Thursday, June 29, 2006

the minstrel show

Rappers need beef for a healthy rap career. They beef with just about anyone. Most are publicity stunts and others are ridiculous, like rappers Ludacris, 50 Cent, Ice Cube, and others beefing with Oprah claiming she doesn't support the hip hop community and only caters to her large white audience.

Yet when Bill O' Reily forced Pepsi to drop Ludacris as a spokesperson, all he got was a few one-line disses on a few tracks.

But is it Harpo who's catering to a white audience, or these gangsta artists who are putting on the show and wouldn't dare do anything upset The (White) Man who signs their checks?

Here's an article titled We Still Wear The Mask By Dr.William Jelani Cobb that examines just that, offering great analysis on why black rappers perpetuate misogyny and violence towards their own people and community.


At 4:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have got to see this. Obama playing on XBox. Funniest video ever.


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