A Wise Man Once Said…”It’s Time for A Change”

 

At a recent BET press conference, 50 cent dismissed Master P’s plea for the rap game to clean up their act by stating that it was easy for P to say that since he wasn’t selling any records. Though what he said may have been true, it was rooted in blind ignorance to the fact that his “selling records” (not making music) is costing our entire community the backlash. Yesterday, Master P released the following open letter in response to the comments. He’s underrated and I think we should pay more attention to what he has to say. Here are a few key points, click the link to read the whole article.

Curtis Jackson’s comment motivated me. There are a lot of immature people in the world. Oprah Winfrey is absolutely right, we need to grow up and be responsible for our own actions. I paid for Curtis’s first rap tour through the South. He was such a humble guy at the time. Most artists’ mission is to sell records. My mission is to help save and change lives. There’s a lack of knowledge and false information out there. I could actually say Little Jay and Rap-A-Lot Records inspired my successful career and I will always respect them no matter what. I wrote the blueprint for this generation. The only difference is there’s no more honor and respect in the game.

Think about it: people in jail are not writing letters proclaiming to come out and do the same thing that landed them there in the first place. People in the hood don’t want to stay poor for the rest of their lives. They want to change. Parents that really love their kids would rather sacrifice their own lives so that their kids could make a change to have a better life and a better education. I’m glad that there are people like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and organizations like the NAACP that are out there fighting for our rights and dignity. I have finally realized that EVERY person is either a part of the problem or part of the solution and that is why I have decided to take a stand! I’m reaching out to corporate America to form an alliance for the sake of putting the value back into our communities by rebuilding and developing schools and businesses.

First of all, it’s simply disappointing to see people that are in a position to help make a change just sit back and entertain the negativity. It’s sad to see Steven Hill set all of these programming standards at BET, just to contradict himself for the sake of marketing dollars or artist performances in order to create the appearance of a successful award show. The record company with the biggest marketing check controls the music video stations so we need to go after the people who actually control these programming networks if we want real CHANGE.

-It is so funny how 50 came into the game so humble. He got rich off of dissing people who were fake thugs, yet look at where he is at now. He talks so much about the streets, and he lives in a multi-million dollar home with security on his every move. He is negatively influencing these young little kids, and now is basically saying “you’re own your own, that’s not my responsibility…I just sell the records”. Pitiful.

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