Friday, February 02, 2018

Speech From Arrested Development Dissects the Roc Nation Brunch


Last week Jay Z hosted the annual Roc Nation brunch for Hip Hop's most celebrated artists.

Speech, from 90s Atlanta rap collective Arrested Development, critiques the star power in the room and the damage they've done to the Black community...







70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Say it AGAIN!!!!

Anonymous said...

Everyone in that room has opened their Butts for some man in a position of power. BELIEVE THAT #FACTS #FRUITBOOTYCENTRAL #ISAIDITBECAUSEITSTRUE

Anonymous said...

No lies told

Anonymous said...

@12:35 Good point silly way to convey the message. This is what the real "GET OUT" looks like!!

Anonymous said...

It’s sad that to this day the only “powerful” people in the black community are all entertainers and athletes. Those seem to be the only people black people hold accountable for the plight of the black community.

Anonymous said...

#TRUTH Heed and proceed accordingly.

I think Jay is prepping for a financial down fall (trademarking). Maybe his paternal court case is fast approaching and/or MeToo is circling the wagon - something is definitely up.

mil262 said...

The church pimps have done just as much damage as the rappers, choose your poison.

Anonymous said...

12:43 Gone are the days of MLK, Malcom X or just any type of black leadership or unity.

Anonymous said...

12:48 you better speak on it! As much praying and as much time black folks stay in church giving all their money to the pimps and theives you’d think the black community would be in a much better place by now. I just read about the first billionaire pastor in Africa... Don’t make no damn sense, but let’s only keep holding singers and rappers responsible for the plight of the black race

Anonymous said...

But is he lying though?!

Anonymous said...

"Disrespecting MY BLACK QUEENS......holding their crotches and being obscene"

Yes SIR!

Anonymous said...

He’s telling the truth and people may co-sign but at the same time people need to also take responsibility. Black people been buying their music, clothes, perfumes, make up, watching their shows and movies, buying tickets to their concerts... basically black people contributed to getting these people into positions of power. That’s just the facts, don’t act all disgusted and indignant now.

Anonymous said...

@12:35 Ugh just really looked @ that pic - you're right!

Anonymous said...

He told the truth as an artist I don't see how you don;t have integrity or think about the ways in which your art adversely affects the listener. I wouldn't want to one day have to answer for that.
Folk/consumers have to guard their soul gates.

Just an observation said...

Boom!! 💥 💥

Anonymous said...

In hindsight I regret every dime I spent supporting those men. I paid money to see Tupac, Snoop, JayZ and more at concerts and clubs and summer jams so they could talk about fuqn bitches and slappin hoes. SMDH. If someone would have said "Girl let's go get those tickets to see the Klan in concert . They gonna be doin they're latest single Hang Ninjas' I would have thought them insane. I regret the part I played in damaging the reputation of black women worldwide. I know better and I'm doing better now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sir.
Well dressed Morally bankrupt failures to our Black people.

Anonymous said...

He f*ked over Dionne Farris, a singer of the group therefore he can take several seats. Hasbeen.

Anonymous said...

Truth Today!!!

Sunni Daze said...

I get his feelings, so why not make something uplifting. They may have been before there time,

Anonymous said...

1:19 YES

Anonymous said...

@1:31 (doing better now).... i wish i could meet you! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how young dumb and brainwashed I was----listening and supporting such music! I was arrogant enough to actually believe it didn't apply to me.......dysfunction at its finest smh. All I see when I look at that sausage-fest, unclean demonic LEGION of niggas is pure sewage. And of course P$issy is right there in the midst spooning and cooning. Smh

Anonymous said...

Ok I agree. But what have you done? Not just through your art but in actual deed to help the situation? I'm waiting...

Anonymous said...

Now Speech STAND by your words. Do not back track and apologize like the others. Own it! Dont say this to garner attention and then cower down---real talk!

Anonymous said...

No lies were told!!! Gotta respect his courage because social media stans are going to try and rip him to shreds. Here's to hoping the few intelligence ones with social media accounts come to Speech's defense. This brotha has always been for the culture, even before it was trendy.

Anonymous said...

To: 1:59 PM

How old are you? You gotta be under 35 cause this dude has put in a lot of work and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how you didn't already know that.

Anonymous said...

R in NYC says:

All that demonic energy in one room...have mercy. I bet some evil ish went down that night. The black version of Bohemian Grove.

Anonymous said...

In addition, as a whole and as a human you have to take it one step further:

This is a human dilemma a soul destroying problem!

@1:57 PM good for you , read the book of Revelations and get that blessing.

