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Wisdom – Gangster Musicians Are At High Risk!

Reasons why gangster rap musicians are in danger

I spoke about the Biblical evidence related to the effects of the words sung by gangster rap musicians and tried to show the effect of the words spoken to release life. I will now cite some examples of the power of the word from the work of Tupac Shakur, a gifted young rapper who died tragically at the age of 25 years. The lyrics of the song “Runnin (Dying to Live)” are a self fulfilling prophecy:

“reporter speaking, TuPac Shakur was shot… Yo know, I wonder if they’ll laugh when I am dead…why am I dying to live if I’m just living to die…” (www.alleyezonme.com).

Lyrics sung by gangster rap musicians can produce death

According to alleyezeonme.com, a young man killed a Texas Ranger through the inspiration of the album “2 Pacalypse now” and this event brought the album into recognition. Because TuPac sowed fruits of death, he liberally ate its fruit during his life. Trouble came naturally to TuPac, apparently, and his life seemed to be marked by mistrust, fear of treachery. He discharged himself from the hospital two days after major surgery for critical injuries received in a robbery) and criminal allegations. He signed to Death Row Records (waiting to die) and Shakur himself often said that he expected he’d die by the sword before he reached thirty (alleyezeonme.com).

The documentary on his life showed that he signed to Death Row after losing confidence in the loyalty of his friends at his old recording company. Did he jump spiritually from the frying pan into the fire, progressing from one devilish dominion to a more powerful one? Check out the types of “friends” that he had.


Words have meaning in rap music

If you consider the names of other rap labels, you will see terrible implications:

Def Jam (deaf to God’s voice and righteousness) and

Ruthless Records (Satan has no mercy either for the singer or the follower).

Proverbs 12:28 says that “in the way of righteousness is life and in the pathway thereof there is no death”.

Tupac had so much going for him. He was multi-talented, but hooked up with the wrong label. He needed to join Spirit of Life Recording Company. Here you will find anointed musicians who download their music from a power source that produces health, longlife and wellbeing. This music comes from a place where angels bow down and worship and a place from which a sweet anointing emanates that will bring good news about your situations, heal brokenness (like that of TuPac’s if you read his history), set captives free from habits, demonic oppression, open prisons to allow prisoners to escape from the power of the devil, comfort the mourning, produce joyful praise, repair waste places in people’s lives and geographic locations, make you Ministers of the Most High God, produce prosperity and bring fame (Isaiah 61).

Check out the bonuses in the Spirit of Life Recording Company

Since we have eyes of understanding, believers can actually see and talk with angels and run off devils when they come to steal, kill and destroy (as I do). This is something that you should prefer. God says He is calling His captive ministers of music. I am talking about those of you who are tied up in prison, Satan’s Spirit of Death Record Label and serving the devil for wages of death.

Even if Satan and your enemies don’t kill you now, God will have no choice but to get you later for failing to fulfill the purpose for which He put you on earth and for leading others astray. He’s gonna get you and put you in a lake of fire and you will never die but scream eternally, bawling for murder (Lk 16: 19-31; Rev 20:12-15). If you fear God then get on His side right now.

Gangster musicians, you need to play for Him. I will tell you in a later blog about some fringe benefits of joining God’s label (Spirit of Life Recording Company)and about the devil who is your boss and why he has so much power over you. Until then, God bless.

Mercedes Moss
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What Is Hip Hop?

WHAT IS HIP HOP MUSIC?

One proponent asserts that hip hop music is a synonym which means hip-hop, rap music, or hip-hop music, He claims that hip hop is a music genre that is characterized by a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping. Rapping is further described as a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.

However, Shaka Shaw, writing in Ebony Magazine on The Difference Between Rap & Hip-Hop, begs to differ. Shaka laments the that the two are merged on iTunes as the same and explains that

One common understanding is that hip-hop is a culture and rapping is one of four elements contained therein—the others being breakdancing, DJing and graffiti.

Another writer opined rather vaguely, in my opinion, that hip hop is

a style that stays aside all the other music trends. Not aside, but somewhat deeper. The reason is it is a reflection of the race, the plurality of people united by roots and origin. What attracts people in rap? Is it catchy?

I wonder whether or not hip hop record labels in Brooklyn care about those debates.

Is rap the expression of the African ancestry of African Americans?

Some believe that rap expresses the continuation of the language and traditions of Afro-American culture. They say that rap is a mixture of speech and music and that it is actually speech laid on music or beats. That sounds rather poetic. To non-natives, however, the flow of speech in rap music is too quick rapid and unintelligible. It is this expression that record labels in Brooklyn, NY try to capture through their music artists.

Is rap music the urban poetry of lyrical resistance?

As the debate continues, others classify rap music as the urban poetry of lyrical resistance. They say that it is not village music, nor is it a synonym of country music, but rather the gathering power of those united by music in big cities and that it aims to resist grief because misfortunes are more dramatic and numerous in urban areas.

Rap, they say, speaks to the mind and emotions and also to speaks to the social consciousness. If the words or courage to say those words are not there, the subconscious takes over and the rap lyrics kick in. But once captured by the beat, most people – mainly younger ones – begin to hear the words, and the words may describe just how they are feeling that day. Maybe that is why rap singers often emphatic in their expressions:

First goes the beat, and then goes the lyrics! It is not as smooth and tender as classical music, not as glossy as pop, but it has the scream of pain of real emotion of the world’s harshness. One may even state that rap is the most pain expressing music style.
Those who sing it or it is better to say read it revive their feelings not only concerning love, as most of the other styles do. Their message is about life and the problems, especially the ones of the Afro-American people. The music of pain and oppression, rap is a remedy to the latter.

Is rap music similar to dub music?

David Katz asserts that rap music has its roots in Jamaican dub music, a claim I am sure that many record labels in Brooklyn do not know. I lean towards the same view every time I hear the lyrics and staccato notes o a dub music singer.

Without the dub invention pioneered by an elite coterie of Jamaican recording engineers and record producers, rap would never have become the world’s leading form of popular culture; ambient, jungle, house, garage, grime and numerous other types of technologically-driven dance music probably would not have taken off. And there would surely be no such thing as dubsteP,
The similarity lies in the lyrical speech accompanied by music. Originated by a Jamaican musical genius called Tubby, it was said that he would record anyone as they spoke:

Producer Glen Brown, another close associate, says Tubby always had an innovative approach to recorded sound. “King Tubby always build some little speaker, and he always have a little Quickly motorbike, so King Tubby build a little thing on the bike—sometimes you’re talking to him, and he’ll record you with it.” David Katz, nd
It would surely make musical history if some Brooklyn record label twinned rap and dub in the same recording.

What ever the dissonance, there are over 100 hip hop record labels located in Brooklyn, NY, with 169 listed in the Yellow Pages alone. This indicates that numerous artists are using the medium to express their thoughts about life and other matters that interest them.

You may have visited this site to learn more about where you can eke out a record deal with some record label in Brooklyn, NY. However, I am about to turn the tables on you and ask whether or not you know that hip hop artists can start their own record label and also record their own music at home in a low cost recording studio?