Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Showrocka P. Newton Presents... Kunta Freakin Kinte

Black people are quick to claim they know sh*t about black history, then go on and start talking about Kunta Kinte.

Don't get me wrong, expecting us to know everything about Black History is like expecting all white people to know everything about U.S and European history, however, I figured I could help us all sound a little bit more intelligent AND maybe even get you some pu**y from an Africana studies major...that is, if you're into those peazy headed, natural haired headwrap bi*ches...I'm not.


In case you didnt know, Kunta Kinte wasn't a real ni**a. Now I don't mean, "he wasn't a real nig*a" in the same way I say it about people like Yung Berg who talk tough then get robbed for their diamond jewels...I mean it like "Kunta Kinte was a fictional Character."


Yep....They got him.


Then he got robbed for this one. SMH because both times he got robbed by rappers...and without guns....PUNK. Anyways....


Sure we all Loved Roots and thought that the characters were based on a true story, but fam....slaves couldn't read...who the fu*k you think wrote this sh*t down? The facts and historical references (i.e. slave ship names) don't really correspond and Alex Hailey was even sued for plagiarism, having jacked the book's idea and storyline from Harold Courlander's 1967 FICTION book the African.



What's my point?

Just because something is fiction, doesn't mean that its not important. This, my friends is a life lesson. We all grew up watching / reading Roots and it meant a lot to us. It taught us about slavery and put all too real images alongside the history often lightly touched upon in standardized text books. Roots was a true story, just not of one person. It was a symbolic truth which told the forgotten stories of many forced to endure the harsh realities of slavery. Roots made us aware of our Ancestors plight and what it means to be black. In essence, it was the Black man's Diary of Anne Frank. I just wish Spike Lee's funny glasses wearin ass had a hand in it.


I reiterate.


Just because something isn't real doesn't make it important.


Nikki Minaj's ass isn't real, but it's important...to other females striving for recognition in a male dominated world.





Sheyla Hershey's boobs aren't real, but they're important...to anyone with a "larger than life" sized goal or aspiration.




Rick Ross's Diamonds aren't real, but they're important...to a generation of impoverished children who never had shit.




Just remember that the next time a hater tries to downplay the social importance of something like Roots, calling it a fraudulently fabricated fictitious farce. Tell them that it may not have been real, but it was real to us...and in the end, it awakened a stream of black consciousness which was indeed real. Very motherfucking real.



-Showrocka "Showey" P. Newton

1 comment:

mandy ;) said...

i like it a lot (jim carey dumb and dumber voice