It’s Official. Im Saving an Egg for Jeff Chang. WHAT!


Man. This dude Jeff, done went ahead and did the damn thing in the LA Times on Oprah, 50 and Hip Hop.

MUCH OF THE criticism of commercial rap music ? that it’s homophobic and sexist and celebrates violence ? is well-founded. But most of the carping we’ve heard against hip-hop in the wake of the Don Imus affair is more scapegoating than serious.

Who is being challenged here? It’s not the media oligarchs, which twist an art form into an orgy of materialism, violence and misogyny by spending millions to sign a few artists willing to spout cartoon violence on command. Rather, it’s a small number of black artists ? Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and 50 Cent, to name some ? who are paid large amounts to perpetuate some of America’s oldest racial and sexual stereotypes.

This is what I have been waiting to hear.

I knew that there was something self serving about why, all the pimpl-licious-ness is privilaged in pop culture. Jeff, hit the nail on the bullet. LOL.

Envision it.

Oprah,

Snoop,

The Head of Universal,

Bill Cosby,

2 White mommas & their 13 year olds,

2 Black mommas & their 13 year olds,

2 Asian mommas & their 13 year olds,

On stage. To Discuss the above quote.

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Jeff. The egg is on reserve. <<< Self serving e-greasy. I love it.

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Comments

  1. jpollard says

    Wow…..my thoughts exactly. I knew there was a reason I spent so much cheddar on Mr. Chang’s book word up. In one short article he brought the problem from vague scapegoating to specific problem solving.

  2. M.Dot. says

    I knew there was a reason I spent so much cheddar on Mr. Chang’s book word up.
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    Hence.

    Egg saving status.