Wall Street Journal Hates Hip-Hop

On a segment on Fox News that aired on Tuesday, the state of hip-hop became a topic of criticism. 50 years after the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, rap became the topic of discussion, stemming from a Wall Street Journal piece by Juan Williams. In the piece, Juan compares the poetry and music of the civil rights era to today’s modern rap world. He writes “The emotional uplift of the monumental march is a universe of time away from today’s degrading rap music—filled with the n-word, bitches and “hoes”—that confuses and depresses race relations in America now.”

The segment made a particular focus on Jay Z’s song off Magna Carta Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake “Holy Grail.” There Jehmu Greene, a Fox News contributor, and Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union, spoke candidly about the lyrics in the song, expressing their strong distaste of not only of the record, but of rap music right now. Watch the segment above.

Read the article here: Juan Williams: Songs of the Summer of 1963 . . . and 2013

  • CNN

    someone tell that bitch she could suck my dick

  • Zander

    I doubt those two really sat down and listened to MCHG

  • Blakbyrd

    of all the ‘degrading’ rap songs they could use as an example..holy grails about the downsides of fame ffs

  • Webster Nober

    Whatever happened to freedom of speech? This is such bullshit.

  • Daniel Calvillo

    I see what they’re saying and understand what they’re feeling but what they should have kept in mind is that rap is a way for artist to express the art of story telling their life experiences through music, thus allowing people to visualize their background without physically showing by using words

  • vaughnr

    man she’s dumb

  • Evan Boland

    The world is messed up. Western Capitalism. Western Imperialism. Fuck the world. Hip Hop NUKKA

  • kunta kente

    these are some fucking wackass white washed niggers, i bet if they wer 40 yrs younger theyd b dick riding the music of today too
    fuck white washed niggers

  • kunta kente

    they made and oreo
    2 niggers on the outside n a white bitch filling

  • Ren

    A white institution hates a Black art form? Shocking

  • Axe

    More like XXL hates hip hop. That’s why they always post some garbage as rapper right on the cover of their magazines, and only feature trash can juice songs on their site.