I find it hilarious the amount of manufactured controversy Obama is having to deal with.
Honestly "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die" is just as offensive as any of Common's lyrics, yet Cash gets a free pass while Common is apparently a cop killer...
Come on guys. You can find something less blatantly trivial and foolish to bash Obama on.
“The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.” - Bill Watterson
Who Is Chicago Ted?
He wasn't when Bush43 awarded him with the National Medal of Arts
My point still stands though: does the right have a problem with Easy E being invited? Guess it is ok if it is under a right watch
Again sorry for giving false info. I really thought that was true and RR had invited him. lol.
BTW, this a good read:
Rappers and Politics: The Top 8 Moments
~Following My Own Flow~
Have you listened to "A Song For Assata"?
just google it and read the lyrics, it brought tears to my eyes imagining the things that woman has been through.
I don't know if she pulled the trigger which killed that trooper but, the case isn't Black and White... (or is it....kkk and rappers mentioned in the thread)
The N.J State Police call her a cop killer, but why did that shoot-out even occur? And why did they have to use such enhanced interrogation techniques to evoke that confession>?
And in "A Letter to the Law" Common is clearly using the gun as a metaphor for his passion, his anger. Actually, in the song he says the power of mind and community is bigger than boys popping guns. His uzi weighs a ton, he's got the black strap ---- the conscious, unified citizenry is more powerful than guns, AND HE IS ANGRY. This is the point of the song as I interpret it?
Now, how about the real issues, like why he was so angry to make such strong metaphors?
All I can say is Dole and Gramm had nothing to say when asked why E was invited. And in fairness, E was not invited because of his "poetry" as Common was, and to my knowledge, E wrote no "poems" praising convicted cop killers.