SH*T Just Got REAL! The Zulu Nation Calls Out World Star Hip-Hop’s Owner On Their Betrayal Of Hip-Hop and Black People In General

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imagesSomebody had to do it.  And who better than the Zulu Nation to say what we have all been thinking when it comes to this “Wold Star Hip-Hop” phenomenon.

But is the Zulu Nation right to try to censor this brother?  Or is asking for some balance in the images represented on the infamous site a fair request.

Should we put a case on OURSELVES for allowing the most ignorant images of us to ALWAYS be no#1?

Read the “open letter” below from the Nation and let us know what you think:

RE: FALSE ADVERISEMENT AND MISLEADING INFORMATION ABOUT HIP-HOP CULTURE

Mr. O’Denat,

On behalf of the thousands of members of the Universal Zulu Nation, of which I am Minister Of Information, I write you this letter in peace and hope these words find you in the best of health and spirits. Brother, we at UZN have the utmost respect and love for all who choose to take our Culture to new heights, and we thank you for your part in creating new media that preserves our culture. It is with great sadness that we bring to your attention the obvious ills of your site, WorldStarHipHop.com. Mister O’Denat, you are well aware, or should be well aware that many are viewing your site’s content as very graphic and extremely violent. Before you brush this off as just another person’s opinion of your site and
the content you publish, please do not get it confused. This is not the case.

As I mentioned earlier, Mr. O’Denat, I am a representative of the Universal Zulu Nation, and we take our Culture quite serious. You are a Black man who has accomplished quite a lot without a formal education, and I’m quite sure when you dropped out of New York’s Grover Cleveland High School, you would never have imagined that you’d be as successful with your company, World Star, LLC. Doesn’t it bother you just a little that another Black man (that man being yourself), has “made it” out of the “ghetto”, only to display unnerving images and videos of young adults berating, belittling, and beating each other solely for the purpose of the enjoyment of who you are led to believe are “millions of Hip-Hoppers?”

Mr. O’Denat, the followers of your site are impressionable young men and women who “follow” you for a reason. As salacious2012-10-03-bbal as you may want your site to be, our youth are looking for answers and solutions to the many problems that plague our communities. The young people use your site as an outlet to escape the world they are living in, only to find that you place them right back at the starting point. Brother, you are well aware, or should be aware of the way Haitians are treated all over the world, including their own country. After all, Mr. O’Denat, you are Haitian, and you have even labeled yourself as a “Haitian Ghetto Nerd”, to gain God knows what kind of accolades. I am not Haitian, but I find it deplorable for a Haitian to associate such a dignified people with the “ghetto”, when Haitians come to this country to escape ghetto life.

Brother, I am sure you heard God speaking to you when the earthquakes in Haiti destroyed so many lives, and many of us di a fair share of work to help those in need. The repair for the damage done physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially will be an ongoing process that will take decades. But one of the brilliant brothers of Haitian decent is instead showering the world with what you call “the CNN of the Ghetto”. Brother, you are sadly mistaken if you would like the world to believe that hype. If you understand journalism 101, news is reported with two sides. Your excerpts of ghetto life, your lack of morality when accepting uploaded material, and your drive to maintain a site for the sole intent to destroy our Culture’s standing in these Americas is both uncouth and unacceptable by all of us at UZN. We are hereby separating ourselves and our followers from your site and what it supposedly stands for. Brother, if you were in fact the “CNN of the ghetto”, then you, as a former resident of Queens, NY should already know who Zulu is and what real Hip-Hop Culture is. Mr. O’Denat, there are many real Hip-Hoppers from Queens who laid the brick in the wall that you are trying to tear down.

You should already know about Run-DMC, Larry Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, Nas, MC Shan, LL Cool J and the founders of FUBU Clothing, to name a new. These men and women purposed to create a platform of expression for our Culture, and through the years, they have maintained and preserved that Culture. Mr. O’Denat, you are a Haitian, so you should know how serious Haitians are about their Culture. We are just as serious.

