I found the new Don Imus

“Bol goes out of his way to defend Imus, et. al. but bashed a brother like Common, completely out of context. Your discussion is simply out of context and cynical.” – TPAR, who’s for the people (read the terrorists)

Does it strike anyone else as odd that in the wake of the Don Imus incident, Common of all people was being put forth as a paragon of virtue in the hip-hop community? If I’m not mistaken, he was the only rapper who was even invited to speak at Oprah’s post-Imus town hall meeting on race and gender issues in hip-hop?

I suppose if I wanted to, I could sit here and rattle off any number of reasons why this was so utterly hypocritical, including his numerous instances of gay bashing up to and including his most recent album, Finding Forever, despite the fact that he supposedly came to terms with his homophobia five years ago on Electric Circus; or any number of lines of his that could be viewed as misogynistic, going all the way back to his line about how he housed more bitches than Spelman, at the very beginning of his career, which is especially ironic, since some… um, ladies from Spelman were a part of the aforementioned town hall meeting, though I doubt any of them have heard Can I Borrow a Dollar?

But since TPAR made it a point to note that he felt I was being hypocritical, since I defended Don Imus’ freedom to call a black woman a nappy headed ho, if he so pleases, I think it’d be instructive to focus specifically on the numerous instances in which Common has expressed his disdain if not outright Daniel Carver-style hatred of the white race. A few examples of this include his comments in the UK magazine about Rastas dating white women, and his line on the Roots’ Things Fall Apart lamenting the number of white people who show up to his concerts, as well as a line on this dis record “The Bitch in Yoo” (which could be viewed as wrong for any number of reasons), in which he takes Ice Cube to task for having the sheer balls to even associate with white people. Yikes!

Since TPAR brought it up, the difference between what Don Imus did and what Common has done and continues to do, and hence the reason why I didn’t find it hypocritical to criticize him after I had already come to Don Imus’ defense (sort of), is that I don’t find what Don Imus said particularly racist. Racially insensitive? Sure. As genuinely racist as suggesting that black men shouldn’t date white women, white people shouldn’t attend hip-hop concerts, and black rappers should no longer be considered “real” if they associate with white people? Hell no! If Don Imus would’ve said anything along the lines of some of the shit Common has said over the years, there wouldn’t have been any discussion about whether or not he should be fired.

If you think about it, all Don Imus did was express an aesthetic preference for white women compared to black women. I mean, obviously that’s insensitive, and I’m not saying he’s definitely not a racist, but the guy can still have an opinion, right? Last time I checked, the Bill of Rights didn’t contain any language having to do with one’s right to be lusted after by Don Imus. Also, since when did the person or group of people a man prefers to have sex with have anything to do with anything other than who he prefers to have sex with? In the song “Real People,” from Be, Common puts forth that he’s more progressive or whatever because he prefers to bang black chicks, but if that’s the case, then wouldn’t that make Strom Thurmond more progressive than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

If what I just said sounds retarded, that’s because it is. If Don Imus finds a group of black women with fair skin and straight hair more attractive than a group of black women with dark skin and nappy hair, then that’s his opinion. If you don’t like, then don’t listen to it. But just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it racist (regardless of what Oprah). What is racist is the kind of shit Common has been saying in his music for years now. The fact that so many people have turned a blind eye to it or not even noticed to begin with is a testament to the utter lack of critical thinking in the hip-hop community, especially among the kind people who go about with these holier than thou attitudes. Like TPAR.

  • dsffssfd@adsaas.com

    word up

  • Mr Hunter 808

    This is some real house nigga shit.

  • boner jams 03

    in videos with white boys talkin bout how u get wicked…

  • KLETEWOOD

    BOl..YOU ARE RIGHT! If Don Imus finds a group of black women with fair skin and straight hair more attractive than a group of black women with dark skin and nappy hair, then that’s his opinion. If you don’t like, then don’t listen to it. But just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it racist.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    I prefer 2 hoes at the same time. I DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR…AS LONG AS THEY SMELL GOOD…ITS ALL GRAVY!

  • around and around

    Bol says:
    “If you think about it, all Don Imus did was express an aesthetic preference for white women compared to black women”
    ——————–
    No, Don Imus called some girls nappy headed ho’s. He did not say I have the urge to bang white women. Or I dig pink niples over black nipples…. He called some girls nappy headed hos.
    That entire paragraph makes no sense in the context of your oped, what does the bill of rights have to do with Imus getting fired?
    The law didn’t fire Imus, the all mighty dollar did when advertising money broke out.

  • around and around

    “Rasta’s dating white women” first off who gives a shit, I don’t even know what the fuck a rasta is. And secondly it’s his opinion, lets not forget he’s just a brother from the south side of the chi, WTF does he know?
    I haven’t liked Common since I seen him at a show and he said we have to pray for Israel….for what?

  • Tyler

    Who cares what Common likes or dislikes? No one, which is why he don’t sell no records point blank. So can we put this subject 2 rest now BoL and move on 2 something more cool like how Gangsta is Lindsay Lohan compare 2 any Black Rap Hoe or Movie Star? Or how Britney could show a stankin’ ass black bitch how 2 really keep it Real.
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  • CL

    Bol,

    You took 2 lines out of 2 Common songs and ASSUMED what he was trying to say to prove your point that you think he is racist??? Your reaching dawg! But I will give you an E for Effort and T for nice Try. If you actually like read EVERY line, your point would ring hollow. But once again, nice try.

  • Fernando

    Around & Around and TPAR,

    Check Bol’s post yesterday. I responded to both of you Terrorists and actually made you look like fools. I love it when people who just took a sociology class try to quote Chompsky or Marx to make themselves look smart. Its soooo pathetic.

  • The Spaniard

    Kletewood says:
    “I prefer 2 hoes at the same time. I DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR…”

    Amen, brother.

  • IT IS I

    Can we get Tara back?!

  • Incilin

    I gota admit, TPAR is the tru star of this site. I’ve never seen a c-boy get so many posts dedicated entirely to him. Lmao. For the record, Bol your a total cynic and TPAR usually has something good to add to these debates. The fact that Bol writes entire posts in responce to one comment from TPAR shows just how much he gets under Bol’s skin and how on point he really is. Most comments don’t get real responses from Bol.

  • May

    I never thought common was racist…but then again i never paid much attn. to him just b/c i wasn’t, and still not, a real fan…all i have from him is BE, and i don’t listen to it all the time…it’s a great album, the only joint i really like on BE is “The Food”…but your article does bring an interesting perspective…

    as for the don imus thing, this is how i actually felt about it: when i first heard the news, i was like, “oh s—! what he said, that’s f—ed up!” but that’s it. i didn’t personalize the situation like so many other people did. (yes, my hair’s coarse.) i was only upset at the fact that imus disrespected the team. he didn’t say “every black woman is a nappy headed ho”. THEN i would’ve been like, “WTF did he just say?!?!?” I didn’t see the reason to get so angry. I don’t think he’s should’ve gotten fired either. [A lengthy]Suspension, maybe. But a firing? Nah. But you know what? the whole “nappy headed ho” fiasco didn’t stop imus from getting money, as he’s supposed to go to sirius satellite radio.

    In case you’re wondering, no, i have never listened to imus’ radio show, ever. I’m eighteen years old…he doesn’t cater to me…at least i don’t think so

  • Danny

    that was a good read, true stuff, but last i remember either u or billy sunday were calling white people crackers, thats racist

  • Dude

    What a great post

  • jeff

    memorable common lines:
    -I must ask what’s goin’ on with rap..white kids actin’ black/it’s like mcdonald’s selling fatback.
    -(later on during song) while we was outside on the streets, you was at home on your computer!

    com ain’t never really sounded like a biggot, just frustrated man. as most black men do, we have a REASON why we feel the way we feel towards white folks. Everyone is not as calculated and literal as a blogger, so with that being said…who isn’t a hypocrite? you can take one thing a person has said one day and use it against something else he says another day. I guess it’s just the job of a blogger to call people out on that kinda stuff. i think common’s rants towards white folks are valid. being high yellow like he is has never excused him from being black, and you don’t know what personal experiences he has had being from the nation’s most segregated city (Chicago). Most black men keep their mouths closed about how they really feel about white folks in general because they either sit in a cubicle working for a white guy, work doing some construction a white guy, etc. If the average black guy was upfront and honest with that CRACKER he works for, he wouldn’t have a job and bills wouldnt be getting paid. Com got a mic in his hand, so what does he have to lose? Hell, it ain’t like he sells millions and millions anyway, so he wouldn’t lose his core of black fans (unless they are in love with white chicks and have locks) just because he don’t like whites.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Allah (God) wants Black people because He has an assignment for us. In the church, we sing the hymn, “My God, He calls me. He calls me by the thunder. I hear Him call within my soul? I ain’t got long to stay here.” We do not have long to continue to be the clown for White people. We do not have long to continue to play foolish roles on television while our people are dying in the streets of America. We do not have long to continue to pimp or hustle. We are going to pay a price for rebelling against Allah (God) and His Christ.

