Over the past few years, my teenagers and I have had a debate about some Hip Hop lyrics which are demeaning, especially to young Black women. They have heard me repeatedly say that the mind is like the body. When you feed your body good nutritious food, you continue to grow healthy and stong, helping you to avoid serious medical issues. But when you eat poor quality, high caloric foods, or listen to negative, deragatory music, your thoughts , your actions and how you see yourself and others, start to reflect this poison. When my kids get in my car, they know they are going to take a trip to Motown, or a walk with Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Nancy Wilson or Country Music singer Rissi Palmer. I'm poud to share with them the rich history of Black Music. But early this morning my daughter came running into me saying Daddy you need to hear this. Since she knows how I feel about most hip hop music, I took the time to listen and I was pleasantly surprised.
Just maybe a change is coming before it's to late. Before we loose our mucical roots altogether and someone else claims they were the creators of what is ours.