(Giving weed carriers a bad name)
By now everyone's seen Karl Rove's little jig rap.
Now keep that Rove video in mind in context of this Coup song from '94, Pimps (Freestyling at the Fortune 500 Club) about CEO's rapping about their corporate conquests.
- "Motherfuckers like me got stocks bonds and securites
No impurities, straight anglo saxon
when my family got their sex on
Don't let me get my flex on, do some gangster shit
Make the army go to war for Exxon
Long as the money flow, I be making dough."
The Coup spit that truth.
Anyway, people have been getting up in arms about his MC Rove shtick as being racist and/or offensive. What's the big deal? That shit is less offensive than Ms. Peachez and is no worse than anything on the Billboard Rap Singles Chart.
Listen to the #1 rap song in the country, "This Is Why I'm Hot" if your stomach can take it.
Goddamn that is ignorant. The Village Voice breakdown of the "song" is classic.
Considering that last week was one where 28-year old Tony Yayo struck a 14-year old boy for wearing a Game shirt and Snoop and Puffy had to cancel a tour because Britain wouldn't let Snoop in, it's clear that (c)rap music is damn near indefensible.
While folks like Marbury and Ben Wallace try to fight the disease of materialism that rap music so gleefully spreads amongst the youth, it's getting damn near impossible to proudly ride with hip-hop.
Start Snitching readers, what hip-hop are you proud to be caught listening to in April 2007? (Besides Jesus Price Superstar, which is all types of great.)
I'm about a half step away from buying some tight jeans, a blazer and Bjork's back catalogue and calling it a wrap.