Is “Arab Money” offensive?

Never let it be said that Busta Rhymes doesn’t have what hispanic people like to refer to as cojones.

If it wasn’t already clear that time when he had to scream on a teh ghey guy in a club, or that time when he beat the crap out of a kid for spitting on his car, or that time when he refused to tattle on the guy who shot and killed his jewelry wrangler, or the time when he screamed on Jimmy Iovine, which supposedly got him dropped from Interscope, it ought to be clear now.

Managing to run afoul of a teh ghey guy, or some poor kid, or a dead weed carrier, or an elderly Jew is one thing. But tempting the wrath of these A-rabs is a whole new ballpark of gulliness. Busta Rhymes, if he’s not careful, could end up getting his head sawed off in a grainy web video.

If you fruits haven’t heard Busta Rhymes’ new song “Arab Money,” you might wanna go ahead and check that out in this site’s Bangers section. I know TPAR has already heard it, since he emailed me earlier today, talking about… you guessed it, how this song is racist, and how Bussa Bus could never get away with making a song like that about any other race of people. Which I of course took to mean the Jews.

As if Busta Rhymes actually called someone over at his new label, Universal Motown, beforehand to make sure it was ok for him to make a song mocking Arabs. For all we know, Universal Motown might not even be an actual label. It sounds like they just took the names of two old labels that don’t exist anymore and stuck them together. Though, from what I understand, Tha Carter III, i.e. this year’s biggest rap album, was released on that label. Hmm…

You know how this shit works: Some Arab PC cop, who wouldn’t otherwise even be listening to a Busta Rhymes record, or maybe even just some Chinese person who does this as a sport, will catch wind of the fact that there’s a new rap song that uses the word A-rab in its chorus, and also features some sort of Arab chant done through a motherfucking vocoder. They’ll throw the usual bitchfit, then the label will issue some sort of apology and make sure the song doesn’t appear on the album, a la Nas’ “Be a Nigger Too.”

The real question is whether or not “Arab Money” is gonna upset any actual terrorists. (Arab people, note that I’m drawing a distinction between the terrorists and regular Arab people. I’m enlightened like that.) If I was Busta Rhymes, I’d hold off on visiting any countries where that sort of thing is prevalent, just in case. I’m not aware of any examples of the terrorists making it a point to go after specific entertainers, but I wouldn’t want to run the risk of being the first one, either.

I think I did read, recently, that some Palestinians were threatening to throw some rocks at Snoop Dogg, because he was going to perform for the Jews over in Israel. But I’m not sure what ever came of that (hopefully, he didn’t get pelted), and I don’t care enough about you (yes, you in particular) to spend the time it would take to find out.

And I know at one point, Osama bin Laden was talking a lot of shit to Bobby Brown, because the al Qaeda leader has a hardcore thing for Whitney Houston. But as far as I know, the King of R&B has been able to enjoy his rocks in relative peace. Which, if I was Busta Rhymes, I’d take as a good sign. If Osama bin Laden’s not gonna trip like that over some pussy, I doubt he could give a rat’s ass about a rap song. You know how backed up these Muslims are.

Plus, you know bin Laden’s got tapes out trying to holler at the hip-hop community about joining his movement, like TPAR has. Perhaps he’ll take “Arab Money” as friendly overture on our behalf. Maybe he’ll even have Jimmy Iovine done away with, on some enemy of my enemy is my friend type ish. Just kidding! I don’t want to put any ideas in any crazy people’s heads.

  • LEO

    I DONT THINK IT’S RACIST…
    THAT WOULD MEAN NIGGER RICH WOULD BE A RACIST TERM ALSO…AND COLOMBIAN MONEY(WHAT WHAT)…AND JEW MONEY…ITS JUST FUNNY…AND IT CATCHES PEOPLES ATTENTION…BUT SHOULDNT WE BE SAYING FRENCH MONEY OR SOMETIN ALONG THOSE LINES…SEEING AS HOW THE EURO IS TAKIN OVER?

