Caucus honoring b.e.t. prez Debra lee at their 2005 event – Ebony magazine running five page features on the virtues of cognac, making the french rich, while promote death & destruction on afrikans – russell simmons and bob johnson, sell out who have enough blood loot, but continue to push destruction on the masses – and finally those puppet masters who come to us via the likes of jimmy iovine, lyer cohen, rick ruben, edgar brofman jr, sumner redstone, etc.

We must organize and roll up on these garbage radio stations and video conglomerates and demand that they cease their genocidial practices.

The fact that this video has sparked so much conversation, let’s us know that the masses are fed up. Now we must organize and stop the madness.

Comment by Kwabena 10.19.06 @

Rick Rubin = Puppet Master? You might want to get an update on what he’s been up to in recent years:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rubin

Comment by Robbie 10.19.06 @

real shit! this is genius. i really like and appreciate this video

Comment by sweetxepiphany 10.20.06 @

nice track,the nigga is just trying 2say his heart out ain”t nothing wrong with that.

Comment by steve 10.20.06 @

I agree with this video, this message, the everything but………..

YOU ARE STILL SAYING NIGGA!

“Yall nigga steady on the radio…”

“niggas frontin on the video…”

“I see yall niggas runnin from sumthin…”

“bitch ass nigga”

Its a contridiction and its unjustifiable.

Even steve doesnt know where hes at about “nice track,the NIGGA is just trying 2say his heart out ain’t nothing wrong with that”

For a start get that N word out your heart, im a pro black, black woman its not in my black heart and i never use so take it out yours.

Comment by PRO BLACK WOMAN 10.20.06 @

He needs to get that Krs-One photo out of there, good concept though!

Comment by MellowMan 10.20.06 @

Pro black woman you are so on point. There is no excuse or justification for using this term like our rap stars do. Even the so-called koncious artist use this term like they have lost their minds. We must stop this. It promotes self-hate and that is the major problem of afrikans in the u.s. and around the globe.
tutaonana!

Comment by Kwabena 10.20.06 @

Somebody needs to call out these sorry, disrespectful rappers and entertainers on their bull shit. It’s sad b/c people just don’t realize how programmed and brainwashed their becoming because of it. Lastly, I think youtube should be ashamed of pulling this video because with all of the controvercial, disrespectful smut they have on youtube, your video actually has a purpose and calls out vulgar, perverted smut that America can’t get enough of.

Comment by R.C 10.20.06 @

For all the people here in the States, PBS is currently airing the civil rights documentary “Eyes on the Prize” on the show Frontline. It should be required viewing, it really puts all this in perspective.

Comment by BK 10.20.06 @

Unfortunately, this song comes of as the ultimate hypocrisy. He criticizes rappers for beefing with each other and promoting violence, then says they should get lynched in the same breath.

This could’ve been a powerful message, if the writer hadn’t stooped to the level of promoting violence.

Comment by Sultrification Jenkins 10.20.06 @

STILL SPREAD’N THE MESSAGE…..1 NIEEMA

Comment by nieema 10.20.06 @

This is more sad than anything. I can’t say that telling people they aint shit is gonna unify us. But it is a drastic approach. Times comeing when we might need that.

Comment by Barbara 10.20.06 @

good concept and i agree but he still uses the n-word…so what does that make him?

Comment by Natasha 10.20.06 @

didnt read through the other comments but pro black woman already made my point

Comment by Natasha 10.20.06 @

Every person that left negative comments on this brothers efforts are the one’s that support tha bullshit.Google and You tube have videos on there that makes this look and sound pg-13.The beast alwayz gone seperate us they use the music 2day because it is 1 of the weapons of mass destruction on the African-american community.Good Lookz NY-OIL’ We sit and say the same thing everyday.Glad it’s being expressed 2 the masses.Peace God(Row)

Comment by Row 10.20.06 @

“In the end result every generation must be responsible for itself” – Paul Robeson

This young gentleman has certainly struck a cord in those who agree with him or not. What’s important is that he’s created a vehicle to bring real discussion to the table. I personally, believe in positive rather than negative – meaning educate rather than hate but that’s me.

We can not assume that all have intellect simply because they have influence. This brotha obviously has both — may work better if used in a positive vain.

On the banned from You Tube side – the word lynch is sensitive for anyone who can not speak about it. Including HUGE multimillion $$ corporations like Google. Legally, they probably had no choice. Especially because it wan’t presented to a culturally sensitive and/or homogenous group (if that exsists). You have opinions from all around the world. Too much of a liability.

Overall, I applaud this man from bringing up very many true points and for being passionate about them. His positioning in delivery may not yield the positive result that we would hope to have from having the conversation however – to each is own.

Different strokes for different folks. I felt him though and i thank him for stepping out there.

Comment by Triumph 10.20.06 @

I see why it got pulled, but I also understand the message. These rap cats ain’t doing nothing but feeding our youth and society a image that is useless and worthless. Our children are growing up believing that the lives that they portray is the way to be, and we all know that this is not so. They’re fronting like this artist is saying, but I feel that his message is not taking well because of the way that he’s bringing it. The content is goods, but the words are still displaying the same negative attitude and image of the cats that he’s talking about. Even though it’s the truth, there’s a certain way that this type of message has to be packaged for it to be effective as it should. Negativity is never the answer,and without GOD, WE, as a people will never understand how to reach and present the Truth, which is of GOD to the world so that lives and people can change. I’m a Christian, a rap artist, and a minister, therefore, I understand that even though we are human, we are Spiritual Beings, and the spirit of a thing has to be addressed, and cannot be addressed out of the flesh. That’s why this song and video is catching backlash. Not because of the message, but the content within the message, and because it is all flesh. The cursing and everything does the opposite of what the intent should be. Yes, all of this is true, but is it promoting love or hate? Giving a solution or adding to the problem? These are the questions one has to ask? Overall, it’s something that people should hear the heart of the artist, and WE as a people should examine ourselves, because we are condoning what we really don’t care for and that’s because GOD is not at forefront of our lives. PEACE AND LOVE AT GOD’S SPEED.

Comment by Egza 10.20.06 @

damn son. highest reply posts ever?

Comment by wax 10.20.06 @

this need to go platinum and send a message to the industry that blacks are tired of coon ass muthafukas jigga-booing and sending destructive messages to the black community just to get paid

Comment by xox 10.20.06 @

Being a 38 year old woman and the mother of four I must say that it’s about time that a young rapper stood up for what our ancestor has fought so hard for us to achieve for us as black people to end up at this point.

What would all of our civil rights leaders who were murdered, jailed, water hosed down, lynched think of us killing each other, beefing with each other, selling nothing but sex to our youth, calling ourselves nigga’s which in reality was derived from a negative word. But is used like we own it.

Selling sex, selling gangster life, selling boasting, has all come from record company’s who head and top players are mostly white and old or middle age. Wanting to make money off the negatives in black the culture. In a sense are they still being treating like slaves.

We don’t hear white people singing or rapping about being serial killers, killing each other, living in a trailer, or their trust funds. why do we need to.

We as blacks already how we are living why do we need to hear it in our music. What happen to the days when music was uplifting and it allowed you to excape from the world while you were listening to it.

If you want to be real then let’s rap about the changes that we should make in our neighborhoods, why do we have to wait for the government to come and make the inner city, ghettos what ever you want to call it a better place for our children when it all should start with us as an community.

I see nothing wrong with what this young rapper has stated. Isnt it time for a change. all you see is the same type of videos with different rappers, even the songs are the same and why to sell music and make more money for the people sitting in their office all day.

It’s a rap long overdue, and long awaited, and I just don’t see the need why it would be banned any where. they arent banning sex on tv.

Leave this rapper alone and let him be refreshing and speak his peace. Kudo’s to you for being a young positive black force.

Our ancestors wouldnt want us to be like this. Its time for us to once again come together.

Martin Luther King Jr. Once said “Free at last, Free at Last Thank God Amighty I’m Free at Last when will that be a true statement for us blacks. Were keeping ourselves in the slavery shackles

Comment by Kim 10.20.06 @

I appreciate that someone is not just telling it like it is but why it shouldn’t be like it is. It is fucked up that we can actually allow all this bullshit happen to us and not stand up for ourselves. I will soon get to the point where all little girls are hoes and little boys are in jail right out of the womb. Somebody show our current and future children how the Huey Newton’s, Malcolm X’s, Martin Luther King Jr’s, Jesse Jackson’s, Nelson Mandela’s and the real influenctional black members would love for our black society to evolve to because right now, we are going to end our own lives withh out white people doing the shit.

Comment by Lee Johnson, Jr 10.20.06 @

Its the negroes that know better that should all get lynched. So change the words a little my brothers. WE should all get lynched! We’ve failed those ignorant azzholes in the video’s.

Comment by One Iam 10.20.06 @

SO TRUE!!! LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THAT TRACK!! NYOIL GOT MORE RESPECT THEN THEY THINK

Comment by Subb 10.20.06 @

“Republican rap??”

Blaming impoverished minorities for their woes rather than the system? Check.

Overstating the detremential impact of sex and violence in entertainment? Check.

Preachy and boring? check.

Comment by noz 10.20.06 @

This cat is preaching to the converted but not in a very creative way. The beat was weak, lyrics were ehhh, and no flow whatsoever. The sheep that listen to the rappers named in this song aren’t gonna question anything after listening to this, if they can stand listening to it all the way thru. The Coup, Busdriver, Third Sight, El-P, Project Blowed, Blackalicious, etc. have been saying this for years in a more eloquently, creatively, and just plain doper way so by saying we should lynch these rappers/people seems like a gimmick/shock tactic to me, nothing “revolutionary”. Here’s a Penny for Your Thoughts:

Cancel the apocalypse
cartons of the milky way with pictures of a missing planet
last seen in pursuit of an American dream
this fool actually thinks he can drive his hummer on the moon
blasting DMX off the soundtrack of a South Park cartoon
niggas used to buy their families out of slavery
now we buy chains and links, smokes and drinks
they’re paying me to record this, even more if you hear it
somebody tell me what you think I should do with the money
yes, friend tell me what you think I should do with the money
exactly how much is it gonna cost to free Mumia?
what’s he gonna do with his freedom? talk on the radio?
radio programming is just that – a brainwashin’ gleamed of purpose
to be honest, some freedom of speech makes me nervous
and you looking for another martyr in the form of a man
hair like a mane with an outstretched hand
in a roar of hearts, thoughts, reactionary defensiveness and counter
intelligence
what exactly is innocence?
fuck it, I do believe in the existence of police brutality
who do I make checks payable to?
a young child stares at a glowing screen transfixed by tales of violence
his teenage father tells him that that’s life, not that Barney shit
a purple dinosaur that speaks of love, a black man that speaks of blood
which one is keeping it real, son?
who manufactured your steel, son?

Comment by Kin Corn Karn 10.20.06 @

YO THIS IS THE HOTTEST REALEST SICKEST VIDEO I HAVE SEEN SINCE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE AND MOS DEF DROPPED BIN LADEN AND SMACKED UP A COUPLE OF PPL. I’M FROM L.A. AND CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF WE DON’T ALL LOVE GANGSTA RAP I HATE RAP ANYWAY AND I LOOOOOVE HIP HOP THIS MY FRIENDS IS HIP HOP IN IT’S PUREST FORM, CAN I GET THIS VIDEO TO PUT ON MY MYSPACE???

Comment by kaygee 10.20.06 @

thats most left field track ive heard in a minute definetly on that real shit fuck all these studio gangstas real recognize real

Comment by TOhDoubleD 10.20.06 @

There is no pornography allowed on YouTube and that whole thing with the chic being raped (or having sex??) was innapropirate as far as YouTube standards go. I don’t think it’s right to say people should get lynched because you don’t like their music. Freedom of choice mayne! I think he’s just saying this stuff because he knows it’ll get him attn and in turn get him a deal.

Comment by tilori85 10.20.06 @

OK THIS IS WHAT “THE MAYOR” HAD TO SAY…

“This video is strong…It’s real….And it’s about time someone called out those piss yellow hair wearing black women for destroying what black men started.

Yes, I blame black women for this problem…”

AND HE GOES ON LIKE THIS, CITING TUPAC AND BIGGIE AS THE EXAMPLES OF BLACK MEN WHO GREW UP IN HOMES WITHOUT A FATHER…

TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE…

IF YOU WERE UNAWARE OF THIS SIR, IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE TO HAVE SEX AND CREATE A CHILD. THEREFORE, THE FACT THAT BLACK MEN ARE GROWING UP WITHOUT FATHERS IS.. OH, I DONT KNOW, THE “FATHERS” FAULT SEEING AS HOW HE ABANDONS HIS CHILDREN…

THERE ARE FAR-REACHING CONSEQUENCES OF THIS LACK OF RESPONSIBILITY… THE YOUNG MAN GROWS UP OFTEN WITHOUT THE MONEY AND RESOURCES TO MAKE IT BEYOND THE BLOCK, HE DOESNT KNOW HOW TO RESPECT A GOOD WOMAN SO HE RUNS TO THE FEW WHO, DEVOID OF OTHER OPTIONS, HAVE “SEEN SEX AS A WAY OF LEAVING HELL” (a little Tupac lyric for you sir, if you arent too familiar), HE GROWS UP BELIEVING THAT MEN ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OFFSPRING, ETC. ETC…

THUS, IT IS THIS CYCLE OF MEN LEAVING THEIR CHILDREN GENERATION AFTER GENERATION THAT CAUSES THE YOUNG BLACK MAN TO CONTINUE TO SUFFER. HOW CAN YOU BLAME THE BLACK WOMAN, WHO HAS THE CHILD AND RAISES IT ALL ON HER OWN TO THE BEST OF HER ABILITY???

BY THE WAY, BLACK WOMEN RAISED VERY SUCCESSFUL BLACK MEN… OH, I DONT KNOW, LIKE MARC NELSON OF BOYZ II MEN, ECONOMIST THOMAS SOWELL, LANGSTON HUGHES, JAMES BALDWIN, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, LOUIS FARRAKHAN, HARRY BELAFONTE, CLARENCE THOMAS… SHOULD I KEEP GOING?

Comment by doinitBIG 10.21.06 @

I really liked the message it was well put together for those that the message was about, but he went too far with the lady with stuff or nuts on her face.

Comment by shell 10.21.06 @

I think there has always been mysoginistic, homophobic (including NYOIL’s song) and violent rap that glorifies crime. Sure it sucks that “Southern party Rap” is the flavor of the minute (well I’m from Atlanta so I kind of like it) but if you turn on ANY radio station, it all sucks. Rap, Country, Pop, R&B, Rock, whatever if it’s on the radio it’s going to suck. The people signing these little fake-ass gangsters are a lot of white guys that think this what the people want to hear. You can’t reach the buyers of this crap music b/c they only buy it b/c it’s on the radio with all of the other crap.

Is it sad that some kids are emulating what they hear? I wore two NWA tapes out and I didn’t commit crimes. I think it’s a little “Hey you kid’s get off my lawn” to say that kids today are worse than they were when we grew up. (I’m 32) If black culture survived the CIA’s crack epidemic, it can survive and thrive thro a bunch of dummies listening to mindless gangster rap. I mean most people stop listening to a song once they determine the beat is good.

They listen to radio but the internet is going to change that. I welcome it. I think it’s going to change the world and I think the Net Neutrality Pushers in DC are scared shitless.

Comment by Christina the Snowball 10.21.06 @

I think its clever but it also sounds like anutha frustrated NY/northern rapper thats mad cuz the buying public/radio isnt paying them any attention right now. If we roll back the clock 10-15 years ago when Ny was on top of the game there wouldnt even be a song like this. I say let the south have their turn. They didnt hate on the north or the west when they were hot. They just waited til the people wanted something different (more bubblegum/lighthearted/feelgood oriented) and supplied the need during a time when when theres enuff depressing things going on in the world. i.e. terrorism, war, high gas prices…need I go on. Im sorry but the last thing I wanna hear in the club is a song sayin “GET LYNCHED”. In short I say w8 and dont h8!

Comment by reMarqable 10.21.06 @

…..haha yeah. What he said. Also I think we’re confusing hip hop with entertainment. True hip hop is what New York created. What we have ruling the airwaves now is entertainment and the ONLY reason why this southern entertainment is winning is because ITS WHAT THE PEOPLE WANNA HEAR!!!!. Believe me if this music wasnt selling the record labels wouldnt put it out. If you look at who the majority of the top selling southern rap artist are you’ll find the majority of them are signed to what……NEW YORK RECORD LABELS!!!!! Dont hate the rapper, blame the labels. TVT-Lil jon, Ying Yang Twins, Pit Bull. BAD BOY SOUTH-Young Joc. DEF JAM SOUTH- Scarface, Ludachris, Shawanna. ATLANTIC RECORDS-T.I., Juvenile, Young Joc, Young Dro. New York rappers are pointing the blame in the wrong direction. The pimp thats putting out the garbage as u call it is in your own back yard :-/

Comment by John James 10.21.06 @

This video and song are both GREAT!!!

Comment by DNOZE 10.21.06 @

Excellent video. Excellent song. The guy is truly pissed off, as he should be. Any black person who has watched what has become of black people in the last 20 years should be pissed off. From the sellouts glamorizing “pimps” and “gangstas”, to the sellouts who think the solution is to lick the asses of “conservatives” and kkk’ers and such, we have way too many WEAK black people DEFINING black people.

The guy who made this song is pissed off, as anyone who’s watching this whole slow-mo train wreck should be.

Every so often the people who pull the strings in the music industry promote a new crop of backward-ass fools to represent the “face” of hip-hop. They can’t stand to see young black people have a voice, so they’ll kill that voice by corrupting it with garbage types, in the same way the sport of boxing became so corrupt and rife with bullshit and dishonerable as soon as black men came to dominate it.

Props to this video — the guy speaks the truth. And lastly, may I add, 50 Cent is an APE.

Comment by whatever 10.21.06 @


The message: on point. Hip hop has been garbage for years – all this “Bling-bling” b.s., whoring, fighting, killing….MLKJ and MX are rolling in their graves right now.

The Delivery: Nearly as bad. I understand the anger, but for every third word to be one of the four-letter variety, I’m pretty sure the artist alienated a large part of the audience that would most likely have been in full agreement with him.

I’m feelin’ the song…I’m just not sure I can keep listening to it.

Comment by Chris 10.21.06 @

I have been thinking…after viewing this, I personally feel like everyone is entitled to their own opinion. One question though, has anyone considered that this is only an attempt to captialize on the success of others? This guy uses images of other rappers to point the finger. Stand on your own two feet and state your case. If you want some truth, all the “ass-shaking” and whoring began in videos that came from the northern influenced artists. I am a proud southern belle and would never lower myself to some of the extents that women and men alike have done and this is because of my upbringing. Yes, I watch some of the stuff that people do in these videos, but I am safe and hold myself high because I had a mother that taught me what it is like to be a lady. Don’t get mad because people are using what they know. You didn’t see pictures of that stupid ass Chicken Noodle Soup shit. Its easy to point the finger at who is on top, but step up and be a man and accept your responsibility to your own communities.

Coming from the South, we really know what the word lynch means. I can speak to dozens of my family members that lived here all their lives and have seen and knew people that lost their lives to an angry lynch mob. Has the severity of a single race’s hatred actually touched you? Do you know the difficulty a black man in the south faces to get a job without a college degree? Without job training? Without inspiration? Black artists in the South used what they know–hood life–to acquire what they need. And yes, 99% of them are signed to your northern labels. You have failed to talk about the real issues—AIDS and other diseases, disenfranchisement. These things are the real killers of our people. Don’t get me wrong, the ignorance still prevails in gangs and neighborhood affiliation. Just choose a way that you can make it better.

Comment by AMarqOfDistinction 10.21.06 @

Is it what people want to hear or has radio and TV programming has lead them to want to hear it? Its not called proogramming on accident. I blame the labels, but there is such as thing as artist reponsibility.

