• Pop a Molly—I’m Raping—Wooooo!



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    Anybody who knows me knows that I’m a Rick Ross dick phallus-rider! Mainly ’cause we grew up in the same neighborhood and went to the same high school, (albeit Ross was a lil Bebe Kid when I was roaming the streets of Miami Carol City). He made me proud to be from the 3-0-5!

    But homie! Dawg! What’s this new song you have out talkin’ ’bout slipping a chick a Molly just to hit the skins? I can’t cosign that! I mean, like, I messes with you heavvvvy! I defended your use of the name “Rick Ross” against that dude who helped destroy the black community with his dope-peddling proclivities! I rode (blogged) for you against Feddicent (50) who, up until you stepped on the scene—was notorious for ending rap careers! I didn’t care that you were a Correctional Officer! (Hey! I was a stripper!) I even rode for you against the Black Gangster Disciples (I rock a Star of David too!) and this is how ya gonna do me? (Pause)—rape one of my daughters by slipping a Molly in her dranky-drank?

    [ALSO READ: Hip-Hip Rumors: YOWZA! New Rick Ross Lyric Will Upset Smart Women!]

    Ross raps, “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.” SMH (furiously!) Nigga! You could’ve rapped, “Put Molly in MY champagne/she ain’t even know it/ I took her home and enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it!” I hear Molly makes a nigga crazy in the sack. She would’ve thought that your bedroom game was top-notch, never knowing that you need Molly to achieve an erection and have decent staying-power. But no! You gave her a date-rape drug! You’re advocating rape fool!

    Hey Ross! How would you like it if a woman slipped an appetite suppressor in your bucket of chicken? And you didn’t even know it! And she took your bucket of chicken home and enjoyed that!”

    I have grown-ass single daughters in Miami, Atlanta and Denver. I need you to understand that! But not just for my daughters’ sake, but for all (black) women! That s#*t ain’t the business! Do you really think it’s cool to slip a Molly, a ruphie or whatever the new drug of choice is in a chick’s drink just to hit? Are you that desperate? Ross! This is date-rape! This is rape! And rape will get you 10 to 20 in the pokey my dude! Eff’s wrong with you?

    I see now that I have to start calling you by your gov’ment—William Roberts. Why? Because I want you to feel comfortable when the po-po puts your butt in jail for date rape. Won’t be no mo’ Rick Ross/Ricky Rozay! If what you rapped about on this song is true and the woman decides to press charges, you’ve snitched on yourself! They’re gonna use your music against you. And when they do, maybe this will be the time that you come clean to the world and tell us you’ve never sold a brick—never ran with the Boobie Boys—never knew Noriega (“the real Noriega”) and were no hoo-rida. All of your raps—it’s just entertainment—even the Molly ish. That will be your only defense.

    There are all kinds of criminals in the world, but a rapist ranks among the scourge of the penitentiary. Murders don’t like child-molesters and rapists and you, William Roberts, are aligning yourself with a motley crew of miscreants who are the lowest of the low on the pecking order of criminality sexual criminals.

    Its one thing when some fat, broke, no-name ninja stoops to these levels of cunning to get some stank (and still, that is no excuse!), but a multimillionaire? Schemin’ to get some trim! All that moolah and you still have to trick a chick with Molly to get her between the sheets? What gives?

    I mean, even when I was broke–as-a-joke—pushin’ a yellow hand-painted 1968 Dodge Dart with Flintstone brakes—I never had to scheme to get sex!

    We’ve gone from “Pop a Molly, I’m sweatin’” to “Pop a Molly, I’m raping! Woooo!” Is that where we’re at Hip-Hop? Or is this just a case of a rapper who has a fetish for taking sex from chicks who are so drunk, inebriated, and high (because, unbeknowest to them, he slipped them a Molly) that they can hardly remember being ran through by an overweight sweaty man?

