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Lauryn Hill’s Message Of Self – Love Must Remain Imperative In The Hip Hop Culture!***messymandella***

English: Lauryn Hill, performing in New York's...

English: Lauryn Hill, performing in New York’s Central Park in 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Once

upon

a

time,

women rapped and kept their under garments on and just spit their lyrics.

Only a few pictures of men could get glimpse of a bathing suit  a bra top or  a wardrobe  malfunction but that was it, it would go no further. Lets be clear, I also adore most female rappers in this industry but these are half-naked most of the time because is it so common place these days.

When you are an avid activist of women In the arts, such as myself, you understand  Lil Kim and Mrs. Minaj and message of female expression and empowerment, even if you don’t care for the perception and the molding of the young female minds. They are both beautiful women with a message to women, but not little girls!

However unfortunate  but obvious is that  women have abandoned the life lessons of solidarity and we are culture “Miseducated” but that money will overshadow the power to our people and education of our youth  will make millions these days.

 

The revised rap blue print for women   is  a paradox to the Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill and her foreshadowing on the slut like activity of women that we celebrate and even honor at the Grammys.

Lauryn was cut from a different cloth and opened our ears to self-pride and self- preservation.

Apparently the Hip Hop Nation will not be able to envision another genius who also carried herself like a queen, and not a “Trap Queen.”

 

Back then, a person would not be half-naked every day unless she was a day time hooker.

While we as women and men  should be someway protesting, and demanding fair treatment by men, we are subconsciously every stereotype to “keep” a man.

        Thanks to Snap Chat, Twitter, and  Instigram we are so disillusioned of  what is substantive or superficial?

      No pictures of Queen Latifah‘s big draws or MC Lyte‘s   panties would have been posted all over social media.

We relentlessly speak of Women Empowerment, but that is not what the younger listeners are going to identify with and embrace.

        The message of mental strength is lost with butt shots, mindless sex and  money over anything genuine in this life. We have to nourish our families physically and psychologically

       We don’t comprehended how lost and fake we are in this world and Kendrick Lamar is kicking off that knowledge.

Lauryn Hill foreshadowed our mental and spiritual weakening  and the truth was too scary for her so she escaped her public existence and moved out of the industry.

      Mrs. Hill is the woman who could have been on the level of Nina Simone,but she escaped her surroundings and lost her musical vision in this ever-changing hasty culture.

 

It is challenging to stand up for your self-respect and principles when you are trying to protect your people, usually the backlash comes from  your message from the very people you are trying to empower.

 

In Remembrance Of The Boston Marathon Bombing: 2 Years Later!***messymandella***

Earlier, CNN reported a suspect was in custody which is sadly incorrect.

Three Reuters sources also disputed there had been an arrest. Officials later confirmed the arrest report was inaccurate.

“Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the marathon attack,” Boston police said in a statement.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a statement asking the media to “exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”

 

Why did someone commit havoc on so many people? As a nation should we be afraid, or sweep it under the rug? We care for a tragedy after it happens, but soon we forget…

A pair of running shoes is seen at a makeshift memorial on Boston University's campus in memory of the Boston University Graduate student who was killed in the explosions at the Boston Marathon in Boston

Later, we revisit it when another attack happens. President Obama could have been killed had he breathed in the toxic fumes from a suspicious envelope. This time bombs killed an 8-year old boy, Martin Richard, a 29-year-old woman, Krystle Campbell and a Boston University graduate student who was also a innocent murdered by the explosion.

 

 

Boston University has identified the student as Lu Lingzi.

The crowded scene was full of screaming running and blood. A Boston Marathon seemed to be the safest place. These people were coming to enjoy a tradition, that is part of Boston, Massachusetes. All of the injuries have not been made public. Sadly, one mom discovered both of her sons had lost a leg in this Boston Tragedy. Surveilance, providing investigators with significant video of the area before and after the two blasts.

Officials take crime scene photos two days after two explosions hit the Boston Marathon in Boston

I hate to sound like a Conspiracy Theorist, but what are we not being told?

When you get bombed at a Boston Marathon ; that means we are under attack!

We are always curious to know about our safety.

I think it is time for The Secretary Of Defense to answer some Homeland Security Questions about our nation.

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Roberta Flack* Killing Me Softly – Morgan Leigh***messymandella***

 

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Donny Hathaway + Roberta Flack

       The first time I heard Donny Hathaway was in the car, with my family.  I heard “Song For You“, and knew Mr. Hathaway was in an immense amount of pain. You can always here heart-felt emotions in authentic artist.

       Later in life, I decided to buy the cassette single for “Killing Me Softly” by the Fugees. Lauryn Hill‘s hook put the Fugees into mainstream audiences everywhere. My mom said, ” Why did they mess up Roberta Flack‘s song?” Of course, not knowing any better I assumed that Lauryn’s version was better , than Roberta’s. I heard that version, and once again I felt authentic emotions. Lauryn did a superb job on her cover! No one sings “Killing Me Softly” better than Roberta Flack!

      Together these 2 were just as important to the Soul Music Movement as Marvin Gaye, and the beautiful Tammy Terrell!

 

 

 

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