"We Don't Want no GMOs" and Eco-Vegan Hip Hop Consciousness

So, is anyone else annoyed and pissed off that mainstream meda continues to represent our beautiful black brothers as incapable of contributing to society?

Is anyone else getting irritated with the constant representations of ‘green’, ‘eco-conscious’, and vegan as NOT black men?

Anyone highly skeptical about all the ‘facts’ that point to how ‘pathetic’ black and brown men are when it comes to being ‘leaders’ for alternative food and health?

Me too.

Above, performing on Oct 13 2012 in Oakland, CA at “Life is Living” is one of my inspirations is DJ Cavem Moetavation.

Listen to him. Listen to his words.

His brilliance in fusing together hip hop, veganism, holistic health activism… then bringing it all up to a higher consciousness by integrating black social justice activists from the past to the present. This man is brilliant and represents one of thousands of brothers of the African Diaspora in the USA who are holding it down and creating social justice/food justice/environmental justice paradigms that do not, cannot, and will not ignore neoliberal whiteness, corporate capitalism, structural racism, and nutritional genocide.

Because let’s face it: You won’t hear these types of critical engagements, found in his lyrics and speech, on PETA or VegNews, which I feel cater to neoliberal whiteness and hyperconsumerism and don’t go deeper.

DJ Cavem’s song above comes from his new album The Produce Section: The HarvestIncredibly brilliant albums that I highly recommend.

My 3 year old son, Sun, sings it all the time. He isn’t allowed to listen to anything unless it brings his consciousness up. DJ Cavem his is favorite singer. Sun is always talking about, “We won’t want no GMOs,” “No Monsanto,” and “I’m a grown man, and I grow food.” I link this musica with his lessons about food and herbs.

Thanks you Dj Cavem for being the type of mentor and leader we all need; and especially for the youth.

0 thoughts on “"We Don't Want no GMOs" and Eco-Vegan Hip Hop Consciousness

  1. This was so refreshing to hear; finally, hip hop that has returned our minds to full consciousness and awareness about the world today, rather than the usual mainstream fluff. These are the kinds of artists/heroes that young people can look up to and raise their minds up to.

    Excellent post and thank you for the introduction to such socially conscious black artists.

  2. “Music is supposed to inspire” – Lauryn Hill. And yes it is supposed to inspire. The words are very warming and strong. This may not be the style of music I listen to, but a type I hope to hear more and more.

  3. Hello Sistah Vegan,
    I found your blog looking for Veganism/Black women. Thank you for the work that you do. I wold like to point out that many religious Rastafarians eat an “Ital” diet which is vegan-non GMO -organic-etc. So that is another way that men of African descent have promoted health through music.

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