This is a new year, and the Universal Zulu Nation has begun a movement against anyone who is against us. Mr. O’Denat, either you are for Hip-Hop Culture, or you are not. There is no in-between, and no matter how many people have hyped you to believe that WorldStarHipHop is anything close to what this Culture is, they told you a lie. Mr. O’Denat, Hip-Hop Culture is FOUNDED on four spiritual principles. In case you haven’t already been schooled on what those principles are, they are: Peace, Unity, Love and Havin’ Fun. Mr. O’Denat, I pray that you do become a “CNN of the ghetto”, and that you someday get a camera and go to the ghetto yourself to record both sides of our neighborhoods. We still do have neighborhoods, brother.

9517c37c678611e2aeda22000a1f973b_7Mr. O’Denat, can you imagine how much more hits WorldStarHipHop would have if you were intuitive enough to record rising Black political stars and activists, and some of the issues they discuss when trying to fix our problems nationwide? Or videos of Black political superstars like Barack and Michelle Obama. I would have loved to see the behind-the-scenes footage of the President at home with the wife and kids – on your website. I invite you to meet me in The Bronx, Boston, Virginia, The Carolinas, Chicago, DC, Maryland, Detroit, or any place that you feel more comfortable, so we may discuss the realities of “the ghetto” and how you can be better involved.

Mr. O’Denat, in closing I am asking you to remove the footage of the young man being forced to strip naked outside while people look on and another young man beats him with a belt while the camera man pours water on his fully naked body.

This is the link in question, Mr, O’Denat:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=375073675924908&set=vb.100002668367738&typ
e=2&theater

This is not the first time you have posted content that has been of this nature, and from the looks of it, this is probably Child Pornography. Therefore, I will forward the link and the video to the proper authorities to be sure that these young people are in fact of age and in full consent of being on your site in such a demeaning fashion. I’m unsure if this will bring about any charges, as there is a huge rumor on the streets that you are in fact working for the feds and are using your site as a cover up. But who knows? Mr. O’Denat, I again ask that you look into the fact that you and your site have misused our Culture’s name, committed fraud and falsely advertised your site as “Hip-Hop”. You have forced the hand of the Universal Zulu Nation to take further action should you continue to promote your “CNN of the ghetto” as “Hip-Hop”, and we are asking with all due respect that you include a disclaimer at the bottom of the front page of your website concerning your company and Hip-Hop Culture. A great
footnote on your site should be:

“World Star Hip-Hop is in no way affiliated with real Hip-Hop Culture or its’ founders or the Universal Zulu Nation. This site solely for entertainment purposes, and does not promote Hip-Hop Culture”

Mr. O’Denat, you are free to use the above language, or you may use any language you see fit that parallels the language above. Please contact me at your earliest convenience, should you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached at quadeershakurmedia@gmail.com or 617-297-7423.

Respectfully,

Quadeer “M.C. Spice” Shakur
Minister of Information
Universal Zulu Nation

29 Replies to “SH*T Just Got REAL! The Zulu Nation Calls Out World Star Hip-Hop’s Owner On Their Betrayal Of Hip-Hop and Black People In General”

  1. Mr.Quadeer “M.C. Spice” Shakur, I Love the letter!-well said,Thank you.

    The world does not need another careless greedy devious degenerate sellout destroying the people by glorifying stereotypes and uplifting low lives with the false pretense that they represent the majority of people of color-they do not and should never be portrayed as such, especially by a “fellow” Haitian sellout.

    1. I would be happy if they just took Hip Hop out of their name and just went with Worldstar. That’s a reasonable compromise.Then Q could stay promoting ignorance without the Hip Hop named being dragged down with him.

  2. GIVE THANKS FOR SANDING U FR TRUTHS AND RIGHTS ZULU NATION…. SHAME ON MR. ODENAT AND OTHER SELL OUTS LIKE HIM

  3. He sounds like Delores Tucker. Stop hatin cause if it were your album going platinum and someone stepped up and questioned your content, you would scream “free speech”. Turning tapes over to the feds, at any level, is anti-hiphop. As a universal organization it would seem that you would have more self-sufficient methods of resolving the issues named.

