Disappearing Acts


During the Jena 6 incident, where was Lil Wayne? Cam’ron? Jay Z? Kanye West? 50 Cent? Young blacks sit apathetic because their heroes stand stagnant as well. With the lack of leadership that young kid can actually relate to (sorry Jesse and Al) young ones look up to sports figures and entertainers for guidance unfortunately. Where was Keyshia Cole? T-Pain? Rihanna? Guess it was no room for social consciousness under that umbrella. Even if it wasn’t feasible to make an appearance in Jena, where are all the songs from all the mainstream hip hop and R&B acts about the incident? Where is the outrage from mainstream gospel artists? Rock artists . . . oh wait, a rock artist actually made a song about the Jena 6 incident. John Mellencamp did something more than singing about buying a damn drink. Or a “he ain’t shit” song. Why does it take John Mellencamp to do this (no disrespect to Mellencamp since he actually had the brains and balls to do this). Here’s the video. Maybe this will inspire others to do the same.

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One Response to “Disappearing Acts”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Mos Def was thereas well as other respected artist. What are you talking bout? did you go?

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