But now you see/hear what Clive the Soul broker was really saying to J at his "Pre-Grammy Party"

Thank you for bringing the devil DJ Khaled and his all his children souls oh and the new beta kitten Cardi B...

Its so bad out here I don't think they are even HUMAN anymore in that picture above they have to eat sh*t, piss, sleep with their children, drink and eat human flesh especially baby blood etc..

That is why I hold on to Jesus with everything I got and lets remember:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
--Isaiah 5:20



Anonymous said...

@ 2:36 PM

Just in case anyone is doubting the sleeping with their kids:
Bust the Lucifern Will Smith:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rET9oWVG8xU

The Boule,Hollywood and the Music Industry.Taking the Oath

AND

Tom Brady ignites controversy after exchanging a lengthy kiss on the lips with his 11-year-old son in new Facebook docuseries

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5344977/Tom-Brady-stirs-controversy-kissing-son-lips.html

Anonymous said...

They stay wanting you to want to be them. Knowing damn well they all hate the shit they MUST do to stay on. Shit is sick Will is one of the worst to send his son to be them niggas fresh tender meat. Everybody on Khalid's dick right now not peeping him parading his shirtless son around these pedos. Shit crazy. There beards that don't give them kids know why.

Anonymous said...

2:50pm The Game has numerous pics of him kissing his young daughter on the mouth like she is his adult lover. We all know he's a pedo----but it makes you wonder who he's signaling by repeatedly making that child uncomfortable---you can clearly see she's uneasy.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm I'm more than sure without reading, the comments are yes sir and cosigning so I won't. What I will say is I loved AD when they were out and was highly disappointed when I watched their Unsung and learned how much of a DICK Speech was to his group members. He destroyed a good positive group out of GREED. The same way he feels these brothers are being rewarded for destroying the community he was rewarded when he stole money destroying his group. So is he mad at them for what they did or because he couldn't get as far as them doing it his way.

And FYI these rappers for the most part rapped about their environment and when they grew and rapped about their financial gains and new way of life people complained about that. Speech needs to pic a Mic where his mouth is...

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

He told no lies. Btw that entire line of black males including the Arab is you put all of them together, you could not even get one decent, upstanding black male worth having. A damn shame a room full rich dbr's, who have spewed nothing but poison, misogyny and disrespect to the younger generation, these are the white supremacist industry slaves, who do the bidding of their master. Sad!!!

Anonymous said...

But Speech married a white woman, soooo.... where is all of HIS blackness?

E-STROKES said...

I saw a young man a few days ago pants held up by a belt and no facial tattoos or overwhelming weed smell.

I complimented him on his attire. He said thank you. I am grown and a man. It was the first time in very long while I was proud to SEE a respectful looking young man.

In contrast I was walking behind a young guy sagging. Underwear had skid marks. DISGUSTING.

When my son was a teenager none of that musix
was bought or played in the house. We engaged in many conversations about how degrading all of that trash was.

Kudos to you up top for realizing what your money paid for and the change you've made.

THIS KIND OF MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PIED PIPER EFFECT.

Anonymous said...

@3:17/hopeful boule member

The point is, why is it that these rappers, some of the most morally bankrupt people out there, are considered "heroes" in the black community? Why are we expected to aspire to be like these people? Who set up the game for that to be so, and how is a community expected to grow if all their "heroes" are just well dressed degenerates?
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Oh wait.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
No lies were told!!! Gotta respect his courage because social media stans are going to try and rip him to shreds. Here's to hoping the few intelligence ones with social media accounts come to Speech's defense. This brotha has always been for the culture, even before it was trendy.
2:09 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And as usual their empty calcified minds are gonna say..."How much money do you have...They're rich?", then comes them calling him a "hater" and "jealous".

Even though it's 2018, these minds are so far underdeveloped compared to the minds of yesterday...I.E. Malcolm, Martin, H. Tubman, Kwame Ture, Sojouner Truth, those of Black Wall Street, etc, etc, etc...

It seems all they care about and respect is those who have money...never mind how they made it or who they sacrificed (our black people) to get it.

Truth: I wonder sometimes just how many people feel like me...like I was born into the wrong era. Dealing with these fools from this dumbing down era can be so overbearing and lonely.

Anonymous said...

WORD!

Anonymous said...

A hero to who exactly? I just see people who probably wouldn't have had half the success they have now had they not had the skill to rap. Rappers have spoken about living conditions since the song The Message (Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge). Back then it was the rich white man taking all the money off these kids talent. That pic up top represents how far they've come. They don't even rap about dealing drugs anymore. You know why because they've evolved.

