The Sandmann's Journal
The Sandmann’s Journal Vol. 2 is a continuation of volume 1. Taken from my blog, dates at the beginning of each chapter indicate when they were initially published. Though factual, these entries are not intended to have journalistic value even though there are interviews with Eddie Bullen and his son, Quincy Bullen |whom I’d worked with|. At the time, I had limited access to mainstream radio, television, and very little internet presence. The blog served as a platform where I could address the public and speak on various topics relevant to the Kulture of Hip Hop. At the time I was battling with the ongoing castigation of patriarchy in exchange for matriarchy and feminism. It is not matriarchy that I resented, rather, it was unacceptability. In these chapters, you will be taught how to balance Hip Hop creed with religious belief. This is at the time when I wrote about misconceptions, the correct look for a Hip Hop dude and the irony of how singer Lady Gaga is accepted to be "born this way" but rapper DMX was not. Meaning, the mainstream accepts Lady Gaga's endeavor while it rejects DMX's. Surrounding the murder of Trayvon Martin I touched on civil activism by showing how a TV show like “Jersey Shore” could strip some of its slang from Hip Hop without giving any credit. This volume is inculcated with theological philosophies within the context of Abrahamic discipline. It demonstrates some effective approaches to creative expression in art. Even as western superpowers rise to bring an end to racism, gender inequality, and homophobia, these entries point toward our commitment to Abraham’s creed. As the global community becomes cordial with a thought process which was once banished from morality, these blogs draw a line between virtues and depravity as interpreted not by the media or secular culture but by scripture. When an emcee makes such a statement, usually, homosexuals, transgender, and some feminists become anxious that the emcee is advocating for chauvinism, intolerance or xenophobia. To ratify this, you will find entries on the twelve tribes of Israel, which is to allow the historic tradition to be reiterated without bastardization unless one were to renounce the Abrahamic doctrine as it firmly promotes love, culture, discipline, the fear of God and devotion. As an admirer of theater, literature and music, I also used my platform to speak on some of the most controversial arguments at the time. There are entries on the 2nd Amendment Right, gun violence in the United States and the American political system as it relates to the status of the middle and lower class, particularly where the Republican Party is concerned. Being motivated by respect for humanity, culture, tradition and ethical accountability and not monetary gain, political correctness or secular credence, I want my readers to be skeptical without altering or participating in radicalism. Of course, you should expect to read my views on subjects like the murder of Trayvon Martin or drug-related celebrity deaths. You will find entries about Hip Hop Kulture, the release of my 12:12: 12 EP, “City of Kings: RELOADED”, my take on Canadian Hip Hop and how I correlate with West Africa. I addressed the most common misconceptions of Hip Hop Kulture. Above and beyond entertainment, another reason why you will enjoy this book is how it motivates; 1 | respect of scripture and 2 | thwarts the psychological mutation that has resulted from ungodly wisdom. *
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