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LUDACRIS: Beef With Oprah Blown Out of Proportion

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Hip hop star, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges is urging fans not to boycott Oprah's talk show just because he disagrees with her stance on rap music.

Ludacris criticized Winfrey in a GQ article after he felt Winfrey publically lectured and criticized him on Hip Hop matters while he was on her show to promote the Oscar winning movie 'Crash'.

In the GQ article Ludacris states:

"Of course, it's her show, but we were doing a show on racial discrimination, and she gave me a hard time as a rapper when I came on there as an actor."

Since his remarks, two other hip hop heavyweights -- 50 Cent and Ice Cube -- expressed strong criticism of Winfrey:

"Oprah's audience is my audience's parents," 50 Cent said. "So, I could care less about Oprah or her show," "I'm actually better off having friction with her."

And Ice Cube, from this months issue of FHM Magazine:

"I've been involved in three projects pitched to her, but I've never been asked to participate."

"For 'Barbershop' she had Cedric the Entertainer and Eve on, but I wasn't invited," says the 36-year-old rapper, referring to his 2002 movie. "Maybe she's got a problem with hip-hop."

Cube added: "She's had damn rapists, child molesters and lying authors on her show. And if I'm not a rags-to-riches story for her, who is?"

Oprah suprisingly addressed the issue on a May 11th broadcast of Ed Lover's Power 105.1 radio show:

"I listen to some hip-hop ... I got a little 'Fitty' [50 Cent] on my iPod and I love [Fitty's] 'In Da Club,' I love it...Jay-Z, I love Kanye [West] -- Jay is one of my friends," added Winfrey, who was promoting her ABC special, Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball

"I'm opposed to some of the music that offends my sensibilities, that's when you're degrading women, marginalizing women, but the beat I love," Winfrey said.

"Years and years ago Quincy Jones and I had this conversation about the evolution of hip-hop and what it really means to our culture.

"Hip-hop is like jazz and gospel music," Winfrey said. "It evolved from people out of a form of protest, out of a form of expression. You can't deny that, nor would I try ..."

"Ludacris was on my show, and I had this conversation with him after the 'Crash' show and I said, 'You are so smart, you're really one of the brilliant guys ... a lot of people listen to your music who aren't as smart as you are.

'So they take that stuff literally, when you are writing it for entertainment purposes - so I think there has to be a responsibility for it , just like I have to take responsibility for what I do and say on my stage every day.'"

Meanwhile Ludacris says that the media has blown the whole Hip Hop versus Oprah thing all out of proportion:

"Oprah is a great individual. Everything she has accomplished for herself, we all look up to that." "I disagree on one issue but that doesn't mean you don't like them or still have love for them."

"We're on a show about not judging people and I automatically got judged. She got on there and said she didn't agree with my lyrics and I will respect her opinion or not. I defended myself on the air and when the show aired my defensive comments were taken out. All I want from her is to respect my opinion also."

"By Oprah not having rappers on the show that says to me that we are the scum of the earth. Maybe she feels that rappers degrade women."

Ludacris went on to say that he would welcome an opportunity to discuss rap music on Winfrey's show: "She might try to have a show with just rappers on there to make a point. I'd do it if it was a live show because who's to say they wouldn't do the same thing again, where my comments get stripped."

Also see: "Doc agrees with Cube: Oprah's Audience doesn't have much Respect for Black Men"
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Originally posted by ma'am:
ROFL. With all of the things there are to boycott, people wanna use that power on Oprah on the behalf of Luda.


Who's more repulsive? A rapper or a rapist?
Ludacris may have lyrics that Oprah find offensive, but at least he wrote them himself, unlike the guy who wrote "A Million Little Pieces."
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Originally posted by Huey:
Who's more repulsive? A rapper or a rapist?
Ludacris may have lyrics that Oprah find offensive, but at least he wrote them himself, unlike the guy who wrote "A Million Little Pieces."


Touche Huey! karate
...there's a book called Writing Great Fiction by a James Frey in 'our' bookstore, I'm not sure if it is same Mr Frey... if it is, I think it's kinda funny.
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Originally posted by Huey:
Who's more repulsive? A rapper or a rapist?
Ludacris may have lyrics that Oprah find offensive, but at least he wrote them himself, unlike the guy who wrote "A Million Little Pieces."


