January 29, 2006

Juvenile & Scarface... Dirty South Attack!

Southern artists take Bush & the Government to the woodshed

Ever since the whole Hurricane Katrina tragedy took place, I've been on ChicoTown.com calling for southern emcees to use their power in the media to oppose the Bush Crime Family over their neglect. 50 Cent says you can't blame Bush for Katrina, but I say you CAN blame Bush for the slow response and for neutering FEMA to the point that it got in the way of the relief efforts.
In a new video, Juvenile is dissing Bush's pussy ass for what occurred in New Orleans, check out these quotes from SOHH.com:
Juvenile, who lost his own home to the natural disaster, uses this [new] video ("Get Ya Hustle On/What's Happenin',") to give a voice to the disenfranchised masses that were inhumanely treated in the wake of the tragedy.

Directed by Ben Mor, the video follows three children who find three masks in the city's rubble, which are each inscribed with the words, "Help Is Coming," on one side, and the faces of President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on the other.

The video is introduced with the words, "This is a tribute to those who died in the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. The storm may have passed, but for thousands the struggle is just beginning."

In other Dirty South news... Houston native, Scarface, spoke truth to power in the latest issue of Ozone magazine. Even though he says he wont get all "Public Enemy" on our asses, he says he will address politics in his next album "Made". Check out these quotes from Scarface in Ozone Magazine:
I'm talking about HATRED. The Government Hates Niggas. The reason they let niggas work in the government is so they won't look so suspicious.

Rumor has it that the best way to hide something from a nigga is to put it in a book... If niggas started reading the history of slavery, you'll understand it and know exactly who to blame. 'Cause, believe it or not, its all in the books.
Pretty strong words from a Hip Hop Legend, lets hope it spurs a new drive in the hood to read more books and to keep an eye out for Bush's government. Scarface also speaks on the US deficit, the Iraqi insurgency, Gun rights, and why McDonald's sucks ass, among other things. (Click for article page 1, page 2, page 3, and page 4)

Hip Hop needs to continue this trend of speaking on the issues... not just hoes and cash!

[Credit: Juve pic from MusicDish ]


At 1/29/2006 1:31 PM, Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

This is great. Imagine our society if most Hip Hop embraced political activism... even if many were conservative (which is doubtful), at least our kids and culture would be more conscious.

When my husband started teaching, he was at Grape St. Elementary in Watts, but now he's teaching near Palm Springs... anyone who thinks there isn't a difference in distribution of government dollars or resources is ignorant, but the only way we can live in an equal society is if we, as individuals, step up and make it happen... Go Juvenile.

At 1/31/2006 1:09 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Well, well Kathleen... imagine bumping into you here? How ya doing girl? I'm a lil bit pissed off tonight... so I need a bit of your namaste wisdom sent my way.

Chico-towner: I just wanted to give you the head's up that I used a pix of your's at my place -Fuzzy and Blue- but of course, full hat tip was given to you. C'mon over and visit me. Many thanks.

At 1/31/2006 12:32 PM, Blogger chico-towner said...

I'm a product of the crazy inner-city schools you see in the movies. They are really underfunded and neglected but the kids still hope, still fight for their rights, and many great minds come out of that with a passion for fixing the system. If we don't do it no one else will. I'm glad Hip Hop is doing it's part of joining the community in this never ending struggle.

We're all in this together!

Tina I'm glad you like the pics, feel free to check out the new ones every week, it's for the cause. Keep up the good work. Peace!

At 1/31/2006 7:56 PM, Blogger Kathleen Callon said...


One thing my husband learned teaching in Watts is that everyone has potential, and adversity can serve to dim it, or it can hone it...

People like Martin and Coretta (and you) wouldn't be as vocal without that adversity.

I like how she said hate harms the hater more... makes me wish I were a better person.


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