    I watched for six hours the funeral of Coretta Scott King. It was a fantastic Homegoing for a woman who has earned the right to our respect and honor. Four presidents attended, including the sitting president. As I watched, I wondered where was my Brother Harry Belafonte. I thought that since Pres. Bush was going to be there, he did not want to speak because he might say something that he thought would be inappropriate. A few days later, I spoke with Mr. Belafonte, who was in great pain because he was one of the top fundraisers for Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. After Dr. King was assassinated, I am told that Harry Belafonte raised the money to pay off Dr. King’s house and sent money every month to the children, who referred to him as “Uncle Harry.”

    But when four White presidents were coming to honor their mother, someone, on behalf of the family, called Mr. Belafonte to dis-invite him. According to his words to me, he said he was told, “You can come and we will make a place for you in the auditorium, but it was a mistake to invite you to speak.” So, he decided not to come.

    This reveals a sickness that we suffer from as a people. We love White people more than we love our Black selves and we are going to go to hell with such a foolish love. There is nothing wrong with loving White people, but there is a lot wrong with such a love when we will choose a president that has never done anything for us, while we disrespect a man who was our benefactor.

    This foolish love is what bothers me about the Civil Rights Movement because we take all kinds of abuse from White people and forgive them, but we remain angry with our Christian Sisters or Brothers if they say or do something to offend us. We do not forgive our people, but can forgive a man that lynched, burned, raped, robbed and spoiled our people.

    We have diseased hearts and minds, which make us afraid to love ourselves and afraid to hate our enemies. We say, “Hate hurts the hater,” but we were taught that phrase from the same lyncher that fears that, if we hate him, we may return the favor. He does not want justified hate to replace our foolish love.

    Most of our leadership are rotten to the core, because they sell our people out. Many leaders are unfit to stand in front of our people because, if they are not willing to lay down their life for the sheep, what are they doing standing in front of them? Some leaders are hirelings, who are in leadership for the fun, money and good life at the expense of the hurt of the masses of our people. They scheme and hate others in leadership because they want to be the center of attraction. They undermine movement when movement is necessary. They undermine unity when unity is necessary.

  • these posts are racist

    “Does it strike anyone else as odd that in the wake of the Don Imus incident, Common of all people was being put forth as a paragon of virtue in the hip-hop community? If I’m not mistaken, he was the only rapper who was even invited to speak at Oprah’s post-Imus town hall meeting on race and gender issues in hip-hop?”
    -I do not put forth rapper Common as a paragon of vitrue in hip hop or anythinhg else.
    “I suppose if I wanted to, I could sit here and rattle off any number of reasons why this was so utterly hypocritical, including his numerous instances of gay bashing up to and including his most recent album, Finding Forever, despite the fact that he supposedly came to terms with his homophobia five years ago on Electric Circus; or any number of lines of his that could be viewed as misogynistic, going all the way back to his line about how he housed more bitches than Spelman, at the very beginning of his career, which is especially ironic, since some… um, ladies from Spelman were a part of the aforementioned town hall meeting, though I doubt any of them have heard Can I Borrow a Dollar?”
    -I do not support any homophobic/mysogynistic or racist comments by anyone against anyone.
    (i)“But since TPAR made it a point to note that he felt I was being hypocritical, since I defended Don Imus’ freedom to call a black woman a nappy headed ho, if he so pleases, I think it’d be instructive to focus specifically on the numerous instances in which (ii) Common has expressed his disdain if not outright Daniel Carver-style hatred of the white race. A few examples of this include his comments in the UK magazine about Rastas dating white women, and his line on the Roots’ Things Fall Apart lamenting the number of white people who show up to his concerts, as well as a line on this dis record “The Bitch in Yoo” (which could be viewed as wrong for any number of reasons), in which he takes Ice Cube to task for having the sheer balls to even associate with white people. Yikes!

    -(i) A lot of people say a lot of things. I take issue and call you a cynical hypocrite/self hater because you go out of your way to defend an old white guy who has made numerous racist commetns, but then go out of your way to bash a black rapper for making comments which I don’t personally condone but are taken out of context by you. That aside, even if you were to quote Common saying something that mirrors the comments made by Imus, I still call you out for taking the effort to defend Imus yet bash Common. I think you took the Common comment about Rastas dating which girls out of context because you did not even attempt a real analysis of it. I don’t condone the comment, and I am not Common so I can’t talk on his behalf. I do know that in the US, given the history of racism, etc. there is a belief that white is buetiful and the lighter you are, the more buetiful you are. There’s also a belief that if you’re black and successful, then you can get a white women. It appears Common is making a statement that many blacks agree with, that many successful blacks date white women, not because they love the person but because of an ingrained self hate…that equates white with success. I’m not saying I agree or disagree, i’m just showing you how to discuss and analyze something, in context.
    -(ii) Any hatred for whites expressed by Common or anyone is condemned by me.
    “Since TPAR brought it up, the difference between what Don Imus did and what Common has done and continues to do, and hence the reason why I didn’t find it hypocritical to criticize him after I had already come to Don Imus’ defense (sort of), is that I don’t find what Don Imus said particularly racist. Racially insensitive? Sure. As genuinely racist as suggesting that black men shouldn’t date white women, white people shouldn’t attend hip-hop concerts, and black rappers should no longer be considered “real” if they associate with white people? Hell no! If Don Imus would’ve said anything along the lines of some of the shit Common has said over the years, there wouldn’t have been any discussion about whether or not he should be fired.”
    -You can deem a statement racist or racially insensitive or whatever, that’s your perogative. Imus, just like anyone else has the right (within certain legal bounds) to say whatever they want. Legally however, an employer can fire someone as long as it does not violate the law. Being allowed to say “nappy headed hoe” and the many other comments Imus made that scared advertisers (due to public outcry, etc) is not one of the reasons, and hence from a legal standpoint, the termination was lawful. Therefore your freedom of speech tirade, has not merit, dickhead.
    “If you think about it, all Don Imus did was express an aesthetic preference for white women compared to black women. I mean, obviously that’s insensitive, and I’m not saying he’s definitely not a racist, but the guy can still have an opinion, right? Last time I checked, the Bill of Rights didn’t contain any language having to do with one’s right to be lusted after by Don Imus. Also, since when did the person or group of people a man prefers to have sex with have anything to do with anything other than who he prefers to have sex with? In the song “Real People,” from Be, Common puts forth that he’s more progressive or whatever because he prefers to bang black chicks, but if that’s the case, then wouldn’t that make Strom Thurmond more progressive than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?”
    -Hu? Imus can express whatever he wants, he has a right to. He has a right to say that he hates black people because he thinks they are inferior and they should be slaves. He has a right to say this…but an employer has a right to fire him for saying it. Its only a Freedom of Speech issue when govt. action is involved. Its only a Freedom of Speech issue when your employer fires you for saying something that the law says an employer can’t fire you for saying.
    -I don’t think Common is progressive or the gold standard for positive emcees.
    “If what I just said sounds retarded, that’s because it is.”
    -Like everything you say…
    “If Don Imus finds a group of black women with fair skin and straight hair more attractive than a group of black women with dark skin and nappy hair, then that’s his opinion. If you don’t like, then don’t listen to it. But just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it racist (regardless of what Oprah). What is racist is the kind of shit Common has been saying in his music for years now. The fact that so many people have turned a blind eye to it or not even noticed to begin with is a testament to the utter lack of critical thinking in the hip-hop community, especially among the kind people who go about with these holier than thou attitudes. Like TPAR.”
    -See earlier responses.