Oprah has apologized for her past support of Frey.

Oprah has said that she avoids certain types of guests because she doesn't want to increase their exposure.

In regards to Luda v. the rapist, there is little question as to who is more repulsive, but Oprah doesn't feel that having rapists on the show will promote their craft.

She makes clear that the only reason they are there is to protect the viewers from their depravity.

It's not a moral contradiction because she probably doesn't worry that having rapists on her show will endorse what they do.

And it's not as if she gives the rapists the red carpet treatment while she spits on Luda.

It was perhaps unpolite to bring up the music if it didn't fit into the topic at hand, but it was probably her way of distancing herself from Luda's other job.

I agree that it's not right to not to air his defense, however, her actions towards Luda doesn't make her a hypocrite because she has rapists on her show.

And the issue really still is low on the totem pole of shit to protest.
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Originally posted by ma'am:
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Originally posted by Huey:
Who's more repulsive? A rapper or a rapist?
Ludacris may have lyrics that Oprah find offensive, but at least he wrote them himself, unlike the guy who wrote "A Million Little Pieces."


Oprah has apologized for her past support of Frey.

Oprah has said that she avoids certain types of guests because she doesn't want to increase their exposure.

In regards to Luda v. the rapist, there is little question as to who is more repulsive, but Oprah doesn't feel that having rapists on the show will promote their craft.

She makes clear that the only reason they are there is to protect the viewers from their depravity.

It's not a moral contradiction because she probably doesn't worry that having rapists on her show will endorse what they do.

And it's not as if she gives the rapists the red carpet treatment while she spits on Luda.

It was perhaps unpolite to bring up the music if it didn't fit into the topic at hand, but it was probably her way of distancing herself from Luda's other job.

I agree that it's not right to not to air his defense, however, her actions towards Luda doesn't make her a hypocrite because she has rapists on her show.

And the issue really still is low on the totem pole of shit to protest.


Uhhhh, yes it does. A lot of folks are backward to think that the only difference between rap and rape is the "e." Luda was there as an "actor," not as a "rapper."

If his character on the movie was reminiscent of his rap personna she may have some validity. But then again, that's like refusing to invite the Kennedys on her show because she found out that they used to be bootleggers. It was impolite. Perhaps doesn't come close.

She had Cedric the Entertainer on her show, instead of Ice Cube, but Cedric's character was the one who said cruel (although ironically truthful) things about Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Note: Memo to Oprah...rape is not a craft, it's a crime.
Valid Points: Yes? No?

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We Still Wear the Mask-(Gangsterism Within Hip-Hop)

We Still Wear The Mask By Dr.William Jelani Cobb

We could have known that it would come to this way back in 1896. That was the year that Paul Lawrence Dunbar dropped a jewel for the ages, telling the world that "we wear the mask that grins and lies." The poet's point was that beneath the camouflage of subservient smiles, black folks of the Jim Crow era were hiding a powder keg of other emotions, waiting patiently for the chance to detonate. The thing is, Dunbar never got the chance to spit bars with 50 Cent or throw in a guest collabo on a Mobb Deep album. If he had, then he would've known that grins and lies were only half the story.

These days, camouflage is the new black. Glance at hip hop for less than a second and it becomes clear that the music operates on a single hope: that if the world mistakes kindness for weakness it can also be led to confuse meanness with strength. That principle explains why there is a permanent reverence for the thug within the music; it is why there is a murderer's grit and a jailhouse tat peering back at you from the cover of damn near any CD you picked up in the last five years. But what hip hop can't tell you, the secret that it would just as soon take to its deathbed is that it this urban bravado is a guise, a mask, a head-fake to shake the reality of fear and powerlessness in America. Hip hop will never admit that our assorted thugs and gangstas are not the unbowed symbol of resistance to marginalization, but the most complacent and passive products of it.

We wear the mask that scowls and lies.

You could see which way the wind was blowing way in the early 90s when Dr. Dre was being ripped off by white Ruthless Records CEO Jerry Heller, and nonetheless got his street cred up by punching and kicking Dee Barnes, a black woman journalist, down a flight of stairs. In this light, hip hop's obsessive misogyny makes a whole lot more sense. It is literally the logic of domestic violence. A man is abused by a larger society, but there are consequences to striking back at the source of his problems. So he transfers his anger to an acceptable outlet – the women and children in his own household, and by extension, all the black people who constitute his own community.

