When Hip-Hop was lost in the 90s and trying to find its way in the early 2000s, when many clergy folk were shutting doors on rappers and their intricacies, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan opened them and invited those from the culture and these so called “thugs disguised as poets” into his home for righteous counsel. He never turned his back on the culture. Instead he gave them wisdom and game on systems that not only sought to oppress them, but to also exploit them.

If Russell Simmons is the God-Father of Hip-Hop, surely The Minister is our pastor.

And so when Facebook and Instagram announced their ban on Minister Farrakhan, everyone expected rappers (those who have posed with him, learned from him, dropped his name in their rhymes) to wild out in protest.

Twenty hours after the edict was dropped by the power Zuck machine, a handful of rappers have addressed the ban publicly. The first to jump out the box was Snoop Dogg. Time will tell who steps up to the plate.

Snoop has for years embraced The Minister publicly. And during this time… he continued his support.

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P. S. A. 👊🏿🎥

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Chuck D from the legendary group Public Enemy also responded.  Even more so than Snoop, he and his group  never strayed away from rocking with The Minister. They were the first to introduce The Minister Farrakhan to the larger population of rap fans. Chuck D told us back in ’87 on his hit song “Bring the Noise” that The Minister was a prophet and in his song “Don’t Believe The Hype” the most prolific lyrics that applies to all the energy going on over 30 years later: “The follower of Farrakhan. Don’t tell me that you understand until you hear the man.”

He is one of three to speak immediately in protest of the new ban.

And so did Nation of Islam member and flame-spitter, Jay Electronica.

But you do not have to be a follower of The Nation of Islam to understand the truth that The Minister speaks. Snoop is a christian and has even made a gospel album, yet stands unapologetically with The Minister. And Busta Rhymes, who is a known member of the Five-Percent nation, posted a video detailing exactly why even at 85 The Minister is so dangerous to the oppressors (a post that was shared by Russell Simmons).

Others that weighed in are West Coast influencers like Wack 100, who says that he is with “Snoop” on this one.

And super producer Pete Rock who gave a real life example of what the “dangerous” work on Minister Farrakhan looks like.

While rappers like Mysonne The General opted to repost Snoop’s post, he did drop a jewel about the move to ban this incredible voice from two of the largest social media platforms in the world. He said under his repost as a caption:

“Smh… If they control who you get information from..Ultimately they control what you Think.. #Staywoke#Soulnotforsale”

The Minister has done so much for the culture, we are waiting to see how people collect their thoughts and express what they feel about someone who always spoken up for them. It is the hope of all the community that the “they” Mysonne is talking about is not punking anyone one out.

The Source, a fully Black owned and operated media outlet, weighed in on the agency that The Minister has invoked by reminding us that great thinkers and leaders are always, “banned.” In this post, you see a young minister with a young, Muhammad Ali.

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Banning fearless Black leaders is nothing new. They banned Muhammad Ali too… Now, what’s next? #LetsChangeTheWorld . The “Truth” is “Dangerous” to many. No media, social media or otherwise, should ban freedom of speech or take acts to defame anyone for speaking and taking acts to improve and empower their community. Whether you agree with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan or not, he and the Nation of Islam (repping many Black Muslims and non muslims in America) have done more to suppress danger and hate than given credit. He has been a man of peace and advocate for self determination. Creating false narratives yet being unwilling to confront them, head up, is cowardly. We want to get to the truth. We want our own Special Investigator on this decision. This is to better protect the First Amendment & America’s democracy. You see, a ban can work many ways. Who is next? What is next?

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“Banning fearless Black leaders is nothing new. They banned Muhammad Ali too… Now, what’s next? #LetsChangeTheWorld
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The “Truth” is “Dangerous” to many. No media, social media or otherwise, should ban freedom of speech or take acts to defame anyone for speaking and taking acts to improve and empower their community. Whether you agree with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan or not, he and the Nation of Islam (repping many Black Muslims and non muslims in America) have done more to suppress danger and hate than given credit. He has been a man of peace and advocate for self determination. Creating false narratives yet being unwilling to confront them, head up, is cowardly. We want to get to the truth. We want our own Special Investigator on this decision. This is to better protect the First Amendment & America’s democracy. You see, a ban can work many ways. Who is next? What is next?”