Jim Jones is Your [Barack] Obama

No Michelle.

“Shouts to all my Obamas. The ‘niggas’ is out. The ‘Obamas’ is in. The ‘bitches’ is out and the ‘Michelles’ is in. So if your lady gets you mad you say, ‘Michelle you betta get out of here before I slap the thunder out of you.’ Nah, let me stop playing but that’s how we doing it this year. We trynna switich up the fucked up language we been saying for the past few years. It’s actually been catching on a little bit. I was on the radio yesterday and I heard somebody saying that and I was like, ‘Wow that’s a great thing if we could call each other ‘Obama’ instead of ‘nigga.’” -Jim Jones, SOHH.com (via XXLMag.com)

Immediately following the presidential election, I smelled Jim Jones on an episode of The Negro Channel’s Crap City replacement, The Deal. He’d been promoting this change in “urban” lexicon since then. Initially I paid it no mind because… well… Jimmy was doing that blunted babble shit as per usual.

Unfortunately, he hasn’t let go of the cause. I find it funny that the living, breathing, stinking personification of the “n-word” in its most derogatory sense is actually spending time and effort–better used practicing and showering–on this old Bill Cosby shit.

Dirt Angel will again be forced to defend his artistic right to free expression. When he does, I hope everyone remembers this publicity stunt–I mean, heartfelt attempt–to eradicate one of the most wonderful words from the English language.

Yes, I’m one of those Obamas from the school of thought that teaches words only have the power they’re given. Words are merely a collection of characters that mean absolutely nothing until given life. Language evolves continuously as a result. There was once a time when the life energy behind the term in question was purely hateful. Our community has since shown strength and solidarity in the defiance and reconstruction of the term’s intentions. Considering there had been a period in American history in which we weren’t legally allowed to use English fully, I consider this a triumph and delight in the fact that I can say that word with the most enamoring of intentions.

The word “nigga” is a noun. It describes a person, place or a thing…

As much as I love Barack Obama so far, I don’t think it’s fair to uphold that one presidential negro as the standard for all blacks. “Nigga” may be a tougher seat for him to fill than the one in the Oval Office. It’s always dangerous to place any one individual on a pedestal whereas they are wholly representative of an entire culture. If anything, we all represent one another. We are all Barack Obama as we are all Ron Mexico as we are all… you know, Soulja Boy.

With that said, Barack likely isn’t even your kind of nigga. He’s half-black, but everyone forgets that the chocolate half is African–like, for realsies African. We’re talking the kind of African that shares very little culturally with “niggas” and has no trouble making one aware that they came to America of their own free will and have no intention of going on the welfare.

Here’s the forgotten side of the Obama penny. White people have just as much claim to him as we negroes do. Making Obama synonymous with “nigga” is to de facto concede exclusive rights to that n-word we hold so dear. That means when Wally and Beaver Cleaver start to call themselves “nigga” in public instead of hunched over the N.W.A. tape in their room at night, you’d be in the wrong to confront them. Based on comments I’ve read at this site and those of other fine “urban” media purveyors, I’m sure most of you Obamas wouldn’t be feeling that shit in the slightest.

I, like you, am still high on Obama’s election as pres-o-dent. However, I’m not about to drink the Jones Kool-Aid and allow the sensationalism involved to serve as a shroud under which I’m relieved of my civil liberties. That’d be ’bout some Bush shit.

I’d much rather be ya nigga. You’ll always be mine.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Myyyyyyyyyy nigga. ron@ronmexicocity.com

Hope you Obamas had a fan-fuckin-tastic holiday weekend. Now discuss.

P.S.: As they’re both “Obamas,” shouldn’t “niggas” be “Baracks” and “bitches” “Michelles?”

  • Worley

    Jim Jones will never set the tone for my thinking on any subject. Never.

    • http://1290wmcs.com The Party Killa

      ^^^^CO MUTHA FU**** SIGN!!!

  • that nigga

    Damn, on point as always Ron. “They” do have as much right to him as we do. Its just “we” got the better half! That real African half. Even tho those motherfuckers dont like us.