I know this is RWS the home of the Bey and Jay hardest critics so whatever is said not tearing them down falls on deaf ears.

Anonymous said...

All i see is a room full of booty bandits.

Anonymous said...

^^ Real recognize real

Anonymous said...

@4:28

No you are being deliberately obtuse. That group of men up top are considered CREAM OF THE CROP in the black community. Former drug dealers, pimps, hustlers, and the like. That isn't odd to you?...

And you are right, they would NOT have had the same success if they couldn't rap, they'd be in the hood trying to sell crack to your moms. That is what we are all getting at here.

Don't be upstanding, honest, faithful, full of integrity if you are a black man. Instead be like the Roc Nation crew, then you'll be RICH.

Anonymous said...

All up and through this entertainment business and not one Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, Sammy Davis Jr., Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Jackie Robinson, Bill Cosby, Bessie Smith, and a few others, who took a stand and made the road to success a little easier for these present day coons. I know they all weren't perfect...who is, but they stood for something other than their own personal needs and greed. Whereas, these clowns will never do anything outside of what their puppet masters allow them to do. Hell, even Prince gave away useful knowledge to the masses and also made a way for these ungrateful coons to make profit. Anytime our so-called great success story, Jay Z ends up saying his presence is his charity....We have failed. How is he and his wife considered "Royalty" when at most all they can say is they achieved success in the white man's world, when they've been the "Master's right had man and woman. Their lyrics are never uplifting, when their over all main vocal points have been bragging that they're rich and..Oh yeah, the Mrs. has a booty that's fat. History shows that out past Kings and Queens were priceless to their people because they handled affairs in a way that would strengthen our people in every way.

Another thing these fools to that I'm sick of is just blatantly giving our culture away so freely...in the name of fattening their own pockets. Trust me...I'm a very Spiritual person and believe me when I say that our ancestors are angry AF. Truly oppressed people can't afford to do this, even if it's just about fattening your wallets. Believe me...each trying to be slick ass person will pay for this for selfishly bringing down your own kind. And when that happens...Watch, look, listen and learn just how the ancestors don't play and their tired of all this BS.

Yes, I know this was long but I had to express myself, even if only a few specially chosen melinated people innerstood, overstood and understood. Good day, all.

Anonymous said...

All I see is a room full of booty bandits and kendrick lamar was there also,fresh meat for Diddy.

Anonymous said...

Preach!!!! Malcolm X tried to tell you! Fresh meat for Diddy! To Pimp a Butterfly was how Lamar sold his soul. Google project monarch and beta sex slave. Project monarch's symbol is a butterfly.Remember how he rapped about brokering a deal with Lucy? Sounds a lot like Lucifer. Damn was an album about how he cant get a refund and how he and his art is at the the mercy of "they". The video with Rihannah shows how he get women as prizes for his service. He knows she and what she stands for is no good but he cannot resist. He's operating in the flesh. Where the women? I forgot Satan loves homos.

Anonymous said...

Jay and Bey are broke. I bet they are putting assets in Blu Ugly's name. That is why they are fight so hard for a trademark someone else owns. It will be a matter of time before Jay is found dead and Beyond-say come out the fiscal winner. Nas, you won bro. Ether told it all.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love him for sharing this valid critique & brutal truth.

Anonymous said...

@5:16 Jay is looking haggard lately and something is really up with those trademark applications - allegedly hiding money! Why - parental case approaching, women coming out of the closet to accuse him .... um-m-m-m.

He's trying to portray himself as knowledgeable, accomplished and sophisticated wealthy man. No one believes nor accepts this behavior.

Anonymous said...

Nasty, Sh*t Eating MF's In The House!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL @ 4:35.....You Are Speaking Nothing But The Truth!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that people are waking up. Woke up 4 years years go. I stop looking up Hellyweird cesspools also. I also came off the demonorats plantation. Enough with the Republicrats! I agree with speech 100%

Anonymous said...

Where is the lie?

Anonymous said...

Ahhh yes the Black Community was hummimg along until these "evil" people started recording music to drug dealing, murder, and prostitution. I did a little research and the Black community was doing the same thing during Martin, and Malcolm time. Strange....

Anonymous said...

@12:48

Another dumb ass obtuse comment from a celebrity worshiper. Black people need better icons period.

I Can't said...

