Monday, December 11, 2006

Gangsta Warfare

I strongly recommend the movie Blood Diamond not only for its politics but also for it's depiction of life in a war zone created by greed.
One of the most frightening elements of the movie is it's use of gangsta hip hop. Soldiers (as young as 7-9) use it as their battle cry, invading villages with boom boxes, and playing gangsta videos when they congregate. In America are groups ready to defend Gangsta hip hop, saying violence in hip hop has no direct impact on the listener. The scenes in this movie that takes pride in its authenticity says otherwise
I'm not buying diamonds and I'm not interested in hearing rappers say all they're doing is telling about their life on the streets. because if its impacting people abroad its having a negative impact here.
To learn more about the movie click here
To learn more about blood diamonds click here

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