Recognize & Address America’s Long-Standing, Expanding National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse & Neglect
Quoting from the NJ.com article:
“Some students, perhaps less than impressed, started to leave. But they quickly slowed their tracks when Fetty Wap took the mic back for a spirited rendition of his catchy hit “Trap Queen.” As with all of his songs, the students — who bopped along in the bleachers above Bauerle Field — knew each and every word.
Paterson, NJ Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres danced along, pointing his fingers in the air. “
The Mayor of Paterson NJ danced along??????? HUH???
I spent about ten minutes reading some of the lyrics Willie “Fetty Wap” Maxwell (born June 7, 1990) offers his fans and our world.
Willie seems like a well adjusted American who writes about selling drugs to his neighbors, dating “bitches and whores” (the maternal half of our population) and putting down other less fortunate men in his neighborhood who choose not to emotionally or physically victimize, or sell poison to their neighbors.
Excerpt of Fetty lyrics:
“Keep the 40 with shorty, one time [?] start to slipping
It ain’t nothing to grab the Glock and that shot, they call me Pippen”
“Keep the 40 with shorty.”
Shorty is a young girl or juvenile child Fetty Wap exploits by having the juvy hold his .40 Caliber Glock pistol, because if juvy is caught with a illegal gun he will be charged as a juvenile.
Yup, seems many of my American neighbors have no problem admiring emotionally damaged people who write lyrics about their personal life experiences.
Which in Willie “Fetty Wap” Maxwell’s case, include describing how he destroys people’s lives and communities by selling dangerous, addictive drugs to his community.
If he decides to settle down I hope “Fetty Wap” buys a home in my neighborhood so our kids can play and go to school together.
Seriously, I grew up in the 60s-70s listening to my American neighbors of African descent sharing beautiful music praising, adoring, loving and respecting the maternal half of our population. Their music conditioned me to believe they are talented, generous, peaceful people deserving of my admiration and respect.
What messages are many of today’s mega-popular music performance artists overtly or subliminally conveying to young developing teens and preteens in today’s society…young ones who know all the words to music promoting real violence and other anti-social behaviors?
As for Paterson, NJ Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, if you read this please read the “when-why-did-our-moms-become-less-than-human/” link I included and get back to me Your Honor.
Restore Pride In Parenting; End Child Abuse & Neglect
Victims of Child Abuse:
Read popular American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) lyrics to learn about his love-hate relationship with his mom, his great disappointment with his dad, and about Tupac’s frequent suicidal thoughts.
Read about how Tupac’s drug addicted mother accepted proceeds of the harmful anti-social acts Tupac raps/writes about committing against his peaceful neighbors. I have to tell you, reading Tupac’s lyrics brings back a lot memories of the horrific emotional child abuse I witnessed during the nearly twelve year I provided police services to Shawn Carter’s community.
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter (born December 4, 1969) is another victim of child abuse/neglect who raps/writes about the physical harm and fear he caused to his peaceful neighbors and community.
Reading Shawn “Jay Z” Carter describe the pain he caused to his neighbors and community, brought back painful memories, causing me experience much of the same anxiety and pain I experienced from personally witnessing the physical and emotional pain young Shawn Carter caused to individuals as well as an entire housing complex and surrounding neighborhoods.
In 1987, the same year emotionally depressed 2015 Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar was born, songwriter Suzanne Vega wrote a song about child abuse and VICTIM DENIAL that was nominated for a Grammy.
Suzanne nailed it, parents and caregivers do the most horrific things to their kids, yet many kids will defend their abusers, blaming themselves for their “blues,” bruises and injuries before admitting a parent/caretaker harmed them.
“Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again
Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say
And it’s not your business anyway”