Wednesday, October 27, 2010

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Peace and blessings. Hope you have been good out there. Congrats to Hootie & The Blowfish (the monument is long overdue!!!). Time has been breezing by. 2010 is almost coming to a close, but the music keeps on rolling. It would be poor of me if I did not at least give you guys some valuable information to use this month. October has been deemed National Domestic Violence Awareness Month for unfortunate, yet obvious reasons. With that in mind, today we will be talking to an artist that is using his music to make sure that the ‘bright lights’, ‘fast cars’, and ‘pretty people’ are not the only topics you may find on the average person’s iPod.

FAT RAT DA CZAR- “Something Ain’t Right” THE INTERVIEW

CCP: “Something Ain’t Right” is a video that deals with domestic violence, an issue that is unfortunately prevalent in American society. Why did you decide to tackle it?

Well to be honest, at the time I did not know I was “tackling it.” I often make records about my own experiences and some of those records deal with unpleasant subject matter. This was obviously one of those times. It just so happened that me speaking on the subject raised some awareness, which ultimately turned a negative into a positive.

Many feel that domestic violence is a ‘women’s’ issue.  In Hip Hop, Eve is normally credited with bringing the issue to the forefront for many with the release of her song, “Love Is Blind”. It is rare that we see and hear about the brutality of domestic violence thru the eyes and mouth of a male. Is there a personal connection to this epidemic for you or was this just a jolt of the right side of the brain?

Actually, this record was based on a true story, which is kind of unfortunate all in itself. While recording Da Cold War 2, my man Frank Hustle threw me the track and I initially had a different concept, but the woman’s voice in the sample just started sounding like someone that was hurting. At that point I started to scribble the hook. I was a bit hesitant about writing about something that hit so close to home especially when it involved someone else’s real life. I did it anyway and let her hear it first. I think she was shocked at initially but was all for the record making the cut.

CCP: Why go the route of mini movie for the visual of “Something Ain’t Right” as opposed to keeping as an album cut? Who directed it? Where is it available to be viewed?

Well my man SMD, who shot “Do Whud I Do”, was talking about doing another video for the project and that he wanted it to be something that was somewhat shocking. He had the idea of presenting me and my music in a way that was so different from “Do Whud I Do.” He was feeling the record so he pitched me the treatment and I loved the idea. I was even given the opportunity pencil in a little bit of the script; which was a great look for me personally. We did not technically make this record a single; rather we tried to highlight a song that we thought people would feel. The video is currently on YouTube.  Search Fat Rat Da Czar and it should pop up with my other videos.

CCP: For someone going through that terrible situation, what words of reason would you provide, as opposed to the option portrayed in the video (i.e. - ‘…letting the heater blaze’)?

I would tell anyone to preserve their life at all costs. The tricky thing is not allowing oneself to be placed in such life threatening situations. That usually involves loving yourself enough to know when someone is toxic in your life. People can only give you what you accept. They only sell what you will buy. So don’t overlook the warning label.

If you could sum up why someone should view “Something Ain’t Right” in 4 words, what would they be?

Rhymes Equal Actual Life (R.E.A.L.)


WORDS OF WISDOM

The life you live is one to be preserved. “People can only give you what you accept. They only sell what you will buy” --- Fat Rat Da Czar….I couldn’t have said it any better.


DJ KINGPIN-Villain of Vinyl (kingpinvillianofvinyl@gmail.com)

3 comments:

  1. V.P. Biden recently called violence against women, "the very worst abuse." The very worst abuse is valuing one life less than another for having been born the wrong sex. Under Biden's Violence Against Women Act the wrong sex is men. Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence so those options out of a bad relationship, that are routinely available to women, are very often not available to men. Men wind up gender profiled and often falsely accused by the taxpayer funded, d.v. industry, because of gender feminist ideology controlling the d.v. industry. Men are often battered by domestic violence, and then battered again by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry. Go to Youtube, "Los Misandry."

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  2. Men are victims of domestic violence too. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of d.v. is at least 50/50 between women & men. http://tinyurl.com/3sakk According to one study by researchers who work at the CDC, in 70% of domestic violence incidents, where the domestic violence is not mutual, it's women who initiate the domestic violence. http://tinyurl.com/yzm9xhe The taxpayer funded domestic violence industry has largely mischaracterized the true nature of d.v. from the beginning and continues to mislead the public. D.V. law follows a gender feminist agenda/ideology over facts in evidence and does great harm to many innocent men (and also many battering women who need help) as shown in "Los Misandry" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

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  3. Little children often suffer the worst and have the least recourse, when domestic violence "hits" them. According to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services and DOJ statistics, more kids are killed by neglect and abuse in a year (1,760 in 2007), than all the female intimate partner homicides in a year. Mothers are the single largest group of kid killers, according to HHS and they have a rate twice that of fathers. Nowhere near the money is spent to protect kids from kid killing mothers as is spent by the domestic violence industry to protect women. A lot of innocent men are witch-hunted by the corrupt, gender feminist influenced, taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry. Involving the corrupt d.v. industry in an attempt to prevent abusive and neglectful deaths of children is a big mistake. No place better exemplifies the corruption of the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry than "Los Misandry." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

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