    WAIT…MAYBE IT IS RACIST…

    • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com/ DJ Daddy Mack

      DAMMIT. I WAS GOING TO WRITE A POST ON DIS SONG. I WILL STILL DO IT THO.

  • giantstepp

    LMAO! Bol, you better watch your back brah…either Busta gona get that ass or the A-rabs will.

    • dj nice wit it

      Bol= The biggest internet thug on the web. How haters like you get jobs like this. Do you ever say anything smart? I wish I could find you, so i could slap the shit outta of your fat ass.

  • these posts are racist

    Byron,

    The song is racist and so is your post. Nobody will care however, since Muslims and Arabs are treated differently. Such a song would never fly if it were another racial/relgious/ethnic group.

    And your post is racist on so many levels it would be ridiculous for me to even try and argue with you.

    • http://www.asdf.com Hey

      WE GETTIN’ A-RAB MONEY!!!

  • Og bobby J

    excellent post. The song is only racist if you take things way too serious. I bet this shit would knock in the Iran club scene if they didnt live in a brainwashed terrorist state that is obviously the fault of the United States.

  • zino

    racist or not, bottom line is da track’s wack

  • grant ny

    why do jews get offended by people thinking they got money, its a compliment if anything, but technically it is, its like saying all black people like rice and peas or all muslims are terorists, it is busta take it back busta !! lol

  • grant ny

    o and “og” booby j, how can u post on a blog questioning racism when you a white dude in the surburbs who says nigga?? fuck out of here!

    • og bobby j

      get off my dick horace….

      yes i am white…but im not cracking whips over here….ease off my dick chubb rock and worry about things that are “hood”…and i will blow els and dump loads on light skin broads in the burbs…

    • Weasel F

      He’s actually not in the suburbs, he lives in a trailer, struggling to provide medical aid for his son

  • amar

    WE THE BESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • RiZob

    useless post, and Tha Carter III is this year’s biggest album period, not just rap album…other than that, who still listens to Busta? This is the same guy that got out rapped on his on song by that linkin park guy, he should follow LL out the door…..

  • TheCo!!inB

    OG I think it’s racist you only want to “dump loads” on light skinned broads in the burbs……i’m sure tens of hundreds of dark skinned hoes are highly offended……….. isn’t that right dark bitches?

  • og bobby j

    im not for the straight from africa types….i like them black broads with white features….not racist, but preference. But, you are right, it would be direspectful to not supply the dark broads the same rights…..they too could catch loads. No Fantasia

    • http://www.asdf.com Hey

      Shut up, faggot. This 13 year old cracka is typin reckless from his suburban trailer.

      How about this, pussy: off yourself.

      • OG Bobby J

        Listen Horse-food….if your looking for attention, you have it. But you will need to be more creative then “off yourself”. Dont be mad cause your mother is probably a dark skinned broad…and thus you have bad hair…but dont hate me doggy…hate genetics. Look at it from the bright side…im sure your faster then me…

        you wanna play the name calling racial game, you will be defeated….because, like your absent father….your worthless.

        • BIGNAT

          THAM OG BOOBY HAVING A BAD DAY HAHAHAHA

        • G2

          Anonymity sure does give people big nuts! Unlike my man OG, I love the “straight from Africa types”, so much so that I wifed one from Ghana. And altho the intent of the song isn’t to dis Arabs, the word “A-rab”, as pronounced in the song, has a negative connotation.

    • anutha_level

      you’re a funny dude…not near as enlightened as you think you are, but funny nonetheless. and these cats keep entertaining you…that’s the funniest. i bet you’re not even white in the first place…just wish you were, thus playing role-reversal to be relevant………..somewhat. for as much as u claim to identify w/black folks, you couldn’t possibly continue to be as disrespectful as you are to other “kneegros” as a whole on this site who haven’t entertained your blatant racist responses to ignorance from others.

      funny dude….fareal

  • Jova

    FYI, I am mexican and have never heard any latino use the word “cajones”. Thats a white folks term.

