3.02.2009

Rappers Snoop Dogg and T.I. show love for Minister Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam's Saviours' Day Convention

Written Jesse Muhammad

Rosemont, Illinois--Rapper Snoop Dogg made an appearance at the Nation of Islam's annual Saviours' Day convention for the first time as a special guest seated on stage during the keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on March 1.

Snoop spoke before the capacity crowd at the Rosemont Theatre to deliver words of support.

"As a leader of the hip hop community I will always seek out the Minister for guidance. I'm here to get information to take it back to the hip hop community"

Snoop also noted that people do not give Minister Farrakhan enough credit for his work in Hip Hop although he has mentored so many in the genre to help defuse many beefs in the past and has shown them their power unlike anyone else.

He later told AP that "When you get a speech from Minister Farrakhan it's about a mirror, it's about looking at yourself. It's about seeing yourself and what you can do to better the situation ... We're doing a lot of wrongs among ourselves that need correcting."

Rapper T.I. appeared via a recorded video. He was unable to attend in person but stated "I would like to welcome you all to Saviours' Day. I would like to personally apologize to the Minister and the Nation for not being able to be present physically."



T.I. continued by stating that "success on any level begins with education. The things you don't have will be a reflection of the things you don't know. Your environment does not define you unless you allow it. You can take where you are in life and use it one or two ways. You can use it as motivation to push yourself forward and never look back. Or you can use it as an excuse to stand still, do nothing and go nowhere. The choice is yours."

5 comments:

  1. To be successful in what your doing, you must first be knowledgeable about it and that's where education takes place.
    So I agree.
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  2. so self confesed gangters who admitted it on wax and porn makers are our spokesmen now.this is disgusting..did he come on stage to repent and show our people they must repent?

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  3. anonymous...God may not be finished with these young men, nor do we know what contributions they may bring in this turbulent world in the future...if the good minister can open his arms, you should also...understanding (and education) is key to our progress

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  4. It was really cool to read about the 2 rappers visiting Saviors'Day. I'm always pleasantly surprised to hear such wisdom coming from Mr. T.I. Well, I've really only been observing him since last month, when I watched his "Road to Redemption" TV program. I wish him the best with his legal oncerns and I hope he comes out with even more power to do good works and help people. As with Snoop, it's exciting to see him there, too. He's presented us with not-so-good images in the music world and the sex industry, I know, but where there's life, there's hope. Atleast he's standing before the world in a positive light at this time. A lot of positive people find it hard to stand in front of the world at all. God give us strength.

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  5. Is this what passes for 'wisdom' in the black community these days? These two men have careers based on promoting all of the negative stereotypes that affect black America today. After watching any music video produced by either of these gentlemen can you still say that they express 'wisdom' and should be speakers for the NOI?

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