  • one love

    common is an idiot point blank…one love ppl…no matter what race or skin colour…”one love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright” the great late bob marley…peace out

  • jeff

    I prefer 2 hoes at the same time. I DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR…AS LONG AS THEY SMELL GOOD…ITS ALL GRAVY!

    lol @ kletewood. fuckin rite!

  • smog

    nice try at flippin the script

  • these posts are racist

    “Does it strike anyone else as odd that in the wake of the Don Imus incident, Common of all people was being put forth as a paragon of virtue in the hip-hop community? If I’m not mistaken, he was the only rapper who was even invited to speak at Oprah’s post-Imus town hall meeting on race and gender issues in hip-hop?”

    -I do not put forth rapper Common as a paragon of vitrue in hip hop or anythinhg else.

    “I suppose if I wanted to, I could sit here and rattle off any number of reasons why this was so utterly hypocritical, including his numerous instances of gay bashing up to and including his most recent album, Finding Forever, despite the fact that he supposedly came to terms with his homophobia five years ago on Electric Circus; or any number of lines of his that could be viewed as misogynistic, going all the way back to his line about how he housed more bitches than Spelman, at the very beginning of his career, which is especially ironic, since some… um, ladies from Spelman were a part of the aforementioned town hall meeting, though I doubt any of them have heard Can I Borrow a Dollar?”

    -I do not support any homophobic/mysogynistic or racist comments by anyone against anyone.

    (i)“But since TPAR made it a point to note that he felt I was being hypocritical, since I defended Don Imus’ freedom to call a black woman a nappy headed ho, if he so pleases, I think it’d be instructive to focus specifically on the numerous instances in which (ii) Common has expressed his disdain if not outright Daniel Carver-style hatred of the white race. A few examples of this include his comments in the UK magazine about Rastas dating white women, and his line on the Roots’ Things Fall Apart lamenting the number of white people who show up to his concerts, as well as a line on this dis record “The Bitch in Yoo” (which could be viewed as wrong for any number of reasons), in which he takes Ice Cube to task for having the sheer balls to even associate with white people. Yikes!”

    -(i) A lot of people say a lot of things. I take issue and call you a cynical hypocrite/self hater because you go out of your way to defend an old white guy who has made numerous racist commetns, but then go out of your way to bash a black rapper for making comments which I don’t personally condone but are taken out of context by you. That aside, even if you were to quote Common saying something that mirrors the comments made by Imus, I still call you out for taking the effort to defend Imus yet bash Common. I think you took the Common comment about Rastas dating which girls out of context because you did not even attempt a real analysis of it. I don’t condone the comment, and I am not Common so I can’t talk on his behalf. I do know that in the US, given the history of racism, etc. there is a belief that white is buetiful and the lighter you are, the more buetiful you are. There’s also a belief that if you’re black and successful, then you can get a white women. It appears Common is making a statement that many blacks agree with, that many successful blacks date white women, not because they love the person but because of an ingrained self hate…that equates white with success. I’m not saying I agree or disagree, i’m just showing you how to discuss and analyze something, in context.

    -(ii) Any hatred for whites expressed by Common or anyone is condemned by me.

    “Since TPAR brought it up, the difference between what Don Imus did and what Common has done and continues to do, and hence the reason why I didn’t find it hypocritical to criticize him after I had already come to Don Imus’ defense (sort of), is that I don’t find what Don Imus said particularly racist. Racially insensitive? Sure. As genuinely racist as suggesting that black men shouldn’t date white women, white people shouldn’t attend hip-hop concerts, and black rappers should no longer be considered “real” if they associate with white people? Hell no! If Don Imus would’ve said anything along the lines of some of the shit Common has said over the years, there wouldn’t have been any discussion about whether or not he should be fired.”

    -You can deem a statement racist or racially insensitive or whatever, that’s your perogative. Imus, just like anyone else has the right (within certain legal bounds) to say whatever they want. Legally however, an employer can fire someone as long as it does not violate the law. Being allowed to say “nappy headed hoe” and the many other comments Imus made that scared advertisers (due to public outcry, etc) is not one of the reasons, and hence from a legal standpoint, the termination was lawful. Therefore your freedom of speech tirade, has not merit, dickhead.

    “If you think about it, all Don Imus did was express an aesthetic preference for white women compared to black women. I mean, obviously that’s insensitive, and I’m not saying he’s definitely not a racist, but the guy can still have an opinion, right? Last time I checked, the Bill of Rights didn’t contain any language having to do with one’s right to be lusted after by Don Imus. Also, since when did the person or group of people a man prefers to have sex with have anything to do with anything other than who he prefers to have sex with? In the song “Real People,” from Be, Common puts forth that he’s more progressive or whatever because he prefers to bang black chicks, but if that’s the case, then wouldn’t that make Strom Thurmond more progressive than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?”

    -Hu? Imus can express whatever he wants, he has a right to. He has a right to say that he hates black people because he thinks they are inferior and they should be slaves. He has a right to say this…but an employer has a right to fire him for saying it. Its only a Freedom of Speech issue when govt. action is involved. Its only a Freedom of Speech issue when your employer fires you for saying something that the law says an employer can’t fire you for saying.

    -I don’t think Common is progressive or the gold standard for positive emcees.

    “If what I just said sounds retarded, that’s because it is.”

    -Like everything you say…

    “If Don Imus finds a group of black women with fair skin and straight hair more attractive than a group of black women with dark skin and nappy hair, then that’s his opinion. If you don’t like, then don’t listen to it. But just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it racist (regardless of what Oprah). What is racist is the kind of shit Common has been saying in his music for years now. The fact that so many people have turned a blind eye to it or not even noticed to begin with is a testament to the utter lack of critical thinking in the hip-hop community, especially among the kind people who go about with these holier than thou attitudes. Like TPAR.”

    -See earlier responses.

  • these posts are racist

    P.S., the fact that you call those who disagree with your posts, terrorists, makes your love of free speech and the free flow of ideas, apparent. You have more in Common with those you criticize than your pea brain allows you to understand.

  • Fernando

    I dont know what that has to do with anything Nbred. But have fun.

  • M.Garvey

    Bol,

    Id say Ice Cube has expressed more hate for whites than Common. You bugging on this one. And Defending Don Imus is stupid and typical for a person that has self-hatred syndrome, Check his catalogue of shit hes(Imus) said about Blacks, Jews, and other groups who arent WASPs.
    Another shock post by you, whatever guess you gotta do what you gotta do

  • http://www.myspace.com/whateva king_of_gq

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  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com therealwayno

    I remember back in the day here were talk shows not unlike Jenny Jones where people would hate on their race a-la Clayton Bigsby or Bol.

    But on the real who isn’t a racist, closet or otherwise?

  • jeff

    TPAR got u Bol. He sonned the shit out of you. In a nutshell, he says all you do is talk shit from a safe place.

  • hokus

    Wooooowwww! Someone’s tryin to start a fight! Get it right. It’s OK to dislike white people. when I was in college ( for a minute before I realised the futility of it all, but that’s another post) I took a course on history that might as well have been called “How White People Fucked Up The Planet” No other race has done so much damage to other cultures worldwide over such a long span of time. I’m white and I look at the white male western society we are are faced with as being inherently corrupted and wrong to the core. Success in this world is called money, power and influence. It transcends race to show how corrupt we all are when we try to win at this unattainable game of ” Be Like The Rich White Guy” The fact that this way of life angers a guy like common is super-normal, if anything. Our society is based on exploitation and corruption of what is most sacred to us. Our women (white and black) deserve our love and not our lusts after show pieces. I don’t think that inter-racial relationships are wrong, but if it is the result of some preverted drive to be “successful like a white guy” then hell yeah, get mad. I’m a fairly intelligent white guy and when it comes to success in this game I don’t even stand a chance. Cause I have no interest in the fucked up goals and values that are the pinnacle of this life and will one day be the death of us all.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    TPAR has somehow managed to copy and paste damn near my entire post into his comment and yet he insists on inserting a bunch of shit I didn’t even mention in the post in his response.

