Saturday, September 03, 2005


No Kanye Do...

In my touting earlier this week Kanye West's virtues over those of gangsta wannabe 50 Cent, I forgot an important aspect of the rap world. The so-called "conscious" rappers are the ones most likely to go off on some stupid-fool political rant that can make an-already tense situation worse.

On the other hand, gangsta-rappers are, despite their shoot-em-up, chasin' hos lifestyle, just as likely to be in-the-closet
Republicans -- in all senses of the phrase. Hmmmm, come to think of it, I can think where that sex&violence image got someone else.

That said, NBC had no business editing out West's rant. What he said wasn't obscene. It may have been wrong and inappropriate, but that type of corporate censorship is also worse. Put up the disclaimer afterwards saying how West's comments don't reflect the views of etc. etc...but don't muzzle the guy.

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