Friday, June 22, 2012

I am a Hip-Hop Philospha

I am  a Hip-Hop Philosopha and Spiritualist this means that I have a unique way of seeing the world, and the way it runs. I have the pleasure of being part of a culture that does not mind borrowing. In Hip-Hop we have always borrowed the best and created something greater. You can see it in the fashion world, in art, dance, and music just to name a few areas of life where this culture as been a big influence. Growing up in this culture and developing the mindstate that goes with it, has opened many doors for me, and has created what you are reading today.
In philosophy, and spirituality I have only done what my culture has guided me to do. Just like the DJ who would mix the old with the older and create something new, I did the same. When I developed Gye-Nyame and all of the other organizations before that I was motivated and inspired by the vibe of creating something useful from old ignored elements, and changing the world. Like that DJ I was able to look at the gospel differently than anyone else, with new eyes that was open by my exposure to Hip-Hop. It also gave me the courage to ask those uncomfortable questions of my self as well. Like the graffiti artist I was able to see the beauty in the wall of Islam, like the rapper I was able to cleverly discuss the Buddha, and like the b-boy I was able to move into the older traditional spiritual dances of the (African, Native American, and Indian). From this perspective and view of the world I was able to allow the art to flow through me and create who I am and leave a framework for others to build.
I have to agree with KRS-1 I am Hip-Hop and Hip-Hop is me and it cant help but be expressed through me not in rhyme, or paint, or mixer, or dance. It flows through my soul and express itself through philosophy and my spirituality. so this is what is meant when I say i am a Hip-Hop Philospha.
check out the Podcast by the same name.
Nuff Said 
Peace & 1hunidyears