    Congratulations, you’re officially the greatest (meaning most retarded and oblivious) commenter of all time.

    What is all this mess about whether or not Imus’ employers had any legal grounds to fire him? Was your undergrad degree in obfuscation?

    Don Imus made a joke, the basis of which (presumably) was his aesthetic distaste for dark skinted nappy headed black chicks.

    Common is going around saying blacks and white shouldn’t date, dissing white people for coming to his shows, and dissing rappers for associating with white people.

    One is just plain worse and more racist than the other.

    But I’m the hypocrite because I came to the defense of the former (kinda) and not the latter, because one is old and white and one is young (-er) and black? Pshaw!

  • Cinsere

    Son, you are SO off base that it’s sad. Common is not attacking the white race, he is lamenting about the state of his OWN race. “When we lessen our women our condition seems to worsen.” That shit is TRUE! “When we perform it’s just coffee shop chicks and white dudes.” Just! He’s not saying “why are these white people here?!” He’s saying “why are these white people the ONLY people here?!” “Why is the hood not checking for some uplifting music?!” The fact is, our community needs upliftment, and that’s the point he’s trying to get across. If it ruffles a few white feathers, then so be it.

  • Your God

    Is TPAR trying to end racism throughout the world by combating it one blog at a time.

    LMAO

  • http://myspace.com/hotboxbeats SCARTOWN

    Jesus Christ TPAR,just because he mentions you doesn’t mean you have to post a novel!Damn.Anyways Bol,good post as usual.I’ve never really listened to Common(his earlier,pre-Badu days were better)but the reason no one would call him on it is because his music sounds happy and innocent.Most people aren’t gonna listen word for word,but if it sounds nice,fuck it,no one is gonna complain.

  • http://www.Myspace.com/FuckLarryBrite Larry Brite

    The Spaniard Says:

    July 25th, 2007 at 2:23 pm
    Kletewood says:
    “I prefer 2 hoes at the same time. I DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR…”

    Amen, brother.
    -
    Yes – Amen Indeed

  • around and around

    Bol Says:

    July 25th, 2007 at 3:39 pm
    and dissing rappers for associating with white people.
    ————–
    I have to say Bol is reaching and just inferring a lot of shit here. I was at a show and Common had some white dude from Chicago come out and do a few of his songs during Common’s show and was supporting him. So either Common is a hypocrite or bol is creating his own hystaria.

    I’m guessing it’s the later.

  • these posts are racist

    “What is all this mess about whether or not Imus’ employers had any legal grounds to fire him? Was your undergrad degree in obfuscation?”

    -You continue to discuss these issues in the context of “Freedome of Speech”. And the right to say x, y or z. You use words like “right” and “freedom of speech” without understanding them…they are legal terms.

    “Don Imus made a joke, the basis of which (presumably) was his aesthetic distaste for dark skinted nappy headed black chicks.”

    Let’s assume you are correct. What’s your point? The network based on pressure from its advertisers, etc. fired him for his comment. There was public outcry, because many deem “nappy headed” to be a racist statement. You don’t deem such to be a racist statement. What’s your point?

    “Common is going around saying blacks and white shouldn’t date, dissing white people for coming to his shows, and dissing rappers for associating with white people. One is just plain worse and more racist than the other.”

    -Isn’t this your subject (void of analysis) opinion?

  • around and around

    Cinsere Says:

    July 25th, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    Son, you are SO off base that it’s sad. Common is not attacking the white race, he is lamenting about the state of his OWN race. “When we lessen our women our condition seems to worsen.” That shit is TRUE! “When we perform it’s just coffee shop chicks and white dudes.” Just! He’s not saying “why are these white people here?!” He’s saying “why are these white people the ONLY people here?!” “Why is the hood not checking for some uplifting music?!” The fact is, our community needs upliftment, and that’s the point he’s trying to get across. If it ruffles a few white feathers, then so be it.
    ———-
    Cosign, well put.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    FC: You are known for lyrics which speak to the injustices of people, especially Black people dealing with the harsh realities and struggles of the poor and disenfranchised hanging on the “corner,” but also the faithfulness of relationships between man and God, and between woman and man. What do you believe is God’s purpose for you as it relates to what you describe in your music?

    C: I believe that the purpose is to speak the word of God, to spread God’s light through song, through activism, through art. I believe that my purpose is also to just enlighten and inspire from a level of spirituality and social awareness. I also believe that I’m there to encourage, to be a reflection of God and express that in the music, to lead people towards God. That’s what I believe I’m here for.

    FC: Absolutely. Minister Farrakhan was instrumental in helping to quell the feud between you and Ice Cube in 1994. What did you learn from that counsel with the Minister that continues even today in your career as you develop?

    C: There’s gonna be many things that come along that will try to separate us, you know, it’s the Willie Lynch letter. The Willie Lynch Letter is real active right now, that whole mentality, but we can’t allow them to separate us, that’s what I learned. He said something important, too, he was like, “Man, I ain’t expecting you to be squeaky clean, try to straighten up certain things about your raps.” You see that happening now, what he was saying back then. Now, everybody is asking for the raps to be straightened up. When the Minister said it you can tell it was coming from a place of love, so that’s what’s important.

    FC: You are preparing, and this is the final question, to release your seventh LP, titled, “Finding Forever,” on July 31. Can you describe the thoughts you were experiencing during the development of this project?

    C: I was enthused. I‘ve been enthused, and I’ve been like man this is my seventh album. This is a big blessing and I have actually been feeling free making the album because I hadn’t been really. I’d been doing other things, which allowed me not to be so—all the pressure on the music. It’s great to be able to do it, I just went out there and my thoughts musically were just like make something that’s creative, that’s raw, that’s pure, you know.

  • who dat ?

    THESE POSTS ARE RACIST – How much time do you have ? BOL getting you all worked up and you taking all that time to release ( NO Homo ) by writting these long as threads people wont read anyway.

    BOL just wants attention. Like a fat pittbull terrier found a handle on a bone ( no homo..no) and he is working it. Kanye is gay , Common is a racist….whatever..I even feel stupid ( and could be ) for just replying. Fuck Bol.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Roffle @ Common quoting from the Willie Lynch letter. I wonder if he owns a copy of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.

  • LOL

    ROFFLE@BOL LISTENING TO HOWARD STERM.

    STICK TO THE PITCHFORK FESTIVAL NIGGER.

  • Nad

    Datz real shit Bol is da best blogger on dis site dey need mre ppl like him

  • The Spaniard

    In yesterday’s post I suggested that Common may not be raving racist but a victim, so to speak, to the constraints of songwriting; from a technical standpoint, his own thought process and “limited” vocabulary (this is not a slight to him as an MC). I don’t believe he is advocating “kill the white peoople” but at the same time I read that he is advocating a seperatist attitude when it come to interracial relationships based solely on race (as opposed to physical and mental attributes), which I consider to be a bit “racist”.

    Whenever he says something about interacial dating that can go two ways.

    1. He dislikes black Men who disparage and dismiss black women as a monolithic group and not black men who just happen to have met a white chick that they dig.
    2. Under no circumstances should blacks anyone other than blacks.

    I always assumed he meant the first.

    Then again, I only listen to Resurrection and Can I Borrow a Dollar a bit now anyway and I have all of his albums so what do I know? (answer: next to nothing.)

    “Was your undergrad degree in obfuscation?”
    …seems that way most of the time, even when correct.
    On a lighter note…

    My woman’s lady-friend is flying here Saturday for a little of the old triple play action. I’m living the dream (occasionally). Making shit happen like MLK, a hero on so many levels (1. civil rights 2. banging chicks 3. keeping his main chick in-line).

  • these posts are racist

    “Don Imus made a joke, the basis of which (presumably) was his aesthetic distaste for dark skinted nappy headed black chicks.”

    Does anyone else not see how BOL goes out of his way to defend Imus? “Joke”, “distaste for dark women…” But he takes Common’s statments and simply says “he’s a racist” as opposed to rationalizing Common’s words as he does for Imus.