    And TPAR, I dont understand why you say this post is racist…it seems as if you feel everything Bol writes you deem as being rascist. Stop being so sensitive!!!

  • Big Mic

    DJ Khalid has no talent and is annoying as all hell. He the worst.

  • BIGNAT

    THE Palestinians WANTED TO THROW THOSE ROCKS AT SNOOP BECAUSE THATS JUST HOW THEY ARE. IF SNOOP WAS GOING TO PERFORM FOR THE Palestinians AND NOT THE PEOPLE FROM ISREAL. THEN THEY WOULD THROW ROCKS AT HIM THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY YOU CAN’T WIN. YOU THROW A JOINT CONCERT THEN THEY WOULD MOST LIKELY KILL EACH OTHER OR FIGHT WHO GETS THE FRONT SEATS.
    THE SONG IS GOOD THE HOOK NEEDS TO GO THOUGH I DON’T THINK IT’S RACIST

  • Pana

    ouch!@rizob. anyway….who gives a shit…Bol if busta gets whacked the blood is on your fuggin paws. who knew about this bullshit before you posted? seems like you r really tryin to make an impact. be careful what u wish for…but I cant front..lmao @Busta Rhymes, if he’s not careful, could end up getting his head sawed off in a grainy web video. wtf? ha!

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    The song goes hard,I like that arabic yellin in the background,no offense to them middle east cats.Bol’s cool points goes up for having that white smut advertising for ya.Fucc hoe-g ,that cur aint never left the cul-de-sac but hey bitch tell ya oxycotin poppin momma she can catch a load from my sac.

    • og bobby j

      your sound like a real fag type a dude. I bet you suck on bitches toes and shit….dirtball.

      I see you stopped with the fake set claiming gang banger ego….i guess exposure will do that to you…

      your a liar, a flunkie and og dick rider…

      get your apron back on and get back to the drive thru window before the fries burn…

  • dat koon nigga

    I IZ DONT THINKZ DIZ NIGGAZ BUSTZ GOTZ A THINGZ TOZ WORRYZ ABIUTZ

    HES BEZ ONEZ OFZ DEMZ 5% KOONZ DA NATIONZ OF MUSLINZ OR ISLAMDZ OFAZ WHATZ DAYZ JIGZ IZ CALLEZ

  • capcobra

    niguz tripping…the song is sick…if busta was to shoot the video..that shit would have arabs with swag…it might even bring about some world peace…OBAMA 08..and all that racist shit don’t come into play because everybody around the world is rapping….and if anything that kinda shit should be considered racist…along with white/asian/latin etc people singing soul or reggae music..that should be racist or stereotypical…..other than that..this shit right here is just another club banger for busta!!

  • grant ny

    “OG” booby light j

    Listen Horse-food….if your looking for attention, you have it. But you will need to be more creative then “off yourself”. Dont be mad cause your mother is probably a dark skinned broad…and thus you have bad hair…but dont hate me doggy…hate genetics. Look at it from the bright side…im sure your faster then me…

    you wanna play the name calling racial game, you will be defeated….because, like your absent father….your worthless.

    this guy is plain racist, hel like his black artists dark or light black, likes black girls and, the reason hel be racist is that hel get no love of black people cos hes probably a wigga, wants to be black, fuck off this site you a faggot and no1 wants to hear it!!

    • og bobby j

      Stanley grant….when will you learn?

      Im not looking for love…cakeboy…not looking for acceptance…just stating my opinion. If you have a problem with it…it is just another one of YOUR problem to add to your fucked up life.

      There is nothing wrong with being black (minus the extra police attention), but do not wish I was black. Although, I have always wanted an afro…just to put a pick in and look cool.

      Do yourself a favor…..put down my cock and get yourself a marketable skill. Stop worrying about things you cant control…namely my comments, your fathers absence or your mothers crack addiction.

