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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-25-09 08:48 PM
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34. I'm surprised.
Edited on Wed Mar-25-09 08:51 PM by caseymoz
How can criticizing the themes of gangster rap be considered racist? I'm not totally critical of the form, but some good rap songs have been written about a guy abused by law enforcement killing an officer or prison guard and then going on the lam. Public Enemy's "Going for the Steel" is one example from long ago.

I thought a gangster rapper group might conceivably have in mind to put this story, or some altered version of it, in a song. I mean a guy falsely accused and abused killing 4 cops is (in a manner) impressive, if horrifying. But I thought that inspiration would be spoiled by the addition of 5-7 rapes. I thought gangster rappers would then be reluctant to make this heroic.

That was racist in your mind? If I said that hippies were sloppy in the way they dressed and they used drugs would you think I'm slandering them?
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