  • fernando

    TPAR is a nappy headed ho who thinks he knows more than a dictionary. he tried to punk my definition of terrorist not knowing it is the accepted definition worldwide and in the dictionary.

    HE IS THE MOST WORTHLESS COMMENTER OF ALL TIME!!! JUST STRAP A BOMB ON YOUR CHEST LIKE YOUR COUSINS AND GET IT OVER WITH!

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >ROFFLE@BOL LISTENING TO HOWARD STERM.

    I’ve never listened to Howard Sterm a day in my life.

    >Does anyone else not see how BOL goes out of his way to defend Imus? “Joke”, “distaste for dark women…” But he takes Common’s statments and simply says “he’s a racist” as opposed to rationalizing Common’s words as he does for Imus.

    A joke is a joke. If Don Imus went in a magazine and said I don’t think black people should be allowed to go on the radio, that would be one thing. But he didn’t.

  • P-Matik

    “king_of_gq Says:

    July 25th, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    tHIS pOST sUCKS oN iCE…wHAT kIND oF igNORANCE wAS iT wHE bOL sTATED tHAT mAYBE dON iMUS pREFERS lIGHTsKINNED wOMEN wITH sTRAITH ovER dARKERsKINNED wOMEN….dOOES hE FREAKIN kNOW wHAT tHE hELL iMUS wANTS…bESIDES tHERE wAS aLL dIFFERENT sHADES oF wOMEN oN tHAT tEAM…oNE wAS eVEN wHITE…so dONT tRY 2 jUSTIFY dON iMUS bASED oN lACK lUSTER rELEVANCE oF cOMMON…iF u dONT lIKE cOMMON fINE…gET tHE hELL oVER iT…sTOP bUYIN hIS dAMN aLBUMS aND qOUTIN wHAT hE sAYS…u aCTUALLY dOING hIM moRE gOOD tHAN hARM…cUASE u r bRINGIN pUBLICITY 2 hIM in eVERY wAY…eVERYONE knOW tHERE is nO sUCH tHING aS bAD pUBLICITY…onCE u aRENT tALKED bOUT u sHOULD tHEREFORE bE wORRIED of yOUR iRRELEVANCE @ sOCIETY…”

    Damn, filipinos still type in that alternating caps bullshit??!

  • truth be told

    bol is shakin’ in his boots ’cause TPAR is callin’ that pseudo-intellectual chump out.

  • http://www.hobbyinthelobby.blogpsot.com B. Ware Tha Siniq

    This is the man who said on “Don’t Come My Way” from the Whiteboyz soundtrack “Kill each other for money, and white boys for fun.” Now you can counter all you want with the fact that Common was writing a song about the film “Whiteboyz,” but that line is virtually unrelated to the story of the film (which is stupid anyway).

    And for such a fruitball and all the time he spends with Kanye, there’s no reason for Common’s gaybashing when A) he’s alienating a lot of his prospective audience with that shit (face it, Com is the sensitive man’s/lady’s rappah) and B) He comes off like an insecure “coffee shop dude” who has to defend his own sexuality by talkin’ shit about homo’s all the time.

    But more importantly his music has sucked ass for about three albums now, so why do we still care?

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >This is the man who said on “Don’t Come My Way” from the Whiteboyz soundtrack “Kill each other for money, and white boys for fun.”

    I’m sure he meant that metaphorically…

  • sobossy

    Bol,
    Don Imus is a racist. He has made many racist comments throughout his career. He has even called a respected Black journalist a “cleaning lady” one day on his show during an interview. You can say that he was joking, but he is not a comedian nor is he a shock jock. He has interviewed some of our nation’s top politicans and political thinkers on his show. His show is not the appropriate forum for such racist comments or “jokes”.

  • these posts are racist

    “A joke is a joke. If Don Imus went in a magazine and said I don’t think black people should be allowed to go on the radio, that would be one thing. But he didn’t.”

    You deem it to be a joke. You deem this joke not to be racist and therefore less deserving of condemnation than a lyric or statment made by Common.

    One can rationalize, justify and discuss Common’s comments in a way that one could deem not to be racist as well. You choose not to however because you want to defend Imus and bash Common, not for any logical reason or any moral reason, but because that’s what you do.

    Many have deemed Imus comments to be a racist joke and therefore deserving of condemnation, the way you condemn Common.

    People can rationalize anything. In the end however, you’re defending a white dude for getting fired from his job for calling a bunch of 18-22 yr old girls “nappy headed hoes” and bashing Common for making a statement about rastas dating white women…which you have chosen to extend the meaning and say that Common is against interracial dating all together. Because that’s what you want to do…logic doesn’t cause you to take this position.

    If you don’t understand why, given the historical context in the US a white dude calling black girls “nappy headed” is not seen as a racist statment (or even a racist joke) than you’re not being honest or you’re pretending that we are having this discussion in a vaccum, without the back drop of white supremancy and all its horrors…

  • these posts are racist

    P.S.,

    You keep saying that I am with the terrorists. How’s that BOL?

    BOL is with the child molestors.

  • these posts are racist

    “A joke is a joke. If Don Imus went in a magazine and said I don’t think black people should be allowed to go on the radio, that would be one thing. But he didn’t.”

    You deem it to be a joke. You deem this joke not to be racist and therefore less deserving of condemnation than a lyric or statment made by Common.

    One can rationalize, justify and discuss Common’s comments in a way that one could deem not to be racist as well. You choose not to however because you want to defend Imus and bash Common, not for any logical reason or any moral reason, but because that’s what you do.

    Many have deemed Imus comments to be a racist joke and therefore deserving of condemnation, the way you condemn Common.

    People can rationalize anything. In the end however, you’re defending a white dude for getting fired from his job for calling a bunch of
    18-22 yr old girls “nappy headed hoes” and bashing Common for making a statement about rastas dating white women…which you have chosen to extend the meaning and say that Common is against interracial dating all together. Because that’s what you want to do…logic doesn’t cause you to take this position.

    If you don’t understand why, given the historical context in the US a white dude calling black girls “nappy headed” is not seen as a racist
    statment (or even a racist joke) than you’re not being honest or you’re pretending that we are having this discussion in a vaccum, without the back drop of white supremancy and all its horrors…

  • That White Dude

    I dont know if I agree that Don Imus’s statements about those women arent racist in nature, but I do see the point in Bol’s argument here. I think all of you are looking at this in too narrow a fashion. If you think about it, any white guy who says anything negative about any other race, whether publicly or not, is usually criticized and/or ostracized for his statements. However, pretty much anyone who isnt white, and says something negative about the whole white community or all whites period, it is usually not seen as a problem in anyones eyes. I dont know about anyone else, but that seems like the definition of a double standard. This continuing unwritten policy is in many ways actually contributing to racism in society. If one person can say something and its ok, but when someone else makes a comment of similar nature and there is a problem, thats pretty much adding fuel to the fire of racism. It is only one more thing that separates people of different color from one another. I am not advocating that racism is tolerable, but rather I am stating that racism is something that should be ridiculed in all people, not just some. And for those who would say that “white people” destroyed this and that, and thats a clear justification for hating or disliking whites, you are blaming many, many people who never had a hand in the acts that you are describing. Thats like saying I should hate or dislike all blacks because I cant go into certain black neighborhoods at night, when the fault lies on a small number of people, yet I choose to spread it out to everyone who is black. Thats not right, and neither is accepted racism, in any form. In this post, as in most of his posts, I dont think that Bol means exactly what he says in his blogs, but rather he is putting out pretty good ideas (not always, some of his posts dont have much substance) that are meant to be read in between the lines.

  • Nixs

    How can you say that Don Imus reffering to a largely black girls basketball team as “nappy headed hos” is an opinion. If he watched the NBA finals and said that the Cavaliers were a bunch of “dumb ugly niggers”, would that be an opinion? As a black man, how does that not register as racist. Common basically said in “Real People”, that black men shouldn’t date white women just for the fact that they are white. THAT IS AN OPINION!!! I don’t know why you are tryin’ to Bill Cosby Common, but you need to think before you post some more ignorant ass shit.