    Right about now William — you need to get your P.R. people on this and make some amends to all the women of the world and particularly and specifically, chicks that love hip-hop. You have made it dangerous for a lot of women, because you know ninjas are gonna try to emulate what you rap about. It’s time for you to recognize that Freedom of Speech isn’t necessarily free. You’ve stepped over the line with this song William! What are you prepared to do about it?


    southbeachKhalil Amani writes for DJ Kay Slay’s Originators Magazine & Straight Stuntin Magazine. He is the author of six books, including the ground-breaking book, “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” ( 07). Amani is gay hip-hop’s self-proclaimed straight advocate. Visit The Coonerific One at Follow on Facebook/Twitter @khalilamani. Youtube @ yahweh 12

  • Lupe Fiasco: The Last Conscious Rapper


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    Recently, Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to (what else) rant about a few things. “Violent music (and all violent media) effectively says its ‘OK’ to be violent. It provides positive reinforcement for negative actions,” Lupe said in a tweet. “If you rap and make violent music then own up to it. Stop hiding behind ‘art imitating life’ as a way to evade the guilt.” Lupe is one of hip-hop’s greatest Rant Artists so at this point nobody is shocked by what he’s saying. His tweets this time may even give you a little déjà vu because he went off on a similar tangent during a live performance a few weeks ago.

    Lupe always has a lot on his mind. I did a search for his name on three different hip-hop related websites and each came back with dozens of hits. Oh so Lupe is beefing with his label. Lupe is retiring. Lupe is pushing his album back. Lupe is beefing with Pete Rock. Lupe doesn’t like “Birthday Song”. Lupe squashed the beef with Pete Rock. Lupe is scared of Chief Keef. Lupe is so scared of Chief Keef that he backed off of earlier comments saying Chief Keef was scary. Lupe is dissing on Obama on a record. Now Lupe is ranting against Obama on stage. Lupe says 97% of rap is weak. Lupe changed the name of his album again.

    [ALSO READ: Lupe Fiasco Takes To Twitter To Address Violence In Rap Music]

    Nope I didn’t make any of the previous paragraph up. All of those are ripped from real headlines. Some of you have been fooled. Some of you don’t realize what is going on. Lupe Fiasco is an evil genius. We might be fooled into thinking that Mr. Fiasco has some guiding principles that the rest of the hip-hop community doesn’t possess. Isn’t he the last bastion of conscious rap? He’s reinvented himself as some tortured militant soul, a provocateur of Sinead O’Connor proportions (I would love to see him rip up a picture of the pope on SNL). When he first came out though he was the nerd with the song about skateboarders who liked obscure Japanese denim and handheld Nintendo gaming consoles. I have to be honest I kind of miss the nerd.

    But let’s not take anything away from Lupe. No other emcee understands his place in the game better. If you saw the one area of hip-hop that was under-served and they gave you a platform to serve it why wouldn’t you. There was a time when mainstream hip-hop was more diverse. Today all the major artists have pretty much taken the same position. By painting himself as the antithesis of this he can appease those who are fed up with the status quo. Sorry to say but among mainstream hip-hop the status quo is drugs, violence, and misogyny. How Lupe actually feels about the things he says is irrelevant. It’s important for him to say those things for the simple fact that nobody else with as high a profile as he has is saying it.

    [ALSO READ: Hip-Hop Rumors: Chief Keef Threatens Lupe And Lupe Replies!]

    I definitely don’t agree with everything that comes out of his mouth. And yes I don’t think his motives are 100 percent altruistic. He cares about his fans sure. But Rick Ross cares about his fans too. He rants against violence but doesn’t think twice about collaborating with the emcees that espouse that lifestyle. He saw the way hip-hop elevated Obama to Sainthood and decided to do the opposite. So props for being a great self-promoter are in order.

    I would say the only problem with ranting is the limited appeal of a rant. When Lupe goes off on Twitter or on stage or in an interview there are certain subset of people that are going to agree with him wholeheartedly. But as I’ve learned from experience you don’t win any new people with a rant no matter how right you are. There’s a reason why someone like Killer Mike who raps about politics, history and religious themes can be seen as “one of us” by those associated with the street culture and Lupe is seen as a loud mouth blowhard. But then again Lupe sells more records and at the end of the day that’s all he’s really trying to do.


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  • Daily Word: Find Your Balance!!


