90's Hip-Hop Baby (August Alsina - Hip-Hop)

That's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It's worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that. - Jay-Z


Being raised in an hip-hop era, it was inevitable that I was influenced from a young age. I adored music and knew I had to be apart of it somehow. This genre when learning more about popular artists like 2Pac, Biggie, Nas, Mos Def, and Dead Prez etc further intrigued me. As I grew older I began liking afrobeats, and grime in addition to hip-hop - all in which are considered urban music. 

I never had any problems growing up in this environment, however soon I began hearing why are all her friends black? Does she even know about her own culture? Why is she acting ghetto? Is she mixed raced? I became the product of my environment, no one taught me about my culture or the traditions that surrounded it, and Asian history was never on the syllabus at school. I had to teach myself about issues such as 1984 (Sikh Massacre), colonization of India, numerous hunger strikes for freedom - even in the present day - most recently Bapu Surat Singh, 82, fasted for the release of Sikh prisoners who are still in jail despite completing their respective sentences. These issues began waking up my pen, however, what I wrote wasn’t making any sense, my ink came incorrect, so I started writing from within. Now I’m awake, I’m marching to the top, history on my mind, it’s time to let the world know. Wiki-leaking out your life, HD, 1080P, media simplified, you know good guys, bad guys, good topples over bad, nope all lies. Always being watched, it’s right before our eyes, if you’re against the system, kiss your life goodbye. Let me be anonymous, hey Mr Robot. (Remixed Humble the Poet's 2013 History Lyrics).

Living in a multi-cultural society we should embrace the culture of those around us, yet remain true to ourselves, and our own values as an individual. Break the ignorance of things we do not understand. We are one, the only difference is the colour of our skin and the situations that we're in. Remember peace, love, and unity always, no matter what you do, be kind towards mankind, without fear (Nirbaho) and without hate (Nirvair).

Until next time, stay blessed and classy,



2 comments

  1. It's just an amazing song and it truly shows how great August Alsina is at basically everything musically! Perfect Song!

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  2. I agree, I adore August Alsina, he always has a message with his music, great singer.

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