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seshatasefekht7
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« on: December 13, 2003, 12:08:50 PM »

peace and hotep,

Ras Kass:
Let freedom ring with a buckshot, but not just yet
First we need to truly understand the nature of the threat
And a pale man walks in the threshold of darkness
Roughly 20,000 years ago the first humans evolved
with the phenotypical trait, genetic recessive
Blue eyes, blonde hair and white skin
Albinism apparently was a sin to the original man, Africans
So the mutants traveled North of the equator
Called Europeans later, the first race haters
So here's the Devil's alpha to the beta
Cause history's best qualified to teach one
Quoting German philosopher Schopenhauer
"Every white man is a faded or a bleached one"
Migration created further mutation
Genetic drifts, evolution through recombination
Adaptation to the climate
As the Caucus Mountain man reverted to that of a primate
Savage Neanderthals, until the late Paleolithic age
That's when the Black Grimaldi man came
With the symbol of the dragon, fire and art
Check cave paintings in France and Spain to the Venus of Willendorf
Around 2000 B.C. Southern Russians migrate in small units
Those who travel West populated Europe
Those who went East settled in Iran, known as Aryans
1500 B.C. some crossed the Khyber Pass into India and
created Hinduism, the first caste system, the origins of racism
A white dot on the forehead meant elite
The black dot - defeat; untrustable, untouchables
They wrote the holy Vedas in Sanskrit
That's the language that created Greek, German, Latin and English
Now the Minoans around 2000 B.C.
Starts on the island of Crete, in the Agean Sea
The Greek culture begins Western Civilization
But "Western Civilization" means "White Domination"
Myceneans learned from Kemet, called Egypt in Greek
It existed since at least 3000 B.C.
Creatin geometry and astronomy
This knowledge influenced Plato, Socrates and Hippocrates
Cause Imhotep, the real real father of medicine
Was worshiped in Greece and Rome in the form of a Black African
The word Africa comes from the Greek "Aphrike"
meaning "without cold"; the word philosophy means "love of knowledge"
Stole from first man, Greek power expands
The first Greek fraternities band
The word gymnasium is Greek for "naked"
This was the place where adolescent boys were educated, and molested
This was accepted because Greek culture was homosexual
For example, Sappho trained girls on the island of Lesbos
Hence, the word lesbian (Ay let these dumb motherf*ckers know)
December 25th, the birth of Saturn
A homosexual god, now check the historical pattern
December 25, now thought the birth of Christ
Was Saturnalia, when men got drunk,
f*cked each other then beat their wife
Fact is, it was still practiced, til they called it Christmas
So put a gerbil on your Christmas list
The Hellenistic Era, Alexander the Great
Conquers all the way to India leavin four successor states
By the Fifth century B.C., R.O.M.E.
succeeds to be the conqueror of Egypt and Greece
But had the threat of the Black Phoenicians in Sicily
The Punic Wars began 264 B.C.
The Black general Hannibal and Carthaginian Peace
In 146 B.C. Carthage fell after a six-month siege
Rome sold every citizen to slavery
The first genocide of history
And more bisexuality in sight; Julius Caesar was known as
"every woman's husband and every man's wife" (BEOTCH!)
Spartacus Revolt, a slave rebellion that lost
Where 6,000 slaves was nailed on a cross
Cross? Aw, sh*t! Jesus Christ! Time for some-act-right
Christians get your facts right
Cause Christ was not his name
That's Greek for "One who is anointed"
Yoshua Ben Yosef was his name, do Christians know this?
So who do you praise, do you know his name?
Or do you do this in vain?
Accepting the religion they gave slaves to behave
Peep the description of historian Josephus
"Short, dark, with an underdeveloped beard was Jesus"
He had the Romans fearing revolution
The solution was to take him to court and falsely accuse him
After being murdered by Pilate how can it be
these same white Romans established Christianity
Constantine would later see the cross in a dream
In his vision, it read "En Hawk Signo Wonka":
"In this sign we conquer" - Manifest Destiny
In 325 he convened the Nicean Creed
And separated god into three
Decided Jesus was born on December 25th
and raised then on the third day is a myth
Plus to deceive us
Commissioned Michelangelo to paint white pictures of Jesus
He used his aunt, uncle, and nephew
Subconsciously that affects you
It makes you put white people closer to God
(Yo, 'The Man' got game like a motherf*cker!)
True indeed, f*ck it, JIHAD
In the eight century Muslims conquered
Spain, Portugal and France and controlled it for 700 years
They never mention this in history class
cause o'fays are threatened when you get the real lesson
Moors from Baghdad, Turkey threatened European Christians
Meaning, the white way of life; hence the Crusades for Christ
On November 25th, 1491
Santiago defeats the last Muslim stronghold, Grenada
King Ferdinand gave thanks to God for victory
And the Pope of Rome and declared this date to forever be
A day of "Thanksgiving" for all European Christians
.. Now listen, when you celebrate "Thanksgiving"
What you are actually celebratin
is the proclamation of the Pope of Rome
Who later, in league with Queen Isabella
sent Cardinal Ximenos to Spain
to murder any blacks that resisted Christianity
These Moors, these black men and women
were from Baghdad, Turkey
And today, you eat the turkey, for your "Thanksgiving" day
as the European Powers destroyed the Turkeys
Who were the forefathers of your mothers and fathers
Now fight the power, you b*tch-a** n*ggaz!