  4. First and foremost, all Praises are due unto The Most High for giving me a will to chose, I overstand the concerns of the people and I sympathize with the people involved in these videos. At the end of the day, the staff at worldstar are doing nothing wrong but making a living by providing an outlet for individuals to market and promote themselves. Lets look at the real issue, and tht is the individuals participating in these videos. Their mid sets are illusionized as a people, instead of trying to shut this guy down, why not upload more positive images and videos propagating the movement into which one may feel our culture needs. Every time a person of color reaches a particular status why do we always find a way to try and bring them down. We need more empowerment, education and spirituality in our communities, what are we doing about that. I feel worldstar hip hop is that outlet into getting a lot of that information out. We cant denounce any level of our culture from the good or the bad, we have to accept it all and make the differences needed. Lets start in our own communities and make the change there and hopefully by doing that the world would catch on.

    1. It’s not a matter of trying to bring someone of color down after they’ve achieved a level of success, it’s about holding them accountable for their actions especially when those actions are detrimental to our community/culture. We do need to stop supporting people who achieve only by denigrating our people and our community. Children are dying and going to prison because they take their cues for WorldStar and go out and copy what they see just so they too can make it on WorldStar, not ever coming to the realization that some of these are criminal and dangerous acts. Young girls are learning to only value themselves by how big their butts are, how much cleavage they can show, or how good they can twerk rather than how educated they are. And don’t say that’s their parent’s jobs because many good parents are losing their kids to the allure of negative sites like WorldStar. After a certain age kids will seek out things different than what they’re taught at home, often time embracing the very opposite of their upbringing. So don’t blame the parents, blame those who have the eyes and ears of the youth and feed them a steady diet of ghetto life and help to lead them down the wrong path. The world’s view of Africana American culture will always be negative because negative is what is constantly being portrayed so often by us. We will never be respected or trusted around the world until we show that we respect ourselves and each other.

    2. In Jesus’ Holy Name I write this in response to your comments. With all due respect, “making a living” is one thing but this in no way should be at the expense of Hip Hop nor the Movement that is seeking to Unify the people, provide a Creative Outlet for our young people, and provide us a means of gaining lawful and ethical revenue in a positive way. Needless to say, Hop Hop has been and is a Blessing and God Send for many people of color, poor people, and disadvantaged people all around the World. This Art and Culture we call Hip Hop is SACRED to us. This art form has provided us with a means to independently pave our own way in Society and build a foundation of Self-Sufficiency based on Skills and Talents that are Unique and God Given. The name of Hip Hop and this Culture is something we should not only benefit from but give back to. By posting illicit and violent videos and labeling it as “hip hop” culture or implying that these images and statements are in some way related to our Sacred Culture, this website is in no way shape or form helping the Legacy of Hip Hop but taking away from this Eternal Legacy. This is something we cannot allow. This in some ways relates to how we treat our Women. For some this may not make a whole lot of sense but if you think about this
      (And there have been numerous Hip Hop Artists who have pointed this out directly or indirectly), we should be careful not to treat our Women like “bitches” or less than who they are to us. We should be careful not to disrespect them, misuse and abuse them. We should “Care for our Women, be Real to our Women”. Unfortunately there are some out there whose reflection of how they treat Women is clearly visible in how they treat Hip Hop. Hop Hop ain’t no “bitch” that you can just stick your male anatomy in, treat any old kind of way, get what you can out of her, and then leave her to deal with the negative effects of what you’ve done to her. Just as we should Respect and Honor our Women, we should show the utmost Respect and Honor to the Artform that gave birth to many Children (in Music, Fashion, Sports, Politics, and other Social Venues) Forever changing our lives and the World we live in.

  5. Amen. It’s not “censorship” it’s called accountability and our brothers and sisters have been held to ZERO standard for far too long. You want “freedom of speech”? Understand that with freedom comes responsibility. Why waste your freedoms on foolishness?

  6. Thank you for taking a stand against this atrocious portrayal of our community. We need more advocates that are fighting for the improvement of our community and our planet. I am grateful that we have watchdogs keeping those who act in false pretense in check. I am happy that you have written and disseminated this letter. I think that more people should see and read this to find out what is really going on out here.

