The community’s war drums are being used against us. The creativity and power of our rhythm and muse now hypnotizes and terrifies our own.

No longer do we use it to teach survival…. it is not used to improve communication…. but to be a constant terrorizing alert… echoing distress with no relief.

Black Cotton

“God come save the misbegottenLost ghetto souls of Black Cotton (In God’s eyes)” – Tupac Amaru Shakur I’m thinking of “ghetto” here as not just a place, or a dehumanizing way to refer to economically poorer people… but “ghetto souls” being the children of the disrupted and displaced Black diaspora who are sarcred to the…

Pain Hop

Just some thoughts… Rock & Roll influenced Heavy Metal… Heavy Metal has its own sub-genres for its less than “positive” or “less sociable” expressions… known as Death/Hate Metal (none of which I listen to personally).  Jazz/Soul/Funk/Reggae influenced Hip Hop (and Rock & Roll coincidentally) … Hip Hop has its own sub-genres, and they are categorized into broader musical sub-categories… “rap (conscious/ganger)/trap/ect.” …