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Hip Hop Musician "Proclaim" will appear on an upcoming episode of the Rational Response Squad. We'll air "Brainwashed" and "Wake Up!" both hip-hop songs with strong undertones of critical thought and atheism. Proclaim will discuss with the squad the normally strong undertones of Christianity in hip-hop.

Here is his myspace page
http://www.myspace.com/proclaimcreations

From Proclaims' Myspace Page wrote:

I've been a deeply involved fan and critic of music my whole life. I grew up in the East Los Angeles Montebello area and in my adolescence became involved with the intricately rooted gang-culture that has existed there for many generations. In my younger years I suppose I was more akin to the gangster rap themes of the Death Row era probably because it was the lifestlye I was living and foolishly glorified. I thought about emceeing myself, but just I couldn't, on good conscience, rhyme about such negative and degenerating topics. At the time, probably due to my geographic location, I knew nothing of the truly positive roots of Hip Hop nor did I know anyone who knew anything about it. I never really got into the historically positive and thoroughly meaningful side of Hip Hop until I went to college. There that I learned of the post-modern day contemporary artists that represent the fundamentals of Hip Hop culture. With inspiration from these artists (most notably 2pac, Common, Nas, Gangstarr), I decided to pick up the mic myself and make a conscience contribution to the culture of Hip Hop we live in daily. I've been emceeing seriously now for about 3 years, djaying about 2.5 and making beats for about 1.5. In addition to graduating from college this past June with two B.A. degrees in Psychology and Philosophy, I was also able to produce my own debut demo EP titled "Tha BRoKeN ThouGhTs and Borrrowed Sounds Demo EP," that was all recorded right in my living room with no outside aid whatsoever! It's title represents the fact that I basically borrowed certain beats unbeknowst from some of my favorite producers in the game as well as some of my own personally created beats, and then molded and forged my previously written songs to them. Why did I do this? I suppose just 4 fun and cuz I grew attached to performing the songs I had written to these beats so I just recorded them myself to have a demo product to sell to my friends and fans. I am currently hard at work at producing my first full-length album with all original beats from myself and other producers that will be out next year. My demo EP has yet to be majorly released and I'm basically just selling copies of it at www.paypal.com for 7$ paid to for anyone who wants to purchase one. I need to sell them to pay my rent, feed my face, make more music, and basically just survive. I'm a struggling independant artist right now and need all the help I get whether its money, beats, networking, artwork, chicken wings...whatever! I'm just trying to make music for real people and make a living myself doing so and will do whatever is necessary to keep on doin it with a vengance. I want to thank all the real hip hop heads, fans, friends, grass roots organizers, and free thinkers who have stopped to take a listen and help out in anyway you can. Let's keep this culture alive and keep bumping dat funky HiP HoP MuSIC...peace and love to all! the almighteeeee muuuthaaaphuukkiinnnn PRooooCLaaaaaiiiiiMMMM!!!!!!

(maybe Proclaim will stop in this thread to say hi)

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yo yo yo, proclaim in tha house! props to the rational responders for supporting my music and promoting free thought! for more info please check out mywebsites at www.proclaimcreations.com and please add yourself to www.myspace.com/proclaimcreations if you have a page.
Peace and Love to all, PC

tha almigteeePRoooooCLaaaiiiiM!!!!


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Proclaim has remixed both Wake-Up and Brainwashed, and they are available now in the downloads section of our site, through the same link as the previous versions.

For your enjoyment here are the lyrics to both songs:

BRaiNWaSHeDRemix wrote:
Turning on my Television, what do I see?
Scheming Celebreties, fast cash sprees, all greed if you ask me
Im moving so fast, aint nobody that can past me, outlast me
Get out your Holy Water, Go Ahead and Splash Me
Never Needin No protection, ya superstitions dissmissn
any false prepositions with no Scientific Mission
Im passing up elections -if tha both sides whacked
We'll come out and throw bats, they want Power and the Biz
Do you even have a clue what Imperialism is?
A Bunch of Rich White men trying to save their own kids
whether they stealing from Hussein, or they stealing from my man
on the corner hustlin trying to do his own thang
In the ghettos, aint a damn thang changed
some fools wanna bang, most fools try to bling
Corrupted marketing Schemes, get imbedded in they brainz
saying ya that shit's cool, wanna rock that shit to school
Ya Gotta pay tha light bill, before you livin old school
Some fools, house rot, no cot, no water, none hot
with a phat ass escalade sitten outside on tha lot
saying ya that's my baby
brainwashed cool, man this fucking shit is crazy
brainwashed cool, a man this fucking shit is crazy
verse2

Ya BrainWashed by Religion, brainwashed by Greed
Brainwashed By everything- your're parents Mislead
Read Some Philosophy! Educations Sets you Free!
AND RELIGION MAKES YOU BLIND!
The TRUTH is never written not in any SINGLE book
It's written in tha MILLIONS, ya better change your OUTLOOK
Im exposing fake teachers, damaging religious leaders
when they brainwash you with hate, hell fire punishment
they unleash predicaments, only causing world's end
-Cuz your brainwashing men
To be the next slaves puttin dollars in your plates
Too much contradiction- selling Hell like Dante
Im done, Im tha underdogs son, still Im gonna save some
Im tha underdogs son, still Im gonna save some
Im tha underdogs son, Im gonna save some