    And your talkin about Common’s homophobia?? How many times is your ass gonna start a post with “Teh Ghey”. You are a hypocrite.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    BOL
    heard you been writghin billy xs shit in return for sexual favors man yall 2 is fucked up.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    lol @ this post bein’ directed at TPEAR

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    Roffle @ Common quoting from the Willie Lynch letter. I wonder if he owns a copy of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.

    ^^^ now that is pretty damn funny.

    Tpar must have done his undergrad in obfuscation. well, he is a lawyer, so at least he studied dialectics as well.

    hug it out guys.

  • Purple Hulk

    COMMON WAS GAYBASHING???
    I THOUGHT HE WAS A FAG

  • NoMamesBuey

    If Common is such a racist against whites, why does he have white dudes like Lilly Allen & John Mayer on his albums? He may have made a random statement, but one cannot really say Common is a racist. That is typical Bol/mAnn Coulter shock posting hyperbole.

    Don Imus, although an epic douche, should not have gotten fired BTW.

    Bol’s statements against “a-rabs” & Mexicans are 10x more racist than Imus, but theoretcially if he had a media job, Bol shouldn’t get fired either.

    If anyone should be fired for saying racist comments, it’s mAnn Coulter & Michael Weiner “Savage”. They advocate genocide in the middle east like every month, yet the braindead MSM keeps booking them as talk show guests. SMH.

  • Blakkman Lost

    Gotdamn, house nigga Bol!!! Let’s defend the KKK and then justify the NYC cops shooting brothers 50 damned times. Go ahead and tap dance for the white man, cause you already got the black face covered, sellout bitch. Go back to the burbs with that pussy shit man.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOQRw-iHos
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    sorry bol you bitch ass nigga but u exposed everyone go to dis utube video and look how nerdy dis fucker is he also sounds VERY WHITE he gets all shy to durin this interveiw like a lil bitch bol u a fag.

  • LOL

    >I’ve never listened to Howard Sterm a day in my life.

    DANIEL CARVER? HOW DID U KNOW ABOUT THAT RACIST ASS CRACKER? HE’S A REGULR FIXTURE ON THAT SHOW

  • alter negro

    “Don Imus made a joke, the basis of which (presumably) was his aesthetic distaste for dark skinted nappy headed black chicks.”

    Does anyone else not see how BOL goes out of his way to defend Imus? “Joke”, “distaste for dark women…” But he takes Common’s statments and simply says “he’s a racist” as opposed to rationalizing Common’s words as he does for Imus.
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    thats how i see it, Bol doe’s not even check on previous statements made by Imus

  • tybe

    if don imus had just called them hoes then that would be an opinion but to infuse the word nappy into the opinion now that was just a racist comment opinion or not. what race of people have nappy hair? i’ll give you time think about it bol. Common just sounds like a reject black panther (no progressive individual as he calls himself) doubles back or reverts to the old it defeats the purpose so i do smell some hyupocrisy in common calling himself progressive and yet he’s full of racist and tey ghey comments

  • http://N/A Ayigansta

    THERE ARE 3 KIND OF PEOPLE WHO CAN EVER THINK THAT THE LABEL”RACIST” APPLIES TO BLACK PEOPLE:
    1/DUMB PEOPLE
    2/ACTUAL RACISTS ( WHO WANT TO CONFUSE DUMB PEOPLE BY DILUTING THE WORD BY APPLYING IT TO ANY SITUATION THAT INVOLVES RACE)
    AND 3/ WANNA-BE-WHITE BOY “SAM-BOL.”
    I MET LOT OF REACTIONARY BLACK PEOPLE IN MY LIFE BUT I’VE NEVER MET A BLACK RACIST.PERIOD.

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    Bol, you have really done yourself an injustice by feeding into TPAR’s logic. He’s right you know? You take your opinion too far and try to sway others to think like you, and he is simply combatting your own racist views. When you are in a position where you are the voice to thousands of listeners, you need to watch what you say. How do you think corporate America would act if say for instance Al Sharpton called white women “blue eyed bitches”? You personally would grab that white robe with the pointy hood out of your closet and burn a cross on Sharpton’s lawn. The fact is that I’m black and I took what Imus said as racist, if you didn’t, bad for you. You have lowered yourself from the author of the blog to a “nigga” that replies to comments. And what about your racist remarks? You call white people “cracka ass crackas” and then defend them against your own race. What a hypocrite.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Rich Arte Says:

    And what about your racist remarks? You call white people “cracka ass crackas” and then defend them against your own race. What a hypocrite.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    You see Bol really hates himself and his position. He wants to be white so bad but the still view him as a negro. He despises blacks because he is nothing like us (dont blame blacks blame your parents). It is your parents fault and thier self hatred has molded your perception. You see, Bol is cought in limbo and this is the results. He yearns for the white folks acceptance hence the post he consistantly post.

  • The Spaniard

    It seems a lot of you make up any half-assed definition they what to fit their needs. There is a place for specific slang and alternate meanings (e.g. not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good) but in this case some of you are either ill-informed, purposely disingenuous or, most likely, not very smart.

    Merrian Websters
    http://www.m-w.com

    Main Entry: rac·ism
    Pronunciation: ‘rA-”si-z&m also -”shi-
    Function: noun
    1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.

    Black people can’t be racist?

    Bol thinks white people are inherently or genetically superior to blacks?

    Okay Mel, and I have 10 million dollar in a vault in Spain…it’s your’s.

  • Moe Real

    Okay, whatever. But can we please stop pretending TPAR is some sort of lawyer? Because what working man has time to scribble out the shit TPAR does on a daily basis on this site? None. He is some lame student who listens to Tupac’s emotional rants and thinks it’s somehow profound. So who gives a fuck what he condones?
    - Moe Rizzeal

  • LOL

    You see Bol really hates himself and his position. He wants to be white so bad but the still view him as a negro. He despises blacks because he is nothing like us (dont blame blacks blame your parents). It is your parents fault and thier self hatred has molded your perception. You see, Bol is cought in limbo and this is the results. He yearns for the white folks acceptance hence the post he consistantly post.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    THATS WHY THIS NIGGA IS YUP IN THE PITCHFORK FESTVAL, LISTENIN TO NERDRAP AND CAT POWER.

    BUT SOME OF THESE ‘WHITE APPROVED’ ‘CONCIOUS’ RAPPERS ARE CAUGHT IN THE SAME LIMBO TOO.

    THEY HATE NIGGAS, AND THEY MAKES SONGS ABOUT THEM , AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST THEM.

    AND THEY’RE ‘PRO BLACK’ SO THEY HATE WHITE PEOPLE. YET THEY STILL DICK RIDE THEM AND APPEAR ON THEIR TRACK AND FEATURE THEM ON THEIR SONGS . LIKE LILY ALLEN, AMY WINEHOUSE , JOHN MAYER, NIKKA COSTA ETC ETC.

    COMMON, QUEST LOVE , LITTLE BROTHER, MOS DEF…ALL THESE FAGGOTS ARE THE SAME

  • EReal

    Why dont yalljust fuck and get it over with and quit wasting my fuckin time and eyes. Yall goin back n forth like some hoes, nappy headed ones. (No Capo Status)

    1 hunned.

  • derfla the hus’la

    I think Bol truely believes in he’s mind that he is white no seriously he hates the fact that he’s black not only that he’s a fat black flob piece of shit.

    making irrelevent statements about common is weak, you make it sound like common really advocates racism more than the social aspects of the black community. and the dumb asses in here ride your dick like a rollercoaster and shit get over yourself and stop defending them bastards like Dick imus coz people like you make people like KKKramer and Dick imus think they rule this world.

  • bucnasty aka bucnizzle aka yung buc

    In the song “Real People,” from Be, Common puts forth that he’s more progressive or whatever because he prefers to bang black chicks, but if that’s the case, then wouldn’t that make Strom Thurmond more progressive than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

    ^
    *winces* low blow…

  • That Kid Guy

    Bol, Imus has been racist since day one in his humor. He has been making these comment s since the beginning of his career, you didn’t read up on his history. But, I think he has a right to express that prejudice. Just as Common, may have the right to express his prejudice.

