Saw this man win a battle final at (what was then) Subterranea, back in the day, a very smooth and gifted lyricist in my view.
The next time I saw him was on, ‘The Daily Politics’, with Andrew Neil on BBC2 one afternoon some years later !!!
Mr. P has clearly been very busy … !!!
Good for him I say, thus, having spotted this Myspace blog on another site and then reading it, I felt that I should post this up as it would seem that either side of the water, much like Declaime, his views of Hip Hop and the current crop of Hip Hop Wannabees & established peeps within the game are clear and very strong !!!
This is as he wrote it, so don’t watch the typos, his sentiment is a very interesting one ….
So if you didn’t know about this UK emcee ….. Get to know the man who’s known as …. Chester P ….
Big V …………….
CHESTER P MYSPACE RANT ON STATE OF HIP HOP
This is a direct lift from Chester P’s myspace page about the state of hip hop today. Its a huge read but worth a gander.
WHAT HAPPENED TO HIP HOP?
“what is wrong with hip hop they ask…..
under the surface of this global science the frustrated listener cries….
what is happening to my love…..
from the comfort of qwerty boards fanatic haters tap keys blaming and writhing in there empty words of powerless emotions seemingly overpowering there senses…..
weak hearted and short sighted journalists fill there journals with mediocre hogwash bitter with there own faliures within art condemning all who rise above there lowly ranks of success…..
artists read into the dissilusioned masses and begin to doubt themselves even applying blame upon themselves……
this is what appears wrong to me!
the fight has left our souls and behind it it has left the old frail skeleton of a once beautifull and rebellious body of like minded people united under the roof of a reality they was proud to call hip hop culture…..
hip hop is not what it used to be they say!
as are all things in this world we are subject to evolution and the importance of freedom has evolved into the prison of financial gain, prophets turn there back on the message in order to secure themselves in profits, as in all great and powerfull movements hip hop was manipulated by those that fear it to have its soul and substance stolen and replaced with the souless formula we now acknowledge as hip hop thus in turn creating the exact thing hip hop once threatened……..
how else can they control what was deemed wild and untamable?
it begins with infiltration of the echelons we had once aspired to, the voice of the people must be the voice most needed to control……
how else can the urban keep it real hip hop rebels worldwide be exposed to the non realities of a system that can only remain powerfull through total control…..
as with the true colour of the blues and then the social awakening of the hippies along with the pulse of rock and roll or the anarchy of the punk rockers hip hip was infiltrated by the powers that be from within…..
in some part they ridicule the culture with constant ali gee type parodys and or the strange success of goldie looking chain type acts portrayed in the media and other brainwashing mediums to have the desired affect of turning dangerous free thinking movements into some kind of widespread joke……
on other levels they absorb the talents of street wise poets through the obvious poverty that follows street musicians through the ghettos and tenements they live, learn and dress themselves within, the dream of lavish lifestyles and financial security is indeed the carrot on the stick that our ass like mentors will follow and who can blame them after all a revolution has always been the poor mans blood on a silver spoon…..
in a world where we are constrantly drowned in reminders of the powers of money through advertisments and televisions prowess those with very little or even none of that power will become easy prey for those who seek the full control of a society they know only fear and greed will silence…..
so we have rappers teaching children from there own background to hate themselves for there so called lack of power/money in this case, rappers teach greed and hatred to there own and what better way to win a war than ensure that all those fighting the war are from the same army…..
this is a well known tactic employed by movements such as the conspiracy theorists favourite group the illumanati! but this is not a conspiracy theory this is a war over control and dominance…..
the painfull reality is those who are not afraid of anything usually have nothing to be afraid of losing leaving us only with the truth as we know it, give those people everything and the fears of what can be lost become huge overwhelmingly so…..
and yes some of you will say i am paronoid and i will gladly raise my hand in confession to this accusation but that does not mean they are not watching me……
some of us argue and fight for freedom of speech yet the freedoms we do have we choose to ignore for example what good is freedom of speech untill we learn to exercise freedom of thought?????
open your own minds and see past the endless neon images used to lead your thoughts into submission….
slavery exists on many levels although thankfully gone are the tragic days of physical and mental emancipation on the cotton fields or slave ships, now we are enslaved with a subtle political correctness we so barely notice that we accept it as democracy……..
our music, hip hop culture has been used as the cotton field that enslaved the slaves of yesteryear and whats worse is the slaves of today have endorsed and glamorised this movement themselves, overall what im saying is hip hop is not dead it is in fact busy earning its slave masters billions of pounds/dollars whilst the onlookers twiddle there thumbs blaming everyone and thing but there own blindness……
we have freedom to see yet we look in the wrong direction, we have the strength to fight yet we fight amongst ourselves rather than the enemy, we have freedom to think alas we think of nothing but material gain and this applies to all walks of life so it is little surprise that hip hop has become a link in the chains we now happily wear as freedom and democracy……
FREE YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR SOUL WILL FOLLOW……..”
Big Virge says ……