WAKE UP wrote:
I wake up, take a yawn in the late afternoon
sleeping too much, my room is like a tomb
where I often hibernate, cold like a kodiak
if you really listen close, know that I Got your Back!
I appreciate that! Like I appreciate facts!
People make up trash, and they try to spread that
I try to hold back, sometimes I just snap
and gotta set'em straight, heads up no debate
Its hard to stay non-violent in this day and age
flip the page of the book, right there, take a look
Dinosaurs used to roam way before the earth shook
Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and Starz
They might hit us Too but instead we catch Sars
And Make atomic bombs, while WE right LOVE songs
I'm trying to stay strong everyone Im taking on
Your culture, your history, every tradition
Im trying to wake you up take you to a free dimension 2x
-of your mind, of your soul, get your life in control
chorus
It's time to wake up, it's time to arise
thanx for another day, open your eyes
Free your mind, cuz we're on a Rampage
Livin for 2day, and plannin' tha next
Still read scrolls, and I write my own Text
I still read scrolls, and I write my own text
verse2
I find it hard to believe, in what they say is true
It just doesn't seem certain, how does it seem to you
Im doubting you to, NOBODY's ever right
Don't ever try to tell me what heaven looks like
You've never been there, nobody has
I went there one time, came back in a flash
Don't want to be a lawyer, I was arguing with God
I had to make a case for the people living hard
The ghettos, the cripples, the chicks with no nipples
I said, how can this be? He said it wasn't simple
"I set everything in Motion, the first single cell swelled into deep Ocean
I couldn't do no more
I gave you your freedom, what else can you ask for"
I said, yo thanx, everything is straight cool
Im just trying to wake you up cuz this is the new school
new technologies, science, knowledge, innovations
I want to free the minds of the entire nation 2x

chorus

verse 3 (poem written by Jim Morrison called 'Newborn Awakening')

Gently they stir, gently they rise
the dead are Newborn Awakening
With ravaged limbs, and wet souls
Gently they sly in rapped funeral arrangement
Who called these dead to dance?
Was it the young women learning to play the ghost song on her baby grand?
Was it the wilderness children?
Was it the ghost God himself?- shuddering, cheering, chatting BLINDLY!
I called upon you to annoint the earth!
I called you to annoint sadness, falling like burned skin!
I called you to wish you well...
To glory in SELF like a new monster
...and now I call on you to pray
now I call on you to pray!

chorus

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yo yo yo, proclaim in tha house! props to the rational responders for supporting my music and promoting free thought! for more info please check out mywebsites at www.proclaimcreations.com and please add yourself to www.myspace.com/proclaimcreations if you have a page.
Peace and Love to all, PC

Thanks for keeping the true sound of hip hop alive. I am so tired of hearing bullshit rap. It's good to know that hip hop artists are still alive and well...notice I emphasize artist and not entertainer.

Your message is also one that is needed to reach out to people. You're doing wonderful things. Keep hip hop alive.

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How can I listen to Proclaim's latest appearance on the show?


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I like rap music (gee, can you tell by my screen name? Laughing out loud ), but not the god shit. Need to hear from more rap artists who are freethinkers.

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Tom wrote:
How can I listen to Proclaim's latest appearance on the show?

Check your email. Smiling

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Sapient wrote:
Tom wrote:
How can I listen to Proclaim's latest appearance on the show?

Check your email. Smiling

Got it. Thanks, my frind. Cool


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All of the guests on this show were impressive, and I'm looking forward to Proclaim releasing his first full album - so are a lot of others I've played the tunes for.

I'm actually quite proud and psyched that we're giving up and coming artists with a freethought bent a platform.

Just so they all know, we do expect back stage passes when you hit the big time Eye-wink

Keep up the excellent work, Pro.

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Yellow_Number_Five wrote:
All of the guests on this show were impressive, and I'm looking forward to Proclaim releasing his first full album - so are a lot of others I've played the tunes for.

I'm actually quite proud and psyched that we're giving up and coming artists with a freethought bent a platform.

Just so they all know, we do expect back stage passes when you hit the big time Eye-wink

Keep up the excellent work, Pro.

Word.


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Tom wrote:

Word.

Tom, have you officially worked out a deal with Proclaim to feature his music in your movie?

Do you want to start a thread in the "Show Guests and Musicians" area about your movie and a future show appearance? Please feel free.

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LeftofLarry wrote:
It's good to know that hip hop artists are still alive and well...notice I emphasize artist and not entertainer. Your message is also one that is needed to reach out to people. You're doing wonderful things. Keep hip hop alive.
larry, remember it is also our duty to entertain the people as well, if we are ever to be heard. i agree in the sense the message is important but, the entertainment value must be there as well to be effective. after all what is a message that nobody will listen to?

I am the radical and variable to counter act on your alpha and omega! The One True Juggernaut, and. . . I WILL BASH AND CUT DOWN THOSE THAT CANNOT BE TAUGHT!!!