You know, I was reading the Riverfront Times the other day and I saw an ad for an upcoming show by the X-Clan. I was like, What the fuck? Not only is like half the group dead (one of those dudes died of AIDS way back in the mid '90s), but they haven't had an album out since the early '90s.
I wondered if this wasn't one of those cases where some shyster finds four random old black guys and tries to pass them off as the Four Tops to unsuspecting baby boomers (I understand this happens all the time). As time goes on, I imagine this is going to become more and more of an issue in hip-hop.
X-Clan's MySpace profile lists the group's current members as Grand Verbalizer Funkin' Lesson Brother J, Master China, Kumu, "Ultraman" Ra Hanna, ACL, Lord Cza, and DJ Fat Jack. Um, yeah. I'm pretty sure Brother J was the only one who rapped anyway (dude was insane), so it might not be a bad show.
What's more, this new X-Clan is urging people to boycott Oliver Stone's new 9/11 movie World Trade Center. You see, one of the marines who helped to rescue the two police officers trapped underneath the rubble between the two towers, a black man, is portrayed in the film as a white man.
Someone calling himself Paradise Gray:
Hollywood has always changed facts and edited history. From Charlton Heston as Moses and Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. They are only continuing their tradition of White-washing our history.
Situations like this will continue and we as Black people (or whatever you want to consider yourself) will deserve what we get, unless we are willing to stand up against tyranny and white supremacy.
Um, yeah! Goddamn cracka-ass crackas always trying to rewrite history to exclude the black man. We know who really saved Nicolas Cage.