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Should the NAACP Promote Negative Hip-Hop Artists?

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Last night, I was up watching last year’s Hip-Hop honors on Vh-1. I knew that it wasn’t live, since the rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane weren’t in jail. In fact, I find it interesting that I had to count and remember which artists were incarcerated out of the bunch, since it seems that hip-hop has now made it cool to go to jail, at least for a little while.
As a fan of hip-hop, I enjoyed the music being performed by various artists. I couldn’t, however, help but be disturbed by trends that become more and more apparent to me as I get older. At one point, there were three "interesting" songs performed in a row, one by an artist by the name of "Bone Crusher," a second performed by Gucci Mane and a third performed by the Ying-Yang Twins. Bone Crusher rapped about "popping the trunk" and killing another "n*gga" who spoke to him disrepsectfully. To be more precise, the lyrics were as follows:
Let a choppa go PLOOOOOOWWW! to yo melon
Now the plasma is oozin outta yo cerebellum
AttenSHUNNNNN! F*ck n*gga, now you swellin
You ain’t talkin hardcore, now is ya? Lil’ b*tch!

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  1. SteelerNation
    March 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    This is why the CRIME RATE among BLACK’S are so HIGH, the MEDiA, Organization such as the NAACP are giving Awards to the ARTIS that have there NEGATIVE, LYRICS played on the RADIO, just because the HOOK is nice!!!

    It is all about the MONIE, Radio Station’s should not eVEN let the ARTIST NEGATIVE LYRICS come across the AIREWAVES but the Radio Station is OWN by the MAJOR Tv STATION NBC, ABC, CBS, Cnn, etc. if the PUBLIC would demand BETTER MUSIC FROM the ARTIST we all will be able to hear some NICE MUSIC!!!

    WE, {SOME OF US BLACKS} just do not get along, watched the MOVIE “LOCKDOWN” Blacks are not getting ALONG on the STREET, BLACKS are not able to get ALONG in the PENNIAL SYSTEM, so we do not need it in your MUSIC ALSO the NEGATIVE LYRICS!!!

    PEACE OUT, :-)

  2. March 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    The present day award winnings are just garbage and uncalled for news. Why is NAACP giving out award to hip-hop rappers who talks about women and men in their music, reason being: they are selling the CDS AND DVDS. People are buying them and they are listening. What others may buy is not the concerns of the NAACP money talks all the time and will unless the people stop buying. The respect and honor has gone out the doors because we have not taught our children about respect for themselves and other. The mannerism is gone down the drain and no one want to be honored as an adult. We hear children cursing parents and parents cursing children, what are we suppose to do with them? If they are spanked we go to jail and spend more time there than an criminal who has murdered someone child or raped. Now, the question is where do we go from here??? They ball in our courts and what are we going to do with the ball? I refused for any child to disrespect me. My parents whipped me and I am still alive. The whipping some of the older people received would in today time would go directly to jail. But, they taught us right from wrong and we were afraid of doing wrong in school and church. We are afraid of our own children and we gave birth to them and not to us. These are perilous time and continue to be mong us.

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