It has been proposed that in my lecture series I stated that Public Enemy was a group that was working for the
If one reviews my lecture series you will find that nowhere in my
lecture series do I say such a thing. I
do provide evidence and proof that conclusively illustrates that Public Enemy was contractually owned and was
subject to the control of corporate interests. As I illustrate in my lecture series Public Enemy was signed to Def Jam
and was used to tap into new demographics for financial gain, social engineering purposes, and to give black people
a false sense of empowerment ie Fight the Power.
|Hip Hop, the Hidden Hand, and the Degradation of Black Masculinity"
Points of Clarification
It has been proposed that in my lecture series I stated that Professor Griff was homosexual. If one reviews my
lecture series in full, including the addendum to Part 3B, you will find that nowhere in my lecture series do I say such
a thing. I do provide evidence and proof that conclusively illustrates that Professor Griff was placed in an extremely
compromised position as seen on the "Black Draft" album cover. In the addendum I write, "For Professor Griff to
bend over naked in front of another naked male proves that he was controlled, compromised, and compliant to the
ruling elite’s effeminization agenda. Understand that any male who is willing to take off his clothes and bend over in
front of another naked male for an album cover is "either" homosexual, compromised, or both." The first quoted
sentence is a statement of facts. The second sentence merely proposes possible reasonings as to why Professor
Griff would agree to take such a compromised photograph for an album cover. In the end the reader is left to decide
which of the possible reasonings apply to Professor Griff. Of course the reader may decide that neither possibility
It has been proposed that in my lecture series I stated that KRS One was a pedophile. If one reviews my lecture
series in full you will not find such a statement anywhere. I do however outline that KRS One has produced lyrical
content that was pedophilic in nature "13 and Good" being an obvious example.
I also received the following email from a viewer of my lecture series.
"In part 46c (on youtube), u stated that KRS One was 21 and Roxanne Shante was 13 ... that's NOT TRUE sir. she
was born in 1969 and KRS One was born in 1965. In fact he was 22 when the album came out and she was 18."
If we were to look into when the songs in question were recorded we will be empowered to develop a much more
historically accurate perspective. In the Hip Hop Documentary "Beef II" it is stated that Roxanne Shantee was 13
years old when her song Roxanne's revenge was recorded (both KRS One and Roxanne Shantee appear in the
video). It is quite possible that Roxanne Shantee was actually 14 when the song was recorded.
In this case, let us accept that she was 14.
Here is the time line:
August 20, 1965 KRS One is Born
November 9, 1969 Roxanne Shantee is Born
1984 Roxanne's Revenge is recorded - Roxanne Shantee would be 14 and KRS One would be 18
1985 Roxanne's Revenge is released - Roxanne Shantee would be 15 and KRS One would be 19
1987 "The Bridge is Over" was recorded and released in 1987 - KRS ONE would have been 21. Roxanne Shantee
would have been 17).
Let us think critically here. If someone records a song at the age 14 and you hear the song when the person is 15
does that excuse the fact that the person was only 14 when the song was recorded? Absolutely not.
The fact remains that KRS One's track "The Bridge is Over" was in response to a song that was recorded by a 14
year old girl. In fact, many artist participated in this form of black on black violence/self-hate which happened to be
another demographic which the music industry was successful at tapping into. Many of the males who participated in
this form of self-hate were much older than Roxanne Shantee.
The critical question would be, "What was the mentality of the male rappers who participated in such self destructive
endeavors?" "Where they men?" "Or were they merely boys who were promoted on the world stage by the ruling
elite so as to continue to degrade the cultural, social, moral, ethical, political, economic, and spiritual condition of
those who listened to and idolized such boys?"
Whether Shantee was 13, 14, 15, or 16 is irrelevant in that KRS One was 21 when he recorded the track the "The
Bridge is Over" wherein he states "Roxanne Shantee is only good for steady fucking." Keep in mind that Roxanne
Shantee was only 14 when she recorded the track Roxann'es revenge.
For a 21 year old male to state, "Roxanne Shantee is only good for steady fucking" is an unacceptable model for
black masculinity and manhood. Furthermore, we find that in 1992 KRS ONE recorded the track "13 and Good"
wherein he raps about how he enjoyed having sex with a 13 year old girl (at the time KRS ONE was 26 years old).
So let us be clear to outline when songs were recorded. Furthermore, let us keep in mind the importance of the age
of any given artist at the time of any given recording. As a man, a husband, and a father I totally reject the notion
that it is acceptable for any grown male to speak of a young girl in such a manner. The acceptance of such a
degraded ethical and moral compass is reflective of the new world culture that is Hip Hop. Our women and our
daughters deserve better than this. As men, we must ensure that better is produced.