    Happy Thursday my feelers of many emotions! Welcome to the day that you realize that contrast is a part of life! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to finding your balance! Up/Down, Happy/Sad, Light/Dark, Rich/Poor, Work/Play, Pleasure/Pain… Life is contrast and life is balance! Many things will enter your life that you may often wish would disappear but in doing so you are missing out on a rich part of your experience. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson once rapped “Joy wouldn’t feel so good if it wasn’t for pain” and while most might look at this a clever bar to a clever song, we must realize that there is power in those words! How can we know light if we’ve never seen the darkness? How do we know what is good, if bad didn’t exist? My point is that never look at contrast as a bad thing! It is needed in life in order for you to recognize your abundance! When the lows come in, take it as a signal to appreciate your highs. When the storm begins to brew, visualize how you will enjoy the sun once the storm is over. Stay sharp, Stay consistent, and never lose focus! As Shawn Carter once said “Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down… But as long as you stay the same, it will come back around.” Find Your Balance! And enjoy all that life has to offer! Remember: Even when it’s all bad, It’s all good!!

    -Ash’Cash“Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”
    -Ellen DeGeneres

    “We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.”
    -Francis J. Braceland

    “The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.”
    -Gordon B. Hinckley

    “Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.”
    -Gregory Peck

    “The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.”
    -Wallace D. Wattles

    “Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.”

    “We must remember balance and moderation. Patience can be spiritually enriching and virtuous… but when taken in excess, it turns to procrastination, the poison of inaction.”
    -Steve Maraboli

    “Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”
    -Robert Fulgham

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website,


  • Daily Word: Claim YOUR Craziness!!


    Happy Wins-Day my sick and deranged! Welcome to the day you finally admit that you are loco, insane, crazy, and not all there… And the day you admit that you are perfectly OK with that! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Claiming Your Craziness!  Nor·mal – adjective \ˈnȯr-məl\ – according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle, conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern. Cra·zy – adjective \ˈkrā-zē\ – impractical, erratic , being out of the ordinary, and unusual. If you put away everything that you have been told, living a normal life will really get you nowhere! Those who do the impossible, those who live the life of their dreams, are those who go against the norm of mediocrity and do extraordinary things! Misery loves company, so there is an army of “normal” people who are fighting for you to be the same! Go crazy!! Be crazy enough to never know when to give up! Be crazy enough to think that ANYTHING is possible! Be so insane that you think that everything you can imagine can become real! Crazy is the only thing that can change the world! Claim Your Craziness! Death to the norm! and Salute to the insane! The world is yours and nothing can stop you but you!!


    “Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn’t understood.”
    -Weihui Zhou

    “In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with just thinking.”
    -George Clemenceau

    “Faith means intense, unusually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person.”
    -Walter Kaufmann

    “Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”
    -Angela Monet

    “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
    -Marcus Aurelius

    “Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, usually do”

    “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”
    -Bruce Feirstein

    “They can call me crazy if I fail, all the chance that I need, is one-in-a-million and they will call me brilliant when I succeed.”
    -Ani Difranco

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website,


  • Daily Word: Fix YOUR Attitude!!


    Happy Tuesday my warriors of light! Welcome to the day that you realize that life is EXACTLY what you make it! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to fixing your attitude! Life can be miserable or life can be a happy adventure… It’s all on how you view it! Many times we believe our circumstances dictate how well our lives will be but in actuality our attitude dictates our circumstance! Those who can see the bright side in ANY situation are those who are destined to live the best life possible! On the other hand those who whine, complain, or have a victim mentality are unfortunately destined for doom and gloom! Understand that how you view something is how it will manifest! You know the saying… You can complain that roses have thorns or be happy that thorns have roses! Either way you disposition is in your control and will dictate how life will be! Stop giving up your power and fix your attitude! Even when it’s all bad it’s ALL good! Realize that fact and live life to the fullest!!
    -Ash’Cash“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
    -Martha Washington

    “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”
    -Marcus Aurelius

    “A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.”
    -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
    -Marcus Aurelius,

    “Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?”
    -Gregory Peck

    The rest of your life will be what you make it. Think of how you can make it outstanding & then follow your own advice.
    -Ralph Marston

    “The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible.”
    -Rich DeVos

    “No matter how many people believe or don’t believe in you, you must be the ultimate believer in yourself!”

