June 16, 2008

Does she attend Jeremiah Wright's church?

Alicia Keys on so-called "gangsta rap":

“‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other,” she says, putting down the sandwich. “‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.”

Come again? A ploy by whom?

She looks at us like it’s the dumbest question in the world. “The government.” (Source.)

Keys also believes that "Tupac [Shakur] and Biggie [Smalls] were essentially assassinated, their beefs stoked by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing.” Um, uh-huh.

In the interview, Keys says that the song “Go Ahead” is an anti-GW tirade: “What have you given me but lies, lies, lies?” she says. Well gee -- in that case, maybe her next cover will be of the Thompson Twins!

Posted by Hube at June 16, 2008 06:34 PM | TrackBack

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Thanks for the youtube link - the Twins are one of my guilty pleasures...

Posted by: Bronwen at June 16, 2008 07:46 PM


She is right you know. Gangsta rap was invented by Janet Reno doing the dancing and vocals accompanied by Bill Clinton playing the clarinet.

What's not to believe?

Seriously the Irish/ Italians/ Polish/ etc immigrants believed the deck was stacked but never believed this kind of lunacy you hear from blacks who should know better.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at June 17, 2008 03:28 PM

I guess Miss Keys never heard of Robert Johnson:

(from 32-20 Blues)

If I send for my baby and she don't come.
If I send for my baby, man, and she don't come.
All the doctors in Hot Springs sure can't help her none.
And if she gets unruly, things she don't wan' do.
And if she gets unruly and thinks she don't wan' do.
Take my 32-20, now, and cut her half in two.
She got a .38 special but I b'lieve it's most too light.
She got a .38 special but I b'lieve it's most too light.
I got a 32-20, got to make the camps alright.
If I send for my baby, man, and she don't come.
If I send for my baby, man, and she don't come.
All the doctors in Hot Springs sure can't help her none.
I'm gonna shoot my pistol, gonna shoot my Gatling gun.
I'm gonna shoot my pistol, gotta shoot my Gatling gun.
You made me love you, now your man have come.

Posted by: G Rex at June 18, 2008 10:37 AM