Dear Debra Lee

VIDEO: Fresh Off The BET Awards, Rap Activist Jasiri X Offers “Dear Debra” (Lee of BET)


Rapper/activist Jasiri X has a lot to say about a lot of what’s illin’ in Hip-Hop and beyond. Just this past weekend, he participated in the League of Young Voters “Ignite LA” Election 2012 discussion on BET Awards Weekend, alongside rap pundits such as Nipsey Hussle, Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop.com, and more. As usual, his comments were candid and thought-provoking.

So, it comes as no surprise, that not even one day off the BET Awards celebration, Jasiri X has already delivered his latest musical commentary – this time, in the form of “Dear Debra”. In his own words:

“This is an open letter to the BET and their CEO, Debra Lee. “Dear Debra” is a critical but loving letter exploring the possibilities of Black Entertainment Television. “Dear Debra” was produced by Kai Roberts and directed by Paradise the Arkitech of X-Clan. No ducks were harmed in the making of this video.”

Check out “Dear Debra” below and tell us your thoughts in the comment section:

Follow Jasiri X on Twitter (@jasiri_x).

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  • $18592567

    He was flowing. Kinda remind me of Common “I Used To Love H.E.R.”. 

  • but that Jasiri X jawn is from like 3 years ago… =__=

  • Sharrocks

    I like JasiriX a lot , but it seems like he disrespected Beyonce.  If Beyonce says something wrong speak-up on it, but don’t disrespect Beyonce because she does a lot for the Black community, don’t do it.   

    • Lisa Fager

       We should be able to provide constructive criticism to everyone.  If Bey had a questionable moment than its ok, to say so and ask better.  The same for anyone that is serving the public.  If it weren’t for fans, there would be no Bey.  We need to get out of the mindset that somehow criticizing someone means you don’t like them.  Questioning someone’s behavior doesn’t mean you don’t like them, you question so that you can improve and understand the context.  Its a two-way street.  Its ok, not to like some things people do and still like them as people.

    • Pierre Elliott

      SHARON SHUT THE HELL UP. BEYONCE DONT DO SH1T, EXCEPT MAKE TRANNYS LOOK GOOD. OUTSIDE OF YOUR SMALL TOWN, NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS CHICK….

  • Epic.

  • immackulate

    pushing the envelope…