The Game’s Idea On Oppression: “We Would Cripple America If We Moved Back To Africa”
The Game is using his public platform in a very overt manner, in light of Nipsey Hussle’s passing and issues it touches on politically. Just yesterday, the Compton-born rapper went on Instagram lauding the essential role Black Americans play in creating the cultural capitals the rest of the country benefits over. “We would cripple AMERICA if we moved back to AFRICA,” The Game posted on his storyboard, in accordance with the Black Nationalist movement taken up by Marcus Garvey in the early 20th Century.
He’s absolutely right, much of America’s soft power is derived from the works of Black artists, especially now that Hip-Hop is viewed the world over as the “Be-all And End-all” of cultural consumption. For starter’s, the idea rooted in political and economic policies he might be articulate enough to pronounce within Instagram’s minimal character limit.
Much of The Game’s denunciation of system oppression is based around his upbringing in a tumultuous Los Angeles, marked by years of antagonization, race riots, and a complete distrust in the corruptible powers of the law. The 39-year old rapper was in fact, the individual who uploaded the disturbing audio clip in which two alleged officers talk speak ill of Nipsey Hussle’s parents during the Celebration of Life proceedings. What do you make of The Game’s “Back to Africa” pressure tactic, hit us with your thoughts?