      • Detroit P

        Lol…..damn……….somebody got frustrated when they looked in the mirror and saw their tiny white dick…dont worry guy, its not about size(ha!) its about stroke..but damn I forgot you’re a rhythmless asshole…well just give the girl some head..and feed her ecstacy until she thinks a tic tac looks the size of a watermelon

        • og bobby j

          i would point out the irony of you using an anology that includes a watermelon…but that would be too obvious.

          Not about to discuss the size of my joint with you…but its nice to see how your brain works.

        • Detroit P

          lol…that wasn’t an analogy I meant literally feed it to her until she thinks a tic tac is the size of a watermelon..cus then she’ll think everything is bigger..I wasn’t sayin your shit was the size of a tic tac, now thats just juvenile…funny tho..no homo on u seeing how my brain works…but don’t u have an ultimate frisbee game(followed by very homosexual horseplay)to go to

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    u just dont get it do u whitebwoi,bitch i aint gotta scream my set everytime im here,cur its obvious i left an impression on yo faggot ass so whats the point u know what is …dont u.i bet yo gay ass aint even got no kids punk you always on xxl,cuz do u have a job ?Yea just like a cracka make jokes and shit when he know he finna get his ass whooped.go 2 the subway station bitch and land on the middle track

  • og bobby j

    first of all, it would be the third rail in the subway….

    second of all, i am the one who left the impression…you stay callin my name out….and i reply. otherwise, i tend to leave you be with you fake sets and hooked on phonics ramblings….

    you should be finna get an edumacation….you still on fries or you finna get a promotion to burgers?

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    Nah homie waste your education discussing hiphop and jaccin off in moms basement,my bad i got a whip pussy i dont fuck wit public trans.Cuz i ask u to expose anything about a g…u aint from the hood or projects so what u know bout hood life?keep watchin ya hood dvds to stay in the know.white dude from bumfucc Iowa and just start watchin bet ,cur tell ya mammi to pop locc and drop on my dicc

    • og bobby j

      every attempted rebuttal further proves your ignorance. Your right, I’m not in the hood and probably dont know nearly as much “hood shit” as you. Which is something I am proad of. if I’m lucky, i will see you on one of those hood dvds…shirt tied in a knot holding some dudes back pocket….you strike me as that type.

      Having a car does not excuse you from acting like you have “hood” knowledge of the subway system…when your cleary in a community college dormroom waiting for your Mickey D’s shirts to dry….make sure you iron them…..any day now that manager meal ticket finna come thru.

      your weak homeboy

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    Justify the fact that u spend waay too much time on the net ,bet you looking like a vampire get some sun Duuuude.There is a whole different world around the corner from the water heater.Like I said you’re very funny making slick comments bout black women ,callin cats niggas,self hate is a muhphucca, “oh i’m not craccin the whip” i peeped u whitebwoi.

  • Pana

    I made a mistake by subscribing to the comments via email…smdh….did you fuckers really beef over the net since like 10am continued from last night? wtf?????? that bullshit blew my phone the fuck up all day at work! im about to fix my mufuckin settins right quick…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=25265 jay

    lmao at og bobby j hes a funny fuck.. tpar is annoying n y does everyone have the impression white ppl have small dicks.. im white n i have a thick ass dick ive been told by plenty of girls i was the best n i have a bigger dick then black rican n arab guys they fucked so wuts the deal.. its just hype i stoke it better than anyone n can hang wit neone is size so wut up?

    • that nigga

      I KNOW IM NOT THE ONLY ONE THINKING THE SAME THING BUT, OH WELL I WILL BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU!!!!

      YOU ARE GAY, HAPPY, A FAG, A FRUIT, ETC…

      WHO TALKS LIKE THAT ON THE NET?? OH, GAY PEOPLE DO.

  • bgz

    Busta’s just lookin for a new term for beein rich, the song itself isn’t racist. What should we call Puffy’s Been Around The World or NORE’s Superthug video, then?
    Erick Sermon’s React is more racist than this.
    Muslims just want to milk the so-called ‘islamophobia’ (like the Jews did the Holocaust), but in reality they are the aggressors and the biggest bigots with double standards.