Nothing better illustrates that point than the recent Oprah Debacle. Prior to last month, if you'd heard that a group of rappers had teamed up to attack a billionaire media mogul you would think that hip hop had finally produced a moment of collective pride on par with the black power fists of the 1968 Olympics. But nay, just more blackface.

In the past two months, artists as diverse as Ludacris, 50 Cent and Ice Cube have attacked Oprah Winfrey for her alleged disdain for hip hop. It's is a sad but entirely predictable irony that the one instance in which hip hop's reigning alpha males summon the testicular fortitude to challenge someone more powerful and wealthy than they are, they choose to go after a black woman.

The whole set up was an echo of some bad history. Two centuries ago, professional boxing got its start in America with white slaveholders who pitted their largest slaves against those from competing plantations. Tom Molineaux, First black heavyweight champion came up through the ranks breaking the bones of other slaves and making white men rich. After he'd broken enough of them, he was given his freedom. The underlying ethic was clear: an attack on the system that has made a slave of you will cost you your life, but an attack on another black person might just be the road to emancipation.

The basis for this latest bout of black-on-black pugilism was Oprah's purported stiff-arming of Ludacris during an appearance on her show with the cast of the film Crash. Ludacris later complained that the host had made an issue of lyrics she saw as misogynistic. Cube jumped into the act whining that Oprah has had all manner of racist flotsam on her show but has never invited him to appear – proof, in his mind, that she has an irrational contempt for hip hop. Then 50 threw in his two cents with a claim that Oprah's criticism of hip hop was an attempt to win points with her largely white, middle class audience. All told, she was charged her with that most heinous of hip hop's felonies: hateration.

But before we press charges, isn't 50 the same character who openly expressed his love for GW Bush as a fellow "gangsta" and demanded that the black community stop criticizing how he handled Hurricane Katrina? Compare that to multiple millions that Oprah has disseminated to our communities (including building homes for the Katrina families, financing HIV prevention in South Africa and that $5 million she dropped on Morehouse College alone) and the idea of an ex-crack dealer challenging her commitment to black folk becomes even more surreal.

In spite of – or, actually, as a result of -- his impeccable gangsta credentials, 50 basically curtsied before a President who stayed on vacation for three days while black bodies floated down the New Orleans streets. No wonder it took a middle-class preppie with an African name and no criminal record to man-up and tell the whole world that "George Bush don't care about black folks." No wonder David Banner – a rapper who is just a few credits short of a Master's Degree in social work -- spearheaded hip hop's Katrina relief concerts, not any of his thug counterparts who are eternally shouting out the hoods they allegedly love.

The 50 Cent, whose music is a panoramic vision on black-on-black homicide, and who went after crosstown rival Ja Rule with the vengeance of a dictator killing off a hated ethnic minority did everything but tap dance when Reebok told him to dismantle his porn production company or lose his lucrative sneaker endorsement deal.

But why single out 50? Hip hop at-large was conspicuously silent when Bush press secretary Tony Snow (a rapper's alias if ever there was one) assaulted hip hop in terms way more inflammatory than Oprah's mild request:

"Take a look at the idiotic culture of hip-hop and whaddya have? You have people glorifying failure. You have a bunch of gold-toothed hot dogs become millionaires by running around and telling everybody else that they oughtta be miserable failures and if they're really lucky maybe they can get gunned down in a diner sometime, like Eminem's old running mate."

(We're still awaiting an outraged response from the thug community for that one.) Rush Limbaugh has blamed hip hop for everything short of the Avian flu but I can't recall a single hip hop artist who has gone after him lyrically, publicly or physically. Are we seeing a theme yet?

It's worth noting that Ludacris did not devote as much energy to Bill O'Reilly -- who attacked his music on his show regularly and caused him to lose a multi-million dollar Pepsi endorsement – as he did to criticizing Oprah who simply stated that she was tired of hip hop's misogyny. Luda was content to diss O'Reilly on his next record and go about his business. Anyone who heard the interview that Oprah gave on Power 105.1 in New York knew she was speaking for a whole generation of hip hop heads when she said that she loved the music, but she wanted the artists to exercise some responsibility. But this response is not really about Oprah, or ultimately about hip hop, either. It is about black men once again choosing a black woman as the safest target for their aggression and even one with a billion dollars is still fair game.