Comment by hiphop_head 10.21.06 @

This shit is long overdue……..Hip Hop is a state of emergency. If you compare what’s beign said in most raps of the present to the rhymes of the past……it only becomes more evident that it’s way easier to talk alotta shit rather than drop jewels and gems, knowledge of self and respect. The african american community is easily influenced by what they see in most rap videos or in magazines, therefore must spend every dollar in their account to have what niggas with money ( a whole lot of it) have. Why do you think most rap magazines have more advertisements than actual music content. We didn’t have that problem in the Source back in the day…..that shit was a no no!!!!!!

Comment by The Mighty Spas aka Jermain Silva 10.21.06 @

Take the N word out of the song and its on point….Because using that word makes u just as bad as them but this is the truth and i’ve been saying this for time

Comment by Hypo 10.21.06 @

kinda over the top and graphic, and certainly could do with a bit of toning down. however, the things he said are quite relevant, and need saying. most of the so called “hip hop” pedalled to the masses is wack and mind numbing, promoting all the wrong things (drugs, materialism, etc) we or at least i can do without hearing alot of that shit. i don’t necessarily think these rappers should get lynched, but they need to realize that the shit they rap about is slowly poisoning minds while fattening some record execs already fat pockets.

Comment by nick bembridge 10.21.06 @

This video is powerfull man. stay up

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Comment by RedEra101 10.21.06 @

I completely dig where the brother is coming from. I applaud him for giving voice to the same thoughts that have been searing my mind about hip hop. It’s about time someone kept it brutally real about the destructive messages and images in hip hop. Peeps need to be held accountable for their music and actions.

Comment by Legacy Leonard 10.21.06 @

maybe if he took out the word nigga n got liljon to do a remix of the beat and a couple “yeahs” n okayyyys on the track he can get some radio airplay. Thats jusdawayitis right now

Comment by SouthernPlayalistic 10.21.06 @

umm yeah the song is aight…good messsage…i can see why it got pulled cause of the images..but fro real the guy rappin sounds kinda like what hes rappin about..like i voted its a lil bitta both..

Comment by lilhype911 10.21.06 @

The song needs to be said…if a white person did the song, the song will be taken the wrong way…if a black person did the song, I think the song will have a lot of say coming from a black person

Comment by Tupac 10.21.06 @

This is deep. I loved every minute of it.

Anyone who’s offended by this, I’m sorry.

The truth hurts, doesn’t it?

Comment by David 10.21.06 @

I have to agree with Priest on this one. I agree with the lyrics and feel as if this was written to appeal to the audience who needs to hear it. This is less offensive to me that some of what gets radio play today.

Melissa Hunter
Creator
http://www.sugarcanemag.com

Comment by Melissa Hunter 10.21.06 @

Has any of the rappers shown in this video made responses? I would like to hear they’re response… especially from The Game, since he thinks he’s some sort of “Hip Hop Messiah”.

Comment by JDT 10.22.06 @

First off, let me say that all who opposed the artistic message need to really losen up… I see so many people with advice and critism. My question to you is “what are you doing to uplift your race and clear the blindness?” Evertime a black man or men stand up and say something you want to down grade him in one way or another. If he says,”stop the violence” you say,”he needs to wear better shoes.” Please, these brothers are putting out a message. When the black Panther party was fighting for street lights on streets, that have taken the lives of so many black children, there you were saying that new street lights may cause you to be late to work. I can’t even call you haters because that would give you too much honor. If you think you can do better, then stop bullshitting and do it. Get off your lazy speculating asses and make a positive change. We as a people need it.
BROTHERS, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING. THE BEAT WAS TIGHT. THE LYRICS WERE CLEAR AND THE VIBE IS SET FOR CHANGE. THANK YOU FOR BLESSING THIS EARTH WITH YOUR PRESENCE.

Comment by Zacswade 10.22.06 @

The main problem with underground hip hop is that it’s being bogged down by it’s counter-culture aesthetic. As underground emcees we’ve become as redundant in our anti-comercial stand as comercial rappers in their drugs/girls/jewelry stance. For our artform to survive, there needs to be more of a focus put on indivduality and true self-expression. Could you imagine Rock lasting as long as it has if all of the more well written work focused on how other Rock acts sucked. With that being said, my first reaction to the video is still “Thank You”. It’s confrontational tone puts in in another category beyond the usual off-hand “this ain’t real hip hop” comment. This material is needed too but in my opinon, what’s needed even more are projects like Common’s “Be” and more recently Lupe Fiasco’s “Food and Liquor”. For me both projects are a breath of fresh air because instead of attacking and counter attacking, the albums rely on the artists’ personality for content. They are being the change they want to so as Gahndi would say. That’s honest music.

Comment by Versiz 10.22.06 @

From the brownskins in the dirty 305 south… Latino power needs an MCee like NYOIL to slap these cookie-cutter regeton crap acts to shape up and ship out. WE the people NEED a brotha like you, now see if you can’t stop yourself from calling er’body a nigga, that’s the next test… remember language created this reality AND ONLY positive language can give it a rebirth. FUCK THE SYSTM and this STATE… RISE UP wit POSITIVE VIBRATIONS!. ONE LOVE, Bless. -RIO.

Comment by RIO 10.22.06 @

Yes this brother is telling the truth and its about time we made a change for the better, on the same note the line he said about “even Africans is calling y’all niggaz” that was ignorant because niggaz are africans and africans are niggaz thats how they came up wit da name when they picked up slaves at the niger river a place on the coast of westAfrica we shouldnt call each other that period, as far as the white Man sees it we are all niggaz.

Comment by Mohammed 10.22.06 @

Peace!

The video is right and exact, this artist knows that many of these “rappers” are “paid, bought off and they become puppets”! They sell out their own People for “crumbs”! Rap is a socilizing agent as is many of these rappers(agents). Rap is a corporate idea that is pushed by white males, many who have no idea of what “Hip Hop” really is! I agree 100% that many of these cats is “faggots, sellouts”! We have to honor the ancestors! “In A Time of Mass Deceit, Truth is a Revolutionary Act”! Teach On YoungBlood, We need Moor Soldiers, Let’s Move out!

Comment by Revolution Thug 10.22.06 @

i was born listening to hip hop and because of the bullshit this video speaks out against for the frist time in my life i dont even download hip hop.

i really wish i had the pull to promote this group and their message. it would be worth it just a few problack messages on the radio.

Comment by Chakara 10.22.06 @

I’m gonna comment off of someone about half way thru becuz I didn’t feel like wading thru tha idiots to get to tha intelligent comments. Here he is:
“Its a good messsage. Its typical of rap to use extreme talk, so I don’t expect any kinda subtlety. Subtlety wouldnt work anyway. More important than anything is that its a lame beat and he has no flow so while the message is a useful one the medium suffers from ummmm tedium.”
-eeax2
Aight, this man pretty much on point until he starts speaking of it as a lame beat and ish. I’m surprised it took that long b4 someone had the brain cells to understand that much and post it. Tha beat is nice. period. Unfortunately, most citizens of tha current Hip-hop generation are used to being overstimulated by the same one-to-three sounds in a beat. (For example, think of a Lil’ Jon beat and you’ll realize tha only important sound is the high-pitched synth and whistles.) In other words, most are not really listening to tha whole beat. If one were to be an avid listener to old-school rap, he would have to be able to really listen to tha whole sound. Unfortunately, most of the present generation has lost tha ability to do that by being subjected to such simple mixing over and over and yet again. That’s why, most of this generation would hear an oldschool beat and just think it sounds terrible. What kinda sense does that make? In just about any other artform, listeners can appreciate tha slightly earlier form of it. But in hip-hop, people can’t even stand listening to a little Bone Thugs who went platinum only about ten years ago. Don’t let the producers fool u. They aren’t selling music; they’re selling personalities and it’s sad to see my people bite for the RECYCLED HouseNigg@ concepts.
If you watch BET nowadays, you’re rotting your mind. Your mind is your connection to ur body, spirit and consequently God. Do yourself a favor and listen to some oldschool stuff for about a month and try to find what it is that your parents or older brothers and sisters could have possibly like about it. It will be difficult at first because you’re used to something else, but at tha end of that month it will be hard to go back. I guarentee it.

Comment by EmG 10.22.06 @

My grandmother once said behind every negative comes a positive yes alot of todays music and the rappers are somewhat degrading but to who remember ppl it’s entertainment just like movies, gameshows sitcoms etc.And do remember alot of what ya’ll call real hiphop really didn’t bring money into the communities it was the rappers and entertainer that ya’ll wanna condem so bad that develop so many young african american millionaires and gave opportunities for our youth to develop businesses like clothing lines owning and running successful record labels getting behind cameras making videos & blockbuster movies owning production companies making our youth aware of hiv making them get tested for aids excersising there right to vote or have we forgottten the positive that rap music have done

Comment by birrdie 10.22.06 @

I loved it!!!

Comment by Kiki 10.22.06 @

I felt that it is about time somebody did say something about how many hip hop rappers call themselves artists but are truly sellouts! But he could have came about the whole video in a moe thoughtful manner. Just because the people you are trying to reach is ignorant, does not mean he must be ignorant as well. Too much of the images were too graphic and just plain mean. It was like he was trying to degrade their already ugly images instead of making a statement they need to change. Also along with the image, since he is talking about respect for his people, there was not that much respect for his people and the pain they went through showing pictures like that and using their pain and suffering as a weapon.

Comment by BL 10.22.06 @

This song is harsh, but the truth hurts. Aaron McGruder was right; if MLK could see Black America today, he would tell all of us niggers to “shut the fuck up.” It seems like everything our forefathers fought and died for doesn’t even matter, as long as we sell a million records and reduce our women to body parts…

Comment by Lawboy 10.22.06 @

I THINK THE RECORD EXECS. SHOULD GET LYNCHED, NOT THE ARTISTS. RAP STARTED OFF POSITIVE AND HAD A VERY POSITIVE MESSAGE IN THE BEGINNING. EVER SINCE BLACKS SOULD OUT TO RICH JEWS AND WHITES, WE SEE HOW IT HAS FALLEN. BLACKS DON’T EVEN OWN BET. OUR IMAGE IS MANUFACTURED IN A LABORATORY BY WHITEY AND THEY SEARCH THE COUNTRY HIGH AND LOW TO FIND SOME NIGGA TO PUT ON THAT TAIL AND ACT AN ASS. IF THEY TRY TO TALK REAL, THEY IMMEDIATELY GET BLACK-BALLED AND THEY WILL FIND A NEW NIGGA TO WEAR THAT TAIL. ALL THIS THEY-SHOULD-GET-LYNCHED SHYT WILL NOT SOLVE ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE THE POWER TO WASH THEIR OWN ASS, LET ALONE DECIED THE FATE AND DESTINY OF HIP HOP. WHITES AND JEWS DETERMINE THAT SHYT. ALL WE DO IS TAKE ORDERS AND BUCK DANCE WITH THAT TAIL STICKIN’ OUTTA OUR ASS.

Comment by Marwan 10.22.06 @

This video is useless politically, as it only reenforces images, problems, issues, and stereotypes of black people at the expense of black people. Furthermore, the use of “lynching” as a recommended act is telling of the artist’s ignorance of the history of his own black body and the process of lynching. It’s a bad idea. Do political rap, but be political, not simply propoganda. Here,we have a case of someone who has benevolent intentions, with many damaging effects. I’m glad youtube removed this video from the circulation of racial violences which are already on the move there.

Comment by j.quinn 10.22.06 @

I think the basis of what he’s saying is really true and what we need to hear and teach to our children. But, I think the approach wasn’t the best. We have to get the truth out, but you can never shove it down someone’s throat because the most they’ll do is hold it in until you’re gone and then spit it right back out (just like babies.) But, he is right, we need to finally break out of these chains, Black America.

Comment by Brianna Cornelius 10.22.06 @

That’s what I’m talking about spit the truth all you sellouts step, don’t ignore what these young brothas are spewing, we as brothers and sisters need to stand tall be proud of our race it’s not a disgrace to be black how many races copy us ?? who’s the trend setters? US!!!! be true to yourself and your race ~Peace~

Comment by kaydee 10.22.06 @

First let me say thank you to the little brothas out there that had the courage to make this video.
Second I think the reason it was banned is because it is a wake up call to everyone in the black race. I often say that we grew up learning his-story, but when are we going to learn our store and respect our story. You won’t catch any other race disrespecting themselves, but look at us. We do it all the time and think it’s nothing.
Why are we hurting ourselves. I was reading something out the race riots in the 60′s the other day and I was ashamed to know that we destroyed our own neighborhoods. If some one else is the problem then why do we destroy us and not the problem? We have to learn to be about it, not just talk about it. Again thank you for your courage.

Comment by Liz 10.22.06 @

This video is every bit as nescessary as many of you suggest. While the message comes across rather harshly, it is my personal belief that the hard way is the most effective way to learn anything. How else can those of us who still care about the black community get through to the thick-headed, drunk-and-pffed up, moronic, greedy, deluded masses that we have no other choice but to refer to as ‘our future?’ The kids who mindlessly support this new-age attempt at gangster rap honestly have little or no idea of the sacrifices made, the lives martyred over hundreds of years, so that we can have the white man’s permission and favor if we choose to call each other some of the most hateful words ever concieved. This video is the surgery that is needed to revive hip-hop, black culture, and, unfortunately, white culture from the archaic notion that it’s okay to make oneself materially rich at the expense of the growth of one’s culture and people. It’s too bad, then, that blacks have to do a softshoe song-and-dance routine in order to get anything, positive or negative, helpful or hurtful, through the available media outlets for the world to see. Regardless of the actual effect of this video, those who are afraid of change(probably for financial reasons) will fight tooth-and-nail to prevent content like this from being seen by the general public. Those in power seem happy to let black music run down this path it’s currently on; why not let our youth think that their heroes are all mafioso, brilliant criminal masterminds, with no fear of penalty or reprisal from the law or the streets? Where’s the harm in that?

Comment by Dun_Duddah 10.22.06 @

I am so pleased that someone had the guts to speak to truth. I do agree that he should have done the song in a more postive way. But, truth be told, even if it was done better the message would still be slept on.

Comment by The Chosen One 10.22.06 @

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

“I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.” Romans 16:17-18

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

Comment by anthony 10.22.06 @

this nigga is crazy

Comment by Dee 10.22.06 @

I say a little of both. Why the hell was Chamillionaire thrown in there? I guess son thought lets throw whoever’s hot at the time to get lynched

Comment by Jimmy G 10.22.06 @

I can’t hate a guy for speaking his mind, just like i can’t hate ignorant azz rappers who grab the mic, speak, and say nothing. my keyword here is ignorance, an unwillingness to learn. therfore, it is deeper than rap. it is the education system that has failed the misguided. it’s the politicians who flood our ghettos with crack and beer. it’s the prison system that focuses on building more prisons than actually reforming its inmates. friends, theres a whole laundry list of who’s to blame all the way from george bush down to that elementary school teacher who passes a failing student who can barely read or write just to move him along. and what do we do? we waste time criticising yung joc. do you think malcolm x would’ve given 2 shits about yung joc? basically, everybody’s complaining, everybody’s criticising, and everybody aint saying nada. our leaders used to have solutions and were proactive w/ a bounty of ideas. so what’s our legacy going to be? we either leave it in the hands of P “mr. bamboozled himself” Diddy or we come up w/ some solutions of our own. in the meantime… “Turn off the radio. Turn off that bullshit!!!” -Dead Prez

-Marv

Comment by marv 10.23.06 @

ThaT SHIT WAS “Deep” and On Time…Tell it like it is

Comment by The Brother L.C. 10.23.06 @

Those of you who are opposed to the message and the use of imagery in the video are the exact same heads that my man is speaking about… and you probably deserve what you got comin to you. The idea that my man would put the video together to bring attention to himself is ridiculous! This is bringin attention to an issue that needs to be addressed. I personally would like to see this played on BET and MTv so that kids can watch it after they get home from school. They’re the same images that come from the videos that air at that time anyways. Remember who controls the production, distribution, and broadcast of this shit…THE MAN. Rap music never started blowin up until black people were portrayed in such a negative way. When I was a shorty you could hardly get hear it on the radio, let alone MTv. This just set another standard for my music and my motivation. If you’re an MC and you felt like you were bein called out then answer the call! Save the music ya’ll, save the music ya’ll…

-Nicholas Bag$

Comment by Nicholas Bag$ 10.23.06 @

The Best Rap Video in 10 to 15 years. I love this man NYOIL till I die for this right here.

Yeah his approach was harsh as hell, but God put it in that man heart to say it like that for a reason. You need diplomats and you need the don’t give a F*cks how you take it types.

I will say though, that the artists are just as much the victims as the audience so we should love them to despite the pervasive ignorance.

Comment by Diamond 10.23.06 @

You can use scripture to support anything

Comment by BK 10.23.06 @

Passage Proverbs 3:11-12:

11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline
and do not resent his rebuke,

12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.

Comment by NYOIL 10.23.06 @

It is about time! The truth came to light! Nuff respect to NYOil! I was feeling like that for years but you are the only King to step forward and say it! Now our generation and the one after is lost! Thanks my brother!

Comment by AAAAAAlana 10.23.06 @

It is about damn time a song like this came out. In fact, I can hardly stand to listen to Hip-Hop anymore when my choices consist of 50 Cent and his gang of talentless homothugs, or somehow them validating that Fergie is somehow Hip-Hop. Well this song is the first thing that has made “My London Bridge” wanna go down in a while, whatever that means.

Comment by BIG SPICE 10.23.06 @

Well spoken my dude, takes a lot of balls. The song has great content, goes along with the video which tells a story within itself. The beat is crazy and the spit is ill. Keep it up sun, let a nigga know if u need beats, I’ll donate em for the revolution of hiphop just to hear more songs like this. Keep coming my nigga

M.I.C.

Comment by MIC 10.23.06 @

About Time!!!!!!!! If you don’t like it,it is becouse he is talking about you. And if you didn’t know we are about to do just that to you Tom’s. It is time to clean house.

Comment by Jabbar 10.23.06 @

It was a message in the song. He was telling the truth about how bad things are,but he could have went about it a different way. He didn’t have to make a video like that or say the phrase”You Should All Get Lynched”

Comment by Gigi 10.23.06 @

Yeah it is very deep, they givin’ it to the people raw, but people shouldn’t be getting lynched. If you hear the cries of even the ignorant you will notice that they are still tryin’ to keep the faith. I believe if you acknowledge the good things that they say, it will help make it more efficient for them to mature. It doesn’t help to kick ‘em while they already down regardless of how much paper or publicity they got. Once one becomes conceited or ignorant that is their downfall. To demoralize or belittle a person is the characteristic of an oppressor.

If one wanted to point the finger, it would probably be pointed at the people who control the media networks. Then the media networks would point the finger back at the audiences. When dealing with supply and demand it is more of the people that are more at fault are the ones who demand it. Nevertheless one could argue that a marketer could create a demand. Well it would take a well knowledgeable person to understand the human condition and its strengths and weakness. It is wrong for anybody to prey of off ones weakness.

Comment by anthony 10.24.06 @

It is about time something like this has come out. I can’t hardly stand to listen to “hip-hop” anymore when my choices consists of 50 Cent and his gang of talentless homothugs, or someone classifying Fergie as hip-hop. This is the first shit in a long time that has made my London bridge wanna go down, whatever the fuck that means….

Comment by Big Spice 10.24.06 @

This is real talk!! People just can’t stand to hear the truth that’s all.

Comment by Mika 10.24.06 @

FINALLY!!!! IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE CALLED OUT BLACK PEOPLE OUT ABOUT THE NONSENSE WE DO AND THE SLAVE MENTALITY WE STILL HAVE.CAN YOU REALLY BLAME US THOUGH? IT’S SO INGRAINED IN OUT MIND:LIGHT SKIN DARK SKIN DISPUTE,GOOD HAIR BAD HAIR,AND HOW WE SPEND SO MUCH MONEY ON THING WE DONT NEED. HOWEVER,WE DO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RISE ABOUT ALL THAT.MANY PEOPLE MAY CONSIDER YOUR APPROACH A LITTLE RADICAL, BUT IT’S THE TRUTH NYOIL!!!! I LIKE THAT LITTLE SECTION ABOUT BLACK WOMEN SELLING THEMSELVES SHORT BY GIVING UP THEIR GOODIES TO EVERY TOM,DICK AND HARRY.IT’S SO SAD,BUT THEY’RE ARE JUST PERPETUATING THE STEREOTYPE OF BLACK WOMEN BEING PROMISCUOUS OBJECTS THAT DESERVE TO BE EJACULATED ON.IT’S GONNA TAKE MORE THIS SONG TO MAKE A CHANGE. KEEP IT UP THO!!!

