Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pure Unadultered Ignorance:Lil Wayne Gets Put in His Place

I have tried not to view this new generation of Hip Hop as a bunch of disrespectful, uneducated, and ignorant children who has no self worth or direction....and then Lil Wayne does this. According to reports
(because I damn sure don't listen to his music so I couldn't tell you), he referenced Emmett Till, a black youth killed in 1955 for supposedly whistling at a white woman.
I've read the lyric and I refuse to even display it here, its so damn disgusting. Common sense should have told Dwayne Carter, Jr to sit his ass down somewhere, but we all know if it ain't in that red cup, he don't know nothing bout it. The estate of Emmett Till has issued an open letter to the rapper, putting him politely in his place.  Check that out here.

Its appalling that Lil Wayne( a young black man from the SOUTH of all places) would be so damn disrespectful to Emmett Till's memory. And to think, this is probably your son's role model....I fear for my black men daily. How can we demand respect from other cultures, when we won't even respect our own? The simple fact that he felt at ease displaying the disrespect publicly speaks volumes about the current state of our community. Yes, I understand he does not represent ALL of hip hop, but is currently one of the most vocal voices of the genre. It would have been great for him to use his platform for better, but at the end of the day, the general consensus seems to be to get money at all costs. Shock value=shocking sales and we all know he has MANY mouths to feed.

Here's a great video put together by Emmett Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley. It features Mrs. Mobley herself, Rev Al Sharpton, various interviews with relatives and eyewitnesses, and facts about the racial atmosphere of 1955. Enjoy the rest of Black History Month, and PLEASE educate your that I don't have to talk about them in future posts after their ignorance embarrasses the hell outta you.

1 comment:

  1. christina wishnuwereme reneaFebruary 23, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Lil wayne is one of da most ignorant rappers out there. Fuck a letter they should sue his ass. All he's worried about is money anyway. Make his ass spend it on his on ppl for the good. And not on new useless shit. He need to educate himself and stop seeding kids like he trying to start his own damn arm of little multi colored sewer rats. He need to go back and repeat school all over again from da beginning.