posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 09:10 PM
Hey everyone I’m going to post a thread that I feel has a lot of contemporary relevance in regards to the demonstrations and what’s been going on
in terms of oppression.
To give a bit of background, I’m a huge hip-hop/rap fan as well as blues and rock. Those genres are essentially my daily diet of music besides what
I hear on the radio. I don’t give any thought to artists who rap solely about materialistic things or an artist with a central gimmick. Basically if
the artist is only rapping about his partying, his cars, or his money, it’s garbage. That being said, there is a multitude of symbolism in rap music
that could be said to be masonic; whether any of that agenda is true or if it is all just a trend in the music industry is a discussion for another
place. I believe it is the latter. Now why this symbolism is relevant to what I want to post is due to the fact that the artist in question
undoubtedly adds this aspect to his music. So it really got me thinking when I saw what he posted on Twitter about two weeks ago.
Keep in mind that this is an individual (Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott aka Joey Badass) that makes this music, has received critical acclaim for doing so,
and has started to make a lot of money in this industry. He has close to 400,000 followers and that number will rise when he releases his album in the
near future. To see these posts for me, is kind of eye opening. I’m not entirely sure what to think about this, that’s why I want to hear other
people’s opinion on the matter.
From bottom to top:
Direct links to the posts in chronological order:
It's most weird to me because there are definitely messages in his music in line with what he just exposed, so in a sense it's highly hypocritical.
As he is a regarded artist in the industry, i'm essentially using him as a "boots on the ground" source. Thanks everyone, and i apologize if this
is in the wrong section.