  • Pierzy

    What a douche.

    I don’t want to confuse Mr. Jones too much, but does that change anything for us lighter folks (of which Mr. Obama is also half of) that are, and have always been, down with the cause?

    Are we Bills and Hillarys? Maybe Joes and Jills (Biden)?

    There’s no way I’m going to be a George W!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      whattup, my biden!

      • Pierzy

        Biden, please!

        • DevoG

          Jimmy been smoking that Huckabee son!

  • Detroit P

    Only 100 percent black people used to get called a nigger?…that’s not how I heard it…I heard it didn’t matter if you we’re half black or not..the fact that you looked a little black got you the N-card, people much lighter than barack got the N-word dropped on them…Ignorance doesn’t see percentages…especially with something as made up as race…but yea Jim Jones is a Nigger with the er.

  • anutha_level

    hobo-jim wants to be a trend-setter SO badly. this should NEVER catch on as far as i’m concerned. while the gesture is an understood attempt at something positive…why couldn’t it be that he just WOULDN’T use the word “nigga” anymore, period? why ride our president-elect’s sac in an attempt to be cool? triflin bastid….

    • Dub Sac

      That’s what I was thinking. When I first heard about this, all I heard was that JJ wasn’t going to say “nigga.” I thought, “I don’t believe you, but cool.”

      Now I hear about this shit, and … I can’t say I’m disappointed, cause I don’t expect anything from the dude who claims to smoke half an O every day. But, DAMN! That’s the best you can come up with?

      Calling your girl after the first lady while you threaten to smack her? Man, that’s progressive. Way to set the bar, Jimmy.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    P.S. As they’re both “Obamas,” shouldn’t “niggas” be “Baracks” and “bitches” “Michelles?”

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

    Remember, Jim Jones is a retarded!!!

    Ron Mexico:
    No more “Negro Please”, now is “Obama Please”

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      bwaahahahaha.

      i’m in.

  • SILLY WILLY

    Nice drop Mex!
    LOL at the Bernie Mac reference…

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      amen!

      muchas gracias

      …i’mma buss his motherfuckin head!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka 7Body Sin

    did he jus call dat nigga Dirt Angel, lmaooooo!

    • BIGNAT

      I THINK BOL CAME UP WITH THAT DIRT ANGEL JOITN BUT WHO CARES IT’S FUNNY

  • tony grand$

    I like the way u actually dropped some commentary on the subject Mexico, instead of turning it into Jim Jones farce (like I’m sure u were itchin to do!).

    I honestly think Jonesy came up with that shit after a long night of dusted dirt weed and nighttrain. Pure, unadulterated idiocy. I’m under the impression that this guys has gotten so high over the last decade that he could now be the posterboy for the infamous “This is your brain on drugs”. Nothing he spouts makes any sense, & this the nail in the coffin, further makin him a dirt angel. Okay, “nigga” is such a multi-faceted word it can full in virtually any blank. It took us hundreds of years to mold it, & shape it to a form of our own empowerment, so why the hell would I just turn over such power to any one man. Regardless of what ppl think, Barak Obama is not Jesus Christ.

    He is just apparently the right guy for the job, who happens to be 50% african (american).

    I understand the sentiment Jim was implying, but to use “Michelle” & “Barak” instead of, say, brother & sister, or even sir & ma’aam really puzzles me. Presi Obama said himself, he’s the country’s president, not the black one, or the half white one, or even the Hawaiin Indonesian one. I srongly assume he would frown on an entire culture referring to one another with his name.

    “That’s some bullshit, I’m gonna fuck that Obama up, son!!!”

    Huh?

    “Keep runnin yo goddamned mouth Michelle, I’ma black yo other eye!!”

    What?

    Wow. Jim Jones is a fuckin moron. That nigga needs some therapy, in a real nigga way.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      nah, i ain’t tape that shit. *sniffle*

      think you know me and shit.

