Jay-Z blasts rap's black critics

Jay-Z blasts rap's black critics

There are 137 comments on the Daily Express story from Sep 3, 2009, titled Jay-Z blasts rap's black critics. In it, Daily Express reports that:

Rap superstar JAY-Z has hit back at criticism from the U.S. black hierarchy suggesting hip-hop degrades the African-American community - insisting they are using the topic for "publicity purposes". The genre has come under fire from prominent black celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby, for its apparent misogyny and frequent use of ...

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Since: Aug 09

South Africa

#129 Sep 9, 2009
Zew wrote:
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This is a waste of time, America should PURGE black Americans they are a waste of space. Social misfits of the world not wanted anywhere, you will remain third world citizens in a first world country, the lowest of the G8 with deep inferiority complex.
Still enjoying the Mexicans ass, huh, LazlowX...!? Typical black American. Black South Africans have a country they call theirs and are not taunted or shot at 41 times to make sure they are DEAD.
It is true your brains stop evolving in grade 8.
What have you got to show for the 40 years of "freedom" except the mixed race you have produced that hates you with passion?.
Pretty much sums up the worlds feelings.
lovebucks

Kanata, Canada

#130 Sep 26, 2009
JAY-Z has hit back at criticism from the U.S. black hierarchy suggesting hip-hop degrades the African-American community?
Hip-Hop degrades African American's - NO away. Look
the people they have to look up to : Jayz, K.West, PDiddy,L'll Wayne..all good role models.
lovebucks

Kanata, Canada

#131 Sep 26, 2009
djhixx wrote:
<quoted text>Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem are some of the best. how can you diss Jay-Z?? you're crazy or a country listener. lol
Check the lyrics - all about degrading women, Drugs, Pimping.
If you call that talent i feel sorry for you.

Talent is not about degrading but but saying positive things about humanity, peace,cultures. Want to hear talent - listen to M. Jackson - he did not have to curse,swear, put women down, talk about drugs because he had TALENT.
lovebucks

Kanata, Canada

#132 Sep 26, 2009
Here is talent and genius of JayZ-

Pimpin
==========
[Jay-Z]

You know I thug 'em, fuck 'em, love 'em, leave 'em
Cause I don't fuckin' need 'em
Take 'em out the hood
Keep 'em looking good
But I don't fuckin' feed em
First time they fuss I'm breezin'
Talking 'bout what's the reasons
I'm a pimp in every sense of the word, bitch
Better trust and believe 'em
In a cut where I keep 'em
'Til I need a nut
'Til I need to be (in) the guts
The it's beep-beep and I'm pickin 'em up
Let 'em play with the dick in the truck
Many chicks wanna put Jigga fist incuffs
Divorce him and split his bucks
Just because you got good head
I'mma break bread
So you can be livin' it up
Shit I part's wit nothin
Y'all be frontin'
Me give my heart to a woman
Not for nothin' never happen'
I'll be forever mackin'
Heart cold as assassins, I got no passion
I got no patience and I hate waitin'
Hoe get your ass in

Chorus 1
And let's RI-I-I-I-I-IDE
Check 'em out now
RI-I-I-I-I-IDE
Yeah
And let's RI-I-I-I-I-IDE
Check em out now
RI-I-I-I-I-IDE
Yeah

Since: Sep 09

United States

#133 Sep 26, 2009
Jay-Z can't say anything to invalidate their arguments. His lyrics are degrading, misogynistic, promote drug use, and promote Black on Black violence.

Jay-Z's effort's towards the Black community have been just enough to qualify as a tax write off for him. That's one of the many reasons why he'll never be as great as LL Cool J. Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey make very meaningful and large philanthropic efforts towards the Black community.

