Lil Wayne Disrespects Emmitt Till & The MAJORITY Of Hip-Hop Elite Said Nothing…….
Rick Ross Pops Mollies In Females Drinks To Have Rape Sex With Them & Only a FEW speak out or even worse DEFEND him…..
LL Cool J & Brad Paisley opens up a Race Discussion in wanting to bring the races & musical cultures together for the future regardless of background, ancestry & past tumultuous history with their song “Accidental Racist” & WE DISS, BITCH, OVERANALYZE & COMPLAIN ?!! In the words of the great Ed Lover….COME ON SON !!!!!!!!!
WELCOME TO THE HYPOCRITICAL LAND OF HIP-HOP !! WHERE DO I START ?!!
As most of us have seen, there has been quite an uproar over the new song collaboration between LL Cool J & One of my favorite Country Artists Brad Paisley. Being the serious Hip-Hop Head & Historian I am as well as a serious Country Music fan (My Ipod Can Go From Rakim to Garth Brooks at ANY given moment), I for one am glad that this particular topic has FINALLY been addressed. Because for so many years & among CERTAIN people, there has always been this underlying tension between Hip-Hop & Country Music Culture. It started when Kanye West openly & for NO REASON dissed the INCREDIBLY talented Gretchen Wilson & of course, his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift’s Speech At MTV Awards. Some Country fans who didn’t like Rap to begin with found every reason in the world to not like the genre after that & in return, Most Rap fans frowned at Country Music or from the gate, labeled it as uncool. Example: In the hood, It was very rare to find a black or hispanic kid that had the balls to say that they love Randy Travis and NOT GET LAUGHED AT OR POSSIBLY JUMPED. My idol Lionel Richie was the only black musical dude that got away with Country Music mood swings in the 80’s.
When I say “Certain”, I’m referring to the people & artists in both of these cultures who never ever had this problem. If you know your Hip-Hop history, then you know it’s not the first time that Hip-Hop & Country has come together. There’s Kenny Rogers With Wyclef’s version of “The Gambler. Then there’s the DREADFUL collabo with Nelly & Tim Mccgraw (who is also a huge favorite of mine). Let’s not forget Snoop Dogg’s duet with Willie Nelson. Taylor Swift is also a huge T.I fan & for me as a member of the P-Funk camp, we had the pleasure of rocking with Nashville’s Musik Mafia members like Jon Nicholson & James Otto who just happen to be SERIOUS P-Funk fans. That brings us to the song.
I just find it very disturbing that some of the Hip-Hop community ran to the social media battlefield to diss, make jokes or chastise LL for this song as well as overanalyzing it with cries of “Morally Offensive” or “He is shaming the Black Community” just as I’m pretty sure there are some narrow minded Country music loving racists that’s dissing the shit out of Brad Paisley for linking up with a black Hip-Hop symbol. Leave it up to some of us “negroes” to define what it means to be Black or how one should represent their blackness. The same goes for a “redneck” to accuse Country artists of not being the true meaning of being Country like they did to Shania Twain when she decided to be sexy which was against the Nashville code of standard for women. The song is about forgiveness, understanding & most importantly, MOVING FORWARD. The new way that people of all color & races should be thinking in this 21st century. By the way, This is coming from the proud son of a Militant, Intelligent Black Panther Affiliated Mother so for people who plan to respond with ignorance or question who I am as a black man, I’ve saved you the trouble of making yourself look stupid
If one is truly Hip-Hop & know that man’s history, then you should know that LL HAS ALWAYS PLAYED BY HIS OWN RULES SO THIS SHOULDN’T REALLY SHOCK ANYBODY. This is the man who helped create the formula for commercial success when he recorded “I Need Love”…A song that damn near every macho B-Boy hated & criticized to death….UNTIL THEY STARTED COPYING LL’S BLUEPRINT WHICH THEY DO TO THIS VERY DAY. We know that “Accidental Racist” can’t change the world nor rewrite the ugly history but just like any song that deals with the saga of Racism, it opens up the room for a deep intelligent conversation whereas Nelly’s collab with Tim McGraw IN MY OPINION was a senseless dumb ass song that was more about record sales & if you ever saw the commercial for this song, you would understand why. And if this was LL’s reason which I highly doubt, then at least he had enough sense to use his Country collaboration to talk about a problem that still exists. At least he’s trying to create a solution while some of you other narrow minded, stuck in the past muthafuckers are still creating problems
If you don’t like the song based upon your own personal taste meaning that you find it corny, then that’s totally fine and makes sense based upon the universal law of Opinion. It’s not for everyone especially for those who don’t like Country or Rap. But all this overanalyzing & trying use the approval from the Black race shit needs to stop….THAT BRINGS ME TO THE NEXT & FINAL WORD ON THIS TOPIC
I see a lot of Rappers, Singers & Black Journalists/Bloggers having a whole lot to say on this LL topic BUT MANY WERE VERY VERY SILENT FOR RICK ROSS RAPE LYRICS & LIL WAYNE’S BLATANT DISRESPECT FOR EMMITT TILL ! Only very few spoke out while another few tried to defend them while many said NOTHING & remained neutral in the name of stupidity in fear of losing their quota or relationships with those artist. So for them nowadays, it’s much more EASIER to severely diss a legend when they make their own decision. To prove my point, I posed a theory to all these Industry heads in last month’s Lil Kim situation regarding her physical appearance. It was amazing to see folks take shots at her so I then said “God forbid if she died tomorrow, all of these Hip-Hop Publications, Bloggers & Historian will become even more phony as hell if they started to recognize her influence & accomplishments in the game & have something nice to say”. NOBODY RESPONDED TO THAT WHICH PROVED MY POINT ! Hip-Hop is the only genre of music in where we don’t hold our idols in high respect. Instead, we deem them irrelevant, find ways to be overcritical about their musical adventures that don’t necessarily fall in line with our standard musical taste & even worse, we side with wack ass new school artists in favor of keeping up with the times.
It’s this same kind of dumb ass thinking that will “accidentally” cause new amazing change especially if this song becomes popular among the Country Music Community because it will keep Brad in the top Country elite while giving LL another audience which extends his already long career in the process.. MORE POWER TO THEM ESPECIALLY LL ! Because unlike Hip-Hop & R&B Culture, COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS, REVERES & SUPPORT THEIR LEGENDARY ARTISTS NO MATTER WHAT MUSICAL STAGE THEY ARE AT OR IF THEY LAST ALBUM ONLY SOLD 10,000 COPIES !
HIP-HOP NEED TO GROW THE FUCK UP !
PS: I’ll TAKE THE LL & BRAD COLLAB OVER A RICK ROSS/2 CHAINZ/LIL WAYNE DUET ALBUM ANY DAY OF THE WEEK LOL