Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world. Those who perform the various genres of sound, have a gift to sway the masses; and the government is very concerned about that. So much so, they have gone out of their way to control not only artists; but also to infiltrate all aspects of media.
To understand this, we have to go back, again, to slavery. During slavery, it was common practice for slave masters to outlaw the use and practice of the African drum on plantations. Why? Because they were aware of the drum–its mystique and power. As well as its many uses. They were very concerned about this. Truthfully, they were afraid of the ability of our music to empower and mobilize the people. And this is the reason why rap music was really targeted.
How did we go from Fight The power to Fuck Bitches and Get Money?
The White Oligarchy has tremendous power and along with U.S. Intelligence as well as the CIA; they all want to control the Black masses because we are the biggest threat to them.
The largest opponent of these tactics are socially and politically conscious musicians. These type of artists can get to people’s minds with their lyrics and their hearts with their music. Marvin Gaye’s, What’s Goin’ On is a great example of that. Powerful album–even to this day. This is what makes the ruling classes nervous:if we start thinking too much; we’ll interfere with their control over us. These type of artists can affect people’s opinions and stimulate ideas.
Rap artists, such as Tupac Shakur, were considered a serious threat. Tupac by far was one of the most prolific artists of his time. His Black Panther roots most definitely had the government worried. So much so, they started using the same tactics that were used against the Panthers and other Black Nationalist groups and leaders. Many remember the shooting of Tupac at the Quad Studios in New York. When Tupac went to prison, he began getting anonymous letters stating that it was Biggie and Sean Puffy Combs who orchestrated the shooting at the studio. Prison guards and inmates were telling him the same thing–total strangers. Tupac didn’t know who to believe. Honestly, he really didn’t know what was going on. And then…the East Coast/West Coast feud started. Escalating to the deaths of two of the most gifted musicians of our time.
“The reason U.S. intelligence was doing this was because Tupac Shakur was already a national Black leader. He was head of the New African Panthers at the age of 17 and 18 years old. That group was active in 8 cities nationwide. They were replicating what the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was doing. His mother, Afeni Shakur was a Harlem Panther leader.” So when Tupac got a record deal, they began to watch him very closely.
There were other artists that were also targeted: Bob Marley, Jimmy Hendrix, Nina Simone and Sam Cooke were all targeted as well. The CIA were responsible for the attempt on Bob Marley’s life in 1976. Read the article below for more information on that.
Many of you remember when NWA were sent that infamous letter by the FBI after they released, F*ck The Police. They were talking about what was really happening to young Black males.
The power of Black music was such; it had to be contained. During the rise of Hip Hop, corporations saw its power and began to buy out all of the rap labels. They started signing rap artists that weren’t political. That’s when rap stopped being socially conscious and turned into what it is today: A MESS of self-hatred, ignorance, and gross promotion of violence. These corporations literally began to control who could get rap deals and who could not. This was all done to control the way people think.
I’m sorry to burst the bubble of some, but honestly, there is an attempt by those in power to keep their power by any means necessary.
What is sad here is that it’s becoming quite clear to assess that the real culprit behind the deaths of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious BIG actually was instigated by the CIA/FBI.
The most dangerous thing about Black people is the ability of those who make music to influence the world consciously. To a people with no conscience; this is a weapon of mass destruction.