Comment by Liz 10.24.06 @

REPUBLICAN RAP?
someone actually said that? have they listened to it?
republicans do NOT like malcolm x. and republicans will find a way to defend lynching. i shit you not.

Comment by wowshiiiet 10.24.06 @

i see why it got banned. anytime you throw an alarm clock in the grave yard you might wake the dead up. thats all he’s doing. can’t make money off the coons if they get there shit together.

Comment by will 10.24.06 @

You know, it seems to me everyone who speaks the truth is in some way silenced or ostracized. The truth hurts people. If it makes you look at yourself and you don’t like what you see try a little self improvement.

Comment by 10:30 10.25.06 @

All i can say Is I’m feeling what he’s saying. It’s time for a change, It’s time to respect ourselves, and our people. Wake Up!!!!

Jim

myspace.com/afroletic

Comment by Jim 10.25.06 @

Of All The Fools That Said That This Video Is Wrong And Has No Place….Fuck You Sideways..This Rapper Speaks The Truth And Nothing But The Truth..Fake Ass Rappers Talking About Do Your Chain Hang Low, Chicken Noodle Soup Songs Are Getting Out Of Hand. If You Like This Song Thats Good To Go But If You Don’t, You Can Go Watch Your TRL.

Comment by Keith Summers 10.25.06 @

pretty hot

Comment by word 10.25.06 @

Yo bro!!! The video can be understood to an extent and am sure we can all clearly see his point of view, despite the major graphics which i think are totally useless, but c’mon man!!! Does he really think he’s 5 minute music video is gonna make an impact??? well i think not!!! Things are always gonna be the way they are! What we all really need to do is let the one’s getting their money in the streets do their thang and the one’s that feel things are not right get some education and try (yeah i said try) to make a change.

Comment by eternal 10.25.06 @

Yo! Half the young brothas/sistas in the hood never seen a lynching up front & personal before. Black history is just that “HISTORY!” If they can watch BET/VH1 and download all the bull#@% for our young bloods to see why not show them this. Some education they ain’t never gonna “get” but on the streets ‘WAKE UP CALL’…music is a universal language, true! If you don’t speak this particular language this track aint for you! Its geared toward people who do!..”Offensive” my ass..Ass being the operative word cause all u see is asspumpin on the tube 24/7.

Like Chitlins..don’t fake the funk. This sh%$# is real! NYOIL put the real “stank” out there to all the sellouts who profess to be all that. Down the line how many of their ‘daughters’ will be on their video droppin it like its hot?! Nah, they go to the finest private schools and have a fu$#% hobby! No DOUBT!

So what the music don’t make you want to jump…yall missin the point..AGAIN!

Comment by Bout Time 10.25.06 @

The change brews from conversations, not only on this post, but with our ‘lifemates’ so to speak. In all seriousness, my arrogant ass has a 1 year old daughter, if i thought for a second that she would be ‘dropping it like its hot’ in music videos and getting accolades on myspace like she is the next hot thing cuz of her ass and titties, I would be making this video myself. But i intend on steering her right, and not letting this overwhelming universally accepted concept ‘Hip Hop’ direct and detract from her moral and spiritual knowledge/growth. So to the guy who says ‘is this video going to make an impact’ I say to you, when i play it for the big momma in my neighborhood, she will think twice before she lets ray ray reciete 50 cent’s newest verse.

*

Comment by asterisk 10.25.06 @

^^word up man

Comment by J 10.25.06 @

Black people use the word coon whenever they are comfortable or it is something they don’t understand. Flavor Flav wasn’t cooning. How can you say check out Public Enemy (who’s 2006 album is the bomb, btw) in one breath, and then diss Flav the next. CONFUSION – which is rampant in this video. I agree, the quality of rap is poor in the mainstream, but there’s a lot of people keeping it real. Bravo to them.

Comment by rubyspirit 10.25.06 @

Black people use the word coon whenever they are UNcomfortable or it is something they don’t understand. Flavor Flav wasn’t cooning. How can you say check out Public Enemy (who’s 2006 album is the bomb, btw) in one breath, and then diss Flav the next. CONFUSION – which is rampant in this video. I agree, the quality of rap is poor in the mainstream, but there’s a lot of people keeping it real in the underground. Bravo to them.

Comment by rubyspirit 10.25.06 @

i love how suddenly hiphop is the reason for ALL the worlds problems.

not shitty parents, not the government, not the system.

apparently a bunch of ghetto black dudes from the hood are the reason why the world is going to crap.

All you people sound like Bill O’rielly..seriously. Listen to yourselves.

Comment by hakka 10.25.06 @

this was the realest shit i heard this year. hands down that shit was raw. i esp felt the part about Supahead and Oprah. my mans just kept it 100% real. that shit was scathing to say the least

Comment by Shadowface 10.25.06 @

NYOIL thank you! Best I heard since Dead Prez…trying to find album right now!

Comment by Nicole 10.25.06 @

my take on this? YouTube banned him because he mentioned their website in his song. They can’t sue so…they ban him.

by the way, the video is fresh. I love it.

Comment by I. Ching 10.25.06 @

Shit was hot, commin from a blacc man in American…I consider myself a sterotype, high school drop out, convited felon, got 1 kid, and only 19…so this song was real… people been speaking on this topic but he took it 2 another level but really hittin the nail on the head….shits real…. blacks need 2 wake up

Comment by QUINT B 10.25.06 @

great song. Anyone who thinks any rapper as raped, or shot anyone is a fuckin idiot. He jus exposin fake ass niggas who is still borke(aka Yung Joc) and just puppets to music excecs

Comment by kwelity 10.25.06 @

It think he made some good points but all the EXTRA curses weren’t neccesary, but personaly i don’t think it’s just all about uncle tom

Comment by Donald 10.25.06 @

damn.

I thought you’d choose to NOT use images of innocent black men who were killed soley because of their race…I mean, we feel you, but using those images to make such a statement is plain wrong. Those men had their lives VIOLENTLY snatched from them by racist devils who killed for fun.

THE SONG IS GOOD, BUT THE USE OF THOSE IMAGES IS WRONG. YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE PISSING ON INNOCENT VICTIMS GRAVES. FUCK YOU FOR THAT, HOMIE.

BROTHA BLOCK

Comment by brotha bloc 10.25.06 @

From a *mostly* white female’s POV that was raised by my parents to be color-blind (AF brat—identified with my black friends as ‘my friend with the curly hair’) but became disillusioned when I grew up and saw the blatant racism still alive (ignorant black people treatin me like I’m superior even though they’re my elders, or my white friends making all-inclusive statements about the balck community) I feel like this guy is saying in one breath: you should all get lynched (propagating racist hatred) and then saying why are we killing each other? Hope, love, unity and ultimately, forgiveness (but never forget!) is the answer, as well as pride in your ancestry…nature is working this karma out…the meek shall inherit the earth…be better energy because you can, i say…be patient with the lost ones…in any human subdivision (I’m a feminist but I’ve realized that it’s loving and being gentle with the ignorant mall-shopping-fake-tittied-my-self-worth-is-determined-by-how-many-guys-want-me type of girls that is going to bring about change…because ultimately, I’m accepting that weakness within myself)
outer peace cannot be accomplished without inner peace
-the dalai lama

Comment by centaurivino 10.26.06 @

Those lyrics….were kinda extreme.But I guess thats what you need when you want peoples attention.

The pics sure fit to the lyrics

When it came to the women showing their body section…it was all kinda sad..because deep inside of us…we know what he sings is right..

I couldent watch the woman being raped..it was too damn much

He is upset…….specielly in the end when he talks

“video banned by youtube” fucking idiots

They dont ban stupid dancehall chicks shaking their pussys or men who fight and bleed

but they do ban a man that SPEAKS THE TRUTHaint that some shit ?

Nyoil is hungry………just wanting to go forward with the movement and CHANGE things

that video should be running on MTV for all those **** *** ***** to see!

I feel his pain….I AM SO SICK AND TIRED of all the bullshit

We need a change…we gotta change it

WE GOT THE POWER LETS TAKE THE POWER

Lets get up and change things..even though we might get killed for it

Comment by Daria 10.26.06 @

BLACK POWER MY PEOPLE

BLACK LOVE

BLACK UNITE

stop fucking them white hoes.pleaseee

WE ARE THE TRUE AFRICAN QUEENS

A BLACK WOMAN AND A BLACK KING IS A RARE SIGHT

LETS MAKE THINGS HAPPEN…..

Comment by Daria 10.26.06 @

how can we see the video? for all those who are late. lol

just curious.

Comment by Dayrell 10.26.06 @

The reason y hiphop is in the state its in is because (at the moment) all the Lil jons, T.I.’s, Luda’s, Young Joc’s, Young Dro’s, Lil Scrappys’, Trillvilles’ Young Jeezys’ D4Ls(need I go on) appeal to 15to 20 year white america and theres nothing that can be done about it. We ALLLLL know that black america (mainly black males) do not buy commercial releases as much as they buy bootlegs or dub so if the industry depended on us it would greatly suffer in this day and age. However, if we (black america) in mass went out and purchased (and requested) better quality hiphop we would slowly but surely turn the state of hiphip from where it is today. You’ll NEVER change it by complaining about it but you can change it with your pocket and your radio request. Hallelujah!!! CHUUCH!!!

Comment by SouthernPlayalistic 10.26.06 @

This subject is obviously bubbling right beneath the surface..I think there would be appeal for a counter movement…best make it political before I go Jerry Heller on this and make my orchestrated north vs. south beef with two completely “spinal tap” stereotyped groups (these dudes are actors anyway) that go to war…Its gonna be like wrestling and we are all gonna get paid.
“its about time one of yall hear it”-Krs

Comment by BK 10.26.06 @

Oh yeah NYOIL- Staten Island represent like Force MDs. Im a Berry homes baller. Big Spice hold it down from Egbert to that McDonald’s on 8th avenue.

Comment by BK 10.26.06 @

BK- Keep it rollin like Randolph in Park Hill!

Comment by Big Spice 10.27.06 @

Bout time u heard it straight, i fully support this video (tho a brother talking about brothers disrespecting each other while saying the word nigga is a bit self contradictory) but i really dont see how black ppl can be against this and not fully support him and his crew, and ppl shouldn’t screw bcus this has been said before, ofcourse it has we all know that but it doesnt matter, APPARENTLY it needs to be said again, and if it takes a girl with nutt drippin down her forehead to remember then so be it!

Man told the truth, not one word a lie.

Maybe thats what the controversy is about. one

The hazardous.

Comment by Reign 10.27.06 @

OUTKAST…..MY defination of uncompromising hiphop with staying power. GottaLuvIt

Comment by SouthernPlayalistic 10.27.06 @

I think everyone should see this!!! Its time for some Conscienceness to be woke up again. We as a culture are on life support. Its time to build before God cracks the sky!!!!

Comment by sblizzy 10.27.06 @

Put this video back on YouTube! This is no more controversial or offensive that the bullshit I have to watch on MTV2 and BET. Why don’t you grow a spine and let the brother drop some truth.

Comment by Miles 10.27.06 @

I think there should be a remix or pt.2 -implicating white peoples role in all this…record execs, consumers, etc.

Comment by BK 10.27.06 @

I Think this song is very true, it looks like a song Huey Freeman from the Boondocks could have made. One Love Grtz from Holland

Comment by JB 10.27.06 @

Yo…I like the truth in the message and that fried chicken video set us back a good 100 years..Also I hope someone says something about this “CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP” bullsh*t….Is it just me or does that dance look like something a Sambo-type character would do for Massa??

Comment by Ni 10.27.06 @

I love it!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Comment by DW 10.27.06 @

I unuderstand and agree COMPLETELY with his message; we have zero good public influences in our culture nowadays, and that is one of the reasons blacks in America will be pretty much spinning their wheels forever, and nothing will begin to change for us. I especially feel his point on the coming home from college vs. coming home from jail thing. I think all this “stay up homie” and “shouts to my ni**as on lock” stuff is ridiculous!

At the same time though, I don’t think you can necessarily blame the rap culture on the rappers exclusively. Fact is, the rap music consumers are actually buying and paying attention to the crap that is out nowadays. So they are basically gonna do what they can to make the money, just like anyone else. It’s unfortunate, but the market more or less controls the hip hop culture and products nowadays. until that changes, we are in for more of the same.

Comment by Joseph 10.28.06 @

Damn. It’s harsh, but so much of it is truth. It’s a bold message for waking these idiots up – P Diddy, Chamillionaire, Dem Franchize Boyz, what IS this shit? How about some dead prez, some Paris, some Public Enemy for REAL? That’s what motivated us to start up a blog, after all. There’s so much INTELLIGENT hiphop out there (the Coup! Blackalicious!) that’s just getting plain overlooked.

-J
TAKEPOWERBACK.net

Comment by JGB 10.28.06 @

Though the main idea of NYOL’s message needs to be heard, it wont be heard, unfortuantely, for the following reasons:

1. The messengers sound too much like the people they are talking against: if you curse poeople out every 5 seconds; a Black man talking about lunching another Black man( just like other Black-on-Black crime), you show a sister with busted nut on her face, and you use the slave master’s mis-pronunced word of nigger (aka nigga) to refer to yourselves and other Blacks; why should anyone needing enlightenment find it in you? How do you keep yourself from blending in with the other rappers who call out “sucka mc’s”?
2. Our concept of “balance” in hip-hop should be destroyed. To clarify: you can’t balance good with evil…one will eventually reign over the other. When a hip-hop head glorifies, promotes, condones, and encourages Black folk to behave in a self-destructive manner..that sell-out’s message should NOT be “balanced” with positive messages! It’s one thing to report what’s going on in the streets…it’s another to encourage it! We shouldn’t seek “balance” with those who encourage Black mental and physical genocide…we should litterally fight them…they are our enemy.

For those who doubt what I’m saying, take a look at the positive Black folk the video featured, such as Malcolm and King. Malcolm used to be a “thug” and called himslelf the slave master’s word…though mispronounced in “ebonic” dialect as “nigga”. Yet when Malcolm became sincere about not harming his people…he put away those things! M.L. King struggled with his middle class “Black intellectualism” that many Blacks in his economic class hid behind,in order to do nothing while their people suffered. King had to overcome that temptation and distraction in order to work for his people…instead of against them. Both men learned how to show “tough love” to Black folk. Both would stand firmly against you if they felt you were wrong, but would try to reason with you before bringing the pain. Though Malcolm, was better at stating when the pain needed to be bought against Black sellouts, even he tried to REASON with them to convert them 1st. Now if they persisted to harm their own people after that…they were fair game to be attacked…”by any means necessary”…as things should be for those fighting against genocide.

You can’t save a thug by blending in with him, or making your message so hostile that the people you are talking to automatically shut down their minds toward you. NYOL can refine their message by showing some tough love: aproaching the enemy firmly, yet respectfully, while firmly telling the enemy how their helping to destroy the Black community. Then, they can end with a stern warning of what we conscious Black folk MUST be willing to do to them if they continue to work against us.

peace

Comment by S-man 10.28.06 @

This is one of the most realist video I’ve seen yet.
The truth will set you free. Some of the videos, I’ve seen on youtube are disgusting the fights half naked ass girls. Keep rapping the truth NYOL And sometimes it takes real picture to wake people up.

Comment by phattodef1031 10.28.06 @

The lyrics are over the top, but concentrate on what he’s communicating. He is saying that we have no respect for each other and it’s plain and simple. We’re scared to apply for that corporate job in mainstream business because of insecurity, but tough enough to flaunt/degrade/kill each other. How ridiculous is SELF MASS DESTRUCTION?
I said this before and I’ll say it again, the (MAJOR) entertainment world is only piggy-back riding off of what is happening daily on a lower level, so when the lower levels(like myself) decide to stand on their on rock of integrity and stop desiring things we want inwhich you can only realisticly get with an EDUCATION, then it’s going to be a problem. For every artist from urban city that is passionate about why he/she had to turn to the streets, there’s a boy/girl from the same area who is just as passionate about why they had to turn to math and english.
It’s ashame that we have to broadcast this all over the world like that. It is embarassing. I no it’s hard out there young folks, but demand your education. You need math and english to survive out here and it’s never too late.

Comment by TASS 10.28.06 @

TIME IS NOW For US To Enter INTO The HEREAFTER !
When We Have The Wisdom2See of Our True Greatness!
When more REAL Black Artist like these began the call OuT in behalf of for our youth to Wake -UP And Stand- UP and Speak OUT against these white corporate controlled ,black-selfhate proclaim gangster rap-tonque licking laps d-g demons and traitor of the Black communities then and only then will we have a the righteous respect for ourselves and from the WORLD!
We MUST Began To Take CONTROLL OVER OUR OWN SIGNS , SOUNDS, AND SYMBOLS of OUR IMAGES THAT ARE SEEN BEFORE THE WORLD!
We Find That These EFFORTS are Positive To Correct The USA problems of White RASCISMs effects being played out mentally and economically within the Black communnities in 2007!
We hear at http://www.TalkBlackLiveRadio.com
speak out and address the economic pain of black folks within the usa and around the world but the differents is that here we provide real solutions demanding engagement into international trade and the application of technologies with solar energy.

Comment by Wisdom2See 10.28.06 @

I agree with the heart and soul of this record.
something not mentioned in this record but needs to constantly be ingrained into black folks UNTIL YOU OWN AND CONTROL YOUR CULTURE, THINGS WILL BE GOING DOWNHILL, and i dont mean junior partnering with white folks and 2. having whites as your primary target audience. whites have an extremely healthy view of themselves as they will accept nothing that related to black that will not give them comfort and pleasure. we are running out of time to turn that around, hence the urgency of the song is quite right.

Comment by SC 10.28.06 @

u know grandiosity is a sign of fear…it’s the mental lynching that is so terrible…it’s the machine/robot/android(part man, part robot) that is in action..it’s hard to heal thy self when the fuck up is so deep…they watchin’ this…they figurin’ how to do this better…(they is them mother fuckers !)

Comment by Haleema 10.28.06 @

That was the realest piece of music EVER made. Every black person should make a point of sending the link to the song/video out to every other black person you know, especially the young ones. Save somebody. Black people need to wake up.

Comment by Elana Robinson 10.28.06 @

Who said the revolution will not be televised? Nation Time! Off the chain and around your neck!

Comment by Black Earth 10.28.06 @

explain how sayin Nigga is ok too then

Comment by Dre 10.29.06 @

NYOILyou have been givin’ the whole ma gilla ….. those who are stuck on the beat and just the “lynch” word….those who are on the politic…..like me…..some one must chant the Jew’s ” Never Forget” these are the things that happened to us in “the land of the free….” Poor us….(blacks) …..want change….but kill the messenger and the message…..so it is important to most commentators the word ‘niggar’ an it’s affiliates be irraticated from rap and hiphop vocabulary and because you took the first “real” step..you are expected to be the end all….cure all….but what you did is start a dialog….what happens next…..??? the ball is in your court…….the pictures in the video are facts not fiction…..the sambo’s are also fact….let our youngster see what we lived ……

What is being done with our help (black Americans) is to wipe out our contributions in American history examples are the Civil War …your great,great grand father fought in that war ….WW1 and WWII (new movie directed by Clint Eastwood) show no blacks…the 911 gave the part of a black marine in fact who was the true hero….I don’t know who played the part because I wouldn’t spend my money on that movie once I found the truth….the same with the Clint money…..now I am only one person ..the same with the news paper….tv programs….no respect no money….and rest ashore if my name in not on a garment …..well need I say …. my money doesn’t go there either…..

Just as I was bumbarded with these imagines as a child so do todays childred need to see them ….. when I was growing up we saw a lot of movies for .10 cents a quarter….those imagers were all I saw slavery movies and the punishment…..who stop these movie….go to the archives find them they ( the whites) bragged of the way they treated our for fathers…..and the true meek have abolished this from our children site WHY?