Now around this time, Whites started callings us Negroes
That's Spanish for black object meaning we're not really people
but profit, and the triangle trade begins - they seize us
Queen Elizabeth sends the first slaves on a ship named Jesus
Stealing land from the indigenous natives
Gave them alcohol to keep the Red Man intoxicated
Whites claim they had to civilize these pagan animals
But up until 1848 there's documented cases
of whites bein the savage cannibals, eatin Indians
In 1992, it's Jeffery Dahmer
They slaughtered a whole race with guns
Drugs, priests and nuns
1763, the first demonic tactic of biological warfare
As tokens of peace, Sir Jeffery Amherst
passed out clothing and blankets to the Indian community
Infested with small pox, knowing they had no immunity
Today it's AIDS, you best believe it's man made
Cause ain't a damn thing changed.. let me explain
Now since people of color are genetically dominant
and Caucasoids are genetically recessive
and Whites expect to be predominant, meaning survive as a race then
they simply must, take precautions
That's why they're worried about their future now
Cuz by 2050, almost all the Earth's population
will be brown, then black, so understandin that, whites counterreact
(I'm sayin'.. man.. them fools
ain't nothin' but a teaspoon of milk in the world color majority)
So they created a system
to force blacks into an unnatural position
That re-enforces the position of natural inferiority
In addition, created guns and developed the ethnocentric view
that God justifies every f*ckin' thing they do
Condition people to perceive whites' culture as civilized
and every other culture considered primitive - not true!
Racism is the system of racial subjugation against nonwhites
in every areas of human relation
Entertainment, education, labor, politics
Law, religion, sex, war and economics
See blacks were 3/5 of a man with tax purposes intended
You think you're Afro-American?
You're a 14th amendment and a good n*gga
Jews don't salute the f*ckin' swastika
but n*ggaz pledge allegiance to the flag that accosted ya
They never teach about the break of islands like Jamaica
But before slaves came here whites would take a
pregnant women, hang her from a tree by her toes
Slice her stomach with a knife
and let the unborn baby fall to the floor
And stomp an unborn child in front of all the slaves
to inbreed fear, so they'd be scared and behave
and not rebel more
Understand all whites must be perceived as potential predators
I paraphrase historian Ishakamusa Barashango
"Understand that regardless of the lofty ideas ingraved on paper
in such documents as the Constitution or Declaration
the basic nature.. of the European American white man
remains virtually unchanged".. so check
This is the nature of the threat
 

i found this on another site. my question is ' is ras kass real'?
please forgive the expletives. Lips Sealed 2

freedomisahapislave
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raggamuffin
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2004, 04:28:46 PM »

Ras Kass is a mediocre "underground" hip hop mc.
The lyrics are from the track "Nature of the Threat" off his debut LP, Soul on Ice.

