Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Zulu War Chant - Afrikaa Bambataa
So the Universal Zulu Nation came up into New Heaven in the mid 80's. Alot of the early Zulu Kings had studied 120. They basically traded their 'godhood' for some 'kingship'. I was one of those who didn't fall for the okeedoke. Now I am as Hip Hop as they come (man..check my resume and just do a search of this blog) yet once you told me that the Blackman was God why would I trade that for anything else? And, if only to prove my point, the UZN is all about Yorkism (yeah I said it) nowadays where as before at least they were 'trying' to be 'universal'. And no, I don't have to go into where they got their 'swagger' from ('infinity lessons'..you know the real). In the end I realized that I didn't have to leave the Gods and Earths to be accepted in the Hip Hop community. Some never learned that lesson.
Once they left the Nation (of Gods and Earths) we made (yes I said made) them make it clear that they were not with us. The reason was because we found out that they really wanted to use the Universal Zulu Nation to shield their wicked ways.
It was only in later years that I saw what really went down. Many just couldn't take the weight of presenting their self as God. They were God when the Gods were around yet Joe Smoe when they were by their self. They never got past 2:36 in terms of Understanding.
It was all peace because after Zulu disintegrated in New Heaven some of those who never were apart of the Nation of Gods and Earths came from Zulu to us. They recognized the true and living....cause we use to crash Zulu jams wearing Universal Flags and Crowns bouncing to the beat.