is a profound rapper discussing some serious
issues of pain. Hazit has been known to engage with controversial subjects, and
the video below is nothing less than stellar.
What Hazit does is contextualize pain within a Hip Hop
context. He grapples with the current issue of bullying and being GLBTQ through
music. If you’re not familiar with Hip Hop’s deep connection with pain, check
out this excerpt:
Hip Hop defines suffering in one
of five ways. 1) Suffering because of circumstances that you cannot control
(e.g. financial hardships, family drama, physical ailments, mental
disabilities), 2) suffering for a cause in which you believe deeply in (e.g.
socio-political issues, social justice concerns, racial matters), 3) suffering
because of the individual personhood (e.g. people hate you because you have
money, fame, prestige, or simply doing well in life), 4) suffering as a result
of something you as a person have done in life and or something someone has
done to you (e.g. past mistakes, current mistakes, life errors or for something
good that you did but are now being persecuted for it, and or the good and bad
within intimate relationships), and 5) suffering as a result of social,
political, and or spiritual oppression (e.g. beginning a new mantra of belief
or creating new paradigms for people to see the world differently and society
not dealing well with that).