10 Year Old Ethers Lil Wayne
It’s no secret that the state of hip hop today is just so disappointing. No one raps about real issues anymore. It’s just blinged out, ignorant and basic rhymes. Since none of us have been man or woman enough to call these rappers out on their BS, a Baltimore based group of three sisters that refer to themselves as “Watoto From The Nile” have released an open letter to Lil Wayne that has created a bit of buzz on the internet. According to their youtube, they are fed up with the constant degredation of black women in hip hop and have decided to express their concerns through a rap song dedicated to the rapper (which ironically uses the beat of his song “I’m Single”). Check out the lyrics:
This message is to Mr. Wayne, I’m sorry plus I must complain
About what you do and what you say. I’m sorry that I feel this way
And I’m a girl that’s only 10, but for my sisters I must represent.
How old are you? I know you’re 20-something. Excuse me for the interruption.
I guess that means that you’re a man, but something I can’t understand.
The way you talk, the way you act. I hate when you be doing that.
And people say ‘ say No to drugs, so tell me sir, who should I trust?’
You or them. Are you promoting something? It’s time our people stop the fronting.
Single, a lack of single. You lack knowledge, information inspiration and you’re single. And then you start cursing, they make it even worse when, they play it with the radio version.
Make it sound like Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye, AYE! Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye, Aye, AYE! Why Every other word This song is disturbing, please Mr. Wayne can you stop all the hurting?
Peace, I hope you’re doing fine
I’m one year and the age of nine and I’m divine
Got my life’s purpose
My people I devote my service
My daddy told me I’m a queen, but you call women other things
It makes me mad, I can’t pretend
Sir, don’t call me out my name again.
And don’t you think it’s kind of mean to disrespect a royal queen?
We come from greatness, we come from love
Be like Steve Harvey-show ya love
I hear you got a little girl, does she get the same referral?
You call the world, not trying to lean, I hope you call her little queen.
KRS and Lauryn Hill..Props go out to Philly Jill, India Arie and Ms.Badu
Some people just to name a few
These people mean a lot to me, they fill me up with energy
They make my soul feel complete, I love that Public Enemy
Michael Jackson, Steve Wonder music that will make you wanna
Clap your hands and stomp you’re feet, they make you jump out your seat
Mr. Wayne we bout to close this letter, I hope that we can work together
And help our people, that’s what we need
One Love, forget the green
Loving it!!! One love, forget the green. Check the video out here.