It is Black History Month and no Donald Trump did not change the name to African American History Month. Hip Hop Culture was derived from the trials and tribulations of Black and Brown Americans and more than forty years later the culture has solidified its place in music history and Black History. We know so much yet so little about Black History but what about Black History can give us insight into the future of Hip Hop within Black History? Some say that you have to know where you’re from in order to get where you’re going. We don’t really know where we’re from as a people so it may be hard to navigate our future. Our history has been omitted, lost, forgotten, and re-written and we cannot have the same thing happen to Hip Hop. We have to preserve it ourselves. When we die who will carry on the tradition? Who will be the voice of the culture? Who can maintain the status quo?
The people I’m speaking of are doing their best to preserve the culture for the future. Some say that Chance the Rapper is the future of Hip Hop. Is it G-Eazy? If most mainstream Black Rappers are inaudible and the underground white guys are articulating who will the mostly white Hip Hop audience gravitate towards? So who will be remembered in Hip Hop History forty years from today? If you haven’t gone to the National Museum of African American History and Culture yet there are displays dedicated to the culture but if history changes the museum will have to change the displays just to keep up. You have the same white guy working behind the scenes of every new artist that you don’t like. He’s a legend in the game yes but that doesn’t exclude him from being an opportunist capitalizing off of these young and unsuspecting Rappers. There are culture vultures who have been eating the carcasses of emcees and rappers for decades.
If you believe that the nose job given to the Sphinx of Giza was an “accident” think again. When your child’s history book refers to African slaves simply as “workers” or “immigrants” would you believe that McGraw-Hill isn’t aware of the impact that verbiage has in education? This country has always downplayed the roKanye West to perform at The White House as a means to get Hip Hop to “come around”. He’s using Steve Harvey to get the Black women and men like Jim Brown to do the same for the men. Hilary lost the election because Black people underestimated the visceral dislike white people had for Mrs. Clinton which resulted in Donald Trump being elected. So you tell me what the future of Hip Hop History in Black History looks like to you.le of Black people and this prejudice created the worldwide system of racism that we live in. So don’t expect for Hip Hop Culture to be overlooked as something “they don’t want”. They need us because without us there’d be no culture. First there’s a ban on Muslims, what’s next? Apartheid? Everybody isn’t ready for the revolution and given this country’s current state of affairs the dawn is upon us. Trump is going to invite Kanye West to perform at The White House as a means to get Hip Hop to “come around”. He’s using Steve Harvey to get the Black women and men like Jim Brown to do the same for the men. Hilary lost the election because Black people underestimated the visceral dislike white people had for Mrs. Clinton which resulted in Donald Trump being elected. So you tell me what the future of Hip Hop History in Black History looks like to you.