Two of the most ignorant lines in the last several years in mainstream Hip-Hop. No surprise the sources. Two of the most out of touch artists putting out records today.
Rick Ross makes his way in the world by selling records to idiots who get wet over Rozay claiming he hustles coke. In reality, if he is the “boss” of any street hustle, he funded his first “birds” with his music deal’s advance. How fucking ignorant is that ass-backward shit? Only as ignorant as his audience who doesn’t realize that his persona and “achievements” are phony as shit.
Dwayne Carter is one of the most talented rap artists to ever put out a record. It’s too bad that while he lives and breathes next to a seemingly always recording microphone, he’s abused his brain (and body) with so many chemicals that when his words are coherent, they spill out as an advertisement of how rotten that brain has become. Lil Wayne’s self-destruction is one of the most pathetic in the history of music. Dwayne’s (recorded) demise is similar to a great painter that has painted some of the most beautiful and popular pictures known to the world, yet he gets off on hitting his painting hand with a hammer each day, making it harder and harder to produce legitimate art. Dwayne, put those two cups down.
And now, a small radio station in Michigan has opted to remove both Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from their playlists.
Both artists have been particularly controversial in the past few months for a variety of reasons, ranging from drugs, to Emmett Til and, most recently, Rick Ross lyric that seems to advocate date rape.
Dwayne: “Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till…”
Ross: “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”
Once you get past that mind-blowing lyricism, you’ll catch how ignorant, insensitive, dumb, exploitative, and disrespectful those lines are. I’m all for free expression. And, I’m all for it if that expression might offend some in the name of creativity, or sparking dialogue about a subject most are afraid to talk about. I doubt these two dip-shits are even going for shock-value, rather, they are just that stupid when it comes to making records. I applaud at least one organization for taking a stand against it:
WUVSIp 103.7 in Muskegon, Michigan issued the following statement.
“Many would say both rappers have taken their lyrical content too far and offended too many. The family and estate of [Emmett Till] have released a statement of disapproval over Lil Wayne’s disregard and disrespectful lyrics. Though his record label issued a statement of apology, the rapper has yet to do so. In the case of Rick Ross, a petition has been started over his blatant disregard for women and the issue of date rape. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that over 300,000 women are raped or sexually assaulted per year in the United States alone. That is a disturbing number and should not be taken lightly. His lyrics not only condone the behavior, but he boasts about it in the song. While some feel it’s only entertainment, many feel it sends and encourages the wrong message. Several individuals and organizations have taken a stand and so are we. Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation. We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life.”
Credit to The Huffington Post.
No other urban stations have formally take such a hard stance against the artists, despite the controversy.
Neither artist has commented at press time.
Considering this history, the controversial lyric mentioning Emmett Till has since received a tremendous amount of backlash from many. The family of Mr. Till did comment publicly on Dwayne’s tasteless metaphor: Continue reading