Friday, September 14, 2007

Ja Rule's Mirror

Well, rapper Ja Rule takes issue with Congress looking into the effects of hip-hop lyrics on society. Check out his view of who the real culprits are in this excerpt from his interveiw with Complex Magazine to promo his new CD "The Mirror".

C: Did you see that report about Congress preparing to hold hearings??
Ja: (interrupts) Yeah, they got my man Doug Morris under fire and shit, they got him going down to go speak to Congress about hip-hop lyrics, are you fucking serious? There's a fucking black kid right now about to get 25 years for having a fight with some white kids over hanging the nooses over the white tree, lets get to that. Let's get into shit like that, because that's what's tearing up America, not me calling a woman a bitch or a hoe on my rap songs. And if it is, then we need to go step to Paramount, and fucking MGM, and all of these other motherfuckers that's making all of these movies and we need to go step to MTV and Viacom, and lets talk about all these fucking shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can't watch this shit. Dating shows that's showing two guys or two girls in mid afternoon. Let's talk about shit like that! If that's not fucking up America, I don't know what is. There's a lot of issues we can address besides hip-hop, but they want to put everything on us like we're the problem. But see, and this is going to be a shameless fucking plug, but I said, "when everyone wants to point the finger, and ask why there's so much corruption, they only need to look in the mirror." It starts with themselves.

Interesting suggestion Ja. Your mirror must come from some carnival fun house.


Mes Deaux Cents said...

I truely believe rap music as we know it is on the way out. I think that a grassroots movement to hold big companies that produce this stuff is building.

Ja Rule is an idiot. He as you can see is not capable of logical thought. A bigger problem is why would this magazine or any other want to interview him. Anyway soon he'll just be a bad memory as will all these other minstrals posing as rappers.

But I will say this, his views probably reflect a lot of the views in certain parts of the African American community. Every Sunday Black "preachers" all over this country spout that same nonesense. It always amazes me how a group of people who have a history of being discriminated against for things we can't change does the same to others within their own community.

Jackie said...

Yes, that amazes me too. Black churches IMO are the backbone of homophobia in the Black community. Drives me nuts.
Rappers like Ja Rule, Nellie, 50 cents, etc., are now hip-hop posers. They are more pop-hop. They are not the griots hip-hoppers were and are. They just do what sells. That would be fine, if it wasn't so negative, insulting.