Skip to comments.Hip Hop Responds to Van Jones Drama (w/video by rapper Jasiri X "The Crucifixion of Van Jones")
Posted on 09/09/2009 8:11:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
By now, everyone and they mama has heard that controversial green jobs adviser Van Jones has been forced to resign from his white house job. There are many differing takes on the subject, from ultra-rightwing commentators like Glenn Beck and his Fox News cohorts, to the liberal lefties over at HuffPo and Alternet.
Whatever your take on Jones as an individual and green jobs in general, there's no question that the media frenzy surrounding him has been deafening. Earlier today, Davey D's website posted a new video by rapper Jasiri X called "The Crucifixion of Van Jones," which intersperses video clips of Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and various TV talking heads, along with footage of Barack Obama, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Jones himself.
It's only fitting that hip-hop has weighed in on this topic--after all, Jones began his career by addressing issues of concern to the hip-hop generation like police brutality and juvenile justice, and the organization he founded, Oakland's Ella Baker Center, continues to organize around anti-violence and urban green campaigns. (Full disclosure: I am a former employee of EBC). Whether such issues should be part of a national debate over green jobs largely depends on your perspective, but for all the flak rap gets for being mindless and dumbed-down, it's nice to see independent hip-hop artists address relevant, topical issues in a thought-provoking way.
As always, comments--on green jobs, Jones, and this video--are welcomed. Just keep it clean and don't waste any brain emissions.
Posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 10:19:07 AM by ETL
"Jones was arrested during the L.A. riots and spent a short time in jail. "I met all these young radical people of color," he recalls, 'I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, "This is what I need to be a part of." I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.'..."
From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"Throughout its history, one of RCP's [Revolutionary Communist Party] principal objectives has been to foment civil unrest in the United States. The most notable example of such efforts occurred on April 29, 1992, when RCP members looted and trashed the downtown and government districts of Los Angeles, triggering the infamous Rodney King riots. During the days immediately preceding the violence, RCP -- which maintained close ties to the L.A. gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods -- had circulated throughout South Central Los Angeles a leaflet featuring a statement by RCP National Spokesman Carl Dix, titled 'It's Right To Rebel' -- a quote popularized by Mao Zedong.
Encouraged by Dix, RCP activists helped lead the riots that would leave 58 people dead, more than 2,300 people injured, some 5,300 buildings burned, and $1 billion in property damaged or destroyed. On the ten-year anniversary of the rioting, RCP member Joseph Veale fondly recalled the violence as 'the most beautiful, the most heroic civil action in the history of the United States.'"
Lyrics to Ludacris' Obama rap song, "Obama Is Here":
"Hey... I'm back on it
like I just signed my record deal, yeah the best is here
The Bentley Coupe paint is drippin wet, it got sex appeal
Never shoulda hated, you never shoulda doubted him
With a slot in the President's iPod, Obama shouted him
Said I handled my biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers
Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer
Better yet put me in office, make me a Vice President
Hillary hated on you so that bitch is irrelevant
Now Jesse talkin slick and apologizin for WHAT~?!
If you said it then you MEANT it how you want it, head or gut
And all you other politicians tryin to hate on my man
Watch us win majority vote in every STATE on my man
You cain't stop what's 'bout to happen, we 'bout to make history
The first black President it's destined and it's meant to be
The threats ain't fazin us, the nooses or the jokes
Get off your ass black people it's time to get out and vote
Paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified
McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed
Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped
Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps
Cause what you talkin I hear nothin even relevant
And you the worst of all 43 Presidents
Get out and vote, or the end'll be near
And the world is ready for change cause Obama is here
YEAHHH! Cause Obama is here
The world is ready for change cause Obama is here
Yeahhhh, cause Obama is here
Say world is ready for change cause Obama is here
YouTube video: Ludacris - "Obama Is Here":
That is even more ridiculous than likening Sonia Sotomayor to Mary the Blessed Mother.
Do you think Van Jones supporters are trying to lynch Glenn Beck?
Which one is ludicrous?
To all the hip-hop Obama fanboys:
In the immortal words of P.J. O’Rourke, “Pull your pants up, turn your hat around, and get a job.”.
Mumia is/was a Black Panther. A Maoist revolutionary like Van Jones. All of these "Black Liberation" communists are Maoist: Rev Wright, Farrakhan, Bill Ayers, etc.
I just heard the lyrics a minute ago...
“Yeah [n-word]...2009 up in here, uh, yeah, here we go
I’m a big rich baller
all y’all oughta suck my ****
yeah, break out da hennessey
drink up that yac
take that old white man out the back
put a cap in his *ss
dis our country now, yeah
uh, yeah, punk b*tch *ss, ho’, m*thaf*cka
...A Hip Hop Drama Queen....Who’da thunk?
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