The anthem that Beyoncé sang, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” is not the norm when many African American women have not had the ability to find the partner of life like Jay-Z, or to find the partner who would be responsible for even forging a relationship for keeping a beautiful baby like Blue Ivy and all of the other babies of the hip-hop nation who are often neglected by fathers or mothers whose lack of education or lack of economic resources deprive them of the best tutors and educational experience. These children of the children of the hip-hop generation are growing in numbers in terms of dropouts; children who are 4 years old can’t spell three-letter words.
These issues are not confined to the hip-hop nation’s children, but to urban dwellers, to those who believe that hip-hop is changing the world. It might be changing the world for an elite few. And we must see and make sure that there’s a collective call for all of the changes that are happening. We must all understand the principles of freedom to be able to move and to grow. But for those who are the hip-hop ambassadors supreme, many are still waiting to hear or hoping or may not know that they should be hearing a movement that is reflective of the highest regarding Jay-Z and Beyoncé.