Gangster rap and the slave mindset

September 17, 2020

African Americans, how many of you have been stared down and frowned at by an African American who you didn’t know? African Americans, do you often tense up when you see another African American walking toward you? Be honest in your next answer. How many of you African Americans feel they are treated worse by other African Americans than whites? You don’t have to answer out loud. The reason many African Americans answered yes to all three questions is because too many African Americans are slave-minded people.

I say slave-minded because that is the only way I can explain how a race of people can treat each other so badly. At least many slaves in the past thought about freedom and cared for each other. This new wave slave-minded African American doesn’t think about freedom because they are too naive to know they are imprisoned. This same African American would kill another African American in a second with no remorse. Yet, you can’t blame the delusional African American because there is a major factor that has shaped this stupidity. Gangster rap has all but destroyed the African American mind.

Gangster rap hit the scene hard in the late 1980’s. Rappers claimed they were showcasing life in the black community. Murder and drug dealing was the norm and if you believe the music, everyone was moving kilos of cocaine. Right. The gangster rap genre quickly overtook and wiped out pro-black conscious rap music. Gangster rap had no problem with discussing murder of black men and exploiting and demeaning black women. The music was degrading to blacks and instilled self hate and total hate of each other. It was around this time that rappers started showing up at the Grammy Awards. I know many will say it is only music but let’s look at the results.

Fast forward to 2020. The African American community has shown no growth since the 60’s. African Americans still hate each other and themselves with a passion. The effects of gangster rap is evident when you look at the number of ex-cons that are labeled African American. The mythical “come up” that many rap songs talked about led to many African Americans getting 10 to 20 years in state-run hotels. The rampant act of calling African American women harlots in gangster rap has led to African American women looking like them and loving it. Any person who has seen any Black Exploitation movie from the 70’s has seen the way street walkers dressed and looked. Well, go to the African American community and you will see the same wild hair colors and long eyelashes on all ages of females. The crazy part is the same style of dress and look is how young African American females go to school.

The African American male would probably benefit from looking like a 70’s Black Exploitation film character. At least in those films the black man always won and combed his head. The gangster rap mentality led to an increase of African American men doing time in prison. Maybe this is why so many younger African American males reek of feminine characteristics? What has happened to the African American male may even be beyond gangster rap. For example, older African American males still act and dress like they are going to play some sport. Can this be a sign of race retardation? Is there any wonder why with this type of male image that so many African American females have joined the PRIDE movement?

As the world turns and white people care more about Black Lives Matter than African Americans, I want you to think about this. No other race of people view each other the way the people who hate them do except African Americans. The Jewish don’t. Asian people don’t. Latino people don’t. Only slave-minded African Americans look at each other with the racist eyes of white people. Is your mind free or has it been warped by NWA, Master P or Key Glock?

Frank James IV © 2020

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