“Ya’ll Should All Get Lynched”

“Ya’ll Should All Get Lynched” video

This video/song has been getting lots of attention because of its message and the controversy of being booted off of youtube. Many of us complain or simply turn away from listening to popular hip-hop music for lack of anything other than superficial stimulation. Yeah, I like the way “Make it Rain” sounds…but, I really don’t wanna hear Lil Wayne or Fat Joe rapping about how selling crack has enriched their lifestyles.

On the other hand, I’m not sure how I feel about this song. I find myself wondering if the song is as disrespectful as the music and people it condemns. I rarely enjoy music just because I like the message. Like, India.arie is a walking, talking, singing advertisement for self-love and compassion…but, that doesn’t make me like or enjoy all of her songs. The art is in the presentation AND the message.

But, perhaps this song wasn’t really made for people who prefer honey over vinegar.

 

What it do for you?

1) i’m pumpin my fists!
2) i’m confused…
3) i’m shakin my head at it!

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~ by Anayah on October 28, 2006.

7 Responses to ““Ya’ll Should All Get Lynched””

  1. I saw the video..dramatic ain’t it.lol
    I do agree that today’s rap music is less than listenable (is that a word?) But the video is pretty degrading. I know that it was made to be dramatic, but the song and video itself is just as disrespectful as the music it disses.

  2. yeah…when i watched the video, i felt the same way. even the song itself uses the same framework of degradation to get its point across, which kinda negates the message itself to me.

    thanks so much for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. come back again!

  3. Well, to be honest, the truth sometimes hurts, but is meant to set us free. Despite the song’s harsh tone, it speaks truth to a deadening situation: the deterioration of the black community at the helm of the negative aspects of hip hop. I believe that if spoken in any other tone, the message would not be as potent. Also, the rapper speaks on behalf of many of us who are frustrated with the negative direction that music is moving our young people. I find the song to be radically refreshing. There are, indeed, many positive aspects of hip hop; this song and my message is meant to promote a healthy conscious in the minds of artists and consumers alike. Like Malcom X, Martin King, Anna Julia Cooper, Gloria St. Clair Richardson, and countless other African-American “soldiers,” we have a duty and obligation to our posterity.

  4. You’ll are focusing on the wrong parts he showed those image’s to show how ashamed we as a people. no one is saying nothing about the whisper song or none of the other negative lyrics of these other guys and i think it’s not dramatic there are so many thing we take as a people and what we decide to deal with. the n word. you’ll women should love this artist (NY OIL) hes doing what we should all be doing. and that is telling all these so call black people who make you women look like ho’s and bitches ands anyone who feel black people are gang members or ho’s.
    in closing you should embrace real hip hop instead of always finding something wrong with it. finally a song about getting are dignity back as a race

  5. i hear what you’re saying cavman. i embrace music that i feel is for me and i don’t think that song is for me…i think it’s for someone else.

    i think that we do need to counteract the negative and degrading images, but we also have to be responsible for how we repair the damage and what we replace that energy with. when it comes down to it, half of the people who want to abolish the ‘n’ word and do away with representations of misogyny in hip hop can’t even articulate a vision for what liberated and positive images, sounds, and messages are…that’s where i’m trying to be.

    i also think that we should spend as much time and money supporting and promoting the music we want to hear than feeding into the sensationalism and hype of the music that rips at our souls from the inside out. i’m glad that ny oil is doing their thing – but, i’m also glad that j*davey, joshua mitchell, sparlha swa, maya azucena, bryonn bain, climbing poetree, amel larrieux, sweet honey in the rock, and others are as well.

  6. In 1991 featured on Main Source’s album called ‘Live at the Barbeque’ Nas said,

    ” Kidnap the President’s wife without a plan
    And hangin niggaz like the Ku Klux Klan”

    Hip-Hop is (as Nelson George put it), “…an extension of African-American maleness and a showcase for the art of verbal dexterity and storytelling.” Nas’ attempt at ‘shock & awe’ with verbal dexterity came off insensitive and irresponsible. The history of lynching is traumatic and terrorizing especially to African-American males. Ice Cube started off his Lethal Injection album saying, “Damn, I’m sweating like a nigga at a white woman’s funeral.” Referencing the twin myths of the ‘black beast’ and the ‘white godess’. The sexualization and tabooization of the black male not the black female, because as a sexual gain for white slave masters this preserved their access to black women. Denying their rapping of black women by transferring their own guilts, lusts and anxieties to black men then punishing them with lynching. Creating a perverted mock burial for their own evils by using sacrificial black vessels/vassals.

