Thursday, April 11, 2013


"I'm like Che Guevara with bling on / I'm complex
I never claimed to have wings on"
"Public Service Announcement" from The Black Album (2003)
by Jay-Z. Produced by Jus Blaze
Once Upon A Time... co-worker stepped into my office and stated, 'Did you see what that dumb n*gga (Jay-Z) wore on his trip to Cuba?'  

I must KONGFESS...although I do tend to support Brooklyn rappers more than the next, I've never been the biggest fan of Jay-Z. 

Why? Perhaps that can be another future blog rendering. 

But for now, let's focus on the angst (hatred) at hand.

My co-worker continues to berate Mr. Sean Carter and even disses his 'horse of a wife.'

Whoa! Am I missing something or is there truth to the venom that is being spewed?

I asked for an explanation from my red-faced co-worker who hasteam literally evaporating from the top-of-his-head and his reply was'This f*ckin' stupid n*gga, goes to Cuba wearing a Che Guevara shirt...does he even know who he is and what he stood for?'

"Rumor has it / The Blueprint classic
Couldn't even be stopped by Bin Laden
So September 11th marks the era forever
Of a revolutionary Jay Guevera"
"The Bounce" from The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (2002) by
Jay-Z feat. Kanye West. Produced by Timbaland.
In case you don't know who he is, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a Marxist revolutionary who allied with Fidel Castro and went on to become an iconic cultural hero. He aided Fidel Castro and played a key-role in over-turning the Cuban government.

Guevara later engaged in guerrilla warfare in Bolivia, where he was evidently killed. Today, he is revered by many as a cult hero and also opposed by others as a mass murderer.

Legendary guitarist — Santana

Being a music fanatic, I am familiar w/ Che Guevara because many legendary musicians has worn his iconic T-shirt and/or used his image for albums and singles. Admist the popularity of his T-shirts and posters, many historians point -out the fact that Che presided over the notorious La Cabaña prison, where hundreds of the executions took place against those who never received a fair trial.

In hindsight, the Cuban Revolution (under the direction of Guevara) also saw the rise of forced labor camps –which eventually transformed into full-scale concentration camps; filled w/ blacks, dissidents, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Afro-Cuban priests, and countless others who had committed "crimes" against the "new" Moral Revolution.

 American Life (2006) by Madonna & a Rage Against The Machine decal

My co-worker was basically saying that Sean "Jay-Z" Carter is so 'dumb and ignorant' that he supports and wears a T-shirt of a ruthless revolutionary who killed and oppressed his race the black race.

In a speech in front of the United Nations in 1964, Che Guevara proudly admitted that "...yes, we have executed, we are executing, we will continue to execute." He boasted of murdering Eutimio Guerra (Cuban peasant army guide executed for treason — believed to be the first person executed by Guevara), bragging in his diary how he, "...ended the problem with a .32 caliber pistol, in the right side of his brain."

“The negro is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.”  Ernesto "Che" Guevara

With the truth about the ruthlessness, oppression and violence about Che Guevara surfacing and spreading like wildfire across the internet and social media platforms, does Jay-Z not see how or why people are now criticizing and ridiculing him?

It appears so, as Jay-Z recently took to an impromptu recording session — unleashing "Open Letter" w/ a lil' help of beat-making prodigies — Swizz Beatz & Timbaland.

As per his lyrics, it seems Jay-Z is not amused by the controversy surrounding his and Beyoncé's trip last week to Havana, Cuba.

After listening to the track, it appears to me that Jay-Z is still missing the point — wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt is comparable to a Jewish musician wearing an Adolf Hitler shirt. Jigga is reppin' a civil war hero who was the anti-hero / persecutor of the black race, right?

Hmm. I agree.

But hmmm...then again, my reply to my co-worker was the following, "My all-time favorite rock singer is Axl Rose — yet he has worn a Marilyn Manson T-shirt on stage (does that make him a dumb & ignorant honky?)"

Whatever the purpose may be –I added, music artists have a history of doing/wearing certain things to stir-up KONGTROVERSY...let's just hope that's the case w/ regards to Che Jay Guevara.

And if that's not the case, he is firing back at his critics but missing the underlying mark — he rocks a T-shirt of a revolutionary freedom fighter who hated artists, blacks and Capitalism. — theKONGBLOG™
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