Rapper Nas releases new song "Daughters," exposing his own personal struggles with "Rapper’s Karma"

Nas released a new song entitled “Daughters” this week. In the song he goes into some very personal details about his own daughter’s behavior. 

Apparently Nas' daughter Destiny was caught on Twitter tweeting pictures of her condoms (which she keeps conveniently by her bed) and making references to cocaine. The song also reveals that she may have a pen pal relationship with a man who is in jail.

I have long said that Karma for most black male rappers would be their young daughters. 15 to 20 years after the hip hop industry took a major turn for the worse (disgusting lyrics about women and putting drugs, money, sex and bling above everything) that prediction is starting to come true. The daughters of many of the world’s favorite rap stars are starting to come of age.

Take a quick look at the top rappers who have had some of the most vulgar lyrics defaming women and glamorizing the drug game -- most if not all of them have young daughters.

For instance, P. Diddy, Ludacris, Nelly, The Game, Snoop Dog, Lil Wayne, Jah Rule and now Jay Z.

Ironic aint it?

When these young girl children of rappers come of age, what do their rapper fathers think they are going to do? Join a church and sing in the choir? 

No, they are going to glorify sex, money and drugs just like their dads (and sometimes their moms) do. They are going to keep the cycle going.

Many rappers have soiled the black community with garbage music and lyrics that do nothing but destroy in the interest of making money. But they somehow assume that they themselves are untouchable, that they would never have consequences to what they’re spreading to millions of youth.

But as their daughters age they begin to get a wakeup call — hey this does affect me personally! I call it the Rapper’s Karma.

Black rappers: do you want to see your daughter called a bitch or a ho instead of a girl or woman? Do you want her to be named in a "harem of hos?" Do you want her to date a drug dealer and get into an emotionally or physically abusive relationship? Once these girls are grown the way that they choose to live their lives is largely out of your hands.

Ill say one thing about Nas... at least he has tried to speak truth and positivity in his music (i.e. I Can and What Goes Around). And at least he is man enough to admit publicly where he may have gone wrong.

Hear Nas’ new song “Daughters” below :

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Video encourages black women to boycott all black woman bashers.

Check out this great BWE Youtube video that encourages black women to BOYCOTT all black woman bashers. Keep your money in your pocket.

That includes companies, individuals, entertainers, musicians, talk show hosts, comedians and anyone else who wants your black woman money but doesn't want to give black women respect in return:


Please share the video or this post on your networks and help it go viral. This is not just for us, it's for our daughters.

Also, many thanks to poster TheScientist at Lipstick Alley for starting The Official Boycott Black Woman Bashers List.

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Why do dark-skinned black men think it's okay to bash dark-skinned females?

This blog post, nicely penned by guest blogger Sammi Jace, is not a bash on all black men, only an indictment of those who choose to bash women who have dark skin. It needs to be addressed here because it does affect black women and girls - CBL

While browsing the Twitter hashtag #blackwomen this past week I found myself shaking my head once again.

A poster on Twitter, who ironically is a very dark-skinned black male recently decided to pass his time by throwing darts at dark-skinned black women. A selection of his anti-dark skinned female posts:

A Lighty Can Set Me Up Any day, l’ll Forgive Her. I Dare A Dark Ting To Try, I’ll Get Her Pitched
If I Was Captain Of The Titanic, We’d Let Lighties On The Life Boats 1st, Dark Skin Girls Get On After Men

When he saw the backlash coming this Twitter bully then attempted to backtrack, claiming he doesn’t have anything at all against black women with dark skin. Sure…. 

This response kind of reminds me of white people who make sideways comments about blacks then say “hey, I’ve got black friends so I can’t be racist!”

Also, if you do a search for “dark skin” on Twitter you’ll be overwhelmed with hate-posts from dark-skinned black men toward dark-skinned black females. What’s going on?

A Real Issue, Not Imagined
When you bring up issues of light versus dark, like clockwork folks try to stamp out the discussion and minimize its relevance. In fact, when I pitched this article to a couple of sites they said no thanks because they don't want to touch the "light-dark" issue. I understand, it's because the discussions can get really ugly and nothing ever really gets accomplished.

Well I think it is time we stop sweeping this issue aside and talk about it openly. When you have Twitter bullies running rampant it needs to be addressed. Dark-light issues exist just as much as black-white issues do and it is having a negative effect on the self-esteems and psyches of black girls from a very young age.

So why do brown to dark-skinned men seem more prone to putting down dark-skinned women than dark skinned females on the flip side?

Black rappers do it. Black Hollywood producers do it when they cast black movies. Black boys on social media apparently do it a lot.

But we very rarely if ever hear black women and girls turning the tables. When is the last time you heard a black female R&B singer go on and on about needing a yellow or redbone brother? Or filling up her video with white and light-skinned men only? 

If you were to scan the Twitter hashtag #blackmen it isn’t likely that you’ll see a black girl of any shade putting down dark-skinned black men just for kicks.

Not to mention if you were to talk to a group of 10 black women nine of them would probably sing the praises of a dark chocolate brother.

So what exactly causes dark black males to so openly show dismay for their darker skinned female counterparts? Is it resentment toward their dark-skinned mothers? Media influence? A deep-seeded self-hatred that began in the days of slavery and was passed down through the generations?

Or is it just a perception that dark young black women are an easy target to temporarily relieve their anger and angst?

Self-Hate is a Mutha
As a young black girl I can remember being teased for a short while for having dark brown skin. It was never by a light-skinned or white boy. It was always by very dark-skinned black boys — boys who were even more deep-toned than I was. 

One day I was finally fed up and snapped back at one bully, stating the obvious: "You’re several shades darker than me so how can you sit there and call ME blackie?"

Now some black males still seem to think this type of thing is cute or witty in 2012 and now they have a new platform (social media) to get it all out there. 

But hey it is not okay homie, not at any age whether you’re 10 or 30. It actually exposes some major issues and vulnerabilities that you have within yourself.

It’s fine if you have a personal preference for someone with a certain skin tone but by going out of your way to point it out to the women (or men) who you don’t find attractive you’re displaying weakness. A deep-seeded insecurity. Bitch-assedness if you will.

Why, dark skinned black male, do you seem to hate the skin tone that you own? Don’t you think that black is beautiful? If you genuinely do then that would apply for both men and women.

Is a Genuine New Civil Rights Movement Really Possible?
Everybody is talking about the Trayvon Martin case and how it might be sparking a new black civil rights movement. But yet and still the tendency in our community is to cat fight among ourselves instead of fighting the powers that be.

So how can we ever truly progress if we have such a thick sentiment of self-hate still coursing through our community? And it’s on full display for the world to see.

So let’s get it all out on the table black people. Do black women in general simply have a stronger sense of racial identity and pride in black skin? As you can see I asked many questions in this post and I really want answers and solutions starting today.

In the meantime, these issues are why I believe The Pretty Brown Girl movement is so important. Lift up your black daughters and prepare them with ammo for this brand of bullying. Teach them that black is beautiful, even if their male counterparts don’t realize it.

- submitted by Guest Blogger Sammi Jace

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