Last week a friend of mine asked me what I thought about the ” Do it for The D” challenge. I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. He said it’s a rap challenge that had went viral all over social media. It is where you do a rap and talk what you what do to get penis from a man. There are also an alternative version in which men rap about what they would do get vagina from a woman. I find this pretty sick and disgusting! Look how far we’ve sunk as a people. You have rappers and black actors doing this stupid ass challenge. Hip hop used to be about educating our people with knowledge. The golden era(1980-90) of hip hop had artists like Public Enemy,X Clan,KRS ONE,Brand Nubian,The Jungle Brothers,A Tribe Called Quest and Queen Latifah. At least they were either Afrocentric,pro-black and had conscious lyrics. But ever since the mid-nineties it has hit an all time low. I remember a few years back Nas dropped a Cd called Hip Hop is Dead. I think he may be right. Now the culture is just operating on the lowest frequency. Now they have children talking about shooting each other,acting like gangsters and being promiscuous. This is nothing but mentacide. It is the destruction of the black mind. And it’s being done intentionally.
And the video(above) shows celebrities like Issa Rae,Regina Hall,Keke Palmer,rapper Tyga,T-Boz, Gabrielle Union and Sanaa Lathan doing the challenge. It was really disappointing to see Union and Lathan stooping to this garbage. I have always thought they were beautiful and talented actresses. They should know better than to do such a degenrate sexual challenge like this. But the worst had to be Erykah Badu. She and comedian Michael Blackson did the challenge. I understand that Blackson is a silly ass comedian that you can’t take seriously. But Erykah?? I thought she was supposed to be this deeply spiritual,conscious,holistic Afrocentric woman. This woman is 46 years old with three children. Is this what she wants her children to see?? Do they want to see their mother doing a “dick challenge”? This is a new low for Erykah. She makes good music but she’s not truly conscious in my opinion. And these other celebrities should know better as well. They should lead by example. But the truth is they believe that ghetto ass hoodrat culture is authentic black culture. They think they’re “keeping it real”. In a sense they are…keeping it REAL ignorant! These celebrities are paid puppets. They go along whatever their rich white masters tell them to do. As long as they’re getting paid they don’t care if they’re putting out negative stereotypes or contributing to black mentacide. Are we niggas and hoodrats? Do we want our black boys to view manhood as how many women you can sleep with? Do we want black girls to see themselves as ghetto hoodrats? I would think not. And videos like this show that celebs have no social responsibility. And we have to protect our children from this madness. It’s up to us to show a positive examples to our young ones. This so-called challenge is deplorable in my opinion.
I love this video(above) by Goalden Chyld. This rapper flipped this disgusting challenge on it’s head. He did a positive and uplifting video entitled ” For the People Challenge”. Now others are doing positive videos as well. I salute this brother! I hope this type of thing catches on. But deep down I know it wont be as popular as the “do it for The D” videos. This proves to me that black people have a serious mental illness. We have been taught accept disgusting and over the top sexual themes as “authentic blackness”. This type of mentality needs to change. We got to do better.