We are supposed to stand for freedom & equal opportunity. That's supposed to mean MORE than just words but the actions of late just don't speak to what we are supposed to stand for. This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. This is about America selling a false dream. Now we've obviously progressed since the inception of this nation but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards.
Not only is Nas one of the greatest emcess in the history of rap, but over the past 20-plus years he has become one of the most respected voices in the hip-hop culture. Why? Nas has been one of the few rappers over the years to remain consistently outspoken about the conditions of Black people here in America. The Queensbridge-bred rapper recently took to his Instagram page to voice his frustrations about the current state of racism in the country.
Look below to read Nas' full letter:
Remon is a multi-media personality. He is the founder of The Urban Advocate, co-host of The Vincent Tucker Radio Show and videographer.