I am 64…never understood rap, hiphop…etc even when my son made albums…..but I understood every word of this video……there is no political correct way to use the N word….but it was needed along the the title…yall should……because you have people talking now……Want an answer from a old lady….WHOLE THE MONEY!!!!know where your money goes before you spend it…. don’t stop with the hiphop fight but be cognizent of all of it …..why is there no money for school…..that is what the lottery was to go for …..the Christian who did want gambling voted for the lottery because the politician convinced them it was for school…..Hey I won’t be here too much longer and it hurts to see us go the 360 backwards…..

Comment by grandma 10.29.06 @

The N word taken from the Oxford dictionary in the library basement:- nig-abbreviation of nigger-now only in derogatory use…unquote….nigrt=neger Negro…nigga also niggah,nigguh, niggur repr. a southern U.S. pronunciation of nigger cf nigra…..niggar form of nigger…..

When I was growing up I was told anyone could be a nigger…..Wrong!!
anyone can be a niggard (biblical sence)

If your going to get real then begin with study like speaking another lanquage before using a word you find out what it means

THERE IS NO POLITICALLY RIGHT WAY TO USE THE “N” WORD, DEFENDLY NOT IN FRIENDLY TERMS SO WHEN A PERSON USES THIS WORD IT IS MENT FOR THE NEGATIVE AND ANY ONE WHO REDUCES THEMSELVES TO THE LOWEST TERMS SHOULD BE CALLED WHAT THEY ARE BETRAYING….

NYOIL “yes…I said it…..”

Comment by grandma 10.29.06 @

I would like to applaud the brother for making a song to challenge those participants in the hip hop culture who have perverted it into a modern day minstrel show. It is unfortunate that hip hop is turning many of our people into walking billboard signs to promote not only shoes, clothes etc.. but also imorality, greed, and the base elements of western culture.

The video was disturbing. It reminded me of a cross between Spike Lee’s bamboozled and Goodbye Uncle Tom with a smidg’in of hardcore porn. Obviously the video was meant to be shocking probably to counter much of the degrading images that we see on videos that no longer morally and culturally shock us as a people.

I thought the drop squad reference would have been more effective than suggesting that the “hip hop Bougoisie” in the images should be lynched. The reality is that we all need to be re-educated. This is exactly what those who practice white supremacy want which is for the victims to channel anger against each other rather than the source. Many of these brothers who appear to be so menacing on camera are really cowards for they dare not speak about the real gangsters who run the planet that pay THEM and US.

Comment by bongani 10.29.06 @

brotha’s right and those that don’t agree drop ‘em from the planet like the those wack media grubbing rappers

Comment by dakara 10.29.06 @

this will be played on ww.blackconsciousradio.com over and over and over again

Comment by dakara 10.29.06 @

He’s just right dudes!! Fuck all these sellout mcs. In the 80ies HipHop was big n true!! Now’s just a big wackness.

Comment by Freeeze 10.29.06 @

THIS SONG HAD VERY GOOD POINTS:stop “selling out,” rappers are not supporting worthy causes, and “the media” perpetuates negetive images of blacks in america.

KEEP PUSHING YOUR IDEAS TO INTO MORE INTERESTING CLAIMS!!!!!!!!!!

KEEP INSPIRING THE LEVEL-HEADED HIP-HOP AGENDA!!!!

Comment by An Intellectual 10.29.06 @

DYNAMIC!!! Best wishes to you and your success!! ‘Bout time a REAL message has come out!!!

Comment by Stacie 10.29.06 @

Kudos.

*****Really, I can understand why it got pulled. Some of the images in the video as well as callin for dudes to get lynched prob’ly shouldn’t be allowed to tell the truth. I don’t really think they’re tryin’ to stop his message against what he sees as wack rappers, cause there’s prob’ly at least a thousand other videos on there that have the same message. But just like Youtube would ban something else with imagery of someone being hanged or sex, they banned this. I dig the guy’s feelin’s on hip-hop and all, but some of that just seems like some callin’ out names shit to get attention.
Comment by DanjaMania 10.14.06 @*****

Comment by S 10.30.06 @

i love it….

the b.s. is out of control. somebody has to stand up for what’s right.

Comment by liviti 10.30.06 @

what’s he got against Condi? she’s a prodigy. black people should be proud of her.

Comment by C 10.30.06 @

I’m impressed!!

Like that track! We all should work for education, learning, study, fight for our rights and humynity in this world.
All these “gangsters” in the media are the baddest thing who’s ever happen too the black community. They teach wrong things. Gloriefy drugs, weapons and sex is just wack. Go back to realness man!!

Peace and Love from a white dude!

Comment by jhzeu 10.30.06 @

class war!!!

now!

(and its not a matter of race)

Comment by communist 10.30.06 @

Excellent video, a transparent parallel of the past, the present and the future to come. A race of people who want close their eyes and wish reality away so badly, they’re willing to tolerate selling their own children out to do it. The video is honest and forthcoming, unfortunately, it plays with the social consciousness of whites and scares most blacks, especially women, who have their eye on assimilating.

Comment by Mario 10.30.06 @

Freedom of Speech is alive and well, however homey should show his face, all activist show their faces in the line of fire, and face their enemies directly. The anonymous approach could be percieved as cowardess …….1,000,000 …GANT

Comment by Arron Gant 10.30.06 @

I aint mad at it. Its tru and I like the way he said it in between NAACP and Street. doesnt pick sides between the two.

Comment by SooSweet! 10.30.06 @

Too bad the massive are not going to hear or see this. The song is true, I am tired of hearing about wheels, cars, and whores.

Comment by Bryan 10.30.06 @

the truth we set you free

Comment by Rif 10.30.06 @

so tru.. so tru.. what ppl do for money they will sell there self respect and sell there body and soul jsut for money .. and that same money will be left here on earth when u die.. so y ? y go on the wrong path for money.. well i aint here to preach.. but whuteva.. sall good.. may Allah help us all and help all us colourd brothers and sisters out there to gain some self respect.. very well done song and video i must say.. and if U Tube banned it FUK u TUBE !

Comment by joe 10.30.06 @

So pornographic images, foul mouthed videos and 14 year old fake gang bangers are allowed on youtube but not this? That translates to cooning is okay for the general public but not a criticism of the coons. The truth hurts boys and girls. Black people have to own up to their part in America’s continued disrespect for black folks. Jim Jones has dough but what does he have in character? Diddy’s got money but what do his people (black people) have? Kim is getting dollars but who would let her raise their child? The video is getting extra attention cause it got banned. I bet it won’t be on TRL or 106 to balance out all the “chain hang low” and “make it rain” videos.

Comment by kia 10.30.06 @

I LOVE it.. very well expressed.
ESPECIALLY about the young queens watching the video hoes. Everywhere you go lil girls wanna be booty shakin and mamas thinking it is cute.
Freedom of speech is one of the rights we have, even in a song. Keep doin you brother and BE HEARD!!!

Comment by Slick Nicki 10.30.06 @

Good video. People need to see this. I’m glad that someone else actually feels this way too. I want to try and do something, but no one ever listens. I have to carry a weak conversation about cars and shit to get some love. I’m sick of that. Like you, I’m gonna try and make a difference now. We need to stop this bullshit. It’s sad when Lil Wayne gets praise for his rhymes and dudes like Asheru who don’t even need to change their voice to make a point get overlooked. If we unite, we can get shit like this on the air.We’re being laughed at behind our backs. No one gives a flying shit about your grills and white tees.

Comment by J.Shykes 10.30.06 @

the truth may be an offense but not a sin

Comment by Jahsimba 10.30.06 @

How does this rap song solve, or attempt to solve the problem? In my humble opinion it just creates more “beef”. I was going to comment, but after reading the messages already posted. I believe that “S Man” stated it best when he wrote:

“1. The messengers sound too much like the people they are talking against: if you curse poeople out every 5 seconds; a Black man talking about lunching another Black man( just like other Black-on-Black crime), you show a sister with busted nut on her face, and you use the slave master’s mis-pronunced word of nigger (aka nigga) to refer to yourselves and other Blacks; why should anyone needing enlightenment find it in you? How do you keep yourself from blending in with the other rappers who call out “sucka mc’s”?”

“You can’t save a thug by blending in with him, or making your message so hostile that the people you are talking to automatically shut down their minds toward you. NYOL can refine their message by showing some tough love: aproaching the enemy firmly, yet respectfully, while firmly telling the enemy how their helping to destroy the Black community. Then, they can end with a stern warning of what we conscious Black folk MUST be willing to do to them if they continue to work against us.”

peace

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Comment by Black Thought 10.30.06 @

ultimately i do not have as big a problem with hip pop because i do not listen to it except in passing.for every 50cents/ying yang there is twice as many real hiphop out there. so stop watching mtv and go out there and buy a little brother/talib/ken starr album. we should never feel the need to justify our music and culture to the mainstream public. if they think all hip hop sound like 50CENT so be it. you should not care too much as the mainstream has never understood youth culture anyway much less hiphop,even in the counscious era of PE,DELASOUL.

Comment by enki 10.31.06 @

When i hear people like nas says hiphop is dead i just shake my head in disapointement. now nas is one of my all time favourite emcee but boy does he get it wrong here. what he meant is hardcore hip hop in the mainstream arena is dead.but why should real hiphoppers like me care if the mainstream does not acknowledge our music.people hiphop is very much alive. if you are willing to look past mtv/bet for your hiphop dose then you will find that the scene is very much alive. just check the underground.check justus league/oddisee/bcc and hundreds,maybe tousands of other real hip hop which is not about chain hanging low or gangstarism. long live hiphop

Comment by enki 10.31.06 @

It’s nice to see and hear the truth, we need a balance of opinion in hiphop today.

Peace

Comment by logan 10.31.06 @

MAN, HOW YOU LUV THAT. THIS IS REAL TALK. WE CAN’T GET AHEAD FOR PUSHING EACH OTHER BACK. WHY DO WE KILL EACH OTHER FOR NEXT TO NOTHING? THE SONG AND PICUTRES GO TOGETHER LIKE A GANGSTA RAPPER AND IN A PAIR OF DICKIES

Comment by TONY B 10.31.06 @

It’s good and some truth is there.However men and women need to face releality the man want things confussed. The rappers nned to promote women rather than bring them down. The women need to respect them selves rather letting someone bring them down. All things amongg us needs to be altered in order to change. The bottom line is surival. All of us altered thru greed and with that we will sell. buy and cross as well as shame any and all to get what we want.

Comment by alexis 10.31.06 @

Respect & Power to NYOIL!

You truly reppin for the hip-hop heads out here who yearn for hot sounds that raise the level of awareness rather than dumbing us down. Continue to set fire to these industry “cats.” May this track be the prelude to the new take over.

FREE THE LAND
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS

Comment by kayin1 10.31.06 @

THANK YOU, IM TIRED OF HEARING THAT BULLSHIT THEY TRYING TO PASS OFF AS MUSIC ALSO,WE NEEDED SOMEONE TO SAY IT.THESE RAPPERS IS SO TUFF WHEN IT COMES TO HURTING EACHOTHER BUT THEY TURN THE CHEEK WHEN THE REAL ENEMY APPROACHES..BITCH ASS DERLICTS..”YALL SHOULD ALL GET LYNCHED”.

Comment by SICNTIRED 10.31.06 @

It a real tune thats needs to be listen to. Thats what its all about!

Comment by dickdarby 10.31.06 @

Its the TRUTH!! Give a copy to Ice T.

Comment by Shaunie 11.01.06 @

It’s good that there’s more than a few folk who agree with this. The added controversy will make people see this more. Good move.

Comment by Coole High 11.01.06 @

i love it and believe that more people should open their ears to the truth and stop a knockin brotha’s flow.

Comment by angel 11.01.06 @

Im glad somebody has a brave heart and address all these issues. Black people in america has been making a completle fool of themselves in the media for a long time and its about time they wisen up. Being a “ho” “Bitch” “Hustla” is nothing to be proud of, people should rise above that

Comment by PBW 11.01.06 @

ABOUT DAMN TIME! THESE SELL-OUT RAPPERS AND SELL-OUT RACE-TRADERS MUST BE STOPPED–MAYBE THEN WE CAN MOVE FORWARD!

THANKS FOR HAVING THE BALLS TO TELL THE TRUTH! DON’T LET ANYONE STOP YOU FROM YOUR MISSION OF SAVING BLACK PEOPLE VIA THE DESTRUCTION OF RAP CRAP!

IT’S A NECESSITY!

MUCH LOVE,

Pearl Jr.
http://www.BlackWomenNeedLoveToo.com

Comment by Pearl Jr. 11.01.06 @

yo im really feelin the track..where can i find an audio version?

cats really need to recognize what these coons are doing to our art.. DONT LISTEN TO ANY HATERS 9 times outta 10 they think hell rell is the biggest black person in pop culture since Michael Jordan..

Comment by Truth 11.01.06 @

I understand the message…totally.. but it could have been said more maturely.. A mix of both, because the fact that he believes they should get lynched for making mistakes they’re obviously ignorant to, makes him just as bad.

Comment by Riss 11.01.06 @

YEAH PREACH BROTHER THEM BLACK HOE SKAING THEIR BOOTIES TO A MUSIC THAT CALL THEM HOES AND BITCHES, AIN’T NO RESPECT FOR THE BLACK QUEEN ANYMORE
PREACH BROTHER IT IS THE FUCKIN’ TRUTH TIRED OF THOSE NIGGAS OUT THERE SELLING OUT AND TREATIN’ BLACK WOMEN LIKE THEY ARE SHIT AND ABUSING THEM AND THEN TAKING THEIR MONEY TO THE WHITE HOES WHO BY THE WAY POISON THEM , THEIR LIVES AND LIVE THEM HOMELESS FOR US BLACK WOMEN TO PICK THEM UP AND TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND
THEM MOTHER FUCKERS, STILL DON’T GIVE US RESPECT THEY HIT ON US, ABUSE US THO WE TAKE CARE OF THEIR BROKE ASSES.
I WISH KOBY WOULD HEAR THIS SO IS O’J SIMPSON AND MICHAEL JACKSON.
FUCK THEM ALL.
SELL OUT NIGGAS
AS FOR ME I WILL NOT SUPPORT A NIGGAS WHO SELLS OUT NO MORE OF MY MONEY WILL GO TO HIS POKET TO TAKE CARE OF HIS WHITE HOE, LIKE THIS WHITE LITTLE GIRL WHO HOLD A CHAIN TIED TO HIS NECK IN THE VIDEO THIS IS HOW WHITE HOE TREAT THEM AND THEY DESERVE IT.
FUCK THE SELL OUT NIGGAS.

Comment by CAROLINE 11.02.06 @

I MEANT THEM BLACK HOES SHAKING THEIR BOOTIES

Comment by CAROLINE 11.02.06 @

I thought the video was pretty well put for me. It is about time someone says something about black on black bashing. I truly respect this cat cause he says things that I would have said if I was on the mic . anyway big up staten island, ya girl queens feel you na-mean, just keep doing the damn thing Pa!

Comment by Nancy 11.02.06 @

I know everyone is commenting how the message could have been delivered more eliquently but hello people this is rap not 18th century peotry ~ haha more intelligently ? Come on. Bottom line is the content is true enough and the only reason it got pulled was because it refers to “lynching” which is a no no in a p.c. world. God forbid they would ever pull a video because the lyrics talk about raping, cop-killing, drug dealing, pimping, or any one of the many intelligent subject matters rap covers these days.

Comment by Tom 11.02.06 @

I’m also tired of all the mealy-mouthed coons and coonettes that try to justify the sellout rappers and this race trade garbage! Wise up, and WAKE UP! There’s NO excuse for selling out your race and your women! I stand with the rhyme and THEY SHOULD ALL GET LYNCHED!

Comment by 2000-rap-is-crap 11.02.06 @

I think thank that the msg that you were putting out was the best ive seen yet but alot of people that talked down about it probably thought it was extream because they havent woke you and seen whats really going on with us as a “black nation”
I loved it I wish there was a way to put that video on my page.

Comment by Daytona finest 11.02.06 @

About mutherfucking time. Sorry to sound so blount and uneducated but thats the truth. Keep that shit flowing. Fuck them country ass niggas who sell out

Comment by Scott 11.02.06 @

NYOIL – I remember you from back in the days of Black Voices and such (you may remember me as “Buttascotch” and during our correspondence, you have never failed to put it down directly how you felt and this video here is no different. I commend you for saying what so many GROWN FOLK say to each other but very few step forward in any big way to out loud and publicly. So many valid points made. So many lessons you have obviously learned over the years yourself and I am glad to see this peice out here – no matter how controversial folks may THINK it is — It gets the conversation going and that where it all begins!

Comment by Renee 11.02.06 @

Yo i just want to say, that the brotha has a strong point. maybe not physical (Lynched) but more like a band, they should get no play. Why? because there are too many rappers glorifying violence and disgrace amongst our people (blacks) as well as individual disgrace. Just likes Jesus prophesied about how many false prophets would rise up ESPECIALLY in our days, it’s the same with these commercial rappers. Now I know there are some, very few songs speaking on uplifting our community, but so few are made or even good enough to make it to the top charts for anyone to notice. But who really takes those songs seriously. I know I don’t, when I listen to a album of 15 tracks and the majority of the songs are glorifying how you make your living illegally. Than in other songs you brag about how you live a better life from it. Realize people under the ages of 10yrs are listening to these songs. Influence with the power of spoken word! ! ! !

Comment by Teragus 11.02.06 @

Yo bra I like the point you are making, just be careful when producing these tracks for radio play, or even underground play. I say that cause you should have a want to even reach a younger croud than 17yrs. Let your words tell the story, with a comfort so that a humble child would be able to listen and understand the real.

Comment by Teragus 11.02.06 @

How many times did you call some one the N word. You ain’t too far behind. You need to Lynch yourself.

Comment by Cocachick 11.02.06 @

i understand that you cant call these rappers and women hoes and niggas and expect them to listen. However it was said that this will get people to talk about the issue. Even if this does not take a huge step in the direction to help our people, it did take a step. Now maybe someone will come to these people in the right manner because he or she saw that this is too harsh.

Comment by mattrob 11.03.06 @

I love the theme of the rap, but the RIDICULOUS amount of cursing was distracting and consequently took away from your message.

Comment by Jrok03 11.03.06 @

what was said was an important message and needed to be said, however it could have been said in a better way. Did Martin, Nina and all the those before us die so that we can call each other niggaz, bitches and hoes? you can’t teach enpowerment and betterment by using terms that give way to more disrespect. saying these words don’t just hurt the people they are used against it hurts us as a people. but i am completely digging the lyric that said we have future queens looking at what our women are doing now. it begs the question what is going to be the legacy that we leave for our children, do we really want them to follow in the foot steps that we are presently laying?

Comment by deanna 11.04.06 @

Just goes to show how far a man (or woman) will go when chasing after the mighty dollar.

Comment by Chela 11.05.06 @

“…It’s about Time. Those who have a problem with this Video and It’s Lyric’s must be a product ot ToDay’s Hip-Hop Nation Clueless, misinformed, and Out to Lunch.

-w9353

Comment by w9353 11.05.06 @

Though I can see why it got pulled (cumshot pic, views of violence etc), I think it’s something people should take a look at. HOWEVER, the only problem I have with this, and this discussion, is somewhat of an issue of fragmentation…

Someone wrote earlier that in order to appeal to ‘those people’ who are acting out, you have to speak the language. To a certain extent, I can agree (if they were Chinese, it may be best to speak Cantonese…etc.). However, who the hell are ‘those people’? I’m not offended, just curious? By saying ‘those people’ are we saying the only people that are acting out are the non-intellectual crowd (which someone mentioned)? I’m in college (an HBCU), and I’m surrounded by people who ‘act out’. Hell, I won’t be self-righteous, I sometimes act out. I guess I’m better because I am in school? Is that what we’re saying?