  • Oneofthemyo’s

    Sung to Earth Angel(hook)by the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crew-Cuts

    Dirt angel… Dirt angel… would u be quiet/ole harlem queer/your pants is so tightttt(pause)/your just a tool, whose crew will remainnnn/confused…confusedddd

    Good post dog but no one over the age of 24 takes jim jones seriously.(hopefully)

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      that’s an excellent song! thanks!

  • johnnn

    can’t believe Obama made this dude NSA!

  • eddiesixes

    i took a Jim in the bathroom and wiped my Jones with some toilet paper

    • tony grand$

      Ahahahahahahahahahahah! Eddiesixes, that’s what’s up! That’s that jim right there! jones, I’m lmmfao!

  • BIGNAT

    FUCK THAT NIGGA PLEASE IS PART OF MY VOCAB CHANGE IT TO OBAMA PLEASE? I THINK NOT SOUNDS LIKE I AM ASKING HIM FOR SOMETHING

  • http://etceteratheblog.wordpress.com Et Cetera

    “Here’s the forgotten side of the Obama penny. White people have just as much claim to him as we negroes do.”

    Can you put this on a billboard in every city?!?

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  • Shawty J

    Jim Jones needs to get off TV, get off the radio, stop making music, stop blowing La La La and sober up a bit. Afterward I hope he comes to realize there are better things he can be doing than spreading ignorance and spitting half baked poorly delivered raps.

  • amar

    nice little blatant bolded red plug for your site in the smack dab middle of the post lol hahaha

    but regarding jim jones: as far as my googling goes, this asshole is half puerto rican and half “black-arubian” in ethnic makeup, but grew up around a buncha black-black people.

    He comes close, but as far as I’m concerned, if a black celebrity is gonna redefine the word, they must
    a) have talent
    b) be respected for their talent
    c) be fully black
    optional: d) look like that unshaven persian kid in my highschool who wore faded-to-death jeans and thought he was better than everyone because his belt was shiny

    jim jones only satisfies one of these criteria

    • Bk’s Trill:Dollaboy

      Hey “AMAR” (Wild Homo name, by the way)

      Puerto Rico is a country, not a race.

      and Aruba is a country composed of mostly africans.

      You try to sound so educated, but end up being a smart dumb nigga.

      Go away.

      • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

        puerto rico isn’t a co–

        nevermind.

  • Matt Herbz

    Fuck Jim Jones. Me and my White Niggaz gonna keep rockin the word until I have that moment of clarity–an enlightment if you will–when I finally decide that I no longer wish to be a nigga. That day may never come, but I promise you this, I will never promote myself by riding the coattails of the first black President and act like I’m a do something equally monumental like ridding the world of Niggaz and calling everyone Obamas. That’s just stupid and damn, Jenny, I’ve killed niggaz for less. I’m with homey above, Jim Jones is now a synonym for a shitty ass. Get ya mind right you grease-trap-dipped-looking muthafucka.

    –Matt Herbz–

    Niggaz tell me that when Jim Jones stands in the sun, the air around him takes to the aroma of McDonald’s French Fries. That’s sick.

  • Smel

    If we’re to believe the Chris Rock doctrine of niggas vs. Black people, the word “nigga” is used to characterize those of us showing more negative traits (i.e. acting niggerish).

    So why would we replace a negative word, “nigga” with what’s supposed to now be a positive word, “Obama?”

    The shit is illogical.

  • DV8

    Jim Jones is a retard. Why do people interview him?

    To qoute D-Tay on Kanye’s album “You’s a nigga and I dont mean that in a nice way”

  • EReal

    Yo Mex!

    Whats with that seabiscuit nostriled lame trying to steal your blog homie!!

    “the SMH quote of the day” <-SUPER LAME!

    As far as Jummy goes, remember, this dude made a fuckin PLAY about his life.

    He shoulda put him runnin from the Rucker and geting his ass stomped by Tru Life.

  • philadelphia

    hahahaha..ths jim has made day…lmmfjo

  • NorTh MeMpHis VeT

    FUCK JIM JONES !!!!! #FUCKJIMJONES#