Video(s) Of The Day: (3/23) Danny Hoch In Cuba (From Jails, Hospitals & Hip Hop) (3/24) Jasiri X – Three Little Girls

Like the track of the day I forgot to add a video of the day yesterday.So to compensate once again.Here is yesterdays and today’s combined.Here is yesterdays.First up one of my favorite scenes from Danny Hoch’s awesome film Jails,Hospitals, And Hip Hop.I was lucky enough to go tot the screening of this back in the day and Danny Hoch broke it down after.Great film and a good dude.

Danny Hoch in Cuba

Uploaded by SpinPsycleNYC on Mar 21, 2006
Brooklyn Actor/ Performance Artist/ Hip Hop Activist, gives us insight to what the hip hop culture is like in Cuba.
from “Jails, Hospitals & Hip Hop”

And here is today’s.

Pretty powerful song and video from Jasiri X.Its great to see the younger cats putting products out like this and enlightening others to fucked up scenarios like the ones in the video.

Jasiri X – Three Little Girls

Uploaded by jasirix on Mar 23, 2011

For Woman’s History Month we wanted to shed light on how violent this society is especially towards woman and girls. “Three Little Girls” tells the stories of the senseless murders of Christina Taylor Green who was killed during the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Brisenia Flores who was gunned down by anti-immigrant militia intent on starting a race war, and Aiyana Jones who shot to death while asleep in her home, by the Detroit Police Department, while they were filming a reality TV show.

I realize these are sad stories, but how can we not be moved to action by the cold-blooded killings of innocent little girls? We have to begin to take an unflinching look at a culture that continues to glorify guns, bombs, and war and sees violence and aggression as the only solutions to its problems.
-Jasiri X –

Written by Jasiri X and featuring 10 year old Hadiyah Yates, “Three Little Girls” was produced by GM3 and directed by Paradise Gray.

LYRICS
Verse 1
Born on 911
In that dark time as a blessing
A face of hope like she was a sign from the heavens
Kindness and reverence
She grew into a scholar kid
Became class president with a love for politics
Only nine and wants to find where the congress is
Meet her representative
Get involved with the processes
That morning she was so hyper
wanted to meet Ms Giffords by just like her
even though she was young she was much wiser
Until that automatic weapon was just fired.
People falling from getting hit
He kept shooting cause his gun had an extended clip like it had no end to it
And of the victims hit she was the youngest
The mother of her own child she’ll never become it
The value for life just plummets
In this sick society that deserves judgment
Rest in peace youngin

Verse 2
A little girl with her mommy and daddy
on her knees saying a prayer thanking God for her family
so happy her whole life ahead of her
But outside her door was a hoard of vicious predators
Racists sycophants with hatred for immigrants
Got with other militias and called them selves the minutemen
We know where they got drugs and cash lets go get it then
knock knock the little girl wonders whose visiting
They never found drugs but they was of brown blood
So they cock back and fired round after round of slugs
The little girl saw her families bodies on the rug
And cried what did we do why did you come to kill us
he raised up his gun and shot her twice in the face
cause she was only nine but wasn’t the right race
and that’s the reason that we didn’t see it in the media
so even in death discrimination still reaches her.

Verse 3
Little Aiyana Jones chillin in her father’s home
In Detroit Michigan playing toys with her sisters and
doing all the things that make you wish you were a kid again
before you understood what a violet world that were living in
all played out sleeping on the same couch
that she did every night when they turn the lights out
But outside the house they had cameras and mic out
Reality TV brutality for a fee
The first 48 hours on A & E
where a officer can play a celebrity
distracted by all the action they chose the wrong house
flash grenade through the window went crash on the couch
Aiyana’s on fire now flames getting wider now
the first officer through the door pulls out and fired down
shot through the neck bleed to death she’s expired now
I pray she’s resting on higher ground
we love you

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