NBC Blogger Calls Chief Keef’s Music “A Minstrel Show”
Chief Keef is becoming one of the most talked about rappers in hip-hop. In some eyes, Keef is a viable talent who should rightfully be signed to Interscope. To others listeners, he is getting disapproved for his music that represents Chicago’s gang violence. Now, one blogger has spoken out by calling his latest album Finally Rich a “minstrel show of listening to a real live South Side thug.”
According to a report by HipHopDX, Edward McClelland is a Caucasian blogger for Chicago NBC 5. He attacked Keef and the buzzing drill music scene in his blog post. Especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week, McClelland felt that Keef should be condemned for his lyrics.
Read an excerpt of his blog post below and check out the rest of it here.
Since last week’s murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, though, I haven’t had the stomach for any violent entertainment. While I was watching this Sunday’s Bears game, ads for the movies Gangster Squad and Django Unchained came on TV. Both ads packed two or three shootings into 30 seconds. I don’t want to see either. A culture that glorifies the sexiness of the man with the gun is one reason we have 300,000,000 guns in America. I also don’t want to pay $14 for the minstrel show of listening to a real live South Side thug. I don’t want to support a scene that makes gangbanging a resume builder for music success.