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CThaGod's Concrete Journal: The 10 Commandments Of Hip Hop

We snatched up The Breakfast Club's say-all antagonist for a weekly blog that's tougher than concrete. Visit VIBE.com every Thursday for Charlamagne's latest rants and musings. 


 

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF HIP HOP 

It should be some rules to this culture called Hip Hop. Dumb, Young, Rappers Need Guidance. So I decided to create some Charlamagne Tha God presents "The 10 Commandments Of Hip Hop."

10) Thou Must Not Promote All Things Ghetto - Your Lyrics should not celebrate the Ghetto Life by Reminiscing about days in poverty, your mother on welfare, and your father not being there.  Instead of celebrating and embracing the poverty, crime, and ignorance of the ghetto.  We should be encouraging our people to move on up out of the ghetto like the Jeffersons.

9) Thou Must Advocate Anything Of Social Redeeming Value - Your lyrics should reflect that you are aware of the social political and economic reality of your community.  The consumer should assume that you read more than the Source or XXL.

8) Thou Shall Have A Sense of History - MC's should refer to historical events that may cause the listener to think about his/her relation to history.  Your role is to entertain and educate.  Instead of mentioning names like Jacob the Jeweler and Versace mention names like W.E.B. Dubois and Louis Farrakahan.

7) Thou Must Not Worship Money And The "Bling Bling" - You must not talk about money and "Bling Bling" as if it were a living, breathing thing.  Your lyrics should not put money and "Bling Bling" over love, women, family, or religion. (See Next Commandment)

6) Thou Must Talk About God And Spiriutality - MC's should not condone Atheism and a false belief system that does not acknowledge the existence of a higher being.  You should promote the spiritual beliefs that may have been instilled in you by family.  Especially because the first thing rappers say when they win an award is "I want to thank God..." 

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It all started when Em's fans began chanting for him to play his 2018 diss record, "Killshot." Instead of performing the track however, the Detroit native said: "I would but I don't want to give that cocksucker any more fucking light."

"Make some noise for your f**kin' selves and make nothing for MGK," he added before continuing with his set.

Em's latest comments come months after his feud with MGK exploded in 2018. The beef ignited after Em addressed Machine Gun on his Kamikaze album, which prompted the Houston artist to return with "Rap Devil." Fans thought the beef had died down, but was later resurged with Eminem's "Killshot."

Check out Eminem's latest diss in the video below.

 

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“I would, but I can’t give that c**ksucker anymore light” 😂

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The Viral Covington Catholic High School Teen Is Suing The Washington Post

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"[The Post] intended to harm Nicholas because he was a white, Catholic boy wearing a MAGA hat, and consciously ignored the threats of harm that it knew would inevitably ensue, in favor of its political agenda," the complaint outlines.

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"What made me feel scared was the mob mentality of the situation," Hooligan said. "That type of tactic of instilling fear and intimidation and overpowering and outnumbering has been a consistent weapon of white supremacy against indigenous people."

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"The Post must be dealt with the same way every bully is dealt with, and that is hold the bully fully accountable for its wrongdoing in a manner which effectively deters the bully from again bullying other children."

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