With all due respect to the children, and mother, of the late Christopher Wallace, why are we embracing or celebrating the fact that many agree with the idea that Biggie was one of the best, or most influential rappers ever.  If this is true, then the message of MLK, Malcolm X, and the Original Black Panther Party has been lost.  This is no attack against the late Wallace, as a person, but most of his music spoke of selling drugs, violence, and promoted the drinking of alcohol and having sex.  Yes, "Juicy” was a positive feel good single, but the rest of the album was crack to the minds of the youth, or anyone else who embraced it. And I mean crack in the “bad” way, (I also enjoyed it, just like many others).  If only he could have been coasted to use his talents, to promote the ideals of social entrepreneurship.  Imagine Biggie painting a perfect picture of how to go about community building, and political posturing.  But then I remember how young these artists are, when they are enticed by the record industry.  As a young man who had never really read the messages spoken by past leaders and organizations, I have to remind myself that I was also ignorant and blind as a youth.  Often drinking alcohol, smoking weed, and putting my energies in rapping about sex, drugs and superficial concepts, which are cement blocks in our society.  Christopher just happened to be better then most, introducing new rhythms, and wordsmith styles, while rapping about those flawed ideals.  Imagine how more effective of an orator (for good) he would have been, if he was conscious enough to have taught the codes of the original panthers, in his music, or if he was in agreement with the values of King, or if he had the knowledge of Malcolm, or Garvey.  Imagine if Biggie had a jam talking about self-reliance and collective building as a community, as spoken about by Marcus Garvey.  So with all the current rappers, it’s up to us to decide, whom are the most influential (in a positive way) to us, moving forward.  I also have an article called “The Rap Music Manifesto” I hope you read this, and the dialog continues to spread.  There is a war going on between good and evil.  We have to choose which side we are on.