For the past couple of years, the mainstream field of hip hop has been decimated (especially after the deaths of Tupac, Biggie, and Aaliyah). Jay and Diddy were the only male mainstream hip hop acts left standing. There were no women left standing in mainstream rap for a long time after Lauryn Hill. We ended up with hyper sexual and rude Nicki and now Cardi. Everyone else that use to profit from hip hop that could balance the hip hop narrative like conscious rappers, variety of hip hop labels and hip hop TV shows/magazines went away seemingly overnight; some went to jail, magazines/record labels collapsed, many conscious and fun rappers were deemed wack and hip hop TV shows were cancelled.

I don’t think it was just a coincidence. We all know about the NYPD task forces that were created to monitor hip hop artists, for profit prisons, don’t get me started on the countless conspiracies of police involvement with the Tupac and Biggie murders and the craziness of Lauryn Hill’s transformation into a lost one but maybe a woke one. The Powers That Be (white supremist and Uncle Tom gate keepers that are top music/TV executives & producers, politicians and think tankers) have narrowed the path to hip hop success. Too many of the guys in the Roc's Grammy Brunch became entangled in the TPTB web and became extremely willing and happy to degrade and con their own just for a small percentage of master's acceptance and coins. Those so called successful black men are also willing to make white performers priorities over their own which has severely decimated blacks' success in music.

Nowadays, if you aren’t signed to RocNation or somehow connected to or co-signed by Beyonce, Jay Z or Diddy (and don’t forget to profusely praise them) you are not getting anywhere in hip hop. If you are lucky to get a record deal, it’s only a 360 deal that makes you leave all of your creativity, humanity, consciousness and self respect at home; it's not needed in the record companies’ recording studios.

TPTB need to sell the illusion that hip hop is doing great, just look at how successful Diddy, Beyonce, and Jay are. But Diddy and Beyonce said that they wish they had all the money that Forbes printed that they were worth. Jay was eventually exposed as a mascot for the Brooklyn Nets (ended up only being 0.001% owner). People are still questioning if Jay truly owns RocNation and Tidal (anyone else feels like Live Nation is Jay’s ultimate/real boss?).

I am afraid that things will not change much, especially during this Trump administration, too many black rappers wanting to secure bags of money at any cost, and sadly the programing by TPTB has worked. Some black people are wholeheartedly following the unhealthy black popularity trends in music and social media representation. But a majority of black people are being complicit to the under representation/narrowing of hip hop because they think all black people should support every black person no matter their destructive behavior and especially if they have lots of money.

I Can't said...

I predict that R&B and hip hop will be over taken by whites and other races in less than 5 years. There will be no need for us. No racial balance needed. It has already/been started with the success of Post Malone, Eminem, Logic, Macklamore, Iggy, Bebe Rexa, Sam Smith, Justins B & T, Adele and etc. Notice how white rappers are hardly ever gangster rappers or white singers lyrics aren't graphically describing sex? Their raps and songs are more polished than ours. That's not a coincidence. They are able to explore their creativity/genres.

If you listen to the radio, you hear so many female singers that sound black and they are singing to traditional black rhythms but when you actually see those singers they are not black and please do not overlook their use of all black background singers, choirs, and musicians (those singers are played on black radio stations but few of our soul singers like Jill Scott are ever played on their radio stations).

It seems like every black producer/executive is looking for their white musical cash cow ever since Akon and Vincent Herbert made big bucks off of Lady Gaga, Pharrell and Timberland became seriously famous off of Justin Timberlake, and Dre found Eminem. Black executives and producers ran away from making black artists their priority. It didn't help that white executives saw they could successfully profit off of and not face backlash for white artists being groomed/produced and managed by black producers. Now the flood gates have been opened for white artists to enter R&B and rap genres without any balance of racial equality because ultimately they will crossover more than black artists and thus generate more money. Now there's no need for black artists anymore, especially black female artists. TPTB has crowned Bey and Jay the president and first Lady of Music. Music as black people know it to be is over. I'm all for racial equality not whitewashing, especially for white performers that don't take the time to learn, appreciate and fight for black issues. It's rare to find Michael McDonald's and Tena Marie's anymore, they proudly supported and appreciated black culture and we loved them. Everybody wants to be black, but nobody wants to be black.

I Can't said...

Addition to my 2:52pm comment. It's probably not a coincidence that the mainstream white rappers have said racists things about blacks and haven't faced any consequences for those remarks. Even Justin Bieber, Eminem, Iggy and Cardi B is still accepted by the mainstream music industry. They can disrespect us and still climb to the top of the charts. Oh wait a minute...our black rappers do the same thing....

Anonymous said...