Then back to fragmentation/speech; damit, can we (black people) not use the N word especially when we’re talking positive? I find it interesting, that he asks the question, “_________ did this for you to act like this?” yet doesn’t address the history and context of the word. Also, on the issue of fragmentation; even if you believe homosexuality is morally wrong, you still must consider the fact that gay black people have played a pretty integral role in doing ‘_____ so that you can act like this’. Saying ‘shit/niggaz is gay…’ (as a negative) doesn’t recognize the history and context of the issue, and makes it ok to fragment ourselves on such an issue…

Anyways, even though I’m critical of this song, it’s only because I do that to everyone. I still think people should give it a look, and I love how it’s able to start this type of discussion…carry on.

Comment by really? 11.05.06 @

I could say that the message could have been delivered with a little less profanity or a little less “edge”. I could also say that the brotha could have spoken eith little more intelligence. BUT THIS IS HIP-HOP!!!! The foundation of real HIP-HOP is self expression, expression of how one feels about the times that one is in. We could all look back and say that some classic HIP-HOP could have been more articulate or less offensive but that takes away from the essence of REAL HIP-HOP! Just like any other HIP-HOP the messege is not for everybody, and in the case of this cut; its directed at wack rappers who seem to have no sense of responsibility to our forefathers sacrifices; to brothas who determine thier valu by thier posessions but have no accountability as far as thier charachter. PLEASE believe, the ones who this rap is directed at fully understand the content & meaning of the rap. Should wack irresponsible, unaccountable value-less rappers be hung from tree like slaves were? OF COURSE NOT!!!! But in this brothas opinion many of todays rappers need to be reconnected to the struggle that allows them so many freedoms; allows them the opportunity to make millions simply off of expression. To me this brotha is asking; Do you know what people went through in order for you (wack rapper) to be able to live with simple freedoms;WAKE UP & concern yourselves with more than rims and diamonds!!MAYBE IF YOU WERE LYNCHED THEN YOU WOULD BE MORE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU RAP ABOUT!!! SISSEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Comment by AG 11.05.06 @

it seems many are offended by his words and video..but thats the problem with ya .ya dont take the time to listen and really and truly listen before jumping over someone when it somes to race or hip hop…yea his words wery vulgar and very intense..but so are the words of the rappers he mentioned the only difference is that they used the words in different context. We ARE AT A POINT WHERE WE CAN TWAKE PEOPLE UP CLEANLY ANYMORE OR JUST WRITE SONGS..YOU HAVE TO BE VERY BLUNT ABOUT IT THATS THE ONLY WAY TO CATCH ATTENTION…THERE ARE MANY ARTIST OUT THERE THAT TALK ABOUT PROBLEMS LIKE THIS CLEANLY…LUPE DOES IT, MOST DEF DOES IT TALIB KWELI DOES IT..BUT HOW MANY OFF YA WOULD ACTUALLY LISTEN TO ASS SHAKING AND GUN POPPIN AND ALL THAT BEFORE LISTEN TO THESE MEN…WHAT MAKES HIM ANY DIFFFERENT..WHY BECAUSE YA NOT USED TO IT BEING THROWN IN YA FACES..THERE IS NO MORE SUGER COATING BECAUSE THIS WORLD IS NOT SUGAR COATED! SOMWTHNG MUST BE WRONG WITH US..WHY HUMP ALL ALL OVER COOSBY WHEN HE ONLY SPEAKS THE TRUTH…WE CAN ONLY GO SO FAR IN BLAMING THE WHITE MEN…UNTIL WE START LOOKING OUT FOR HOW WE CAN ALL UPLIFT EACH OTHER AND SAVE OUR RACE AND STOP SUPPORTING THIS RAPPERS WHO DEAMNS US..AND STAND FOR WHATS RIGHT WHICH IS EDUCATION…MANY OF U WANT TO BE ASPIRING ACTORS..BUT UR LYRICS CONTAIN.. NUTHING BUT DRUGS SEX AND DEATH WHY??!! TALK ABOUT SOMETHING REAL! WE NEED TO UPLIFT OUR RACE AND IF U ARE ANGRY TAKE THE ANGER OUT ON U TRYING TO BETTER OUR RACE AND NOT ON THE YOUNG MAN WHO WASNT AFRAID TO SPEAK THE TRUTH!!

Comment by truth 11.06.06 @

I agree that lost and/or sold-out brothers like the Game, Snoop, 50 Cents, etc. should be called out for their buffoonery and negative behavior. But I do not like how NYoil used the very murderous method used by the white devilous KKK to kill Africans by saying these rappers should be hung. And I did not hear any reference in this song that says that the people between these rappers (white corporate America executives) should be hung.

NYoil’s song is catchy and memorable but will fell to make a constructive change because it does not use the 3-4 minutes to more cleverly and convincing explain why these rappers do what they do. Yes, he says that Martin, Malcolm, etc. died for us versus how some of our rappers behave. But we have all heard this before.

Additionally, his repeated use of the “n” word quickly invalidates his punch. NYoil, it seems, tries to dismiss these rappers while using their negative lingo.

More importantly though, I hope this song (and there are many out there) will begin to speed up the train to express the outrage many people have inside of how too many strong and intelligent Black men and women are using their talents and opportunities to denigrate and demonize their own kind.

Peace,

Fige Bornu, Chairman
Positive African Image Institute

Comment by Fige Bornu 11.06.06 @

HIP-HOP IS WAY OVER THE STATE OF BEING ONLY ONE-DIMENSIONAL. THERES A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING, BE IT GANGSTA, CONSCIOUS, STREET, CRUNK, ABSTRACT, HORROR OR WHATEVA THE FUCK. I KINDA DIG THIS CAT AND HIS POINT THOUGH. TOO MUCH IGNANT GARBAGE OUT THERE. BUT THIS MIGHT WORK. FIDDY CAME OUT WITH ROBBIN EVERYONE, NOW ITS TIME TO LYNCH!!!!

Comment by RIOTLIFE 11.06.06 @

I heard this track last week, but this is the first time I’ve seen the infamous video. Honestly, I expected worse. The lady getting raped and the nut on the face, I’m sure, are why the video was Banned–or at least that was the justification. I’ve heard NYOIL in interviews and I have to say I’m with him on this shit. He’s not nobody’s corny backpacker, just a regular dude who’s tired of their not being any balance. Sure, we can shake our asses as a people, but is that all that we do? I don’t have problems saying Nigga neither, that doesn’t mean I don’t want change. Not everyone has to agree with every bullet-point on your Black PowerPoint presentation. Switch up the plays, make a variety of music to showcase the contradictions of our people, not the same tired-ass bling, bitches, bricks, and blasphemy it’s been.
I like to see ass shaking too, just not 24 hours a day. Bring some diversity to the game!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by momowilly 11.06.06 @

Thank GOD!!! Someone had to say it. I emailed the link to all my friends because it needs to be passed on. I know more people than just NYoil feel this way. We as a people need to rise up and stop acting like a bunch a Koonin ass niggas. The worst part about it we are not even making that much money from it. The White man is, so there is not even a good reason for it. STOP KOONIN!!!!

Comment by I shine from within 11.06.06 @

Good SHIT Right Here…!!

Comment by KRS-ONE 11.06.06 @

HIP IS IS SATAN’S PLAY GROUND FILLING OUR CHILDRENS HEADS WITH DELUSIONS OF GRANDUER WITHOUT AN EDUCATION THAT YOUR CAHIN CAN HANG LOW WHICH YOUR STUNNER SHADES ON BUT NOTHING ABOUT EDUCATION FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR PEOPLE THE HIP-HOP RAPPERS ARE PROGRAMMING THIS GENERATION TO WALK INTO THE SLAUGHTER AND IT’S LONG BEEN OVER DO TO STOP BALMMING THE WHITE MAN BECAUSE HE HAS NO POWER FOR THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE IS OUR FATHER AND HE GAVE POWER TO US TO CONTROL THIS EARTHLY REALM THROUGH PRAYER

Comment by PRAYER WARRIOR 11.06.06 @

this guy is a police cop and his music is a crappy rep for good music. to change a situation one needs to give a solution, not just a scam to get his shit heard… plus ‘ny oil’, that’s a shit name dunnie…

Comment by sri rama 11.06.06 @

Yiyuh, I love it. Call me when its time to roll. It is extreme but extreme times call for extreme measures and if you think these aint extreme times youre havin dreams in the mind.

Also lynching isnt racially specific. Just cuz it was done to us in america doesnt mean thats what it was originally. Saddam may be hanged and since the Persian Empire it was done to the conquered.

As much as we tolerate death among our own we seem to get upset when its directed by reason. Death may be extreme punishment just for making songs but the fact is that these songs format the computers that are the minds of the youth and this formatting disables a lot of beneficial programs from running on their minds, ya dig.

Rappers should be faced with death when they proceed to dishonor their people. Like NYOil said: ‘youre self serving and uncertain.’

Rap needs strong leaders. Right now we got weakheart and Lyor Cohen runnin rap. I think Lyor Cohen is really the boss of rappers these days. The unseen one.

Anyway, the war is declared. Ive chosen my alliance. Im with the soldiers of Rightness. The God Squad as it were.

Comment by Cos Seven 11.06.06 @

I think the song and video are what black folks need to hear. These new breed of blacks today are not the kind I knew grewing up. Back in the day the worst thing you could call a black man/woman is a sellout, nowadays these black cant wait to sellout! Just 12 years ago this very song would have gotten rotation on the radio, now, the corporation spoon feed images of coon-ism and sambo-ism 24 hours a day.

Thsi song is like hot, black coffee. It’s not made to be gentile it’s made to wake you up.

Comment by mainone3000 11.06.06 @

very good message but what makes this group any different than the next!? I think it is a very good message but it needs to be done a little different. The images of the past hate crimes were not needed. African Americans have suffered enough and we don’t need graphic images to be reminded. To me it seems rude to show images of people relatives and ancestors that had to endure that cruel and unjust punishment/torture that lead to there final moments. Overall in my opinion this is a good message to all who are willing to hear and accept it. Even though we are not a perfect society we have progressed somewhat since our horrible past.

Comment by c 11.06.06 @


well of course the video was banned!!! Reality is and sad to say it was not because of the photographic nature in the least, the lyrical content -the truth- would have aroused these dumb-downed and comatose walking body bags – these black folks that are out here “keeping it real.” Led them to recognize that we don’t need approval to validate our existance on this planet or to even justify it. That we no longer need to share crop our souls to be “accepted” in this society. That in all actuality, the people that are paying them to perform all those minstrel side shows truly envious and hates the fact that we are survivors and GOD willing, forever will be. I know we have all lived long enough to know that the “negroes” will not allow all that scraping, scratching and back biting they have done (i.e. surviving by boot licking and ass kissing) to have some conscious proud Black Kings to come along and mess up that good thing – Massa’s house sho is a long way from where we came from!!! And Ise not ’bout to go back either!!! And to reply to comment by c posted 11.06.06: the images are QUITE necessary, truth be told that’s the same reality we are living in today, only thing is they rape, lynch, humilate, assinate and oppress us in different forms. There is no longer a need for the white hoods when we can get a brotha in a hoodie from the hood to do it all for them. Rape the minds of the innocent children – OUR FUTURE, humilate themselves and destroy any desires of anyone to become and/want better for themselves, assinate our characters and slant the worlds view of us, and oppress us in every possible way … all in the name of the all mighty dollar. Thank you NYOIL may GOD’s blessing and protection always be upon you all. Keep up the good work and keep on speaking the truth. Keep the faith, now the struggle will be hard but the best of soldiers must fight on. Peace and Love to you all. Sunshine…..Let the light shine on!!!!!

Comment by shari 11.07.06 @

BIG UP…I HAVE BEEN FEELING LIKE THAT FOR A LONG TIME…..I AM NOT BLACK, BUT I HAVE BEEN INTO HIP HOP SINCE LIKE 86….I make my own kind of music and i never played it black..never wore any jewels, never partisipated in the jewish scheme a things..They runnin this shit….I don’t hate them at all, but i am not blind..They doin what the do best…Making money off anal people…..STOP IT!

Comment by METHAPHORCE 11.07.06 @

This song made me think about how music is. Music has a major influence on our lives. We need more music like this.

The thing is that the industry will never allow for music of this type to hit the masses. Ignorance will always be more attractive due to the profits made. Hip Hop is what it is. Nuff said.

Comment by Jay Perk 11.07.06 @

This is something that needs to be heard. What he says is true. Our ancestors fought for our rightful place in society and what are we doing with it? NOTHING! All the rappers today jus talk about drugs, sex and money. There really isn’t any messages behind the music except violence. I applaud this song for speaking on a subject that was previously just ignored.

Comment by Chanti 11.08.06 @

This type of song is meant to be circulated amongst rebel troops the same way the US armed forces makes certain mainstream music available to troops in Irak to hype them up so they can kill innocent people in an altered state of mind.

Comment by Cos Seven 11.08.06 @

As an artist, I think the song is clever, and I like the way he put some of these dump ass so-called rappers on blast like that. Good stuff!But, I’m not so sure that we need more music like this. I say that because, anytime you proclaim, “Ya’ll Should All Get Lynched” to a particular race of people who have suffered this type of injustice in their recent history, it’s a problem. It’s almost like Hitler and racial purification. That in itself is a dangerous thing.
I understand parts of the emotions and reasons driving this song, but in my opinion, it does more damage than it does healing. I mean, the langueage NY OIL uses on their own people is just horrible!
It’s obvious that NY OIL is fed up with all the stupid images that are portrayed by some of these artists, and so am I, but I believe, if they are really about change, there are more effective and more positive ways to send a message. But, that’s just my take.

Comment by Ulito 11.08.06 @

WOW yo, that is TRUTH right there and thats messed how they took it off of youtube. It’s freedom of speech and they got no right to do that. The video,the lyrics,the beat..deep and inspirational to open eyes to the younger generation that people died so that us black people can lead the way for those that are younger but instead artist would rather talk about killing,drugs,hoes,etc. When they know its just talk..madd props!! Keep doin what you do!

Comment by Atrius 11.08.06 @

i think this is a song to wake up…
ya all should try to figure out what’s goin’ on out here?
everybody should be able to speak!
but, with respect!!!!!
everything is movin’;AND SOME OF IT THE WRONG WAY!

Comment by KATHARIE 11.08.06 @

I see alot of negative comments about this video/song, and thats cool, cause theres always two sides to the same thing, but calling this video ignorant and propaganda is oxymoronic, the song itself is trying to get people to think about what their doing and maybe that will eventually inspire people to do something about their lives in a positive way, much love and respect from Denmark.

Comment by mindburst 11.08.06 @

I can’t pull up the video so I won’t speak on it. But I will drop this piece of knowledge on you. The easiest way to defeat an enemy is to split them in to sides and have them kill themselves. i.e. Iraq Sadam supporters and those against.

Instead of going at each other (while I agree gangster rap is killing us) lets look at the bigger picture. Who among “us” owns a “major label” that puts this stuff out? None. As long as there is poor people and record companies throwing money around at poor black youth, there will be gangsta rap. Kill the source, not each other. And when I say kill I do not mean literally brothers.

Comment by Black Militant Rising 11.08.06 @

dude sound kinda like ah psycho. you can’t rap hardcore peace-rap and be taken seriously, sounding like gangstas for jesus and shit. dude kinda come off like his attitude is this: “dirty-ass stupid slut bitch!!, fix yourself up…but umm first suck my dick..yeh you naasty bitch! i hate you…but but…i love your dirty pussy..”

he basically sounds like ah dude that can’t reconcile pursuit of personal intention with politics. he’s equally as disrespectful to these videos hoes in the way he places ah moral referendum on them as a cracka nuttin on they face..in my opinion…but who the fock am i right??

Comment by kid cadaver 11.08.06 @

real talk…

Comment by eazz 11.08.06 @

Someone needs to be accountable for leading our people to the gas chambers. Check out another artist that’s brutally on point with the state of african people on this planet right now.

http://WWW.myspace.com/rahihigh

he has a song called “BLACK BARBIE” it’s brilliant. His vibe is funky, acoustic edgy-raw, and is cleverly honest in his lyrics about self-hate among african people.

Comment by Sharon 11.09.06 @

I’m just be honest… there are some SORRY-ASS comments bein’ made here.

Hip-hop has been about entertainment and will always be. People can sit here and try to turn this shit into rocket science if they want, but anybody who knows shit about hip-hop knows that it has always been a source of entertainment.

I’m seein’ people in here talkin’ about how hip-hop is supposed to educate and that’s what it was made for and all kinds of ridiculous bullshit. If any of you ‘hip-hop purists’ have ever seen ‘Wild Style’, I’d say you’ve conveniently left out what hip-hop was really all about in its early days. Or did y’all think they made that shit up? If partying, dancing, money, sex, etc. are NOT just as much a part of hip-hop as “knowledge”, then why wasn’t ONE muhfukka in “Wild Style” (or many early hip-hop records for that matter) talkin’ about education?

If we’re gonna sit here and cry because ther general public would rather be entertained than lectured about how fucked up the world is (like we don’t know this already), then that’s some miserable shit. Dudes talk day in and day out about what real hip-hop is and isn’t. But tellin’ people what kind of music they need to be makin’ isn’t a very “hip-hop” thing to do at all. That’s some ol’ Republican shit if I’ve heard some. Hip-hop was always a music with no boundaries where people could rap about and do whatever they wanted- so it annoys the shit outta me to see so-called hip-hop traditionalists tryin’ to put restrictions and guidelines on the shit now.

Comment by DanjaMania 11.09.06 @

I love this video it speaks volume.

Comment by minister todd pierce 11.09.06 @

word im so sick of them too ive been going to war with all these lost souls everyday they play the songs that dont teach you **** and leed you down to hell i said to myself i pray that all rightous mcs get together and tell the truth about these wanna beees i heard snoop on the air with some words that my pet dog could ryme better than my crew is down with bringing these frauds down and i see this wannabee game trying to flow who ever said he could even flow was wack as hell peace out bring it now were hungry

Comment by jahsarmy 11.09.06 @

the point he is tring to make is a very good point because of the fake people such as 50 cent tring to put on a fake image to try and be something he isn’t and after what martin luther king did for teir culture. Yeah i admit it’s abit harsh and it shoouldn’t of been put on youtube but it’s the only way to get some peooples attention. He is being quite hipocritical but atleast he can see it.
it is a good song and has a good point and he has got it arcoss i think.

Comment by kit 11.09.06 @

The ‘monkey’ should get lynched but then so should the ‘organ grinder’. The ‘organ grinder’ being Sony, Universal, Interscope etc and all those who deliberately put out these destructive images of Black people. No one seems to want to touch the monkey though!!

Comment by R Daley 11.09.06 @

i hope you get shot

Comment by infantryman 11.10.06 @

To the person who uses the MOVIE Wildstyle as a basis for claiming that hip hop wasnt meant to teach but entertain needs to read the label. Those so-called classic hip hop movies were made by Caucasian outsiders portrayin what they were able to access or relate to. Naturally if some brothers made early hip hop films there would be much of those aspects that “white” people tend to edit out of HISTORY.

Those movies have nothing to do with what Hip Hop is with all due respect to those artists who are in them. They are merely a portion of what was/is going on.

Better proof that rap indeed was designed to teach is “The Message” and the song “World War 3″ by Grandmaster Caz.

Rap in its rawest form was brothers in the broadcasting knowledge the way CNN does. The media Caucasian interest got wind that Hip Hop was broadcasting and indeed competing and so they bought out the cometition for the most part.

Now, with the internet the Eternal Broadcasters are at it once more and the same Caucasian Media Conglomerate is trying to use financial means to silence the competition.

Just give up devil.

Comment by Cos Seven 11.10.06 @

Entertain this thought people: Put aside all the music in the world and just focus on the kids. Could someone out there who’s a major player please tell them kids that everybody can’t be a Spitter or Shaker (singer/dancer/lyricist/rapper). This is the problem folks. We really got a numerous amount of children in the inner cities and the back woods out there believing that they are going to be major athletes or entertainers. Why don’t the parents (this goes for you to, major players) do the math and communicate it in english to these kids that there is only a certain number of players every year in sports/entertainment that is given the opportunity to “PLAY THE GAME”. The kids BELIEVE narrow-mindedly that they are going to really be Spitters and Shakers. Won’t someone do the math for them. There are only approximately 4 to 5 hundred NBA players, 1 to 2 thousand NFL players, and a couple or more hundred entertainers successfully commercialized in the industry (if that many). Check this out: but there are thousands/millions of kids thinking that they are the one. Now, just from this comment, I have gained a little more respect for entertainers/athletes because there is nothing wrong with folks following their dreams and entertaining the masses, but call it the way it is; the majority of the success comes from divine intervention while leaving room for luck as the rest of it. If that’s all OUR kids have to go on, then that’s scary. Tell them children what’s really real because they have to live in the REAL WORLD.

