When I sat down to seriously listen to JB Da Fat Boi, I’ll be honest; I expected some good music, good lyrics and good beats.
What I heard was the beginning of a new rap movement and the grittiest, most politically charged lyrics I’ve heard in a long time.
JB has had it pretty rough. There are stories of time served, bullet wounds and the experience of living in small-town, rural Georgia. Boston, GA, to be exact, which in the 2011 census had a population of roughly 1,315 people.
After some years of struggling with a commitment to rap, JB has finally dedicated his life to creating explosive powerful rap that will shake the status quo of black-white relationships in the U.S. to the core.
JB, in a minor miracle, has taken his small-town experiences, life struggles and talent with words to create something similar to music that perhaps the Black Panthers or Malcolm X might create.
Some of his lyrical abilities are reminiscent of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s poetical, hopeful messages, but mostly, JB brings a brutally honest belief that the time has come for Black America to quit the shit and get your power back.
What does he say? In a nutshell, here is what I believe JB is telling his fellow African-Americans:
1. Prisons are the new slave camps, run by whites for money. Stop being slaves.
2. African-Americans deserve better opportunities, better pay and more respect.
3. If African-Americans don’t wise up, they’ll be on food stamps forever and won’t make the future better for their children & children’s children.
4. Get some self-respect, set some goals, earn your achievements and demand success.
This is my interpretation of JB songs like “Food Stamps”, “Preparation” and “Politics of Life.” As a white American, this hits home and rings true. Sometimes I personally despair that African-Americans will ever move past the hurdles that have been given them. Can they keep moving forward in a positive direction to true equality? Society has a way of keeping certain people in their place, and it’s my hope that one day everyone can be equal and valued. JB brings this message home with brutal honesty, courage and conviction.
JB is what I call a true original; his message is his own and it’s powerful. This isn’t typical political rap, this is something new. This is meaner, tougher and yet more full of hope than most other political rap songs. It’s new and different, and sign me up.
If you want to do yourself a favor, then listen to his songs. Take the messages to heart and start the new revolution now.
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