Monday, 28 April 2008


Background to Alicia Keys's comments

The US government has never ceased in doing all that they
can, legally and illegally to stop the rise of a radical
Black Liberation movement in the USA. From the moment white Europeans landed on African and American soil, they have committed massive policies of oppression and genocide. This policy of repression, exploitation and white supremacy has continued for the last 400 years, from the moment Africans were kidnapped en-masse from Africa to today. This is even reflected in the politics around the Democrat presidential race, with Obama coming in for all kinds of racist and Islamophobic abuse.

COINTELPRO was a secret (secret until anti-imperialists
broke into a FBI building and stole these secret papers)
government plan to disrupt and smash the Black Liberation
movement. This was done against Marcus Garvey, the Nation of Islam, especially Malcolm X / Malik El-Hajj Shabazz and the Black Panthers and other radical Black organisations.
Undoubtedly the COINTELPRO strategies continue which were
according to one FBI secret communique: ""The Negro youth
and moderate must be made to understand that if they
succumb to revolutionary teaching, they will be dead
revolutionaries", and to "prevent the rise of a black

Victims of US state oppression such as Mutulu Shakur
(rapper Tupac Shakur's Step-Dad) and pioneering rapper
KRS-ONE amongst others are convinced that COINTELPRO
continues today.

So respect to Alicia Keys for coming out with these
comments below - although her duets with Usher left a lot to be
desired! Alicia, stick with Common, Mos Def and crew.

Sukant Chandan,
(+ facebook group)


Keys: 'Gangsta rap was government ploy'
Monday, April 14 2008
Digital Spy

Alicia Keys has claimed that the musical genre "gangsta
rap" was created by the US government.

The R&B star told Blender magazine that the movement was
designed to "convince black people to kill each other".

She also suggested that the deaths of hip-hop stars Tupac
Shakur and Notorious B.I.G were designed to hinder
influential black politicians.

Keys said: "The murders were fuelled to stop a great black
leader from existing."


The Guardian
Monday January 8, 2007:

... I have heard that record company big boss Clive Davis,
responsible for creating Whitney Houston, was a little
nervous about Keys speaking her mind. She is anti-war and
has been reported to be sympathetic to the 70s radical
Black Panther movement.

"[Alicia Keys:]I personally never heard that, but no, it
wouldn't stop me. I think music and socialism and politics
have always gone hand in hand. As artists we used to be way
more instrumental in providing a soundtrack to the
heartbeat of what's going on in the world. We all don't
have to think the same thing but it's important to state
what we think. There is such a fear of termination of one's
career if they have any intelligent thought about politics
and that's messed up." ...

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