Well just viewed Nas for an hour with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC playing and rapping @ the Kennedy Center (public television 2014). It was amazing and really classy. I never knew rap as a story telling genre, only as a demeaning, sexual and debauchery venue.

Obviously Nas was blackballed for his talents and authenticity to black music. What a shame, so talented and real!

Anonymous said...

2:52PM is telling the truth

The whitening of Hip Hop is incoming. For years Hip Hop has been able to be a bastian of blackness and black masculinity, save for Eminiem because whites are creatively inept and rapping has been historically something that has been difficult for these devils to appropriate effectively. Step forward Canadian former child actor, Aubrey Graham. Thanks to Drake's popular songs where he talk sings, or straight up talks on tracks instead of spitting, he has essentially helped lower standards in the game. The bar is set so low in fact that every Tom, dick or Harry can be a rapper now. Mission accomplished! That's why Post Malone, the industry's great white hope is cleaning up and black people be cool with it.

Now the music industry can see their plan coming into fruition. Within 5-10 years, white rappers & non black poc will completely dominate Hip Hop

Anonymous said...

@4:o5

Yes. Media Matrix - smoke and mirrors to cash cows.

Anonymous said...

He makes a good point but no sense in expecting these men to do anything about the black community. In their eyes, they see themselves as uplifting the black community by donating some cash, put some kids in school, give out bikes and shit. Here's my thing, these guys have made a living of selling dope to their own, killing, robbing, stealing, knocking various girls up with no regard. The exploited their own in some of the most negative fashions. They now are in positions of power and wealth. They understand why the ghetto is in the conditions it is (low income housing, lack of positive outlet for the youth, zoning laws, etc) They actually have more than enough pull to turn alot of these communities around. They have the economic knowledge of how it works. If they really wanted to help out the communities they victimized, they could. But they dont...

Anonymous said...

and they won't.

Anonymous said...

Rappers were used to "clear the field" genocide
Bp are indeed naive and do not want to accept yhat we are a captive people who the dominant culture controls, exploits, marginslizes, abuse, use perversely etc...

We are under mental slavery the chains and heavy the tactics, many borrowed from nazi germany thanks to the influx of them are beyond the comprehension of most

And yes, hip hop and their chosen ambassadors play a key role in keeping various pipelines flowing

Anonymous said...

They are backed and in a secret pact with tptb
They get a lifestyle in exchange
They have noooo independent power whatsoever
Its all an illusion that bp need to stop participating in, but its everywhere, purposefully

And for those trying to say rap was always like this, nooooo the first rap song was about going over to a friends house for dinner and the chicken taste like wood

Now its pills, sex, violence, getting money, material worship, its shameful and bp have to stop drinking the koolaid

Anonymous said...

They have used these pawn sellout clowns to reprogram the masses, to accept this toxic image and so many have they can't even fathom and identity outside of it

Were we selling each other drugs on the plantation x killing each other, were we doing this on black wallstreet, during the harlem renaissance y'all have to come out of this mental slavery, we ar3 not born to be thugs, hos, gang bangers, gang rapist, drug addicts and anyone promoting this is, no matter how subtley is not our friend

Anonymous said...

Back in the day when this art started the over all attitude was mostly all about getting folks together to have a good time, dance, relate to a cultural worthy messages or to make you feel proud of being black. And at the time most of the videos to the songs were horrible but most of the messages were great. Now the videos are spectacular, costing millions of dollars to make and the messages suck ass.

R&B use to promote mostly love and a feel good feeling. Now...Molly and Percocet usage, bish, betta have my money, big D, good P, money, money, money, and mo money, and anything that makes a person began to have fucked up priorities.

Anonymous said...

https://thegrio.com/2018/02/05/raven-symone-instagram-rappers/

This is interesting because many are upset with this messenger saying the, rather posting the same thing

YungBalla2008 said...

It really has nothing to do with entertainment, it's all about the parenting. If our black people would stop having kids in poverty and quit with the single parent bs then this glorified lifestyle wouldn't even matter. The PARENTS aren't teaching the kids that this is fake meanwhile our black parents aren't even providing the kids with the best lifestyle/environment. I realized all this entertainment bs was smoke and mirrors and I never cared for it, I saw my dad drive his Benz and Infiniti because He WORKED for it. I never glorified their money because I knew it could simply be obtained by working and investing. It's our black parents needing to blame something else. If we know a "system" exists then why haven't we taken the proper steps to at least beat it? Having kids with a education nor career is the main problem, it's breeding IDIOTS and then those Idiots turn around and raise more idiots.

YungBalla2008 said...

Without a*

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