Of all their claims, the charge that Oprah sold out to win points with her white audience is the most tragically laughable. The truth is that her audience's white middle-class kids exert waaay more influence over 50 and Cube than their parents do over Oprah. I long ago tired of Cube, a thirty-something successful director, entrepreneur and married father of three children making records about his aged recollections of a thug's life. The gangsta theme went cliché eons ago, but Cube, 50 and a whole array of their musical peers lack either the freedom or the vision to talk about any broader element of our lives. The reality is that the major labels and their majority white fan base will not accept anything else from them.

And there we have it again: more masks, more lies.

It is not coincidental that hip hop has made Ni@$a the most common noun in popular music but you have almost never heard any certified thug utter the word cracker, ofay, honky, peckerwood, wop, dago, guinea, kike or any other white-oriented epithet. The reason for that is simple: Massa ain't havin' it. The word fag, once a commonplace derisive in the music has all but disappeared from hip hop's vocabulary. (Yes, these thugs fear the backlash from white gays too.) And bitch is still allowed with the common understanding that the term is referring to black women. The point is this: debasement of black communities is entirely acceptable – required even – by hip hop's predominantly white consumer base.

We have lived enough history to know better by now – to know that gangsta is Sonny Liston, the thug icon of his era, threatening to kill Cassius Clay but completely impotent when it came to demanding that his white handlers stop stealing his money. Gangsta is the black men at the Parchman Farm prison in Mississippi who beat the civil rights workers Fannie Lou Hamer and Annell Ponder into bloody unconsciousness because their white wardens told them to. Gangsta is Michael Ervin, NFL bad boy remaining conspicuously mute on Monday Night Football while Limbaugh dissed Donovan McNabb as an Affirmative Action athlete. Gangsta is Bigger Thomas with dilated pupils and every other sweaty-palmed black boy who saw method acting and an attitude as his ticket out of the ghetto.

Surely our ancestors' struggles were about more than creating millionaires who could care less about us and then tolerating their violent disrespect out of a hunger for black success stories. Surely we are not so desperate for heroes that we uphold cardboard icons because they throw good glare. There's more required than that. The weight of history demands more than simply this. Surely we understand that these men are acting out an age-old script. Taking the Tom Molineaux route. Spitting in the wind and breaking black bones. Hoping to become free.

Or, at least a well-paid slave.
Accurate in some places: discussion of 50 & similiar MC's.; misinformed on the issue of Luda/O'Reilly and content of Cube's music.

Ice Cube has never been the typical "gangsta rapper". His reputation was built on sharp, visceral commentary on American life, no matter income level, religion, political affiliation, race, or gender. Anyone who considers AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate, The Predator and Lethal Injection "'cliche' and lacking either the freedom or the vision to talk about any broader element of our lives" is a suspect analyst of hip-hop culture IMO.

The Luda/O'Reilly ordeal escalated to threat of boycott of Pepsi and the Fox News program; this led to a sizable donation to Russell Simmons Hip Hop Summit Action Network. Are O'Reilly and Pepsi safe targets?

Is the author suggesting that if you're a Black man you can never disagree with a Black woman because you're ultimately working through misplaced aggression? Confused

Outside of that, I agree that hip hop, or more appropriately, rap music culture, is in dire need of balance.
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Originally posted by ddouble:
Accurate in some places: discussion of 50 & similiar MC's.; misinformed on the issue of Luda/O'Reilly and content of Cube's music.

Ice Cube has never been the typical "gangsta rapper". His reputation was built on sharp, visceral commentary on American life, no matter income level, religion, political affiliation, race, or gender. Anyone who considers AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate, The Predator and Lethal Injection "'cliche' and lacking either the freedom or the vision to talk about any broader element of our lives" is a suspect analyst of hip-hop culture IMO.

The Luda/O'Reilly ordeal escalated to threat of boycott of Pepsi and the Fox News program; this led to a sizable donation to Russell Simmons Hip Hop Summit Action Network. Are O'Reilly and Pepsi safe targets?

