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There are 23 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 7, 2007, titled Hip-hop heavies hit the NYC court house -. In it, Newsday reports that:

With four hip-hop heavies in the house, a promoter could have staged a rockin' rap concert.

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#23 Nov 7, 2007
Man, i don't know about anyone else, but I can't wait for judgement day!
whaaat

United States

#24 Nov 7, 2007
GGG wrote:
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First thing, Cobain shot himself. And you're right about the serial killers and Megan's law, etc. However, the white community does not glorify these acts, we seek to distance ourselves from them. The black community on the other hand considers drug dealers, robbers, and murderers to be spokesmen for the community. Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint are villified while the 4 people mentioned in the article are held up as pillars of society. The black community protests outside the homes of white network executives who they say are promoting the wrong image. The protestors take the victim mentality and refuse to address the problem from within. As long as young black men continue to emulate the gangster lifestyle the entire community will be grouped in with them.
CAN I GET AN AMEN

Since: Sep 07

Serbia

#25 Nov 8, 2007
Rap "music" is nothing more than the
ranting, whining, bragging, and threatening,
of a bunch of savages from some slum of a
neighborhood (South Bronx, Oakland,
Compton, et al.). Their lyrics consist of
illiterate, unintelligible garbage that many
normal people have trouble comprehending.
Their subject matter consists of how much
their house, the precious metals that are
embedded in their teeth, the precious metals
that are draped around their necks, their
cars, and the crap that they add to their cars,
are all worth (they actually think that we
care!), how much they despise the police, or
anything else that reminds them of enforced
civility,
how much money they made selling illegal
drugs (and blaming the CIA for introducing
them), bitching about the poor conditions in
their neighborhoods that they, and their
"homies", have created, how much they
enjoy drinking alcohol, and doing drugs, to
excess, how much they like engaging in
promiscuous sexual activity (after all,
worrying about consequences is for whitey,
and for Uncle Toms, you know), and how
much they enjoy killing people over stupid,
and insignificant reasons (such as over a
color, or over an accidental bump), or over no
reason at all. No rap "song" is complete
without the use of that butchery of the
English language known as "Ebonics", a
litany of curse words thrown in,and some
"shout-outs" to their illiterate criminal friends
back at home. And, role-playing is also an
integral part of (c)rap music. A (c)rapper has
to call himself a thug, gang member
("gangsta"), pimp, drug dealer, killer,or some
other scum of the earth (they don't have to
actually be any one of them, since their job is
only to glorify the same), in order to cement a
specter of credibility in the eyes of his
fanbase, and to legitimize those roles to the
same audience, so as to make legitimate,
honest work seem like a fool's errand.
As for their rap videos, it's hard to say if they
are as bad as the music, or worse. What a
typical rap video consists of is some
(c)rapper
waving his hands and arms in a manner
suggesting the presence of a mental
disability (his "crew" doing the same),
displaying stupid-looking hand signals, Exactly what
is so enlightening about the sight of an
oversexed bum, pressing himself against a
woman who dresses as a prostitute, or of
some freak with long hair, and a
room-temperature IQ, ranting some
incomprehensible gibberish, while waving a
gun in one hand, and a bottle of liquor in
another? Maybe it's the realization of how far
we have fallen as a culture.
You can
beat me over the head over how they're just
reporting conditions in the ghetto as they are,
how they're just storytellers,and so on. It's
all dreck. The (c)rappers are not merely
telling a story, they are glorifying a dead-end,
and corrupt lifestyle, and encouraging their
impressionable listeners to embrace the
same. They tell their listeners that being a
law-abiding citizen is bad, but being a
brainless, sadistic animal is good.

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