Cream of the Planet Earth.
Father of Civilization.
God of the Universe.
It’s not the first time Kanye has so identified “with” Jesus “The Christ” or even “as” Christ—who can forget the Chicago rapper bursting onto the music scene dropping the third single off his debut album (College Dropout) “Jesus Walks” at a time when no one in Hip Hop wanted to mention God consciousness. Not only did Kanye get continuous air play—he did what most preachers couldn’t do—bring the gospel into the night clubs with everyone screaming out, “Jesus Walks.” And if that wasn’t enough—he proved that you can make a song about God, get played and paid and win the most coveted award in the music industry—the Grammy. This broke the glass ceiling on the belief that “conscious” songs couldn’t get airplay.But walking with God wasn’t enough for Kanye—two years later he appears on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine with a crown of thorns on his head—as Jesus himself. The image of a “Black” Jesus was always unsettling to White America—even though J. Edgar Hoover was on the lookout for the rise of a “Black Messiah” or a charismatic leader; not knowing that one day the idea of Christ would move from the notion of “one” charismatic being or leader to a “mass” consciousness carried through a portal called rap.Inside the Rolling Stone magazine—Kanye also posed as Muhammad Ali—and was quoted as saying, “In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David-Copperfield-type stunts.” “You want me to be great, but you don’t ever want me to say I’m great?”But Kanye keeps proving his “mastery” over his art and his growing consciousness that He “is” a God—coupled with his boldness to proclaim it to the world on his new album “Yeezus” with the third track “I Am A God.” Of course, he received the all too familiar onslaught of criticism and scrutiny from the media.According to the Huffington Post, “Jon Parles at the New York Times called the album “an aggressive demand for attention” while Rolling Stone’s Jon Dolan said, “’Yeezus’ is the darkest, most extreme music Kanye has ever crooked up, an abrasive album” —even GlobalGrind.com called Kanye “The Most Dangerous Black Man in America” after the debut of “New Slave” on Saturday Night Live.What makes Kanye “The Most Dangerous Black Man in America?” Because he called himself a god? What many don’t understand is that it was not that Honorable Elijah Muhammad called the White man the devil that made him dangerous—but that he called the Black man God: The Maker, The Owner, The Cream of The Planet Earth- God of the Universe. Your open enemy never wanted you to know the truth of your identity.But this is the truth that took a Malcolm Little and made Malcolm X. This is the truth that took Cassius Clay and turned him into the Heavyweight Champion of the World and Greatest of All Time—Muhammad Ali. This is the truth that took Louis Wolcott and made The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan the most fearless Black man in America and world today. And this is the truth that made Chuck D and Professor Griff—Public Enemy number one. This is the truth that “made” Hip Hop the most dangerous art form in America. Because in the beginning artists like The Poor Righteous Teachers, Brand Nubians, Paris, Raekwon and the Wu-Tang Clan, KRSOne, Rakim, Fab 5 Freddy, Gangstarr, Big Daddy Kanye, dared to prick the conscious mind of young people by uttering the Teachings of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad over beats—EVEN if they called it the teaching of the Nation of Gods and Earths or Five Percent Nation.The TRUTH is there would have been no “Clarence 13X” or Nation of Gods and Earths—if it were not for The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Lessons given to him by Master Fard Muhammad. Who taught you that you were a God? No preacher or Imam taught you that you were God—other than the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. So every rapper that has ever uttered the Lessons or called/calls himself a “God” bears witness to impact and the influence of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the presence of his reminder The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.It’s no coincidence that Kanye proclaimed at his NYC album release party that “’West is my slave name” … “’Yeezus is my god name.’” Who taught you that “West” was your “slave” name?And Jay Z appearing recently in an interview wearing the Universal Flag Medallion—and when asked by a reporter—he said, “religion is like your personal computer—you don’t let everyone on your computer.”We may never see the return of the God MCs as we knew them in the ‘80s—and should we expect the rap to be the same in the age of modern technology and advancements.Should we expect the methods of warfare or REVOLT to look and feel like the movements and music in the ‘60s and ‘80s—when the methods of warfare have changed?Let’s open the cipher.