Is the author suggesting that if you're a Black man you can never disagree with a Black woman because you're ultimately working through misplaced aggression? Confused

Outside of that, I agree that hip hop, or more appropriately, rap music culture, is in dire need of balance.


yeah

And to hell with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly. They're hypocrites anyway. You really want to know why these conservative radio talk show hosts hate rappers? Because rappers are the only other people besides Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity, Savage, etc. that make millions of dollars talking bs on a mike.
I'm just glad about this whole thing with Oprah (and even the thing with Jay-z and Crystal), that at least the way it seems some of these people are standing up for something and actually voicing the problems they have with state of affairs in America. I may be asking for too much for a second-coming of "Fight the Power" or "Fuck the Police", but I do hope that this inspires a more diverse content to some of the mainstream hip hop songs.
Me personally, I think we have bigger fish to fry. This Oprah/Ludcris conflict is a distraction. What about these black folks going to jail for life for silly and petty crimes? Rap about that...What about this HIV crisis plaguing our 12-30 year old young people? Rap about that....what about the apartheid in education? Rap about that....what about self-hatred among many of our black folks? Rap about that...what about the Black on Black killings? Rap about that.... For me to be effective and have an impact in the Black community from those of the Black community, i.e. the so-called I'm-keeping-it-real rappers, they need to seriously focus on what's "really" important and "real" in our culture...otherwise it's just mass media rhetoric to promote the upcomming rap CD or rap music video...it's all about the almighty dollar....the bling bling.

I have seen too many young lives minimized and destroyed over the brand of tennis shoes or the assumption of disrespect... My thing is: if you're gonna have a voice/rap let it be a strong voice to benefit all...rap about something of significance....not just to hear the sound of your "byte" in your piece...which is what we've been hearing/listening to for over the last twenty or so years...I tell these young brothas constantly, "no more sound, no more distraction.....let's see more action! More unity, common courtesy...more tolerance." But of course, that doesn't rhyme with the beats [a rap song ain't nothing without those beats yall]...and so the black on black killings continue.....the unjust imprisonment continues....the lack of education continues....poverty....drugs/alcohol addiction...high birth mortality....HIV....destruction of a culture continues....while everybody keeps talkin'/rappin' about Oprah!
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
Me personally, I think we have bigger fish to fry. This Oprah/Ludcris conflict is a distraction. What about these black folks going to jail for life for silly and petty crimes? Rap about that...What about this HIV crisis plaguing our 12-30 year old young people? Rap about that....what about the apartheid in education? Rap about that....what about self-hatred among many of our black folks? Rap about that...what about the Black on Black killings? Rap about that.... For me to be effective and have an impact in the Black community from those of the Black community, i.e. the so-called I'm-keeping-it-real rappers, they need to seriously focus on what's "really" important and "real" in our culture...otherwise it's just mass media rhetoric to promote the upcomming rap CD or rap music video...it's all about the almighty dollar....the bling bling.

I have seen too many young lives minimized and destroyed over the brand of tennis shoes or the assumption of disrespect... My thing is: if you're gonna have a voice/rap let it be a strong voice to benefit all...rap about something of significance....not just to hear the sound of your "byte" in your piece...which is what we've been hearing/listening to for over the last twenty or so years...I tell these young brothas constantly, "no more sound, no more distraction.....let's see more action! More unity, common courtesy...more tolerance." But of course, that doesn't rhyme with the beats [a rap song ain't nothing without those beats yall]...and so the black on black killings continue.....the unjust imprisonment continues....the lack of education continues....poverty....drugs/alcohol addiction...high birth mortality....HIV....destruction of a culture continues....while everybody keeps talkin'/rappin' about Oprah!
Confused


You should check out "Thats Life" by Killer Mike, and "Brooklyn Public Part 1" by J-Live.

Those are some recent songs (from some of the more popular artists) that focus on some of these issues.
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I have seen too many young lives minimized and destroyed over the brand of tennis shoes or the assumption of disrespect... My thing is: if you're gonna have a voice/rap let it be a strong voice to benefit all...rap about something of significance....not just to hear the sound of your "byte" in your piece...which is what we've been hearing/listening to for over the last twenty or so years...I tell these young brothas constantly, "no more sound, no more distraction.....let's see more action! More unity, common courtesy...more tolerance." But of course, that doesn't rhyme with the beats [a rap song ain't nothing without those beats yall]...and so the black on black killings continue.....the unjust imprisonment continues....the lack of education continues....poverty....drugs/alcohol addiction...high birth mortality....HIV....destruction of a culture continues....while everybody keeps talkin'/rappin' about Oprah!