Comment by TASS 11.10.06 @

…It’s about time!!!! Finally someone with a positive message in their music…People probably don’t understand his view cause he is not talking about being iced out. Keep HIP-HOP ALIVE…Save the pretty shit for Rap Music

Comment by YUNG JEWELZ 11.11.06 @

I’m really about 2 shed a tear! I’ve been waitin 4 sumthin like this.. and I knew the white people would ban it! They don’t want us knowing the real.. when all it is, is that we NEED TO OPEN OUR EYES! WE ARE ALL WE GOT.. THESE WHITE PEOPLE AIN’T GONNA DO SHIT FOR US! NOW THEY SITTIN BACK LAUGHIN ‘CUZ WE KILLIN OURSELVES.. MAKIN OURSELVES LOOK DUMB.. ALL THEY GOTTA DO IS PORTRAY US AS MURDERERS, THIEVES, RAPISTS, ETC. IN THE MEDIA.. N WE CONFORM TO THIS BS! WHY? I’VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD IT! WE CAN’T LET OUR CHILDREN BE PUT THRU THIS! OPEN UP YA EYES.. STOP DOIN ALL THIS BS AND THEN COMPLAININ WHEN SHIT HAPPENS!

Comment by LaDii B-More 11.12.06 @

yo is that alicia keys on the video? looks like a snap from a pornclip..

Comment by digital 11.12.06 @

The imagery is powerful, and raw is how it must be. Lyricaly the point gets across but I must agree with eeax that the music makes the whole song suffer. It’s not memorable and that’s what a hip hop track should do: stick in your head. The lyrical delivery also lacks the hooks and punches you can’t help but recite . But this is a start. To positive change? Who knows, but it’s got y’all taking time out of your day to address it…

Comment by DaProkah 11.13.06 @

I can understand what they trying to say and what point they looking to get across. But what I don’t understand is their need to use the same deragatory terms as those they are talking about. Calling the women out of their names and whatnot. I agree with with their lyrics almost %100 but have a hard time trying to really stay on “their side” because their lyrics aren’t PG rated themselves.

Comment by latisha 11.13.06 @

Pure ennui. This song provides more evidence that the idiom (rap) isn’t capable of the excavation of which it boasts. Both this particular “act,” the rap acts the song disdains, as well as those (PE, Grand Puba…) it lauds are trapped at the surface like oil poured into a mud puddle. The puddle’s, the pool of black–at depth, spectral–pain, is essentially bottomless. I’d argue that such a mystery deserves more respect than this adolescent idiom can muster. At it’s best, the idiom seems capable of only an instant’s worth of swirl on the surface. Fine. But, cues toward a deeper idiom *are* available : Robert Hayden’s “The Diver” and “Elegies for Paradise Valley”; Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Blue Light Lounge Sutra” or, better, “Masks”; Le Roi Jones’s THE DEAD LECTURER. James Baldwin’s “The Uses of the Blues” or “Mass Culture and the Creative Artist.” How about Mingus’s Solo Piano, “Myself When I’m Real”? Not “hardcore” enough? How about S. Mehmedinovic’s SARAJEVO BLUES? Gilad Atzmon’s EXILE? Anouar Brahem’s “LE PAS DU CHAT NOIR”? There are thousands more. But, wait, I’m not talking about “samples.” Don’t read / listen to these for names to drop over next weeks video game soundtrack. Ok? A meditation on aesthetics takes longer than it does to download a track to sample. Read and re-read. Be quiet. Shhh. A path will emerge. It’ll connect the dots to the pain, the mystery, of which this song is merely an (another in a long, long line of) unconscious bearer(s in the rap idiom). After these connections are allowed to steep, an art that is more than a symptom of its unacknowledged pain may be possible. This is not an angry attack. It’s a plea. Stop hanging unexamined pain out the window. Stop pulling garbage out the air and waving it around. Stop beginning sentences, I call them ‘death sentences, with phrases like “bitch ass–this, stank-ass that.”

Haven’t we learned that anyone boasting this loud, big and bad has got a cowering, mute, invisible twin WAY back there somewhere protecting his / herself from a perceived threat? Didn’t we realize this somewhere just after sixth grade? Looking around, I guess not. Perceived or real, until the voice and the twin get involved in the song, nothing intersting, like art, is going to happen. Art. Is that something we can expect from persons calling themselves artists?

Comment by Ed Pavlic 11.13.06 @

Yeah, really the “old school” was gang affiliated, ski-ed up, dusted, etc. let’s not distort reality,
in some of those old tapes they be like “say co-caine!!” And they are talking about consuming, not “flying birds down south..”
Also when it comes to that, old school was NYC history too, cause the background that gave birth to hip hop was kind of unique.
People who couldnt get into the discos..while the BX was burning.

Comment by bk 11.13.06 @

I so understand the point he is trying to make and if it takes show =ing some of those images to get people to pay attention then so be it. And if banning his video was an attempt to not get his message across then they are doing him more good than bad becuz I guarantee more people are gonna wanna see why it was banned therefore creating more buzz for the video. But he only speaking the truth, and I am behind him 100%

Comment by EEONH 11.13.06 @

I feel that a lot of this is true.Our black leaders did not die and go throuhg the struggle for us to act this way.At the same time the rapper of this song should be lynched also for using the word nigger and calling black women out of their name as well.Check yourself and what you do before you check somebody else.We should support eachother and stop the hate Amen

Comment by Olando 11.13.06 @

I must be older than I thought. I thought the original “rappers” were “The Last Poets” and “Gil Scott Heron”. No one can sell you anything if you refuse to buy it. Neither record companies nor artist get rich because no one buys what they put out. They don’t create the market. They only sell what YOU will buy. Think for yourself and teach your children to do so as well. It’s still free!!

Comment by mustbe2damold 11.13.06 @

People say raps dead an so is hip hop and you’d think it was with all the gimmicks it has but its songs like that that really put it in perspective of what hip hop was created from views of other people trying to inform the general puplic as to what the hells goin on man that song was what hip hop listeners should be remembering everytime they listen to yung joc or 50 cent whatever it is now the they got sumthin to go off and will stop puttin all this bullspit out

Comment by Penguine 11.13.06 @

I like the message that he is trying to get across, but the idea of “you should all get lynched” seems kind of disturbing. I could understand being frustrated by the wack misrepresentation of Hip-Hop, but to call for the lynching of anyone does not seem right. If these were “jim crow” crow days they would have no problem lynching NYOIL also. I think he should have put a little more thought into the words chose to use. However, He should be able to express his opion and use his freedome of speech.

Comment by Disk riot 11.13.06 @

I wonder what they would say if a White rapper made the same song?

Comment by Feedback 11.13.06 @

real talk.

brothers gonna work it out

Comment by THe Hour Of Chaos 11.13.06 @

I would love to add this to my blog, do you have a link where I can embed this video into my blog?

While very extreme (I cant say I agree with the whole lynching thing), I think it’s a message that needs to be heard.

Comment by DPinder 11.14.06 @

is this racially charged or what? seems like he isnt doing much better

Comment by zzzz 11.14.06 @

I understand where NYOIL is comin from, but he resorts to the same devices as those he says should get lynched. He is hatin on his own people instead of trin to make a difference. He is speakin the truth, but there are more productive ways to get that done. It is irresponsible to be criticizes the use of the terms niggaz and bitches when he is going to use that same language in his own rap.

Comment by tang-o 11.14.06 @

RESPECT YO! KEEP TELLIN IT LIKE IT IS YO!
ONE LOVE YO
RESPECT!
ANNE FROM NIGERIA, LAGOS BABY
HOLLA

Comment by ANNE 11.14.06 @

to any hueman that sees this and feels that this isn’t the truth, and a reality check, you are on some bullshit. none of what is said in this video, nor what is shown is in any way offensive to us. granted there may be a “problem” with the use of words of niggas and bitches, but it is what it is. if you don’t fit the category don’t worry. but, silly ass niggas, and dumb ass bitches do exist, and that is something that we can’t change. it’s not like he went out of context with the usage of the words. they are fitting for his expression. what he expresses is why shit is so fucked up in the every hood. quit letting yt poison us wit all of that bullshit. sluts are not a natural part of us, and killing isn’t a natural part of us either. listen to dead prez, last poets, gill scott heron. get off of this bullshit that these ‘suckar ass sellout industry house niggas’ are putting out poisoning the minds of our queens, our kings and our princesses, and our princes at the discretion of a dollar bill. lose the miseducation, so that we may return to the throne. but then again, the extinction level event will help with the end of most of the bullshit and filth we experience. all love, and peace to all the gods of the earth

Comment by eluojo (power of god) 11.14.06 @

This is real shit ,,and hot as hell ,,real footage from uncle tom the movie depicting images from a tru documentary….BIG UPS to yall cus for this fire keep it burnin ..YA dig

Comment by federal 11.14.06 @

i agree with the song these dman rappers out here rappin about bullshit and makin gtheir asses look even more ignorant and proving that what the white folks have called us for years niggers to be a true statement!

Comment by LADYBYRD 11.14.06 @

Fuck everybody in opposition to NYOil!!! Ayo….that shit was the tightest shit i have seen in a long time. Ayo..when the War comes from these fake ass “rustlas”..and these Uncle Toms…along with these cold-blooded hoes passin on that shit…you got one more soldier packin heat!!! as a matter of fact…please give me an interview..asap….peace and blessings…..Calvin Ruffin II…CEO

Comment by The DCdrama Magazine 11.15.06 @

The difference between the “Hardcore” track and this one is that this is in English and while the images might not be nearly as graphic, they;re totally contextualized by the lyrics where the French song is just blahblahblahFrenchcakes to most of us and therefore isn’t nearly as affecting or getting as much press.

Comment by julieruin 11.15.06 @

I LOVED THIS! Naturally I understand why it may have been pulled due to the images of lynchings/Katrina victims, etc HOWEVER the MESSAGE is VERY relevant and is what young black youth NEED to hear instead of all that straight bullsh*t polluting the airways! I can’t even listen to the radio anymore (and believe me, I’ve tried) because I get sick of hearing the same 3 songs on rotation…and TV? Forget about it. As black people we need to WAKE UP and not be afraid to speak our minds when it comes to society’s portrayal of us. We’re not female dogs, pimps and the like…we care about having the fanciest car, iced-out jewelry, etc but we’re mentally, spiritually and ECONOMICALLY POOR! Our youth are imitating this nonsense without any protest from the black community – why??? It’s way beyond time for a change.

Comment by just beautiful 11.15.06 @

CORRECTION: I was not aware You Tube had those nasty a$$ videos out w/the young girls so I DON’T understand why this video was pulled and not the others…(sigh).

Comment by just beautiful 11.15.06 @

I say hats off to you King….
I have a copy of goodbye uncle tom and this video moved me just like the movie did. I believe that is time to regain our mental well being and act like Kings and Queens once again.Knowledge of self , wisdom and understanding through out the Nubian Diaspora is the only way, And if we need the shock treatment (because the truth hurts) than so be it…..
I love it and hopefully the right people are watching…..Peace

Comment by imani 11.15.06 @

Wicked Video! to the point

lenny

Comment by lenny 11.15.06 @

Yo, this video has the right idea but the wrong decision. Lynching is not the answer considering the fact that it would be another blow to the black population along the lines of abortion. Those house negroes need to get some knowledge. Dancing around about the breaking down of black society and perpetuating it at beckon call of black and white producers alike.

This video is bad only cause it calls for lynching. Had he said knowledge or educated or anything other than calling for further death of our people. It would be good.

Check out some Dead Prez, Paris, Tha Truth, and even Immortal Technique (he is not black but he is our brother). They will pass on some knowledge for you.

JeeKyu

Comment by JeeKyu 11.15.06 @

Honestly…wow, I think this dude is on point. I think he is honestly telling it like he is. He sounds like he is from the hood and probably tired of seeing whats going on. We not bettering ourselves at all, by feeding into this washed up fake hip hop. Only thing i wish i sould have saw was the whole dipset on there.

Comment by Michelle 11.15.06 @

Interesting…well i can agree that rap music does get on my nerves sometimes with its constant SAME lyrics about bitches, hoes, money cars…etc. But i fell it is a little harsh to say someone should get lynched. Rappers arent famous on their own FANS make them who they are. Entertainers do what sells and thats whats selling right now. So i ask: Is it the rappers that should get lynched or the millions who support them?

Comment by Seqoya 11.16.06 @

I get that some black people would feel upset when listening to this song and watching these images, I know i did. But I also listened and I heard, and it has been a long time since I actually heard hip hop, so he must be doing something right.

Comment by sky 11.16.06 @

I have mixed feelings about this… I dont think we should promote Black hate.. Yeah the rappers and images of Black people (many times created by us) are negative BUT think about the bigger picture… CAPITALISM is whats screwing us up.. our mindframe is skewed towards a direction of money.. its not natural for us as Africans. So maybe you should really take your time to rap about the government or european mindframe that is putting our people down. Additionally, all this hate creates divisions in the community that does NOT need to be there!

Comment by Mel 11.17.06 @

this video had nothing to do with rap and everything to do with how black people represent other black people. he used rappers as an example to show how black people are being percieved due to the famous african american’s influencing the black youth with ignorant, stereotypical behavior. this should definately be shown throughout black communities to spark some thought that maybe things arent ok.

Comment by pride 11.17.06 @

you know its funny…I read this post when it was first dropped but didnt comment. Now I cam back a month later and people, you are missing the point!!

How can some of you can condemn him for using the word LYNCHED, but find it ok that radio, TV and YOUTUBE use words like kill, murder, ’9 shots to da dome’, and ‘body a ni**a’ on a regular basis? What exactly is the difference? Taking as life is taking a life, the word used to describe it moot.
Whether you call it Bodying, Lynching, merking, or ‘deadly force’(NYPD/LAPD!) its the same thing.

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Comment by THE PON 11.17.06 @

Harsh but words that need to be said, and saying it any softer wouldn’t have got the message across. As Sis Rosalind said on another site about this topic: the situation is harsh also!

That said, I could only watch about a minute of the clip as my children are in the room and the language is too bad. With the lynching images as well maybe that’s why YouTube banned it, BUT they should have only restricted it to be viewed by members only, rather than anybody surfing, which is a restriction they have on many other clips that contain cursing or violence.

I personally think he should post it up there again but maybe this time put the over 18 guidance on their himself. If anyone knows where I can download the actual file I’ll put it on their myself on my account.

Blessings.

Ras Shawn Naphtali

Comment by Ras Shawn Naphtali 11.18.06 @

Very good video. Shame on youtube for banning this.

Comment by Gary C. Booker 11.19.06 @

Some think showing the video of the lynching wasn’t necessary but i think it was because some of us need to go back and read and see what happen in the past to understand how some are moving backwards instead of forward. There are people coming to this land that WE BUILT, SLAVED AND DIED for who’s living the American dream or stuggling to get there while some of us are still stagnant. WE HAD ANCESTORS WHO GOT LYNCHED, BABIES CUT OUT OF THEIR STOMACHS…. ALL KIND OF INHUMAN STUFF YOU CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE. ANYHOW.. THE VIDEO WAS RIGHT ON POINT! LET’S GET OUR SHIT TOGETHER PEEPS AND PUTTING EACH OTHER DOWN! LET’S PULL EACH OF US UP ON PEDDLESTOOLS.

THE ONE

Comment by The One 11.19.06 @

Word up on Gil Scott, but look at what ultimately happened to him-it wasnt the bottle but the rock that he became enslaved to, and brother was so intelligent. At the end of the day we all have our faults, prejudices, and hypocritcal behavior to reconcile.
Imagine if the authors of the 300+ posts on this thread were to take their opinions and put into action in the real world…maybe we could see some change.

Comment by bk 11.20.06 @

Black males, not a few of them, are disgrace in the US, Canada and Europe.

Comment by David 11.21.06 @

1st much respect to the MC….

However I do feel that his research for his lyrics and the content of his video in beyond weak…. Simply because his context is incorrect…. If the context of any communication is not correct the value of the message can in most cases become poisonous and therefore deadly to knowledge seekers and the unlearned…. Context defines and provides clarity and purpose of the communication leaving scope for universal comprehension without negating local understanding and Psycho-Historical conditioning….

E.g. If the MC truly understood what he was saying he would see that Bill Cosby and his statements about our nation did more to hurt our people then to help and that those of his generation political vision lack cultural integrity to provide guidance to the enslaved.

The MC would also see that you can not blame a child for what it becomes as Melle Mel would say – “A child born with no state of mind, blind to the ways of man kind”. So what the Bloods and Crips and the Ho’s and Pimps are is a direct reflection/reaction of the failures/defeats of the Civic Rights ‘I want to be equal to Whitety and FUCK being African and Africa too Crew!!’ In the words of X-Clan “Whats my MINDstate if my STATE ani’t BLACK” (Note Check out Amos Wilson)

Which also gives way to the HIPHOP supremacy attitude which would allow Cool Herc and the like to be seen as the source of a culture that did not start with them but in Africa? Since we can’t seem to say that and be TRU to who we are (Africans) the enemy creates an East and West cost War…. See’ self hate manifest in many ways I can see it in Oprah and many others the MC put up to be seen as good role models. However their roles have done nothing to change the root cause of the problems, they have help to continue the damage….

Think Peeps it’s deeper then that…. There will be uncle tom’s and tomett’s among those you think are good and there will be solutions not answers to be found among those you think are the problems…. Holla if you need to, make sure you CONTEXT is CORRECT 1st.

T. Bey the Moor

Comment by T. Bey the Moor 11.21.06 @

I’m feelin this track here. Da beat & Da flow but mainly the message being conveyed. Me myself being from da oldschool, would take the more subtle approuch. But we are in a different time today. A time of trouble if you will. Prophecy is being fulfilled as we type here. Yaw would know that if you study your scriptures. You would also know who’s incharge of this world as well as this industry.(Better act like you know)When I came up MCing, we rapped about partyin and havin a good time, now I don’t want my children and grandchildren to hear this crap.I’m not a hater of the new school,I believe I helped paved the way. And many of them have mad skillz but most glorify drugs, crime and death. That is what the big record executives(Satan)wants to put out there. All being a sign of these times. Back in da day when we had beef, we lit up da grill and cooked dat shit,now,you better think twice bout even attendin a rap show. It’s really sad to see our youth unable to achieve academicly, but yet resite these rappers with the negative lyrics. Most say they’re keepin it real, I say “Lets keep it Right. ONE!

Comment by Chilly"B"/NEWCLEUS 11.21.06 @

We can’t uplift our people with venomous hate. This so-called keepin it real rapper is the the lowest of the low, taking out his frustrations on fellow Blacks. This song is mean-spirited and does not follow in the example of our ancestors. It also gives conscious rap a bad name. Shame on you, NYOIL.

Comment by O.G. 11.21.06 @

This is how I’ve been feelin’ for a very long time…I am glad I’m not the only one…….Of course this would never get air play cuz it spits the truth…..the system is not designed for us to be independant & intelligent kings and queens; instead to be dependant, dumb, & the monkey of the show….

Comment by Geegee 11.21.06 @

What I dont understand is that people are more worried about who is giving the message other than the message itself. What ever you are black, white, brown, blue, green, or whatever, speak the truth..

