Let’s See Them Blame Hip-Hop For This One…
Whenever some dumb shit happens in America the media is quick to find the racial element. That’s basically their job. And whenever some shit happens with Black people in the center of the controversy then you had best be sure Hip-Hop music will be blamed. The media accused rap music of influencing KKKramer Michael Richards tirade as well as that fossilized mummyfuck Don Imus’ outburst. The funny thing is that neither of those a-holes could even name a rapper if you asked them.
I’m just waiting to see how rap music is blamed for the massacre that took place at Virginia Tech especially since rap music is the last place you will hear someone talking about their experiences at college. Most rap artists don’t even complete high school. A few drop out even in elementary school. I can’t even remember the last rapper that stressed higher education as a worthwhile value. I sure that none of y’all would include Gym Class Heroes as a Hip-Hop group so that leaves us back at ground zero.
Why is it that Hip-Hop always takes it on the chin when Americans get out of pocket? No other music or art gets thrown under the bus as much as rap music does. Even rock music which bigs up drug abuse culture more than anything never gets shitted on in mainstream media outlets like Hip-Hop does. It’s as if American culture isn’t at the root of all the art that we experience. Before there was Hip-Hop culture there was hate in America. Before there was rap music there was rape in America. This country was founded on the religion fueled genocide of indigenous peoples. Am I lying here?
I can bet you a dime to a dollar that someone will try to equate the killings at Virginia Tech with the popularity of The Clipse. Those dudes are from Virginia Beach so there’s the connection already. Hip-Hop remains under siege no matter what happens in the real world. Is it because it’s artists are primarily Black and Brown peoples? If so then Black and Brown peoples need to get into Mozart and Beethoven. Let’s see some newscaster blame a mass murder on someone listening to too much Brahms.