****I meant to put this on this thread. THIS IMO, is neither "art or entertainment"."****
There's a long, offensive history of black people being compared to lesser primates. Apparently, Sheek Louch (The Lox/D-Block) and Def Jam's art department were unaware of this when they designed the cover of his upcoming album, 'Donnie G: Don Gorilla,' and sent it around for rap blogs to post.
Welcome to 21st-century America and the world of entertainment, where black people embarrass themselves by choice -- no corporate or societal pressure necessary. We guess that Sheek's train of thought was something like this:
"Yo, I want to let people know that I'm tough, and strong, and wild like a animal. But I also want people to know that I'm gangsta and powerful and I make things happen like a mob boss. Hmmmm... I'm like a gorilla! But like a really smart one with mafia connections like a Don! Don Gorilla! Donnie G!"
Have his slightly more aware Lox brethren Styles P and Jadakiss seen this? No one pulled him to the side and told him that this wasn't a good look? Due to the artwork, this is an album we probably won't be copping on Dec. 14, just on general principle. SMH, Don Gorilla, SMH.