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website,


  • Daily Word: Go With The Flow!!


    Happy Monday my movers and shakers! Welcome to the day that you finally realize that what you want in life is already yours but how you will get it is not in your control… Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to going with the flow! Art Williams once said “All you can do is all you can do” Some may not see the significance in those nine words but the power of that phrase can be the difference between success and failure! Many people believe that successful people got that way because they had a plan, stuck with the plan and success just came. Truth be told most people who ever achieved any level of success will tell you that success came as a result of hard work and dedication but the big break came via something that they really didn’t plan. “All you can do is all you can do!” Concentrate on the things that you have control over, put your energy in the right direction and watch as you attract opportunities that you didn’t even know existed! Stop trying to force your way into success… Go with the flow! If it feels right do it, if it doesn’t feel right, then don’t do it! Simple as that! The opportunities that the world has to offer are endless! You shut yourself out of your happiness by thinking you are in control of how you will get your success! Keep Working! Keep staying positive! As Jules Renard once said “Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” Understand that fact and allow your success to happen naturally! GO WITH THE FLOW!!

    -Ash’Cash”Ask not that events should happen as you will, but let your will be that events should happen as they do, and you shall have peace.”

    “You gotta learn to just go with the flow of life and good things will come to you.”

    “You can only plan so much in life. go with the flow and don’t drown! Don’t always focus on swimming hard! Waddling saves energy!”
    -Perez Hilton

    “Everything has it’s own time and place, Transformation becomes effortless when we go with the flow.”
    -Shelli Thompson

    “Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation, then deciding what you’re going to do about it.”
    -Kathleen Casey Theisen

    “Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”
    -Artur Rubinstein

    “Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.”
    -Shakti Gawain

    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
    -Reinhold Niebuhr

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website,  


  • The Illuminati’s Recruiting? Sign Me Up!



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    I’m for the abolishment of all religions! In a utopian world we’d all just say we are “the children of God” and leave it at that. There would be no Jew, Christian or Muslim. I’d be fine with no president and no borders—a kind of heaven-on-earth. These are the things that the Illuminati supposedly want. If I told you I was already a member of the Illuminati I’d have to kill you, so, for the sake of this blog, I’m not a member and I’m only writing to be flippant educate. Let’s get it!

    I’ve been looking for the Illuminati headquarters for a long time!

    In my travels I’ve been part of several organizations, which could’ve pointed me in the Illuminati direction. I’ve “crossed the burning sands” of fraternal brotherhood. I’ve met those of “this way” and stood shoulder to shoulder in knowledge with those that stand “Perpendicular to the Square.” I even wrote the European Economic Community (EEC) and my mail came back. I went to the United Nations and asked for an Illuminati application and they looked at me crazy. I broke into a meeting of The Bilderberg Group and they threw me out on my ass! I called The Trilateral Commission and asked to join the Illuminati and they gave me the “side-eye” over the phone! And then I took a job as a janitor at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and never eavesdropped on a conversation of substance. I even disguised my identity and feigned like I was a Rothschild, a Warburg, a Getty and a Rockefeller! No such luck. And then it hit me—the Illuminati were recruiting right in my face! At the goddamned Burger King on 79th Street! I wanna make it rain/reign with hamburgers and hexagrams! One man’s reign is another man’s rain.

    I might be the only pro-Illuminati protagonist in hip-hop.

    But really—I am a member of the wanna join the Illuminati—not because I’ve got a “God Complex” like the white man, but because I’ve got a bone to pick with organized religion, who, as far as I can tell, has been the worst criminal in the annals of human history—and they’re telling me that the Illuminati hates religion—sign me the f#*k up!

    You Hip-Hop heads kill me! How dare you believe that rappers wanna be a part of the Illuminati, so much so, that they’d “sacrifice” their mother to be part of a secretive organization! In my best Mike Tyson voice, “This is totally ludacrisp!” How many of you would let your moms be killed so that you could become rich and famous? That’s what I thought—none of you, but you’re bound and determined to believe that there are people willing to stoop to such levels of decadence to be on that esoteric (hidden) knowledge tip.