  7. Before I write this I want you all to know that I’m not a fan of WorldStar… As much as I agree with Mr.Quadeer’s letter I’ve come to the realization that it’s just that, a letter. I am what you call a fan of everything Hip Hop… I’m an artist born and raised in Queens NY. Hip Hop cultures has grown so much especially in the past 5 years. I attend many show in the tri-state area… The Zulu Nation as much as they want to claim Hip Hop as theirs it’s what I would like to call an “open source” genre. People from all walks of life currently contributing to this culture which began in the caribbean and later became a movement in the Bronx to stop the violence and unify the people by Bambaataa and Kool Herc… These shows I go to are full of amazing Hip Hop artists from singers, MC’s, Painters, Film Makers, Dancers, Graphic designers etc… Yet I see no Nulu Nation Reps out recruiting these young talented Hip Hoppers to begin a Anti-Worldstar campaign. As much as I respect the elders for supplying us with the foundation for this culture a lot of us live, it’s sad to say but a lot of them are not relevant anymore. A lot of them have been reluctant to pass the torch to the younger generation and in doing so it has allowed certain aspects of Hip Hop to run wild. In some ways that has been good… Shedding an older sound and style and being able to reinvent it for future generations to enjoy. But then you have the flip side… The World Stars of this culture that perpetuate all that is wrong with our communities. My question is why? Instead of being ahead of the curve The Nation has fallen behind the times… You go to a UZN show and it’s a bunch of old school cats doing throwback songs… Don’t get me wrong, I love me some old school Hip Hop cause let’s face it, I’m not a young boy. BUT where is the new music that the youth is listening to? It’s out there… Believe me I have see it with my own 2 eyes and heard it with my own 2 ears… So why isn’t the Zulu Nation celebrating these shining lights instead of trying to cast down this joke of a website? Like I said… Mr.Quadeer’s letter is great but it’s just words… Soon this letter will be lost somewhere on the internet and WorldStar will still be flourishing putting out more and more obscene content daily. We need to take action… Not by writing letters, or getting angry and having rallies BUT BY TAKING STEPS TO BUILD SOMETHING TO OPPOSE THEM! The same way people preach how big corporations took Hip Hop and used it to trick the masses and make money, we can do the same… Use something like world star as a model but with a righteous foundation. So in a nutshell let’s do what Hip Hop is about! Let’s innovate once more… Let’s battle the powers that be but with our talents! Let’s rally together the best of the best and stop talking and start doing! Let’s embrace it all! Let’s educate our elders and make them fans again. Let’s reach out to our “strictly hardcore” “golden era” only Hip Hop heads and let them know that it’s ok to branch out… Let us embrace EVERYONE contributing to this ever evolving culture and take it back… It’s already happening on an independent level with certain artists. The people want a change and their support for certain artists are making that painfully obvious. Love is Love my people, Peace!

  8. Maybe send that open letter to the artists and record labels that are putting the culture in such an indecent box. Maybe send an open letter to the fans for eating this crap with no desire for change or progress. Maybe hold a summit SERIES with mainstream artists, underground artists, conscious and commercial alike, and cats like Michael Eric Dyson, Cornell West, Russell Simmons, Sway, Miss Info, La La Anthony, and Amanda Diva, and let’s discuss the issues of today.

    But trying to take out one of the websites propagating the mass of mess that’s already being produced by the SOURCES of our culture (the people and artists) seems like you’re missing the mark.

  9. zulu nation some phoney fucks ive grown up in nyc born raised here what you see on world star hip hop is truth in all cultures thats how it is out here theres no hiding the fact thats what you see same as it was 30 years ago before internet was around like the way it is now yall mad cause the man exposes the truth in the streets ? they should start first by sending there letters to every other hip hop rapper out there first fake ass zulu bums

  10. When you have a natural gift to excel to greatness from hardships it would be iconic for that person to do something “positive”, but when you have misguided knowledge of self it conflicts with your right and wrong thing to do. I commend the Zulu Nation for their strong effort to reach WHH, but he is hardly the “AIM”. Peace brothers and sisters

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