Don’t for one second think that you can’t pull yourself out of your slump. Don’t let people tell you that your ideas aren’t going to work because they aren’t conventional. More importantly, don’t think that because you don’t come from money, you can’t see the world. Those of us who call the Negropolis home realize that we have been trapped in a never-ending maze of poverty, despair, and vices that lead to destruction. For many there is no escape in sight, however if you dare to dream outside the box you can find your way. I too was in that same maze, and I am back here only temporarily as I along with mc enigma prepare to take over the Universe. I (Bishop the Eastside Nappyhead) had made the decision that I wanted to move out of the United States with mc enigma to learn Spanish and assemble a hip hop/alternative group called Negros Americanos. A group where we would be the first African Americans making original music in English, Spanish, and Portugues. Learning Spanish was critical in the attempt at closing the hatred gap that is ever widening between blacks and Latinos. If we learn their language too, we can better communicate and spread the message that we aren’t so different. We chose Panama because of it’s high black population.
This blog captures some of those moments, as well as travels I have been a part of after our year in Panama, also the formation of the Negros Americanos crew and their rise to the top.