Meek Mill On CNN

I saw Meek Mill on CNN earlier this week and thought he represented himself well.  The host asked him why he is the best voice for prison reform, implying that someone with a criminal record may not be the most credible person for reforming the prison system, even if that person is a victim of the very system they wish to reform.

It’s always good to see black men with a platform use it to bring about meaningful, positive change. But celebrities have shown themselves to be kind of flaky in being committed to social causes, especially at their own personal expense.  Is Meek Mill in the prison reform fight for the long haul, or is this just a temporary interest of his that will eventually disappear once he loses interest, or when continuing the fight becomes too much of a personal cost?  We’ll see. 

Popular Music Is Trash

The best sounding music seems to be the worst music.  The lyrics are poisonous, and definitely affects the children.  When I’m in the schools I sometimes think to myself “these kids are the walking dead.”  They have no interest in learning and growing; they’re only interested in sex, drugs, money, and clothes.  And why wouldn’t they be when these behaviors are valued and celebrated over and over again in the music that’s marketed to them.

The challenge for this record label is to make music that you can ride to, and when you’re ready to dig deeper, learn and grow from.  That’s the problem, these current niggas have really fly beats but no substance.  And these niggas are looked up to and followed.  It’s the blind leading the blind.  This shit ain’t cool.