These are some of my exact same feelings toward commercial rap. I just wish some of it had a purpose other than just to sell records. But the stuff you're talking about is out there, you've just gotta look for it. Sometimes you've gotta look hard for it, but its out there.
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You should check out "Thats Life" by Killer Mike, and "Brooklyn Public Part 1" by J-Live.

Those are some recent songs (from some of the more popular artists) that focus on some of these issues.



fro
Are these rappers clean? I can't handle all the cursin' and name callin'. Plus if they are good and clean, I want my students to hear them. fro
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What about these black folks going to jail for life for silly and petty crimes? Rap about that...What about this HIV crisis plaguing our 12-30 year old young people? Rap about that....what about the apartheid in education? Rap about that....what about self-hatred among many of our black folks? Rap about that...what about the Black on Black killings?


The question is if they did...would the public buy it. Look at the Two Live Crew thing. They themselves said that they made a clean version and a vulgar version of their ablum...and the vulgar one out sold the clean one. (and I do believe a majority of their audience was white kids, which was the real reason for the protest)

The new phrase isn't Sex sells it's Sex, Drugs, and Violence sells. Coroporate America knows this.

How many moives that come out are family oriented? How many have some level of sex, profanity, and violence thats not suitable for young people?

I would have to guess that the majority of movies are not G rated.

So do they give us what we want or not?-
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
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You should check out "Thats Life" by Killer Mike, and "Brooklyn Public Part 1" by J-Live.

Those are some recent songs (from some of the more popular artists) that focus on some of these issues.



fro
Are these rappers clean? I can't handle all the cursin' and name callin'. Plus if they are good and clean, I want my students to hear them. fro


Although I haven't heard him declare it specifically, J-Live is pretty clean and pretty focused on issues - A real pleasure to listen to.

Killer Mike is NOT clean. But I like him because, at least in this song ("Thats Life") he gives opinions about a lot of the problems in Black America.
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Originally posted by MidLifeMan:
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What about these black folks going to jail for life for silly and petty crimes? Rap about that...What about this HIV crisis plaguing our 12-30 year old young people? Rap about that....what about the apartheid in education? Rap about that....what about self-hatred among many of our black folks? Rap about that...what about the Black on Black killings?


The question is if they did...would the public buy it. Look at the Two Live Crew thing. They themselves said that they made a clean version and a vulgar version of their ablum...and the vulgar one out sold the clean one. (and I do believe a majority of their audience was white kids, which was the real reason for the protest)

The new phrase isn't Sex sells it's Sex, Drugs, and Violence sells. Coroporate America knows this.

How many moives that come out are family oriented? How many have some level of sex, profanity, and violence thats not suitable for young people?

I would have to guess that the majority of movies are not G rated.

So do they give us what we want or not?-


yeah But let me just say this. African Americans are the founders of American music-gospel, ragtime, blues, jazz, swing, bebop-they have set the stage for many to follow...in-house and aboard. Gangsta Rap in my view is the "raping" of what these six genres stood for-FREEDOM. And yeah...rap does tell the story of street-life in its raw form...but does it have to incite killin' while doing it?...that's my thing...Many Black people have died as a result of a rap song...not Massa.

fro

Young black males as a young as five years old have lost their lives cuz some fool used rap music as his war song....am I lying? And as a mother, as a part of the Black community country wide....I am sick and tired of our sons/uncles/fathers/brothers/cousins/friend next door dying cuz some fool was listening to another fool rappin'about life in the "ghetto"... keepin it real while he's cruisin/stalkin' down the street looking for the next kill/prey.

Music is a healing agent-isn't suppose to hurt-it isn't suppose to kill. And over the past twenty years that is exactly what has been happening. Gangsta rap has been brought to our table begrudgingly mind you ...and those who benefitted are "music pimps" who don't give a damn about the consequences of a rap song only the dollars it generates.

So if our children are willing to sell their soul and give their life to rap music [which most times result in violence and death]....what is the difference in what Massa has tried to do to us over the years and what we have done to ourselves? Huh? It don't mean a thing when you aint got that Bling.. do woop do woop do woop do woop POW! And another youth dies in the middle of the street.

All money is not good money....and to me the proceeds from rap music-Gangsta Rap especially is blood money....the blood of black children. The sad part is many gangsta rappers don't even wipe their hands.... sck
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