is the primary ingredient in hip hop music and reggae. It can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. Rap along with other types of music has become a way to enable subliminal messages to be spread to large numbers of people, especially in Black communities where music plays a major part of everyday life.
Rappers have become known as the preachers of music
as they educate listeners about the world of the ghetto, drugs, politics, and corruption.
One of the most outspoken groups about the dark side of the music industry is Public Enemy
who in a four part lecture
names names - some of the most famous Black celebrities and what they gave up for fame and fortune.
Do musicians and celebrities belong to secret societies, requiring them to show allegiance by certain gestures as seen in this video
Some artists have openly stated they have sold their souls for what they have.
. Once that is done, many find getting out of their commitments which in a way is a form of imprisonment leaving them with only their words - as means to escape.
Eminem who saw what really was happening has been fighting back with lyrics in his music that talks about the dark side and his golden cage.
Michael Jackson made this speech
that exposes how he felt enslaved by the industry.
Tupac Shakur turned his back on the industry and became one of the biggest threats to the powers that be with his positive vision for Black people and their communities. His death put a dramatic halt to what he was trying to accomplish in Black neighborhoods across the United States. What Tupac had to say in this interview
about changing the future for American Blacks may have caused him to lose his life.
One musician talks about selling his soul, and how he felt on the day the got it back which has changed his life forever. Listen as he tells his incredible story
of fame, fortune, and Satan.
In his last movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
Heath Ledger's character has been given a second chance to redeem his soul from the devil. The movie leaves you questioning what your desires are worth, and how much would you give to have them.