In order for him to "Blast" critics, he'd have to actually make a point, or refute their claims. He hasn't, and he won't.
lovebucks

Kanata, Canada

#134 Sep 26, 2009
Agree 100%, I think he is doing more damage to the black community then good. If I was black, I would boycott this garbage. The community has to think about children listening to this crap. The record companies love it as more $$ and that is all they care about is $$.
Griot Geist wrote:
Jay-Z can't say anything to invalidate their arguments. His lyrics are degrading, misogynistic, promote drug use, and promote Black on Black violence.
Jay-Z's effort's towards the Black community have been just enough to qualify as a tax write off for him. That's one of the many reasons why he'll never be as great as LL Cool J. Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey make very meaningful and large philanthropic efforts towards the Black community.
In order for him to "Blast" critics, he'd have to actually make a point, or refute their claims. He hasn't, and he won't.
lovebucks

Kanata, Canada

#135 Sep 26, 2009
average bro mann wrote:
when you think about it, it's just a reflection of what happens. plus oprah, cosby, and other so called black representatives are so detached from these communities anyway
It is not the reflection of the whole community but a tiny sub-set which is stereotyping the whole community as gangsta,pimps and drug sellers.

“THE RAVEN”

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#136 Sep 26, 2009

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#137 Sep 26, 2009
My bad. It's only Hip Hop that say and do bad things. right.

Since: Aug 09

South Africa

#138 Sep 26, 2009
Olla Kalla wrote:
My bad. It's only Hip Hop that say and do bad things. right.
So two wrongs make a right?

“THE RAVEN”

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#139 Sep 26, 2009
G-Dubba-you wrote:
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So two wrongs make a right?
Let me see. Pretty much sums up the worlds feelings. right
D-A-Ns

Oregon, WI

#140 Sep 26, 2009
istherehope4 wrote:
f the black elite they are nothing more than the white mans puppet. If they really cared they would invest in the black community.
white man's puppet? oh, you mean,'stand on their own two feet' successful? Invest in what? Why must the black community be helpless? oh yeah, blacky's say it's 'acting white' getting good grades....now this blacky says successful blacks are 'white man's puppets'...stay in the f'n sewer then, but DO NOT blame Whitey for your condition.....DAN's.

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#141 Sep 26, 2009
Some of the white boys want the Black man to be their sock puppet, that's out.
I DON'T want to look like them,talk like them,think like,or be like them, in fact, i don't want a dam! thing from them.

All i need for them to do, is for them to stay the F-A-F-M.
D-A-Ns

Oregon, WI

#142 Sep 27, 2009
Olla Kalla wrote:
Some of the white boys want the Black man to be their sock puppet, that's out.
I DON'T want to look like them,talk like them,think like,or be like them, in fact, i don't want a dam! thing from them.
All i need for them to do, is for them to stay the F-A-F-M.
ditto. White men don't want to fund the black boys & girls on welfare either. 2 way street. You just be a 'strong, jive talkin', ignorant' colored boy that hates Whitey. Your fellow colored, ignorant, jive talkin', "cool" folks will 'take care of you' instead, if you get my drift.

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#144 Sep 27, 2009
D-A-Ns wrote:
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ditto. White men don't want to fund the black boys & girls on welfare either. 2 way street. You just be a 'strong, jive talkin', ignorant' colored boy that hates Whitey. Your fellow colored, ignorant, jive talkin', "cool" folks will 'take care of you' instead, if you get my drift.
I'll take that.
That don't mean nothing to me, aint nothing but a thing. Death is just a breath away.
Your driff don't mean nothing to me. But u might be the one lined in chalk boy.

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Since: Sep 09

United States

#145 Sep 27, 2009
istherehope4 wrote:
f the black elite they are nothing more than the white mans puppet. If they really cared they would invest in the black community.
Where do you think the most of the money that supported the Civil Rights movement came from?
xizz

Zanesville, OH

#146 Oct 13, 2009
You're missing the point. Heavy metal and similar genres denounce and criticize religion. They spurn how people become indoctrinated by beliefs simply because others follow them and in turn follow a set of beliefs created 2000 years ago. These bands want to create a negative response. The difference is they challenge religious groups, not ethnic groups. "Gangsta" rap degrades a the African American culture. There is plenty of room for change on both sides of the racisim issue, but it's music like gangsta rap that holds our progress back on the road to true equality of rights. Life is hard for everyone, don't use your qualities as an excuse to stop trying.
Archie wrote:
America is so hypocritical.rap is always under the scope 4 its bad lyrics blah blah blah but heavy metal lyrics r worse and ppl don't whine about it.Plus no one was bitching about rap when the majority of its fans were black but since white kids also enjoy it there old farts wanna spoil the fun.

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