Monday, April 7, 2008

Why You Should Never Ask A Rapper About Politricks: Exhibit S-N-Double-O-P


If you've followed my occasional series for any amount of time now, you know that it's becoming mandatory for the media to ask any random rapper what they think about this year's election. I suppose they only do this because there's a black man running, which is pretty darn stupid when you think about it. I mean, shouldn't rappers be equally concerned about the state of the country, regardless of who's running? I never heard Biz Markie being asked about Bob Dole, or The Rappin Duke quoted about Alan Cranston's chances. So, I can fimrly deduce that after 8-10 examples that this is nothing more than a Grand Hu$tle. What sorta Grand Hu$tle, I can't exactly say.

I'll just take these things at comedic face value and not look any deeper from now on. By all means, keep on sendin' em' in (thanks LT) though. They are perfect weekend filler.

Today's ignoramus quote comes from our fine friend Calvin Broadus, better known to most of you as Snoop Dogg. Snoop is a Clinton supporter, which is just fine of course. But his linking Obama to the Klan in this Guardian interview is Barbershop K-nowledge Gone Bad, and the latest example of Why You Should Never Ask A Rapper About Politricks.
Snoop: "The KKK gave Obama money."

Interviewer: "Really?"

Snoop: "YES." Snoop has an interesting verbal mannerism of capitalising words without putting any exclamation at the end. "They was one of his biggest supporters."

"I've never heard that."

Snoop: "YES. Why wouldn't they be? The media won't tell you that. They don't want you to know that. They just want you to know that this nigger befriended this other nigger who be threatening your values. But we all know all presidents lie to get into fucking office. That's they job."

Does he agree with the widely held sentiment that Bill Clinton was the "first black president"?

Snoop: "He was closest we gonna get to the first black president. He related to black needs and black values, black understanding and racism. He from Little Rock, Arkansas. That's a black-dominated world. He was part of us. That's why every day was happy when he was in office. It was just the funnest time in the world. Everything worked."

If Obama were in the room, I get the sense Snoop would let him share the mirror. "In America's eyes, that muthafucker's gonna be the president 'cos [John] McCain can't fuck with him. Hillary [Clinton] can't fuck with him. He's winning over white people, white ladies."

I mention a recent survey that revealed older black women's reluctance to vote for Obama because they have a maternal fear that, if elected, he would be assassinated. Snoop sits up straight. "It's real! It's true shit. That's the White House. No niggers allowed!"
And they say weed isn't harmful. Sheeeeiitt!

Question: What's Snoop smokin'? Weed, or M.T.W.?

At home with the Doggs [Guardian UK]

16 AverageComments™:

China Blue said...

That drug-addled fool is too mashup to realise that the KKK would be the last people to bankroll Obama. That's the least of the messed-up things about that interview. I no longer trust the opinion of anyone who uses a vocoder, to be frank :-P

Anonymiss said...
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Anonymiss said...

LOL at China Blue!

And I also agree that the KKK wouldn't support Obama. The history between Black separatists and the KKK could easily justify that claim. Snoop is one ignant n#gga.

Also, Russell believes that Obama's got Wall Street in his pocket. Moreso than Billary & McCain. If Russell renounces his support for Obama, I may just die *Rolls eyes*

truth said...

They say when you smoke weed, "You get stuck on stupid." This explains Snoop Doggy Dog perfectly.

Anonymiss said...

Also, Slick Willy was not this honorary Negro that confused Negroes make him out to be. I think he's doing more than weed.

Lolo said...

Waitwhat? Little Rock, Ark. is "black dominated"? Oooohkay.

StillaPanther2 said...

Brother AverageBro.... It must be nice when money trumps race. I always felt that the powers to be had no problem in giving money and fame to a certain population. They knew the outcome. If our entertainers had social intelligence and most of all social compassion...oh well, still dreaming. He presents as an enigma? Sometimes he presents so far off that you have to believe he must be coached to express his ideas.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank you for the Clay Davis quote.

ebw-educated black woman said...

@china blue, tooo funny!
With all that kush he's smoking, it's probably hard for him to discern barbershop logic from reality.

JustSaying said...

When I read this, I immediately thought about the (spam) e-mail that floated around a couple of months ago about the clan backing Barack. It's probably exactly where Snoop got that info. and unfortunately ran with it. Meanwhile a visit to snopes.com could have saved him some embarrassment. Or better yet, just keeping his mouth shut...that option sounds even better. In any case, this also reminds me of Tom J. and Tavis maligning Starbucks over the same kind of e-mail about their not advertising in "urban" or "black" markets. That too turned out to be a scam and they ended up with egg on their faces.

Lesson to everyone, just because you hear it on the radio, read it in an e-mail, see it on the news, or even read it in a blog (current blog notwithstanding:-) doesn't mean it's true! So before you go repeating everything you hear or read, do a little research and DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS. Don't be mindless parrots.

Afro-America Writer said...

Obviously Snoop is STILL on "Chronic." By the way, according to reports, the KKK did make an offer to Obama a couple months ago but he did NOT accept the offer.

So Snoop should try to read sometimes . . . psyche that's just a wish on my part!

Jeremy said...

Snoop, YOU SO CRAZY!

He just doesn't want to be the "I'm voting for Obama because he's Black and so am I!" guy. I understand that.

randy said...

i don't see how what Snoop said is any different from the other crazy-ass stories i've been hearing about Obama from day 1.

Sean said...

debunked: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/4/7/182450/5822/400/491822

Jazzylady said...

What I want to know is why anyone would believe a grown ass man who wears braids and looks like an eight year girl...

Bartleby said...

My opinion.. Guys like Snoop Dogg see Obama as the writing on the wall - in other words, they are threatened by him. Their entire schtick ($) has been to embrace ignorance and "legitimize" it by claiming they represent the "hood", which, while they have the free speech right to do it, deserve absolutely NO respect for the harm they've caused to a generation of young Americans.

Obama represents something new for young African Americans (let alone all Americans) to look up to. He represents the idea that it is cool to be smart. If he wins, people like Snoop will quickly become yesterday's news. And it couldn't happen quickly enough. I teach in a high school and I see first hand the harm these people have caused - and only to make money - to young people, who ruin their lives by embracing this ideology and therefore rejecting their true path to liberation, education. Ironically, Snoop Dogg's (and his ilk's) way is actually a path to modern day slavery. And he think of himself as a 'rebel'. Yeah, real rebellious - inspire people to reject that which would liberate them.

At least he's smart enough to 'see' this.

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