Mar 3, 2011

Watoto From The Nile - Letter to Lil Wayne (Official Music Video)



Watoto From the Nile is a 10 year old girl who took it upon herself to write an open letter to rapper Lil Wayne about his misogynistic lyrics and promotion of drug use. Here is a child pleading with a man to do better because she thinks enough of him to know that he can. The good book says, "that a little child shall lead them." Hopefully this little child will lead us to demand better from our artists and musicians as well as ourselves. For as much as we would like to place all the blame at the feet of the Lil Waynes and Jay-Z's of the world, we have to know that we are as much of an accessory to our own demise as these artists and corporations.

Watoto respresents a shining light of hope that still resides in our community. Through her lyrics, you can hear the possibility of what we can be as a people. Hopefully we can live up to her expectations.

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