"This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion". (Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:3) Allah tells Muhammad and Muhammad relates it, He gave Islam to you AS a Religion… He gave Islam to you as a religion, so if you living that already… Do you really care what its called? ISLAM HAS NO BIRTH RECORD. IT HAS NO BEGINNING NOR ENDING. But the reason it has a name or has a package is because maybe you dont know that (Islam). &thats the good and the bad. The effective and the ineffective. So until it becomes you, someone had to put it together for you or give it to you.
"We pull up in a town, a tour bus, gangstas diddy-boppin’," Jones said. "We hop out…We get in the hotel and we see some F.O.I.s, some Muslim brothers, that’s the Fruit of Islam…But before this, this wasn’t the first time I met Farrakhan. So before, let me rewind and tell you how gangsta Farrakhan is. I think that I’m a rebel…when I’m doing my music so I say something funny about Farrakhan and bean pies or something to that effect. I’m runnin’ in the streets doin’ what I do. I get a summons from Farrakhan like, ‘Farrakhan needs to speak to you at his hotel’…So I go see him. First of all, I don’t know how the president rolls, but his security is ill. He got security all over. He got a dude in front [of] the door, a dude in back [of] the door, a dude by the elevator, a dude downstairs by the elevator, a dude when you walk in and some dudes in the parking lot and some dudes you don’t see.
"So I get to his room or whatever," he continued. "So we talkin’. We kickin’ it. I’m hyped. I’m nervous at the same time like, ‘See? You done said some stupid shit. It’s about to go down.’ I’m casin’ the situation because with Farrakhan, you’re only allowed to come by yourself…So he proceeds to tell me, ‘Young brother, when I was young, I said some things about some people that I really didn’t mean. Don’t you feel the same?’ I said, ‘Yeah! I’ve never meant anything I said about you!’ I just was trying to get it squashed. So cool, he simmered that whole situation down. Fast forward back to the hotel lobby with the F.O.I.s. Now, each of them is about 6’5", 6’6", [weighing over 200 pounds], I swear to God. All of them. One of them called me over…He’s like, ‘Next time you mention brother Farrakhan in your raps, in any type of way, you’re gonna have a real big problem.’ Fuck. I ain’t pay it no mind. I said, ‘Cool. I understand you brother.’ So I walked to the elevator, but by the time I got away from him, my gangsta shit started kickin’ in like, ‘That nigga just punked you!’
"So I get to my man Murda," he said. "I’m like, ‘Murda, did that nigga just press me just now?’ He’s like, ‘Blood, I think they pressed you, blood.’ I was like, ‘Fuck this. There ain’t no pressin’ me.’ I go crazy. Now, it’s gettin’ crazy. I had [my wife] Krissy with me. Shit gettin’ crazy. We get into the hallway. We on that gangsta shit. We cursin’. You know the Fruit of Islam don’t say nothin’. We cool. We looked like we backed them down like, ‘Yeah.’ Now, we walkin’ back to the tour bus like, ‘Yeah. You niggas know what’s up. Yeah.’ We get to the tour bus and now, Murda’s like, ‘Yo, blood. This don’t look good, blood. This shit starting to get crazy.’ I kid you not, three black trucks swing around the corner with niggas hangin’ off the side of the trucks. Now, my man Murda who’s a G - he’s not the most friendliest guy you want to fuck [with] - he’s like, ‘Blood, you better make a call, blood. This shit’s gettin’ crazy. I thought you said you knew Farrakhan. Why they formin’ on us like this?’ This gangsta shit done turned sour, so now I’m trying to find somebody [in my phone’s contact list] that knows Farrakhan to try to get out of this.
"I finally get a number and I call somebody," he continued. "Shit just started calming down and then somebody else come out like, ‘Farrakhan wants to speak to you.’ Then he come out in his pajamas like a G. I would not tell you this if I was lying. But just like a G, militant as ever and he had on some weird pajamas. I never got to ask him about those because he was too G’d up. He had too many niggas with him but it was cool. He was kind of mad they broke his sleep…Long story short, don’t fuck with Farrakhan."
What we want to do here is arrive at the conclusion that the way to produce a
change in people is by setting an example. You cannot change people by
force. You cannot change people simply by talking. You must be a living
example of the principles you enunciate, if you truly want to produce a change
in the thinking of our people.
We Become Like That Which We Submit To…