Hold up, enough braggin', let's talk about the baggin' (yeah)
Talk about the money, when this business they staffin' (uh huh)
We'll milk the cows but they never put a calf in (tell it)
White men run us, they don't want this kinda passion
A black woman story? They don't want this kinda rapping (talk)
They love a fantasy, they love the gun bang action (talk)
What good is a black women to them? (yeah)
Raped us and slavery, they raping us again
Only put us on TV if our titties jiggling (uh)
Jay tried to give us Tidals and we giggling at him (damn shame)
But we ain't peeped the funny shit they doing (crazy)
Chitlin' Circuit, mom and mop's store been ruined (crazy)
'Cause we wouldn't share the profit, we was all movin'
Now it's pennies on pennies, that don't make sense do it? (dollars)
We gotta stick together more than we has been (yes we do)
Beefin' with each other while they get rich laughing (come on bruh)
Mm, that's a no no (it is)
Bust my way through like Cleo with the ammo (baow)
On my own terms, I'ma take what's mine
Singin' day after day, you can sing that line"
"CLEO" - Rapsody (third verse)
In effort to gain "power", "clout" and/or the ability to sit at the table with dual motivated companies (those that profit from and exploit #theculture) - members of #theculture grant unbridled access to such companies. These companies create yearly "run off events" with the sole purpose of profit while easily $waying members of #theculture with "crumbs" or "discount codes" which again benefit the dual motivated companies.
This behavior of looking to profit from and exploit without GIVING back is akin to #theculture planting, growing and cultivating a tree's fruit only to allow the dual motivated companies to "swoop in" and pick the tree's prize without any regard for it's soil. And sadly, over years of such "abuse" the soil will NOT be fertile for the next generation of fruit.
So here we are today!