  • these posts are racist

    When it comes to logic, homey i got it/
    And the truth is locked it up like a fucking hostage/
    Its time to set it free, to MLK we pay homage/
    This the type knowledge, they don’t give out at college/

    You see BOL, you talk a good game/
    But you just dress up words, in the end it’s the same/
    Make a statement here, throw a fact there/
    Arguing with little kids, but the fight ain’t fair/

    Like Nas quoting Pun, you not even in mi classa’/
    Dissing Com for getting mad seeing white chicks with rastas/

    You ain’t the real deal, you not even an imposter/
    Silly Billy Sunday is the best on your roster?/

    Well check it playboy, you get burned when its my turn/
    Not KRS-1, but homey, “You Must Learn”!/
    And in turn you might earn/
    The title of journ/
    alist, but get pissed/
    throw a hiss, slit your wrist/
    cuz your ass got dissed/
    and this/
    is just a freestyle, and I still hit a swish/
    you try to silence my thoughts by calling me a terrorist?/
    now keep arguing with me…at your own risk/
    and I’ll use logic as my weapon to make you…look like shit/

  • smog

    yes! more tpar rapping, someone send that dude a beat and then lets get it put up on the bangers section.

  • Hip Hop sonce 79′

    BOL

    They will not love you or let you in the club. Give it up.

    Common ‘Finding Forever’

  • M-Kay

    Bol’s analysis is very shallow and retarded. Considering his earlier comments such as “many black folks are dumb fucks…” he seems like someone who suffers identity crisis. He goes out of his way to defend an old white guy who made comments that have a racist element and tries to justify ‘em as innocent. Yet he on the other hand bashes Common for expressing his opinion on race-related issues thru his music. All Common does is address issues that fools like Bol are still oblivious of.
    Big ups to TPAR, he Effed you in da A Bol.Lmao!!

  • Blakkman Lost

    Thanks Dark for the you tube post about punk ass Bol. This muthafucka got an English accent and shit LOL!!! Ol’ nerd, herb, fraud, fake ass bastard, just like I thought. XXL, fire this asshole, and put a real street blogger on this bitch. This dude gayer than your Lil’ Wayne Baby cover!!! I’m postin’ this on every Bol comments section… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOQRw-iHos
    Got Yo’ Ass!!!

  • The Real Bishop

    If we’re being honest, nobody deserves a break here… not Imus or Common. I don’t particularly think Bol’s defense of Imus, while thought provoking, puts what he said into a more favorable context or really makes anyone think that he got a raw deal when they fired his ass.

    Let’s be serious though… Imus is thoroughly irrelevant, and Common isn’t, and that’s what’s interesting, compelling, and valuable about Bol’s overarching point (if I understand it correctly) which is: Common says some racist shit, and everybody cuts him a break for it, which is kind of fucked up. Like it or not, many young people, and many black people, respect Common and what he says, despite the underlying racism in some of what he says. Compared to Imus, that shit MATTERS. Imus doesn’t matter at all. Actual people, including people who’ve commented so far, actively defend or make excuses for what Common says… and that’s scary, because some people (like Bol, I guess, and like me) think it’s a step backwards in terms of race relations, which is certainly not what this country needs.

    Lastly, what the fuck is RICH ARTE implying with this: “You have lowered yourself from the author of the blog to a “nigga” that replies to comments.” Really? Actively responding to the feedback of people who read, think, and react to a blogger’s ideas is somehow a bad thing for Bol to do? If anything, it justifies the time that RICH ARTE, TPAR, me, and every one of us puts in to type in what we think… Bol’s piece calling out TPAR, in a weird way, is a pretty respectful thing for Bol to do to everybody who reads this blog.

  • http://N/A Ayigansta

    IMUS IS NO RACIST!!!!

    IMUS IS NO RACIST BUT HE REFERED TO A BLACK “NEW YORK TIMES” FEMALE REPORTER WORKING ON THE PRESIDENT AS
    “CLEANING LADY COVER [ING] THE WHITE HOUSE “

    IMUS IS NO RACIST BUT HE CALLED BILL RHODEN A BLACK SPORT WRITER AT “THE NEW YORK TIME”:” QUOTA HIRE” (NOW YOU KNOW WHERE SAM-BOL GETS THE WORD FROM)

    IMUS IS NO RACIST BUT HE CALLED ONE OF HIS CBS BOSSES MONEY-GRUBBING JEW

    IMUS IS NO RACIST BUT HE CALLED SIMON&SCHUSTER (PUBLISHERS)
    “THIEVING JEWS”

    IMUS IS NO RACIST BUT HE CALLED JEWISH MEDIA CRITIC, HOWARD KURTZ “… BONER-NOSED…BEANIE-WEARING LITTLE JEW BOY”

    LUCKY US! AT LEAST WE HAVE IN BOL AN EXPERT IN “WHITEPEOPLELOGY” TO TELL AS WHEN WHITE PEOPLES ARE RACIST OR NOT. THE GUY KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT. HE TASTES IT ON THE TIP OF THE WHITE DICKS HE CONSTANTELY HAS IN HIS MOUTH

  • j-diddy

    these posts are racist Says:

    July 26th, 2007 at 1:10 pm
    When it comes to logic, homey i got it/
    And the truth is locked it up like a fucking hostage/
    Its time to set it free, to MLK we pay homage/
    This the type knowledge, they don’t give out at college/

    You see BOL, you talk a good game/
    But you just dress up words, in the end it’s the same/
    Make a statement here, throw a fact there/
    Arguing with little kids, but the fight ain’t fair/

    Like Nas quoting Pun, you not even in mi classa’/
    Dissing Com for getting mad seeing white chicks with rastas/

    You ain’t the real deal, you not even an imposter/
    Silly Billy Sunday is the best on your roster?/

    Well check it playboy, you get burned when its my turn/
    Not KRS-1, but homey, “You Must Learn”!/
    And in turn you might earn/
    The title of journ/
    alist, but get pissed/
    throw a hiss, slit your wrist/
    cuz your ass got dissed/
    and this/
    is just a freestyle, and I still hit a swish/
    you try to silence my thoughts by calling me a terrorist?/
    now keep arguing with me…at your own risk/
    and I’ll use logic as my weapon to make you…look like shit/

    DAT WAZ WACK!!!!!! i would kill u on a mic anyday u lame basterd u suck bol could prolly rip u did u write dat lame azz rhyme wit a crayon? u retard!

  • http://N/A Ayigansta

    “You see Bol really hates himself and his position. He wants to be white so bad but the still view him as a negro. He despises blacks because he is nothing like us (dont blame blacks blame your parents). It is your parents fault and thier self hatred has molded your perception. You see, Bol is cought in limbo and this is the results. He yearns for the white folks acceptance hence the post he consistantly post.”

    FROM : The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    SIGMUND FREUD COULDN’T HAVE SAID IT BETTER!

  • Africa Awake!

    Bol is most definitely a house negroe. What makes it worse is that he’s fairly aware of it but his self-esteem is so low that it doesn’t really matter to him. Also, his obesity would be interferring with his mental judgement – real talk people, obesity is actually a DISEASE that affects the mind and is defo affecting Bol’s mind (whatever is left of it).

    And to think the white supremacists are achieveing their agenda by using a stupid black man who they pay peanuts to degrade black people…. at least the rappers get to make some real money doing the same thing.

  • http://veronicolumn.blogspot.com Chi til I die

    You have a lot of nerve trying to compare Imus to Common. Is Imus on the southside of Chicago (where I live) reaching out to the young,black youths? No. Does Imus go and support local community events like Common? No. Maybe in the past, he was a young ignorant man. But Common has proven that he has grown over the years. If you lived in a city where black people live on the south and west side, white people live on the north side, Asians live on the east side and we all meet downtown, your perspective on race relations would be different as well.

