Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that democracy just isn’t for everyone. Some folks can’t handle the responsibility of having their own choices. Look at the situation in Iraq. George Bush Jr. thought that the people over there were tired of living under a dictator’s regime so he sent some of his best trained, best equipped colored people and poor white folks to spend time in the desert bringing democracy to those people. Guess what? The Iraqis were actually fond of their dictatorship. Who knew? Similarly, I don’t think that everyone should be allowed to comment on XXL. It’s not about silencing dissent as some of the vain and inane will argue. It’s more about silencing the idiots. The people that say “first” or type in ALL CAPS. Democracy is not for everyone, especially if you dream of being a rapper.
I was listening to NPR the other morning. Get into that shit party people, eventually you are going to want to know what the so-called liberal white people have in store for your ass. They interviewed this dude that started a site called RapSpace.tv. It’s a MySpace for aspiring Hip-Hop rappers and producers. Where as MySpace is primarily for sexual predators and providing the chance for ugly people to hook up (BlackPlanet anyone?), RapSpace is all about… Rapping. People can post videos of their freestyles and they can even rap over sample-free RapSpace tracks. The next Kool G Rap is probably somewhere in his parent’s basement now downloading pr0n and testing his skills on the microphone embedded in his monitor. Hip-Hop is dead. Long live Hip-Hop.
This is what I mean by democracy out of control. Ten thousand rappers can’t be a good thing. As a society we will need some of these wannabe rappers to do other important jobs, like the dude who rips your ticket in half at the movie theater. How about the cashier at Burger King? Someone is going to have to work for the sanitation department also. The garbage isn’t just going to pick itself up. To allow thousands upon thousands of people to pursue their dreams of spitting a fresh sixteen means that all these other jobs will go unfilled until we hire some more immigrants. More immigrants means less spicy shredded beef at Chipotle, because you already know that immigrants love the spicy shredded beef.
This is where democracy fails us. Years ago societies were structured into caste systems and that determined what your life’s occupation would be. I don’t see why we can’t move back into that method now. If someone comes from an impoverished, disenfranchised family they should be allowed to be rappers. While a kid from a two parent household should not be allowed to rhyme. If his parent’s are divorced then he can be a writer if he so chooses, but only if he’s white. You can’t trust the veracity of the writing of Blacks. What have Blacks written of consequence anyhoo? The Hebrew Bible? Yeah, but who reads that?!?
If I had my choice I wouldn’t let anyone join RapSpace.tv unless they were disabled or really poor. No one else has anything good to say inside of rap. I’m tired of hearing how rich people were before they started rapping and I’m tired of hearing about how rich people are because they are rapping. I want to hear a dude with Parkinson’s Syndrome get on the mic. He might stutter and stammer, but by the time his drooling ass finished his verse it would be the realest shit I ever heard. This way we can back to business as usual and leave the Mexicans in Mexico and leave the muslims in the desert with their bullshit. Plus when the troops come home you know there are gonna be wild amount of dudes with their shit blowed the fuck up. We can just let them dudes get a page on RapSpace.tv and keep it moving. It can’t get any worse than this dude here…