    Is there Freemasonry, Satanic and Illuminati imagery in music? Abso-freaking-lutely! So what? There is also misogynistic, homophobic, racist, nationalistic, Christian, vulgar, hateful, and murderous imagery in the music industry—one big pot of Louisiana gumbo. Have as much or little as you like!

    Like really, what did the Illuminati ever do to you? Did they rape you? Enslave you? Annihilate your race? Persecute your spiritual beliefs? Steal money from you in the name of God? Oh! That’s right! They worship a fabled and mythological “devil” to hear you tell it. Look! All they wanna do is rule the world! I don’t get all the ado. Everything you say about the Illuminati is some hypothetical, theoretical, postulative, speculative and demagogic gum-flapping! You can’t put your finger on one concrete act of Illuminati complicity—not 9/11, not the music industry and certainly not world affairs. It is all hyperbole. It is all oratorical masturbation!

    Can you say that about religion—your religion—whether it be Judaism and its claim to have massacred thousands upon thousands in the Bible? Or Christianity, which made women second-class citizens, demonized homosexuals, and sanctioned that “Peculiar Institution” (American slavery) and the annihilation of the Indigenous Population in the Western Hemisphere—so-called Indians? Or Islam, which wreaked havoc on Africa with its blood-lust for conquest all the way down to 9/11 and under-educates women and empowers tyrants? Even if everything you say about the Illuminati is true (which it ain’t!) it pales in comparison to the s#*t your religion has done! How dare you even fix your mouth and point the finger at the devil-worshiping Illuminati, meanwhile the s#*t you hold sacred (Christianity) has cum-stained lips from sucking the devil’s phallus! It never crosses your mind that not only is the devil-Illuminists working behind the scene, but actively running your religion!

    I know what you’re thinking. It’s not the religion, it’s the bad people within religions! Meanwhile, your religion sings, “Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war!” Your religion teaches you that Jihad is prescribed to bring the last message to the world and those virgins in paradise are patiently awaiting your schlong. God is not a Jew, Christian or Muslim, yet we will kill a mofo over said religion in the name of God!

    I just don’t f#*king get it! What “could be” weighs heavier than “what really is.” If Satan is really controlling anything in this world, it is religion, not secret organizations.

    What do you really have against the Illuminati? Its mythological tie to Satanism? Is that it? Nowhere in the original Illuminati writings are there any talk of devil worship or Satanism. Those claims originated from the Catholic Church’s pogrom* against secret societies, even though they had their own Jesuit order doing secret s#*t. (*POGROM – an organized massacre of helpless people. Put it in your vocab.)

    [ALSO READ: Rapper Allegedly Tried To Sacrifice Friend To Join The Illuminati]

    Most of you have not a clue what the original Illuminati believed in, so let me give you a crash course on Illuminati history. The Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt (1748-1811), a Jew who was raised Catholic who converted to Protestantism. By profession he was a professor of Natural and Canon Law at the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria. He joined the Freemasons in 1774, but was unimpressed with its commitment to esoteric inquiry.

    Weishaupt became a “freethinker” who wanted to “perfect” the world and the individual. Weishaupt believed that the world could be perfected if nations and religions were abolished. He was against people owning private property and marriage and he especially hated kings, presidents and monarchs. So, in 1776 he founded this “secret” group called “The Order of Perfectibilists” a.k.a. the Illuminati.

    The Illuminati only lasted a mere ten years. The Catholic Church and many governments dropped the hammer on these secret organizations and away they went. But today, the Illuminati looms larger than life in the minds of many people, especially in Hip-Hop circles. We are steeped in mythology and misinformation regarding this group. YouTube is full of videos about the Illuminati and its aim at taking over the music industry and the world. We are spooked beyond all rationality! We say that the Illuminati has some of our favorite rap stars and singers under their spell—Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Eminem, Tupac, etc.—that the Illuminati is into devil worship—that they want your soul and require blood sacrifice, murder and homosexual acts as part of their initiation rite. Not an iota of physical, tangible proof, yet we are willing to argue until the sun comes up that the world is under their spell and that one day the Illuminati will run the world.

