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Fight The Power: Chuck D On 2016 Oscars, Issues Challenge To Hip-Hop


(AllHipHop News) According to Lord Acton, “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Several prominent celebrities have taken issue with the lack of ethnic diversity that was nominated at this year’s Oscar awards. Hosted by the astute, Chirs Rock, the comedian’s opening monologue included the powerful lyricism of Public Enemy’s classic track, “Fight The Power.”

Chuck D’s cathartic pen wrote most of the classic track’s lyrics. While using his official Twitter, the social advocate appealed to the masses to champion the arts as much as athletics. Emphatic in in eloquence, the PE front man challenged people to reinforce their words with resounding action.

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“The song FightThe Power is beyond me & the crew. The point of the song is a call to making change eventually not just applauding the thought,” he wrote. The legendary lyricist continued to provoke thought.

“Oscars are like a TRADE show,” he tweeted. “If you ain’t in that business why should you care? It’s like winter baseball meetings, how many care about that.”

  • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

    They should mandate at least one black win at all awards shows every year. If for some reason a black person doesn’t win that year they should find whoever was the closest to winning in their category and give it to them. That would the only way to make it completely fair for everyone. Except for the white person who lost because of it but f*ck them anyway because they might have had a great great grandparent who owned slaves. Or even if they didn’t and grew up poor, f*ck them anyway because they don’t know what being black is like.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      nah weezil – just throw all of you white people in prison , that your moms don’t complain about , you posting years of vids , Showing yourselves , with no media attention , molesting Millions of their babys

    • THE ALMIGHTY MIKEY ESCO!!!

      YOUR A COMPLETE ASSHOLE!!! KILL YA SELF!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        You’re

    • RazaBladeKing

      Gee what an unfair hypothetical scenario. That’s almost as bad as routinely getting overlooked for nominations and even a chance at winning an award… in real life instead of some dork’s imagination. But thanks for once again taking the time to school us poor, dumb hip hop fans on race relations, since you never actually come here to comment on music. It’s a refreshing approach that you’re actually creating imaginary discrimination to complain about in response to real discrimination, as part of this “the white man has it so bad” con game that you’re running.

    • How about compensating Blacks for slavery so they can gain the political & economic power needed to offset the disadvantages inflicted upon them?

  • yesanditcounts

    I thought Chris Rock did a wonderful job articulating how most blacks feel about award shows not geared for them anyway. I have a hard time feeling sorry for black actors who are paid millions for the performances crying about not receiving awards for them, with all the other problems facing black people in America today (ex. mass incarnation, poor educational systems, police brutality & murder, etc.). It’s the old banana in the tail pipe thing again.

  • SBRon

    The question no one is asking is, wouldn’t opening the show with “Burn Hollywood Burn” (the audio AND the visual) been more apropos…?

    • Q.

      I was thinking the same thing at the end of the show. That would’ve been even more hilarious!

  • edeck7

    I would like to see this whole #oscarssowhite lead to few Black people who are not sambos and sellouts bring appointed to run a few major film studios when they can get better films greenlighted starring Black people. The fight is about us control our IMAGES which gives the world a positive and or a negative view of us as a people

  • Malik

    You gives a rat’s arse about an Oscar and the Black celebs crying about not getting nominated for Oscars. We got more pressing ish to cry about.

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