The chairman of the New Black Panther Party‘s Boston Chapter is a rapper named Jamarhl Crawford (a.k.a. UNO the Prophet).Â Besides being the leader of a chapter of a controversial black supremacist organization, Crawford also seems to take aim at conscious rappers.
â€œIâ€™m respected because Iâ€™m not one of these conscious rappers who you canâ€™t find a revolutionary part of,â€ Crawford said. â€œIf the only thing youâ€™ve contributed to the revolution is a poem or a rhyme, then youâ€™re not a revolutionary, youâ€™re just a poet or an MC.â€
He actually seems to think that being revolutionary is somehow more important than being an artist.Â That’s not to say he hasn’t done some really good work.Â He’s currently organizing a peace march in Boston, which I applaud him for.Â He also says this:
â€œEvery single song Iâ€™ve ever released has, in whole or in part, been about beheading this beast,â€ he said of his battle against what he considers an oppressive economic and political system.
[Souce: Boston Herald]