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]

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