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Beyond bitches and hoes

I never did get a chance to check out that PBS documentary on hip-hop, but last night I did catch the last 15 minutes or so of that Hip-Hop: Art or Poison? special on CNN.

As retarded as it sounds, there was some pretty good discussion. Panelists included the likes of Michael Eric Dyson, some tiny white guy who’s apparently an expert on race, teh ghey activist Keith Boykin, and one of those black women who would love to remind you that she is, in fact, a lawyer.

The topic of the final segment, perhaps appropriately, was homophobia in hip-hop. The little white guy and Teh Boykin made the usual point having to do with black men being emasculated to the point where they have to show out, but Michael Eric Dyson started right in with the hip-hop is homoerotic claptrap.

For example, Dyson cited the fact that many rappers talk about how they’d rather kick it with their homies than be home with a broad as proof that hip-hop has a homoerotic undercurrent. I’m not sure if I’m buying that though.

If these jigs started rapping about how they’d rather fuck a guy than a girl, then that would be one thing. But I’m at a loss for why a guy would want to hang around with a girl for any reason other than to do the nasty. I mean, what are they going to talk about?

As I mentioned in a post here last year, very few women even like hip-hop. And of those very few, many of them are into it more so because this is where the money is than anything else. That’s why they live to talk shit about it.

On the other hand, Dyson brought up some good points. The whole rappers with their shirts off and their pants down around their asses always struck me as rather teh ghey. Nullus. In fact, it’s based on prison culture that’s highly teh ghey.

The likes of 50 Cent and LL Cool J, who were apparently mentioned in the PBS documetary as being idols in the teh ghey community, may intend for this to appeal primarily to the women, but they have to know mad teh ghey dudes are stroking it to their videos. Nullus.

And the surest sign to date that ostensibly straight hip-hop is actually teh ghey as a mofo is the fact that Lil’ Wayne kisses Baby on the mouth and refers to him as his father. I mean, spending a lot of time with your boys is one thing, but kissing another man on the mouth is just gay.

Gay gay gay. Nullus.

Conclusion: Despite what these educated activist jigs would have you think, hip-hop isn’t teh ghey, nor is the vast majority of people who listen to it. However, the likes of 50 Cent, LL Cool J, and especially Lil’ Wayne are pretty damn suspect.

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