    You can’t get any more horrific with the death of black men then murdering them with lynching. It was more than just murder by ‘dumping on ’em’, ‘splitt’n their wig’, ‘wet ’em’, lick em’, ‘peel’n a cap’ etc. James Earl James said, “…he takes the time to cut off his penis and torture him…Everywhere in the world men kill each other, but nowhere do they cut off penises and lynch each other.”

    That said, NYOil is not saying what Nas said. This is not an attempt to show how hard he is, or lyrical ingenuity. He is very much aware of the sensitivities surrounding the lynchings of African-American males.

    I believe this video emphasizes how these rappers are reinforcing and contributing not only to our destruction through irresponsible music, but they co-sign the mythologies we fight.

    Malcom x died for you to act like this
    Martin Luther King died so you can act like this

    In a genre that promotes gun iconography, ‘gun clap’n’ does not stand out as an inflamatory message towards artists that use gangster colloquialisms . I think NY Oil is making these rappers targets of the irresponsibilities that they have tied themselves into.

    ‘A yo that ‘fry that chicken’ nigga need to get lynched
    And all you coon ass rappers you should all get lynched
    And all you fake ass gangsters niggas ya’ll should all get lynched’

    These MC’s can talk about anything and everything from black women to shoot’n niggas to drug use and sells. As soon as Kanye West makes a statement about George Bush and Katrina victims, then that ‘Fry that chicken nigga’ Master-P and ‘Coon A$$ rapper’ 50Cent suddenly have something noble to say against him and something positive to say for George Bush. That’s how they used Jackie Robinson against Paul Robenson. That’s how they used Roy Wilkins against Martin Luther King. That’s why NY Oil’s album is called ‘Hood Treason’.

    ‘People floated for a week on New Orlean’s streets
    And only Kanye West wasn’t scared to speak
    Which is deep, cause ghetto niggas is quick to beef
    With other niggas that they think they can beat’

    There is a black concensus that under no circumstance, should black men have been hanging from trees. I think for a black man to tell another black that he should be lynched, communicates the intensity of a damage or harm that’s taking effect towards their own community that they share some responsibility in. I believe the statement standing alone dismiss the terrorism of lynching that black people were subjected to. However, in the context of ‘Huey Newton got killed so you all could act like this’, ‘Nina Samone walked away so you could act like this’, launches it at a specified target. It’s smarter than telling whites that murdered blacks, that they should get lynched. It’s an attempts to trial these mc’s for hood teason. They don’t recieve death by firing squad, or by electric chair. They recieve a punishment that relates historically to systematic injuries they have carelessly pledged to subconsciously uphold in their works. The question is, ‘If you are so much of a man with your bravado of pimp’n and dope deal’n, then are you willing to pay the price that Malcolm and Martin did for what they believed in?’ If you admit it’s all pretend, then he goes on to say, ‘…and this is the best you can come up with? You ain’t $hit!’

  7. Yeah that is very true the truth does hurt but it has a purpose.. I feel the video is harsh but I liked it a lot.. I feel that the video shows how many African Americans act which is the sad truth.. I don’t blame my downfall in life on anyone besides myself. Yes the people who run things do the exact same things they put down.. Steal,Drugs,Guns, Caucasian people make guns as well as drugs usually. Then again I don’t blame the person who made the gun for a death I blame the guy who shot the gun. Making it available though isn’t good and does not help. I enjoy how it shows the negative messages that are common to hip hop.. But hip hop surely has many positives.. An escape from life if you will that does not hurt anyone or yourself. I appreciate the talk about how many people act like ignorant fools and don’t know how to act at times because people have died and worked hard to make it so Africans can be free and we go and make our living situation worse. It’s not like Africans where always slaves though so I do not like when people say “Africans have come so far”. All types of music have them negatives sex drugs money women with no respect for there self’s which is true.. I hate how Woman’s self respect towards there self is so low.

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