Ed Schultz Interviews Activist/Rapper T-Dubb-O
T-Dubb-O a St. Louis activist/rapper appeared on the Ed Show today. More on T-Dubb-O is found at the end of the article. He describes an incident that occurred in St. Louis that seemed only possible in communist China or Cold War era Soviet Union.
T-Dubb-O said he was having lunch at a TGI Fridays in downtown St. Louis. He said when they left they noticed they were being followed by three trucks. After exiting the highway thy were stopped by these trucks. At first T-Dubb-O believed it might be the KKK since his life along with his passengers, journalist Bassem Masri, and activist Rika Tyler were threatened by the KKK.
It was the police that stopped them for no reason. T-Dubb-O said that the police held him with a gun to his head. He was told to stop asking questions lest the current protests would be for him next. After the police placed a gun to the head of Rika Tyler as well, T-Dubb-O became concerned and stopped talking as he feared the police would kill her.
It turns out that because of his organizing and protests, he was under surveillance by police for several weeks.They however had no reason to hold them or arrest them. T-Dubb-O said he will not allow the intimidation to stop his activism to fight oppression.
Who is T-Dubb-O?
After watching the Ed Schultz piece I tweeted T-Hubb-O and asked him to appear on my show Politics Done Right on KPFT. I needed to know who this young activist was. After-all, why would the establishment fear him.
I checked out T-Dubb-O on the Internet and spoke to him by phone to find out a little more about him. Turns out this young man is an activist rapper that decided to get completely engaged in the social justice arena. He is a very effective grassroots activist that has formed many decentralized alliances which is dangerous for the establishment.
This young man grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. He has been arrested several times but never convicted of anything. He dispels all the stereotypes of the rapper simply with his organizational skills and sheer intelligence.
After speaking to him I prodded him about his academics. He was thrown out of his high school. "I would not conform to the indoctrination to what I know was false," T-Dubb-O said. "Hey, I had a 4.3 GPA and a 29 on my ACT. ... They told me I needed to take a class for my GED and then they asked me why did I need to be there. I aced all categories of the GED." None of this surprised me as I found this young man to be rather brilliant.
T-Dubb-O is a St. Louis world renown underground rapper that has traveled to and has lots of fans in Japan, Australia, Canada, England, and many other countries. He has worked with many social justice organizations and have been to the White House. Visit his website at T-Dubb-O.com.