To My people, as Africans and as human beings we shouldn’t concern ourselves with the messenger when the message is true. We have been running away from the truth since we been placed in this country. Everything around us we should be concious of. Like Why is the US bigger than Africa on maps, why aren’t theer bandades or pantyhoes for our skin color. we have had hundreds of ppl die in the past years tryin to liberate us (so i will say).. if you dont understand what is being said through the song or me.. Watch The Boondocks Cartoon (the whole season), Pay attention to Huey and Riley… Riley is what is now and Huey is what it was… So what do you chose? Huey, the fighter for Africans or Riley, one who is influence by those who dictate this country and lives for the day…

Comment by DIRTY 11.21.06 @

They have a good point. A lot of shucking and jiving is going on the entertainment industry. Massa is still running the plantation, but the game has changed, and the pay is much higher. The new commands are sing, rap, shake ya ass, curse, shoot, dunk, make a touchdown, hit the ball and Toby does it. I understand why this was pulled from youtube. I guess they wouldn’t want people to have a conscious thought about themselves huh? You can control people better when they are dumb and ignorant.

Comment by Rae 11.22.06 @

powerful!!!!

Comment by chocolate 11.24.06 @

I feel these brothers,i’m from the hardknocks from Rakim,PE era and these fake phoney rappers they have out now talking about how many keys they have and womens, but didn’t have none before there fame came,the keys in there pocket don’t carry no weight….shalom

Comment by landry 11.24.06 @

I can see where he’s coming from, but the idea of lynching and the foul language repudiate his message. I’m all for conscious Hip Hop, but you can’t expect people to take heed of your words when your delivery is just as repulsive as the people you’re talking about.

Whether it’s a publicity stunt, that remains to be seen. I just hope he doesn’t come out with a record calling women bitches and hoes and brags about how much cash he’s got a few years from now. Another thing, only ignorant people use the word “nigga” to make a statement. This is like double jeopardy for me. On one hand, we can say he’s taking a stance, on the other we can say he’s another lackluster rapper looking to shine. He might want to listen to some of the people he mentioned in his rap like PE, KRS One, Afrika Bambata, Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. He’s still a hip hop activist in training, so we’ll forgive him for this one and appreciate his efforts.

Comment by RJ 11.24.06 @

Good message, young brothers and sistersare out of control.

Peace

Comment by Ray 11.24.06 @

You know your point is an ok one. But I mean I was just hurt by the rape part. You can just put stuff out there like that. I was rape and regradless of the point you are or arent tryin to make its just plain WRONGG. You can make your point without all the cuss words with out all the hurt.This makes you no better then they. I just hope that you do something better with you skills. And keep the Lord in your thoughts. Because this song right here had every right to be takin down

Comment by gloria 11.25.06 @

Being a real Compton Ni&&A, its hard for me to sit back an listen to all these Rappers Yellin’ compton in their Songs, but never see them in the Streets, or the stores, parks, anywhere them “Claim they be”!
Not doing anything to Help the City that they’re bring down in their songs.
Take a look at the problems in the city, be a solution, not the problem.Help the City you claim to get your fame from, put back in to the programs that are needed to help the next generation.
None of these so-called Gangsta’s, are anywhere to be found, if you do happen to see any of them, tell them to stop by the East-Side of Compton, and Holla at yo Boy! WE still here, 35 years an still staying.
We got Real Staying Power.
Not trying no shit, just trying to get my City on the right track for the future generations.

Comment by broderick 11.25.06 @

BULLSHIT!! FOR YEARS THIS TYPE OF MESSAGE HAS BEEN
SUGAR COATED! ITS THE FUCKING TRUTH!! GET OVER IT!! THESE THINGS NEEDED TO BE SAID IN A BLUNT
MANNER!! TO GET ATTENTION MY ASS!! I LOVE THIS SONG!! FUCK YALL HOUSE NIGGAS!!

Comment by kel 11.26.06 @

I agree with his sentiment. But I think the message would be a little better received if he didn’t use so much profanity and didn’t use the same descriptors (bitch, ho, nigga) that the fools he’s knockin’ use all of the time.

Comment by Makini 11.26.06 @

One Word: “HALLELUJAH!” Posting this video anywhere that will have it!

Again: “HALLELUJAH” it was so cleansing to my soul. You should be on Oprah!

Comment by Simone Joye 11.27.06 @

love it! feeln the editing too. tight!
we need a detox center that locks all these crazy bytchs up noi style…cold turkey!!! once the weave falls out and the perm grows out and their brains are allowed to breath without chemicals seeping in, they will start to think clearer and claim their position. (by the way, i’m not being corny, do the knowledge on alzheimers. can be traced to prolonged use of chemicals on the scalp idot!) the blk woman runs the home, community, country, world!!!! give thanks to your ancestor lucy! dumbass nggz can’t appreciate someone being free in expression. it ain’t quite organic produce, but it sure ain’t swine…and that’s good with me. ; )

Comment by i'serene oasis 11.27.06 @

I love this video and i’m conservative as fucc..i’m glad someone has the balls to speak on this shit…

Comment by Lt. Dan 11.27.06 @

yea but it got your attention didnt it?!!!

Comment by kel 11.27.06 @

I’m been waiting for someone to finally speak on the horrible state of rap.. These brothers out here have no respect for themselves or the roots of rap and the pioneers of rap. I can’t even listen to this garbage.. I think god for brothers like Paris Dead Prez KRS One and PE to just name a few. NY Oil thanks for putting those clowns on notice.

Comment by Mark 11.28.06 @

I have read some of the things that you all have said in regards to him saying “lynched.” As harsh as this sounds, and as extreme as it may seen, it is precisely why this video is so effective. The positive rappers before him have all tried more loving tactics, so he resulted to shock treatment methods so that people can see how absurd and self-destructive Black American culture has become in the 2000′s. We are already lynching ourselves. We are disrespecting our women. We are disrespecting our men. We are disrespecting our children. Rappers are helping our enemies mentally program our children for failure, and they are doing so in a mode that is even more efficient than the schoolbooks that romanticize Columbus, Sir Jeffery Amherst, Robert E. Lee and other killers/enslavers.

Why don’t they deserve to get lynched? They are lynching the minds of our youth, and this brother is frustrated because he wants our young people to have a chance. And I’m with him. This is not what Malcolm, Martin, Huey and Fred died for.

Gary C. Booker
http://www.garybooker.net

Comment by Gary C. Booker 11.28.06 @

Wow, this guy is BOLD and that is what is needed right now. I wish i had a way of placing it on my myspace page. The images he used were all designed bu big business corporate america. Sambo. Fare Well Uncle Tom, the United States lynching post Cardsand as well as all those rappers. NyOil Continue to tell the Truth and Shame the Devil and all of his NEGRO cronies. How Easily They Forget.
We Will Never Forget 1555-2006

Comment by Selfstylesizdom 11.28.06 @

i think the song has a point, he is right i havent heard an album with substance in a long time and i’ve yet to hear a track with substance to it on the radio or tv. most rappers today are making and publishing shit music because they know that it’ll sell which is the reason i don’t buy cd’s. they suck song has a good message, end of story

Comment by Smokey 11.28.06 @

I did not hear the sound but I watched the video and observed the graphic message. One day the Black community will rise to the occassion, perhaps in my children’s childrens lifetime, but we will rise one-day.

Comment by Kevakeen 11.28.06 @

Yo he killed it no need in sugar coating shit it is what it is baby!

Comment by jon-jon 11.29.06 @

I LOVEZ IT

Comment by Tee urey 11.29.06 @

Ripped it! Straight Reality Check!! Some of the portrayls you can still witness in damn near 2007 are ashame.

Comment by Dr. Biggzs 11.29.06 @

Now it’s time for everyone to wake up and realize that this song is only a tip of the iceberg. A brother was just recently killed by police for hitting a police car by accident. The police officers fired 50 rounds at them without any return fire. So you tell me if this song is so bad?! Come on people, black people lives are nothing to most of white america. When have you ever seen or heard police officers beating or shooting any white men during an arrest? I’ve seen cops and witnessed more high speed and dangerous chases of white men running from the law, but never seen not one being beaten out of control or even shot at, period, with out any warning. Now, these brothers where unarmed and far from putting any of the officers or anyone in danger coming from a bachelor party. So, this song about brothers being lynched, as a black man I understand. It’s about time that someone rapped about the truth in this era.

Comment by fivestar 11.29.06 @

Bang`n !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Mills 11.29.06 @

Yall acting like white people dont run the country and COMMERCIAL HIP HOP and like they dont try to make sure most people dont know who Huey P. Newton is. Stop getting upset at brainwashed rappers and get upset at those who plan and back up the brainwashing. Theyre using our own people (who probably dont know about what Huey said, or what MLK actually went through cuz they never made it to college to find out, or because they got a washed up version from a white teacher in an inner city school) and using them against us, WHy are u gettin so mad at our own people. Who is turning us against each other like this? Whoever it is, its the same poeple who Malcolm X, wanted to lynch in his early days (i heard he changed later in his life), and the enemy to the Black Panthers, who assasinated and jailed most of them.

Comment by Jerry 11.29.06 @

I am in total agreement. It’s a shame in hip-hop that materialism is taking precedense over conciousness and political activism (given the harsh political climate). I wonder if radio stations in Chi have the guts to play this? Still, this is one of the best tracks I’ve heard.

Comment by Marcus 11.30.06 @

The lost Technology, “The truth”

Comment by Zoo 11.30.06 @

That is the most IGNORANT video i have ever seen in my life. And what exactly was he/she/shim/ or it trying to accomplish makin this video and song?

Comment by Marie 12.01.06 @

THANK YOU JERRY!!! AND DOC FLAV!

Comment by Marie 12.01.06 @

TO Marie, what is trying to accomplish is to wake up some black people. So many are so lost they don’t even know it. Capitalism has destroyed other genre of music (hip hop) ONLY portraying Minorities negative sterotypes and making it seem actually cool. The overly agressive male and overly sexual woman. So much bull is going on right now it’s DISGUSTING. From Diallo to Emimen Black Bitch thing to Katrina to Kramer to Mr. Bell. If this was 1960-70′s, New York and many other cities would be burnt down. Not saying it right, BUT A CHANGE NEEDS TO COME AND SOON. I’m happy at least someone is standing.(Dead Prez, Saigon, many independent artist). WE AS BLACK PEOPLE ARE LOSING AND THE MAJORITY OF US DON’T CARE. If you don’t know parents your children are being influenced by the music. I I’m 25 right now I grew up on Hip Hop, it influenced me in almost everything i did but lucky I had PE, Krs-1, Poor Righteous Teachers, Brand Nubians, Queen Latifah, A tribe called quest, Nas, Ms. Melody, MC lyte, Wu tang, and many more to listen to. Which was all played on commerical radio. I can’t imagine what a going on in a 7-17 year old mind right. Grewing up on music that only tells you, shows you and influence you to be a Thug or a Hoe. For the life of me I can’t understand why so many Black women aren’t outraged about the way they are depicted because they’re depicted worst them men. BUT maybe that’s way so many of them are trying to look like many of video hoes. GO TO A CLUB IN NYC, I’m a straight man, looking for a my queen but I’m even disguisted about over the top SEXNESS thats going( woman showing there underwear, lifting up there dress, not wearing panties, basically having sex on the dance floor, shaking there ass every chance they get). I know I went a little of topic but AGAIN WE ARE LOSING AND KNOW CARES. OR WHEN U POINT OUT SOMETHING WRONG EVERYONE GETS DEFENSIVE AND THE MESSAGE GETS LOST.

HIP- HOP IS POWERFUL AND IT CAN CREATE AWARENESS. KNOW WHICH DJ IS GOING TO HAVE THE BALLS AND PLAY THIS ON COMMERICAL RADIO. Peace and Respect to all !!!!!

Comment by lgettz 12.01.06 @

The man is not talking about whack rappers. And for those of you who think so, he is talking to you. He is talking about revolutions. And the revolution is dead. And the only access we have to any form of black culture is through media depictions of whack rappers and whitewashed entertainers that are now defining what is “BLACK” for the mainstream. He is talking about more than just whack rappers, because when a child picks up a whack rap, rehearses it,and repeats it, life then reflects art, as art refelcts life. Our life reflects the creations of our mind, and while the “filthy rich capitalists”(DEAD PREZ.) create an image of blackness, womanliness, and subordination, the oppressed get painted with the oppressors brush.

If you think the message ends with a publicity stunt to call out some whack rappers, watch the video again, learn your her-story and WAKE UP, man. Straight up… Huey wasn’t a whack rapper, Malcom wasn’t a whack rapper; Bo Jingles wasn’t a whack rapper; Ella wasn’t a whack rapper… do you know who these people are? These were the largest images of blackness durring a time when the revolution wouldn’t sleep.

Ask yourself, why do you know the ins and out of Fifty cent, and better yet can lick off Eminem lyrics, when you still can’t figure out who that black guy with the afro and gun sitting in the big chair was? Do you even know why he had the gun.. because it wasn’t to look cool and ‘bust a gat,’ and it wasn’t to scare people. LEARN THE BAK-STORY PEOPLE. It’s not just about the whack rapper. It’s about people that fall into a WHACK mentality and SELL OUT THEMSELVES and the people they lead. And it is about ending thousands of years of slavery. Mental slavery, seen?

GET up and STAY up.

Peace.
B’ Zeen.
H.town, On.

Comment by B'zeen 12.02.06 @

The man is not talking about whack rappers. And for those of you who think so, he is talking to you. He is talking about revolutions. And the revolution is dead. And the only access we have to any form of black culture is through media depictions of whack rappers and whitewashed entertainers that are now defining what is “BLACK” for the mainstream. He is talking about more than just whack rappers, because when a child picks up a whack rap, rehearses it, and repeats it his life then reflects art. Our life reflects the creations of our mind, and while the “filthy rich capitalists” (Dead Prez) create an subordinate images of blackness and womanliness while the people sleep through it, the oppressed get painted with the oppressors brush. SO WAKE UP! If you think the message ends with a publicity stunt to call out some whack rappers, watch the video again, learn your her-story and WAKE UP, man. Straight up… Huey wasn’t a whack rapper, Malcom wasn’t a whack rapper; Bo Jingles wasn’t a whack rapper, Ella wasn’t a whack rapper… do you know who these people are? These were the largest images of blackness during a time when the revolution wouldn’t sleep. Ask yourself, why do you know the ins and outs of Fifty Cents life, but you don’t know the history of your own? Better yet you can lick off Eminem lyrics when you still can’t figure out who that black guy with the afro and gun sitting in the big chair was? It’s not just about the whack rapper people. It’s about the people that fall into that same mentality and follow that mentality… and it is about ending slavery. Mental slavery, seen?

GET up and STAY up, Peace.
B’ Zeen.
H.town, On.

Comment by B'zeen 12.02.06 @

this song is great. id say that any person who thinks poorly on it doesn’t fully understand their viewpoint or the situation that they are in.

Comment by whiteman 12.03.06 @

feelin it. im not that worried about him using n-words, faggot this, bitch that. i think it might turn some people off, but whatever. dude doesnt have to be perfect, dude doesnt have to be a saint. get your perspective out there and get some buzz going. and even if its selfserving (i dont think it is) i dont got a problem with that either…self serving with an urgent message is better than the usual video hos and thugs’ self serving bullshit that just promotes white corporate materialism. those glorifying the crack game are a bunch of fuckin sambos.

great video….low budget,raw,pulling no punches,neded to be said (over and over). sampling joe pass was thorough too.respect

Comment by tripledouble 12.03.06 @

All you toys talking about Jew this and Jew that in these comments need to FALL BACK and read a book. Jews are the only white folks that have ever tried to help Blacks in this country and that is my word. The irony of people up in here AGREEING with the message of the song and in the same breath spitting RACIST bullshit about another minority!?!?! Y’all need to check yourselves. This joint is hot; teh message is important; and it got pulled for obvious reasons (graphic rape scene, etc.). Shame because the message needs to be heard and clearly there are ignorant fools who HAVE heard this (on this site right now) who still don’t get the message. DAMN SHAME.

Comment by babylon5 12.03.06 @

I don’t agree with the lynching part, but I definitely agree with the message. All the imagery used the ideas were all there.

Comment by may 12.04.06 @

Good work and it should be a wake up call. Don’t hate on him you should relate to him.Peace
Allah Divine

Comment by Allah Divine 12.04.06 @

My fiance is a music producer/engineer and I always hear the guys in his studio screaming about who they had sex with last and how they’ll have sex with someone’s mother or wife and what she will do to them. Is this art? When I ask him about it he tells me that’s what the ‘people’ want to hear. So do we continue to feed the ignorance for the sake of a dollar. Ignorance means absence of knowledge. It is not a bad thing within itself. It only becomes bad when you make a choice to remain that way and unforgivable when you pass it on to others. Our children are ignorant because they are inexperienced. Some stupid biggot will make sure they become experienced. It is up to us to make sure they are not ignorant. I will foward this to my fiance. Here is a rap song that he can help promote.

Comment by verynaturalgirl 12.04.06 @

peace .all i know is the truth brings about a change or it brings pain,and phrophets words somtimes hurts and if it struck a nerve say amen or say ouch…..universally yours lord hashim peace..

Comment by lord hashim 12.04.06 @

It’s about time some real brothers stepped up to the mike, and spoke some truth.I’m old school, and I commend the brother for having the stones to put those other misguided wannabe’s in check. Keep it real, because we do indeed have our Queen’s watching and listening, as well as our young King’s. Much, much, much needed gut check.
Ariel Israel,
Chi-Town

Comment by Ariel Israel 12.05.06 @

I think this song tells the sad truth of the state of black music and the mentality of most blacks today. “You should all get lynched” should not be taken literally as to really go out and hang these rappers. But what we should do is stop buying this garbage and stop putting money in their pockets. The more money they get, the more they glorify violence, sex, and the disrespect of our race. I am embarrassed when I see most videos and hear most songs on the radio. White america sees and hears this and they think we are all a bunch of ignorant, uneducated, niggas. I can’t say I blame them. Look how we act….. It’s a damn shame that my own people hate on me because I am college educated and in a sorority. I am trying to help society through the work that I do as an educator. I hardly get paid enough to do it and I have to fight for the respect of my students with Lil’ Kim and Yung Joc whatever his name is.. It’s about time we realize that white america set this whole thing up for us to look like complete idiots. We have fallen for the trap, including myself. I was once a serious chicken head, weaved out, disrespecting myself. I have since learned the error of my ways and I set an example for these beautiful young girls out here. It’s OK to be natural, with your clothes on, and a book in your hand instead of a cigarrette. ANyway, I could go on for ever on this subject. Be blessed!!!!!

Comment by Giselle 12.07.06 @

Your video is on point. Your deliverance is in hatred for your people. The Most High said Israel would befall these curses that your rapping about. Yes it’s vexing but prophesy. Rappers gathering together is not the answer. The Laws of the Most High is. Remember, the Lord chose us and gave us the law. We did not want to deal with him so he said because thou servest not the Lord the God with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things, serve your enemies. (deut 28 47-48) Along with that came curses.(deut 28-15-end) He sent his son to teach us how to walk rightously thru this captivity showing us how to get the kingdom back. Not all of us are going to make it. The laws on how to live are the first 5 books along with Christ teachings on how to keep the law today. ( there are no more sacrifices) Christ is the final sacrifice for our sins. Don’t hate your people pray for them and teach of God. That is whats going to save us. Once the men of Israel stand as true men of God ( not what you see in these churches) then your rightous women will follow. YOUR THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN! CHRIST IS YOUR HEAD, The Most High is Christ head. (1 Corin-11:3 ) Sin-1John3:4, Love 1John 5:2-3 and 1Thessalonians 5:14+15. Be careful! Peace.

Comment by lynn 12.07.06 @

Wow, this is probably gonna be one of the most controversial songs ever made. I’m Asian, not Black, but this is the best rap song that I have ever heard. I don’t listen to rap much, but this actually has some pretty good lyrics. It brings up probably some of the most disturbing walks of society. If I had to catagorize this, I’d call it Political Rapping. Besides the very good lyrics, I thaught that the background chior was also a good part of the song. This has the be the best rap song that I’ve ever heard in my life.

Comment by taelmx 12.10.06 @

Well the truth hurts and all you people that think his video is out of control then you really need to look at some of the mess that MTV and BET is showing because it is not that much different. I think it is time for people to speak up on this because Hip Hop has REALLY fallin and I am glad that he called out names because some names needed to be called out. 50 cent, Jim Jones, Young Joc, and other so called gangstas are just some clown asses that make us look stupid for entertainment. Hay why do you think 36 Mafia performed at the Oscurs,…because we are bing laughed at!! WAKE UP BLACK PEOPLE!!!!

