The world is in uproar over the Darren Wilson verdict. Usually we at TrueSlamBook.com stay away from political matters and religious based debates. However, this one causes for us to make a statement.
We have followed the story all the way through and many things have stood out. The thing that hurts us the most is the way the matter is being labeled.
This isn’t about a crime against a black male. This is a crime against an American Youth on American Soil. There are many contributing factors that go into the actions that took place that day. There has been evidence, testimony, expert evaluations and more. The one thing that is a #FACT is that we all were not there.
An officer killed a youth and the world began an uproar and called it a protest. Many artist made songs bashing the officer and bashing the justice system. I think by now we have learned that the world of justice is driven by interpretation, environmental upbringing and status quo. Equality is built on what one perceives should be oppose to true fairness.
New Orleans born rapper Turk dropped a song entitled “You Mad Yet.” This track however, is unlike the others. Turk decided to take the anger and direct it towards life. This track shows that individuals can understand that a situation is a circumstance that one can overcome. “You Mad Yet” shows how one can overcome adversity, defy the odds and turn the negatives into motivation.
At a time when Black America is so angered and outraged by the outcome of the Ferguson Verdict, is a time that motivation should be at an all time high. Fuel the drive with anger. Turn tragedy into triumph. Create a new generation of Activist. Begin to fight for the Civil Rights of a Nation and not just a Race. Allow Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton to lead from the office. It’s time the new generation learn to lead the Nation.
It saddens us to know that we have missed the mark on being united. Funny thing is, I just wanna know: “You Mad Yet???”
Thanks Turk for a staple track that’s deeper than the words expressed.
Check Out: YouMadYet.com