Rapper Eminem (pronounced M&M) recorded ten years ago sophormoric rap lyrics (not released) which stated Black Women are after your money. So don't date them. In the subsequent decade the sun has risen and set, America has invaded Iraq, and Paris Hilton has finally made a name for herself. Somehow America has survived the Candyman's huge transgression.
To his credit Melts in Your Mouth achnowledges his mistake and has apologized. He did so even after a well-known media critic suggested he not utter a word until Al Sharpton issued an emphatic Mea Culpa for his Tawana Brawley circumlocutions.
Sharpton's silence, notwithstanding, a leading rap magazine--rhymes with Horse--plans to out the Candyman for his racial insensitivity. In its righteous quest the Horse will offer the Sweet Man's insensitive lyrics on a CD bundled with a future issue of the magazine. The Shetland is doing this, not because of a vendetta against a white rapper who has made it big, but because the magazine wants to expose the Man's insensitivity to Black Women.
This is good, noble, and righteous. But it's just a start. Since rap music has built a billion dollar business slamming Black Women, glorifying drug use, and celebrating thuggery, the Stable should out itself, putting all it's own trangressions on a very big Christmas CD.
As part of its Mea Culpa the Horse should invite suburban white kids--a large percentage of the readership, to visit the South Bronx, East New York, and Washington Heights to get a first-hand look at rap dress, music, and mores they emulate.
Furthermore, all rappers of every shade should take a page out of Puff Daddy's book and run the next New York Marathon. If the Puffman can raise a million bucks, his fellow rappers should be able to generate at least a billion.
And all this will go into programs for Black Women and children.
You can bet the Candyman will be at the starting line.
Can we hope to see a horse of a different color?Posted by Chuck at November 21, 2003 05:21 PM | TrackBack