    Newsflash! Every member of the Illuminati are living, breathing (white) men that will die a death just like you and I.

    There are numerous problems with this whole Illuminati thingy. First and above all—how arrogant and absurd it is to think that a white organization, which is steeped in “old money” and supposedly old power would want to recruit some rappers that happen to have a few pennies in the bank—some “nouveau riche” (newly rich) niggas that just got some money two days ago!

    [ALSO READ:Lil Wayne is a Better Rapper Than Tupac But He’s Not The ‘New Pac’]

    Secondly, if the motives of the Illuminati are already known, why are we so afraid that they will succeed, especially in light of the fact that most people are horrified by their beliefs? And thirdly, the Illuminati have been around for over 200 years and still haven’t managed to bring their aims to fruition. The best they can do is f#*k with some rap stars and put subliminal messages in records and videos? Is that it?

    Do I believe that the Illuminati is real? Yes! Right about now you’re prolly confused as hell about what I think (as it should be!) In another blog I’ll take you inside what many are calling the Illuminati headquarters, Denver International Airport where the imagery gets no realer! But until then…

    If we can believe what the Bible tells us in the Book of Revelations, the New World Order is coming. All these things must come to fruition to fulfill scripture, so why are we so crazy over this? A Christian should be rooting for the Illuminati—yea, carrying the banner of the Illuminati. Why? It’s supposed to usher in the Second Coming of Christ right? Without Judas there was no dying and rising Jesus. Without the Illuminati/New World Order there is no Second Dispensation. Relax. Man-up and accept what your book is teaching you and let the Rain Man do his thingy. For verily (truly) I say unto you, “A change is coming!” If the Illuminati is recruiting, sign me up!


    rocsignKhalil Amani writes for DJ Kay Slay’s Originators Magazine & Straight Stuntin Magazine. He is the author of six books, including the ground-breaking book, “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” ( 07). Amani is gay hip-hop’s self-proclaimed straight advocate. Visit The Coonerific One at Follow on Facebook/Twitter @khalilamani. Youtube @ yahweh 12

  • Is Beyoncé Bad For Women?


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    B. Carter released a new track this week that set the twitterverse a tizzy. The song “Bow Down” was somewhat of a departure from the noble female empowerment image that has been a staple of her career in recent years. Her frequent and liberal use of the word “bitch” offended some. Also many felt the aggressive nature of the track and the message of basically “All Hail Queen Beyoncé”. Now everyone from Keyshia Cole (who admittedly has her own ax to grind with B) to Rush Limbaugh has an opinion.

    But can we validate the premise of the argument of her detractors for a second? Beyoncé has become a pop phenomenon. And she has many many hits throughout her storied career dating back to Destiny Child’s ‘Bills, Bills, Bills” ( a song by four teenage girls mocking a man for trying to date them without being able to support them financially), to “Crazy in Love” to “Irreplaceable”. There’s probably too many to name. The argument that “Bow Down” is a deviation from her pro woman agenda is “technically” valid. If you want to assert that the content of her songs was the driving force of her image.

    “Bow Down” is offensive to some because it implies that she is somehow above other women. It’s not a particularly positive message from that perspective. And of course if I saw things from that perspective I wouldn’t be wasting my time writing this because you have all heard that argument since Monday. The honest truth is this: Beyoncé is as much of an icon as her husband. Jay-Z’s lyrical content full of unrepentant criminal violence, unchecked egotism, blatant materialism, misogyny and debauchery do absolutely nothing to damage his status as an icon. So why should Beyoncé stating her true beliefs that she is above and beyond others in her field damage her image at all?

    [ALSO READ: WOW! Rush Limbaugh Puts Beyoncé Down Over “Bow Down"]

    When you are an icon the content of your work matters less and less. Want proof? How many of you have actually watched an Elizabeth Taylor movie or listened to a Cher album? But they’re icons right. When was the last time you sat down to watch an episode of The Simpsons? (Sometime in the late 90’s right) Still the show is iconic. Beyoncé is such a great singer, dancer and entertainer that we instantly forgive her failures. No one talks about her god awful acting in that Austin Powers movie. Clips of her or any of her Destiny’s Child’s sisters tripping and falling on stage are viewed once or twice (or sometimes for hours in a continuous loop), laughed at and instantly dismissed. Being an Icon doesn’t mean being infallible. It does mean being loved and accepted by an extremely passionate fan base “Flaws and All” (see what I did there).

