accolades to nelly of the st louis lunatics. that's right the young brother, turned rapper, turned actor, turned drink president ("pimp juice" - its like red bull) has given several scholarships away. very dope. few people in the hip hop industry give such things back to the community. which is flyy -- but PIMP SCHOLARSHIP? damn. i feel like we are running back to the cotton fields. i swear.
our 2nd graders know how to sing about G-Unit and becoming a great P-I-M-P, rather than a great D-O-C-T-O-R. i know, this is an age old debate. but when are we going to wake up? how much longer do i have to explain to my daughter that Bitch and HO is not a compliment. no matter what the songs say. no matter how pretty the girls in the video smiling to those same degrading lyrics are...? when will we stop subjecting our kids to the madness?
i love that song "some cut" from triville. initially, i heard the radio edited version -- so i thought the song was just a cool lil' flirtaious song about a man seeing a woman and being attracted to her. saying "what it is shorty, whassup can a player get in touch"... like can i get your number... let's set up a time to sit down and get to know each other. then i went and taught my class with the middle school kids. and they told me the un-edited version was not as friendly -- instead, my cute flirtatious song became filthy and demeaning with lyrics: "what it is HO, whassup? can a nigga get in yo gut"...
huh? im straight lost. i fell in love with hip hop and became it's concubine somewhere along the line.