This is a great history lesson as far as hip hop lyrics are concerned, but the conclusion he reaches in the final verse that "all whites must be perceived as potential predators" is reactionary and hateful.
I don't deny the effects of white colonialism and oppression throughout history, but the position that all whites possess this dominator impulse over peoples of darker skin colors is as prejudiced and extreme as the Ku Klux Klan.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2004, 09:59:39 AM »

I think Ras Kass is a pretty good MC myself, and I like this song... heard it years ago. I don't have a problem with the whitey-baiting, that's people speaking from their experience whether you agree with it or not (for the record I have a fair number of white friends, especially my dad).
I do think the stuff about thanksgiving and Turkey is unintentionally hilarious. Dude definitely needs to get his facts straight. Good song though in my opinion.
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iyah360
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2004, 10:41:38 AM »

These are some pretty decent lyrics right here too:
http://www.leoslyrics.com/listlyrics.php?hid=trtGUQVANQQ%3D

There is a battle to keep hip-hop lyrics ignorant by the powers that be. Give thanks there are some black lights in the whitewash of ignorance.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2004, 08:36:27 AM »

if anyone has a copy of "soul on ice" by ras kass . . . please get in touch!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2004, 11:06:02 AM »

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This is a great history lesson as far as hip hop lyrics are concerned, but the conclusion he reaches in the final verse that "all whites must be perceived as potential predators" is reactionary and hateful.  
I don't deny the effects of white colonialism and oppression throughout history, but the position that all whites possess this dominator impulse over peoples of darker skin colors is as prejudiced and extreme as the Ku Klux Klan.  


Just some general comments on the issue.

Given the lessons of history, many blacks have learnt very very painfully that whites must be perceived as potential predators. Black people now would be very wise not to trust whites just so, given the history of White treatment of non-white people. Those who label this prejudiced and extreme are entitled to their opinion, but such Eurocentric reactions doesn't negate the fact that Africans have a right to feel that way, and have good reasons not to trust whites. There is nothing wrong with generalizations once the generalization is valid. Generalization don't have to dictate to us how we should act, rather just provide guidelines or hints of certain things. So within the context, i see nothing wrong with Whites being labelled as 'potential predators'.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2004, 10:09:02 AM »

So, just for the sake of argument, you wouldn't have a problem with labelling black men as "potential criminals"? Because statistically speaking, the generalization that black men in the US are inherently criminal in nature is supported.
Does this justify the generalization? Should I write a song about how black men can't be trusted because they might rob you, kill you, and rape your wife? How would that go over?

Just trying to put things in perspective.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2004, 07:14:37 PM »

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So, just for the sake of argument, you wouldn't have a problem with labelling black men as "potential criminals"? Because statistically speaking, the generalization that black men in the US are inherently criminal in nature is supported.
Does this justify the generalization? Should I write a song about how black men can't be trusted because they might rob you, kill you, and rape your wife? How would that go over?

Just trying to put things in perspective.


As long as you include the definition of "criminal" and scales of criminal acts...and the reason why the African males in the U.S. react to their conditions in such a way.

-Colonization/slavery/genocide/crimes against humanity vs. muggings/petty dope dealing/murder in the act of a petty crime.

-The shituation of poverty from racism and oppression of a shitstem geared to maintaining the racist status quo...