Comment by Dee 12.11.06 @

I know hip hop is fucked up right now because I don’tlisten to anybody. But who the fuck is this dude to be calling out names of people to be lynched? LYNCHED! You are just as good as a klans man. Killing someone for being different. Just as good as a Nazi. A communist. You don’t like the kind of rap thats out now. I don’t either. Buit you probably didn’tlike the lox either, but I do and I’m from that era. I miss gangsta rap. And story rap where people actually told stories in they shit. You need to check yaself nigga. Just because your style of rap is way out of style doesn’t mean you should hate on people who are actually making money off of their craft. No body wants to hear this type of shit. I like Dead Prez a whole lot. And their message is sort of like yours. But their shit actually sounded good. This doesn’t. Chech yourself before you run into a real fuckin gangsta and get fucked up. All these rappers ain’t pussy like you think fam. I’m tellin you, check ta self cannon.

Comment by lbs. 12.12.06 @

If yall ‘really’watched dat video thier–theres nothing I could say……..Personally dats jus the realist shit…Its like this,U could download millions of battles of black people rappin about killing black(or any person other then ‘caucasion’who use the N-word so freely cause they talk hip-hop)..J-lo,Fat Joe wateva,-Overstand what Im sayin….dats all good—an its because its fake-an the can use our fantasies an break us wit these artificial images…which inturn brings them income from us selling ‘our’ lifestyle for ‘them’…So when a video like this is exposed it becomes to real-Monkey wrench in the system-skeletons exposed an all dat—Its not good for the mental slavery that has now taken place-So when U watch movies like “Animal” an wonder why a movie with such a strong message like this dont make the theatre–Its simply because of the message—no 1 thats “ugly” wants to be told thier ugly–an trax like this will never make it on BET or radio….The 1 official black channel we have not only is garbage but gives white people this image that all we know how 2 be is”rappers”an”ho’s”—Every single day for hours-an we watch it cause its the closest thing we relate too-but its poison…no true knowledge is absorbed at any time…7 days in a week an thats all they give our sisters-a new way to shake they ass every other day!!-its a mockery of ourselves an only we could stop this shit…

a guided youth soldier

Comment by Jahi 12.15.06 @

Ok, first of all. WTF!@!@!@!@ another cool music video for the Brotha’s lol. Amazing anybody would even waiste their time to watch more than 2 seconds of this thing. It just shows how corrupted african american culture has become now days. Not to sound like a racist but GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER PEOPLE. The only reason why people are racist now days is because they are either scared of gettin “capped” as a brotha would call it. or robbed for a patheticly small ammount of money. What does life mean to you people? to me is means a chance to better myself and better the world I live in any way I can.

Comment by Brandon 12.15.06 @

EXCELLENT!!! It was slightly over the top but his point was dead on. African are dying in the African diamond trade and of AIDS and all American n*ggas can worry about are their grillz and bling. We as a people need a desparate wake up call or we will be extinct.

Much props to NYOIL, Kanye West, and Bill Cosby for being REAL Black MEN and speaking the Truth!!!

Wake up Black People and take responsibility for your lives, your children, and our future.

Peace

Comment by Kevin X 12.17.06 @

Off course this goes further than most people think the situation is today. I mostly agree with this message, for instance if I look at today’s so called hip hop artists: no messages no beats (Scratching,beatboxing, etc) no elements of where hip hop was founded on. Just a lot of B*ll shit and talking about stupid shit. And lot of it has to do with commerce. Today’s MC’s say shit cause they know it Sells, rather than to have a message involving there lyrics. I would not have a problem with this cause if (stupid) people buy your tracks, why wont you do it, I’m not hating cause they make money, IM hating cause they claiming to make hip hop !!!!!! and with this actions destroying every part off it.

Only thin I can say is that if you don’t agree with this….You are that person that thinks you know anything about Hip Hop but you truly have no idea (clueless wannabe) , and you are probably born after 1978 so we could hardly blame you…….

One love to Nyoil

Comment by terry 12.18.06 @

I’d love an mp3 of this…

Comment by Jaz 12.21.06 @

it has a good beat

Comment by kastro 12.22.06 @

I agree with him to a point. Though, I wouldn’t go as far as saying that these bad rappers should be lynched. Enough of us have died already. Maybe if enough hiphop artists called these “rappers” out, they’ll get the message.

Comment by Sunquest 12.23.06 @

This video was far from being harsh. It gave an accurate description of a growing aspect of our people behavior. It is like a very dangerous contagious virus which in some cases it is rapidly spreading.

Comment by craig 12.25.06 @

For statistics: I’m white, 36 y.o. and using an iMac in Germany.
On topic: Compare this record here to “HipHop” by Dead Prez!

Comment by DynaMike * DNMK.com 01.06.07 @

BIG PROPS from germany my man. THATS IT. ITS TIME that black people wake up. FUCK the fake as rappers. What they do for her community? I only like two Gangstar rappers. Its Tupac an Ice Cube. Couse they try to say something. Im a Moslem. People scared. haha. But you know what im scared to travel to usa. Couse the violence is sooooooooo big.

Comment by Maho 01.10.07 @

This video is right on point, and it really comes as no surprise that the video has been pulled. Those of us who possess knowledge, know that the TRUTH cuts deep into corporate pockets. How come no one has pulled the plug on all of the blaxploitation videos shown on BET, and MTV? Has not anyone yet to realize the long lasting negative affects that these broadcasts have had, and will continue to have on young African boys & girls in America? Does anyone care? Of course not! History has proven time and time again had it not been for the willingness of “SOME” Africans (in America) working consciously or unconsciously in cahoots with their oppressors… We as Africans in America would know (by now) what it truly means to be FREE.

DLS’
Street Poet Society
“Let’s take it back… to tha’ streets.”

Comment by DLS' 01.12.07 @

The message is the same all over again. Black on black hatred. Self- hatred, and instead of promoting black education and black empowerment, all these guys and guys like them do is bitch, bitch, bitch. They hate theoir own kind, especially the ones that have educated themselves, speak intelligbly and who have money. To them, thats a sellout, but if they had Jay z’s money (they call him a sell-out too) they wouldnt be complaining. All these guys want to do is control their women, control the money and control the government, just the the extreme Christina right wing. Thats why I can understand the silly but not too far from the truth statement about Republican rappers.

Comment by Black Dude 01.12.07 @

Part gimmick, part not. I mean the brother says things taht are real. I mean the truth, is the truth. Where one goes with it, or how one sees it is another thing. I’m not madd at the brother. DO YOUR THING! Peace.

Comment by MrB 01.13.07 @

if its right or wrong really dosent matter.
important is to think about that. the truth is everywhere between and you have to find it by yourself…

Comment by 667 01.15.07 @

The Nigerian Ayatollah:

The song is a great idea… but obviously not the first time anyone’s done it… hello PUBLIC ENEMY in the late 80s early 90s? The point of a video is to hear the song, and have images which reflect or make you remember that song.

Honestly, does this song get radio play? no… cuz really its not that good. The beat isn’t THAT GREAT… And the lyrics aren’t that indepth…

Nas did a song called COON PICNIC… can you compare the 2? no way.

I admire what these guys did… but they aren’t saying anything new, and they aren’t doing anything to be a happy alternative.

If it was NAS it would cause fire all over the hip hop world.
If it was KRS ONE or DE LA SOUL or TRIBE… for sure, but they would never do a video like this…

Its just another stab at mainstream rappers with no talent that make all the money.

Hip Hop is what it wants to be… until the demand changes… the top of the mountain will always smell like shit.

Remember people its 2007, not 1997, and not 1987… things change.

They made their point cuz you talking about them and their song and why they did it… no different than when Puffy had J-Lo in a Biggie video…

Peace!

Comment by Ugo Ahana 01.18.07 @

Point well taken. Maybe they shouldn’t have used the word lynched but at least they did not show a mock-up of lynching hip hop artists.

Comment by CrystalRose 01.20.07 @

THis dude iz bitchin like all the other ny rappers that are wack now and dont have any chance of getting bak popularity…notice evrybody he said wuz wak (besides 2 or 3 people) wuz from the south!! camron dont count so shut up bitch!! good try but im not convinced that hip hop iz dead>>>

Comment by jeremy 01.21.07 @

tha truth always hurts, and i’m sure like most rappn it’s metaphoricl, and thats that sold out so called hiphop artist need to be hungup to dry.
hiphop isn’t dead just cuz sum dude says so, certain underground cats have kept it alive so fuck anyone that says that shit. keep hiphopE alive!

Comment by brewknow 01.21.07 @

The content is right on time. Use of the term “Yall should all get lynched” I understand but, it is an insult, suggestive and inflamtory to others. He is only asking that you be real. Saying/singing/Rappin one thing and doing the complete opposite. Making money is one thing being a sell-out and hypocrite is something else. I applaud one’s courage to speak out.

Comment by D. Maria 01.24.07 @

Is hip hop dead… hell no! underground rap is alive and well. the issue is… as my man phonte put it… people today don’t really listen to music and appreciate it as an art form and expression… it’s more so a source of entertainment… something just to snap ur fingahs (not fingers lol) to. there’s a lot of untapped potential our there that exudes and exemplifies the epitome of hip hop… like talib, malib, free speech, little brother and the whole justus league, jean grae, dead prez, the roots crew, skyzoo, j dilla (rip man), mos def, common omg… and that’s JUST to name a FEW…
in my opinion, ya boy got a little over board with the whole lynch thing… but i definitely feel where he’s coming from. our brethren fought so hard only for you (and by you i mean us) to be acting so shamefully. it’s sad to blame it on the music but in all honesty MUSIC IS A REFLECTION OF OUR LIvES. this is more than just a few beats and ryhmes… this is the underlying factor affecting the lives of our impressionable youth… it’s sad yall
let’s get it together brothers and sisters…
peace, love and all that hip hop

Comment by Ms. Hip Hop 01.25.07 @

thats whats up

Comment by day-day 02.07.07 @

damn dis vid is real deep bout tym sum1 spoke 2 da truth
dis vid has 2 be seen by all ppl need 2 be educated about dis ryt here

Comment by tashan 02.12.07 @

Yo son you got balls and I dig what you said. Rap kats is quick to talk about how they made up the block now they b’s the block and shhit like that but yo when it came time to stand up and be heard they all got missing. When it came to encourage strong voter turn out when it really mattered nah no one was to be found. I mean it only matters when the damn spotlight is on them and they gonna benefit so it’s about time some one called them on they shit…

Yo do i think they owe anyone anything hell nah, but shit man someone gave you a leg up why not help the next man up even if you not gonna c no money off it…lol…yea wait that will never happen

Comment by you got balls 02.15.07 @

WHOEVER DISAGREES WITH THIS IS OBVIOUSLY THE ONES PARTICIPATING IN THE BS IT TALKS ABOUT! YOU SAY THE MESSAGE IS STRONG BUT JUST COMPARE IT TO THE LANGUAGE “HIP HOP” USES! IT’S NOTHING MORE! WE NEED TO SEE THIS AS A PEOPLE, WE ARE FORGETTING WHERE WE CAME FROM! HIT MY VIDEOS.. IT WILL EXPLAIN WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.. I’M “CHOKLITMA” ON YOUTUBE! MUCH LOVE MY PEOPLE.. *UHURU SASA* ~RBG~ BLACK POWER, BLACK UNITY, & BLACK AWARENESS!

Comment by LaDii B-More 02.17.07 @

truth hurts..

Comment by her 02.19.07 @

Well I don’t think that this a ignorant song, but I think when trying to make a point or even get it acroos you should think of how you are going to do it, becuase just putting it out there and even though it might be hard honest truth, America is not set to handle such openness. So instead of throwing it out there no matter what, try to change it up where all races receive it mentally, instead of just looking at hatred on a screen.

Comment by Beth 02.23.07 @

That video was incredible!!!! More people, especially rappers need to see it. I am sick and tired of people pretending that the truth is sweet and trying to sugar coat it. Its time to tell the world what we think of our modern day minstrel shows( aka rap videos). We really need to stop condoning this mess. And we wonder why little kids know way too much for their age…… If we keep supporting this mess its only going to get worse.

Comment by Shavonne 02.24.07 @

Oh and its also strange that the truth is shunned while buffonery is celebrated…

Comment by Shavonne 02.24.07 @

this nigga is a bum, coz he says “even africans call you niggas”. he has an identity crisis, because he doesn’t even know he is an african.
bitch ass nigga!!!!!!!
u should get lynched for the shit u say

Comment by wizz 03.20.07 @

Look f the youtube terms of agreemnet. This point is this song is trying to get a much needed message acroos, and thats flat out. Trust me what you saw wasn’t that grasphic because I bet you and your children see shit like that on TV all day and here worst shit then taht on the radio. No I think it’s about time someone just told it like it is. It’s messed up that when people try and show the real deal and the truth then people want to hate on it and try and find every negative excuse they can to make something positive bad. I don’t think the person rapping in the song should be called a bitch ass nigga. becuse he’s telling the truth and yopu just don’t want to here it you want to go threw life with nothing and be nothing or have delusions of grandeur. What black people need to do is wake the fuck up and see the real picture flat out.Go to shcool and be somebody work for what you want,because thinking that smoking and calling women bithces is a not good. getting people pregnant and not taking care of your child is not cool. but I got a different philosophy I say fuck all the dumb ass muthafuckers in this world you all need your own seperate section where you can kill your self. Did you know that black people die more from gunshots and sexually transmitted diseases. Oh I’m proud to be Black but I am not proud of ignorance and I will prove how there is an abundance in ignorance, just by wathcing the responses to my entry here. You are put to the test to prove your own level of intellect. I commend the artist I think you told what needed to be told,I am glad you didn’t sugar coat anything.

Comment by Ameenah Palmer 03.26.07 @

To an extent, I think he has a point, but his entire argument generalizes the issue. You can’t just grab a whole bunch of rappers and put them all in the same boat because they don’t advocate equality. Activism is not for everybody, but he does have a point though. Black people have tolerated too much bullshit, and we don’t need the most visible members of the African American community adding more fuel to the fire. True talk NYOIL.

Comment by autumn 03.28.07 @

I didn’t have time to read 444 comments, but heres what i said over at brokebboys.com

its obviously a metaphor, he doesn’t mean lets hang black folk again, what he does mean is that hip hop culture, and the artitists in the forefront need to take responsibility for what they say, do and portray, i mean all those other rappers he mentioned at the end, they actually have some shit to say besides money cars hoes guns clothes diamonds[which actual folk from Africa mine for petty cash in sierra leone and south Africa] i’m never one to talk badly about hip hop, in fact most of the time i feel like i have to explain that not all hip hop is “that way” and that there is intelligence in the genre, and that it has to do with culture, with art, with rhythm, with breaking, with poppin and locking and the feeling you get when you hear some next shit or hear something that speaks [immortal technique, zach de la rocha, pe, krs, etc] to you, and yeah, these ignoramus tv rappers don’t need to get lynched, but i wish harder than anything that i could slap some of those fools in the face and tell em to read a book, or take a trip to their motherland, look what happened in katrina, or at least try to understand in the slightest of ways how malcom x, marcus garvey, kool herc, martin luther the king, Emperor Haile Selassie I, big daddy kane, rakim, epmd, krs, run dmc, pac, big, dilla, huey p newton, and every truly gully freedom fighter in the struggle paved the way so that they could even have the right to speak, hip hop ain’t dead y’all, hip hop is just continuing to pave its own way between the corporate structures of power which want to exploit it and its independent roots which will nourish its soul but starve its body

Comment by gstatty 04.01.07 @

The language was a bit much but sadly it is the truth. Black people are so beautiful and strong yet we display ourselves just like the video showed: thugs, sluts, and just pure ignorant. This video is too true!

Comment by Brittany 04.25.07 @

THE LANGUAGE WAS ROUGH but I do appreciate NY OIL’s art in rhyme and the way he’s smackin the “perceptionally” ignorant rappers. IT’S ABOUT TIME someone said something about the mental state of Hip Hop Music. By these record labels puttin money behind the ignorance in Rap music it decreases Rap Music’s power and unity amongst us Black people. I hope he TRULY continues to “WAKE US UP” cause we have been babboozled,Hoodwinked and run amuck with excepting this Hyphy Movement,I’m supa Hard,Ignorant Music. You know this whole situation is a Spiritual Attack from hell by just looking at how Record Sales have been down for last 7 years and Record labels STILL ain’t tryin to promote or Push anything positive or uplifting… With that said it ain’t about the money!!!!With music being such a critical part of human life that can take your spirit up,down,in and out of love the Major and Minor Record labels have aided this Spiritual Attack in mentally, and musically “stunnin” our youths minds & souls. NY OIL is a necessary call unto each of us to OPEN OUR EYE’s and Die if necessary to Live Righteously again. If you feelin me Holla at myspace.com/qgodfear
Peace be with you and yours!
NY OIL STAY UP!

Comment by QGODFEAR 05.17.07 @

I like the effective message of what this bruhda had to say about the state of the Black mind. But I wouldn’t have used a term like lynch that only reinforces the concept even when he uses it metaphorically in view of lost bruhda’s and sista’s. This type of approach will only encourage racist hate groups to feel more justified about making a similar song and video were they want black ppl to be lynched because they weren’t born white and not because they are ignorant,lost, and unconcern about how there lack of self-respect destroys the community which is what NYOIL’s message covers… also the word nigga spelled any kind of way should not be seen by blacks as a love word because we changed the spelling and the way it is pronounced as a means to devalue its original intent, the way you devalue something is by discarding it completely (give it to the trash can).

Any how, I see a lot of ppl have been comparing this song to De la’s stakes is high and Ras Kass Soul on Ice… I thought these albums were very instrumental in giving Black ppl the wake up call… I didn’t see these albums as being over ppl’s head, when these albums dropped ppl were still wanting to hear songs that they could dance to. The style of music these artist had on these albums weren’t the type of songs to dance to in view of mainstream marketing…

Which is why these albums received very little airplay nationwide, not because of a too indepth message, when rappers deal with coporate america it is definitely about the numbers and what makes the units multiply.

So, lets face it, a lot of ppl are content with just getting by, revolution is easy to talk about, but not all are willing to take action for equality and respect. Some ppl are simply unaware of the nature of the threat… because they come from backgrounds of poor role models. like produces like…

9 times out of 10, dysfunctional families produce more dysfunctional families… until someone comes into the realization that they are ignorant and want to make a change for the better… much respect to all the heads that are awake! and are about Self-Mastery and not being mastered by others… HTP!

Comment by Jaha 06.01.07 @

I am just now hearing this and I am glad someone finally said it. I dont listen to mainstream hip-hop because i am SICK OF IT. Those people are out of their damn minds. Its crazy. To think a lot of them have children and you have to wonder what the hell do they teach them. When black men disrespect black women its sickining. They act as if they are heartless bastards who dont care about anything or anyone. All they care about is money and bling. They dont care that no other race on earth has any respect for them. They are a waste of air and body mass. You are right they should ALL BE LYNCHED. How the hell can you live with no soul.

Comment by trcblakqueen4ever 06.26.07 @

Good video and very true. However, when i see people like Ladi B-More aka Choklita reply with her terroristic crap, then I get upset. She is no different the NWA wanting to kill, kill, kill.

I am discusted with Racism, I am discusted that we see eachother as a color and not a human.

Comment by GetsumJ 11.27.07 @

Bigup NYOIL, I ain’t on Myspace or I would’ve mssgd him.

He deserves so much more exposure, but with what he’s saying I don’t think the ‘industry’ really wants anything like this to ever blow up.

If you changed one person’s way of thinking it was worth it.

These motherfkrs are polluting children’s minds-look how easily adults are influenced by the bullshit and then think what it actually does to kids, after decades of constant bombardment with the foulest shit imaginable added to a nice beat.

Comment by silent minority 01.27.08 @

Maybe they took it off because of the copyrighted images and samples used…

Comment by Me 06.01.08 @



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