“Turn up the Volume, Turn down the Noise”

This video is already a year old, but I am just now seeing it. No surprise really since I am not into HipHop or Spoken Word.

But I appreciate this young lady’s message. To the women and to the men.

I do believe in freedom of expression, but there is something to be said for programming. We know innately when something is ‘wrong’, but if we have been programmed (by our music and popular culture) to see it as alright…then we may well do what is wrong and feel justified.

It is evidenced in some of the responses to this video. Negative and hurtful to the poet. Why? Why is it ok to say negative things in song, but then not ok, for someone to speak her opinion back?


Go ahead girl! Speak your truth!


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