  • C-flat

    What everyone in here needs to realize is that BOL is doing nothing more than putting out the most ingorant and most closed minded comments to generate a bunch of posts on his page. Thats ALL he’s doing. I’m saying that b/c I sincerely hope that this dude is NOT this stupid. This much of a field negro. Its one thing for you to talk about Common’s mother that way you did the other day. I let that one slide although I should have put your ignorant ass on blast for that one too. Who in the HELL do you think you are homeboy? You have NO RIGHT to even speak some of the NONSENSE that you are talking about and ALL of it is SOOOOOO far off base that its obvious to me that you have a personal problem with Common. No one takes it to THIS level unless that is something else going on. Maybe he dissed you at a concert or something. Maybe he refused an interview (and who blames him?). But for you to take it THIS far to DEFEND Don Imus and THEN turn around and tear down probably THE MOST positive MC WE GOT!!!! Common has NEVER put out negative music. Look at some of the bullshit that you support!! You were on here just the other day talking about how “Press Play” from Puff was one of the best albums you’ve ever heard. Thats not even that surprising that you would support what is the equivalent of the ANTICHRIST to HipHop Music (puffy) while defending the GRAND MARSHALL OF THE KLU KLUX KLAN!!!! Don Imus did NOT learn those words from listening to HipHop music!!! Anyone with an OUNCE of “common” (no pun intended) sense can see that. But wait, you dont have any so why even bother? Don Imus was using that word LONG before they came out of the mouths of ANY rappers. He didnt say those things after watching a degrading rap video. He said that shit at a freeking BASKETBALL GAME!!! What the F*CK does that have to do with HipHop? You feel for the SAME okydoke BS that ALL of our current leaders have fallen for. You let these white people hype you up to tearing down your OWN RACE and THEN you got the GAUL to critisize Common for speaking the obvious. Are you trying to tell me that there is no such thing as racism in this world? Are you trying to tell me that? The next time you are out somewhere and an old white lady clutches her purse JUST b/c you are walking by, please remember everything you said. We ALL know that you arent a REAL black man, (well at least you dont represent anyone of MY race) but what you dont realize is that THEY DONT LIKE YOUR ASS EITHER!!!! You spend ALL of this time downing Common and defending someone that is directly related to why you have a white person’s last name.

    The fact of the matter is that Common is one of the MCs in this game that NEEDS to be heard. This guy has put out a total of 6 albums and you are trying to sum of his ENTIRE career off of about 6 verses!!! Lets take a step back and look at YOUR career. Anyone that is reading this knows full well that you have said some of the most OUTLANDISH SHIT that I’ve EVER HEARD!!! So is it fair to characterize you? Lets all sit back and pit YOUR ENTIRE LIFE apart!!! Wouldnt that be fair? So if you are entitled to your closed mined viewpoint of Common, am I correct that I think you are a dispicable, tired, and poor excuse for an uncle tom? At least most of the sellouts that I know have valid facts behind their ideologies.

    You are just plain ignorant.

    There IS a difference.

  • The Real Bishop

    Is every single Bol / XXL post littered with the same horseshit excuse for logic and counterargument in the comments section?

    No matter the avalanche of misspelled abuse (so far, Crawford has had the “Gaul” to be an Uncle Tom, he’s a “house negroe,” and he “consitantly” yearns for the acceptance of white people), criticizing Bol is not the same as arguing with him. While I find TPAR to be, to put it simply, wrongheaded in his criticism, at least he engages Bol on the text of what he says.

  • traebizzo

    DARK Says:

    July 26th, 2007 at 2:01 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOQRw-iHos
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    sorry bol you bitch ass nigga but u exposed everyone go to dis utube video and look how nerdy dis fucker is he also sounds VERY WHITE he gets all shy to durin this interveiw like a lil bitch bol u a fag.

    One wierd dude my friend, this explains a lot.I knew something was up when i caught you coparin rapp artists with metal artists on Geffen Records.LMAO

  • traebizzo

    KLETEWOOD Says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    I prefer 2 hoes at the same time. I DON’T CARE WHAT COLOR…AS LONG AS THEY SMELL GOOD…ITS ALL GRAVY!

    Thats whats up.

  • The Spaniard

    The Real Bishop asks:
    “Is every single Bol / XXL post littered with the same horseshit excuse for logic and counterargument in the comments section? ”

    Yes. With no sign of slowing down.

  • http://www.plasticsquirtguns.blogspot.com thoreauly77

    race is a modern social construct. racism however is real. we talk about ourselves in a racial context in order to relate who we are, but thats pretty irrelevant. someone will undoubtedy say, “well, i am from the southside of chi and i am black and that is the way people see me”. granted, this is true, but the more we fall into identifying with the concept of “race”, the more barriers we have to face as far as communicating with one another. common fucks up in this sense because his rhymes indicate how preoccupied he is with this race concept. in fact, he shouldnt be called a racist at all but should be called prejudiced because he has pre-judged a group of people based on the color of their skin (white and black). what it ultimately comes down to is this: common, for all of his foibles, is a sick emcee, and imus for all of his foibles, is still completely retarded. anyhow, i am a bit drunk so please excuse how random this shit is.

  • http://N/A Ayigansta

    REAL BISHOP,

    MAYBE YOU FIND IT RELEVANT TO TRY TO ARGUE WITH something
    WHOSE CHARACTER IS AN OPEN BOOK FOR EVEN A SUPERMARKET PSYCHOLOGIST, BUT MOST OF US DON’T.
    UNCLE TOMS, HOUSE NEGROS AND SAMBOS CANNOT BE TURN INTO DECENT STRUGGLE COMRADS WHEN THEY REACH THE POINT OF NO RETURN.
    THIS ANIMAL HAS ZEALOUSLY PASS THAT STAGE A COUPLE OF LIGHT YEARS AGO.
    IF YOU’VE BEEN READIN’ THE LOAD OF SHIT THIS POOR EXCUSE OF A COLUMNIST HAS BEEN DROPPING ON THIS SITE YOU’LL HAVE TO BE MASOCHISTIC TO TRY TO ARGUE WITH THE SCUM.
    LET BE MORE USEFULL TO HUMANITY AND LET THOSE LESS INFORMED ABOUT THE ANIMAL’S PEDIGREE KNOW WHY ITS REACTING THE WAY ITS REACTING
    THAT’S THE ONLY REASON WHY ANYBODY WITH AN ONCE OF LOGIC WILL BE SPENDING TIME HERE RESPONDING TO THESE MONUMENTS TO ABSOLUT IMBECILITY.

    THE MINSTRELS SHOW HAS MOVED TO THE BLOGS BUT WE’LL BE WATCHING.
    AMEN.

  • KMay

    Like I always said. The beef between Pac and Big doesnt have shit on the beef between TPAR and Bol.

  • Around and Around

    j-diddy Says:

    July 27th, 2007 at 1:49 am
    DAT WAZ WACK!!!!!!
    —————————-
    Are your rhymes as original as your name?

  • was u saying something?

    I always picked up on Common’s insensitive and sometimes homophobic/misogynistic/racist lyrics but just like in the Don Imus case I dont trip on a few comments made by one person. I believe in freedom of speech too much to make a big deal out of one mans opinions/thoughts/ or beliefs.

    Good read Bol.

  • http://soulcrates.com Grant

    I can understand your point to a degree, and I understand why you are making this case, however, for you to write that Common is more of a racist because of his strong afrocentric views IS retarded. Common and Imus shouldn’t even be in the same sentence. I guarantee if Imus were to read this article of your he’d be quick to say, “Who the hell is this nigga?”
    Your disdain for Common is obvious, but the way you express that disdain is, for lack of a better word, ridiculous. Are you an Ice Cube fan? Chuck D fan? KRS? Come on now, you are old enough (I think) to realize that pro-blackness (not racism)has been a part of Hip Hop since it’s inception. Do you feel as though those artists are racist as well? More so than Don Imus right?! GTFOH. You bugged out on this one, but as an American, I respect your opinion. I hope you respect mine as well. And I hope your mind is not really that messed up. You sound like Armstrong Williams Lite. He too came to the defense of Don Imus. Maybe all three of you can go have dinner and talk about how racism doesn’t exist anymore.

    Peace

  • outside looker

    All I know is I’m completely for equality. i disagree completely with womens only gyms as much as i disagree with male only gyms. as well as racist opinions and remarks. i’m white, i ahve no problem with any other race, but if i did it’d be considered racist. if i were black and i shit on white folks, or asians , the racist issue would be overlooked, especially towards white people. hate all you want but if ur gonna shit on white people for racist comments towards black people then do the same for black people making racist comments towards white people. that simple

  • yom kip

    i agree thanks for the knowledge