Below is a video from the 2009 Hip Hop Summit that the Nation of Islam leads every year to try and influence rappers to have more positive messages in the music. Wise Intelligent, formerly of 1990’s hip hop group Poor Righteous Teachers, eloquently explains, as an industry insider, what he saw as the deliberate manipulation of the hip hop industry away from political rap to the hyper-sexualized, materialistic music topping the charts today.
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