-criminal doesn't refer as a statistic to the continent of Africa or the rest of the diaspora so therefore "inherently" wouldn't be the correct word to use...can one say the same about European behavior abroad?(I don't think so)  

We are talking about the global perspective of crimes against humanity here...try to use it as a base the next time you want to argue about generalizing for "criminal acts". The crimes of impoverished people pale in comparrison when looked at from this perspective. You are forgetting the all important class perspective in your analysis. Is the crime because of poverty, or race? Were the motivations for crimes against humanity by European oppressors poverty or greed ?

By the way, the 'rape of your wife' thing....Who has been historically raping women GLOBALLY again?! I think you must have forgot! Most Africans in America have a hard time forgetting, every time we look in a mirror...it somehow reminds SEVERAL of us!  I also don't think too many European women are getting raped by African men...They haven't lost their minds! Lynching wasn't that long ago!

I don't necessarilly agree with everything Rass Kass said(some of historical facts are off)...but I do agree with Tyehimba's statement.

Would the Native Americans be considered racist for not trusting European/White people?
Or would they be considered foolish to have blind trust?

Come on now....compare and cotrast!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2004, 01:26:19 AM »

on Feb 7th, 2004, 12:09pm, raggamuffin wrote:
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So, just for the sake of argument, you wouldn't have a problem with labelling black men as "potential criminals"? Because statistically speaking, the generalization that black men in the US are inherently criminal in nature is supported.
Does this justify the generalization? Should I write a song about how black men can't be trusted because they might rob you, kill you, and rape your wife? How would that go over?


Well the question is whether the generalization is valid or not. Without even examining the 'statistical' nature of it, it is blatantly obvious that that generalization is wholly erroneous especially given the fact that the policing system, the legal and judicial system is designed and pracitised in a manner that target Black people. Racism has been ingrained in these insitutions from Day one.  For any example of this research the case about the white policeman Tom Coleman in Tulia, Texas. This is a wonderful example of just how the policing system works. Good ole Tom Cole and other law enforcement officers was getting rewarded for the number of arrests that they made, so Tom got a quantity of powder cocaine Whites from another town and planted in on an estimated 13% of adult Blacks in Tulia, who weren't in a position anyway to purchase that high grade of cocaine.

And it goes far beyond this, as the whole system is designed overtly or covertly to be oppressive of Blacks. Thus the high number of Blacks in jail is a reflection of this, and not of the proposed 'potential criminality'.

Furthermore, generalizations about Whites are usually true, while generalizations about Blacks are usually false.
I will leave you to figure out why this is so....

More on Tulia and Tom Coleman:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/26/60minutes/main575291.shtml
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/02/1046540066770.html
http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/040903.html
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2004, 03:09:38 AM »

I'm Ras Kass actually.... Naw Ras Kass is a MC from Carson City( or C-Arson as he says)...His name comes from an Ethiopian King of the Shao Empire I believe... Nature of the Threat is one of the greatest written rap songs... I love it... This MC is currently in jail sadly...
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2004, 12:30:33 PM »

What a wicked tune in deed!!

To overstand"the nature of the threat"  this brother has at least done some studies.  7mins no chorus strictly verse, yeah from since i heard , i gotta luv it!

Peace!
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2004, 09:56:58 PM »

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on Feb 7th, 2004, 12:09pm, raggamuffin wrote:


Furthermore, generalizations about Whites are usually true, while generalizations about Blacks are usually false.
I will leave you to figure out why this is so....



Sorry but a stereotype is a stereotype. We don't get to apply stereotypes to others and somehow negate stereotypes against ourselves just because we don't like them.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2004, 03:17:16 PM »

A stereotype/generalization by the oppressor and those of the oppressed are different because one is developed to futher oppress, and the other is developed out of fighting oppression. Oppressed people would be stupid NOT to generalize. Oppressors generalize to futher subjugate others. Motive is everything in this instance. Us oppressed people must generalize for our own safety...It sucks, but that's the way it is. If you don't like it, fight the oppression with us, so that generalizations won't be necessary. Don't fight the symptons(generalizations), fight the cancer(oppression).

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