    Honestly, I don’t find anything particularly feminist about the content of her music in the first place. It’s mostly standard chick R&B stuff, relationship crap and some dance music thrown in for good measure. Her iconic status has always been about her ability to do what she does well. Not just well…. extremely well. The only people who have a legitimate gripe in this “Bow Down” situation are people like me who don’t like the quality of the song. If you think the execution of the track is weak, technical stuff like the beat, the lyrics, the tone etc etc. that’s different than saying “She shouldn’t say things like that”. Most R&B singers, indeed most women aren’t feminists. And in that regard Beyoncé is no different. Her telling “bitches” to bow down isn’t as hypocritical to me as the false humility her image consultants tried to sell us. So just to be clear on this icon yes, feminist no.


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  • Daily Word: Claim YOUR Victory!!


    Happy Friday my victorious creatures of nature! Welcome to the day you demand, take, and claim what you deserve from life! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to claiming your victory! You are great! You are powerful beyond belief and can have anything you put your mind to! The only thing that is standing in your way is you! Yup!! >>>>>>>>>YOU!!! Your belief or lack there of is really putting you through some unnecessary hardships! The moment you put away your fears and begin to act in a way that is in line with your desires is the moment you begin to ascend towards the top! Forget your excuses! Forget the reasons why you can’t and concentrate on the reasons you MUST! You can waste time trying to figure it out or you can take the leap TODAY! jump into the fire! Success waits for NO ONE!! CLAIM YOUR VICTORY!! Everything you need to be successful is already in your possession! Take advantage of all of your blessings and use them to solidify your greatness! NOTHING CAN STOP YOU BUT YOU! Get out of your way and DEMAND, TAKE, AND CLAIM WHAT YOU DESERVE!!


    “Do you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears?”-Unknown

    “Waiting to develop courage is just another form of procrastination. The most successful people take action while they’re afraid!”-Unknown

    “Push through the pain, and conquer the obstacles. Regardless of what you think today, it wont matter 5 years from now. SO DON’T BE AFRAID!”-Unknown

    “Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals.”-Unknown

    “Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you results.”-Unknown

    “The universe doesn’t give you what you want in your mind; it gives you what you demand with your actions.”-Steve Maraboli

    “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”-Eric Thomas

    “You will get what you want, when you stop making excuses on why you don’t have it.” -Unknown

    “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does no one else.”-Unknown

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website,


  • Daily Word: Become GREATNESS!!


    Happy Wins-Day my centers of influence! Welcome to the day that is reserved for winners and the day that you decide to be all that you can be! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to becoming the greatness that you are! Who you are right now is nothing compared to where you can possibly go! You are endless possibility that can do and have anything you put your mind to. Today is the day that you finally make a decision on who you are going to be and then be it! No more waiting around for the right opportunity in order to be happy! Become everything your heart desires NOW! Becoming your best self is about feeling like a million bucks even if your account is overdrawn! It’s about walking like a boss even though you don’t sign your own checks yet! Its about fitting into the shoes you want before you can really afford them. How you feel and act will ALWAYS attract that outcome! Circumstances come and go but who you become is all under your control! Choose wisely!! Choose Greatness!!

    “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become”
    -Jim Rohn

    “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be”
    -George Sheehan

    “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

    “You can attract only that which you mentally become and feel yourself to be in reality.
    -Ernest Holmes

    “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”
    -Oprah Winfrey

    “Change is the essence of life.Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

    “Now is your chance to act like the person you want to be. Act like it, and you become it.”
    -Ralph Marston

    “Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours.”
    -Dr. Robert Anthony

    “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
    -Carl Gustav Jung

    Ash’Cash is a Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Financial Expert and the author of Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom. For more information, please visit his website,

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