"You guys are always going off about how much money you have. Do you realize what's going on in this world right now?' All these black rappers? African rappers? Talking about how much money they have. Do you realize what's going on in Africa right now? It's just like, you guys are disgusting. Talking about billions and billions of dollars you have. And spending it frivolously, when you know, the Motherland is suffering beyond belief right now." - Asher Roth, hypocritical black pot (Associated Press)
Duuuuuude. You can't excoriate other rappers (especially rappers who happen to be black and have grown up in miserable poverty) for wanton materialism and hedonism when you are willing to be photographed with dozens of scantily clad co-eds. Its against the rules. There is a profound difference between not patronizing Jacob the Jeweler and actually being a humanitarian aid worker in Africa. I can't tell you how on so many levels that statement is fucked up. Yes, it's true that making a song celebrating your love for your diamond necklace is incredibly shallow but so is a song celebrating beer pong. But more importantly what does that have to do with sick kids in Africa? (Well, besides the whole blood diamond thing to be fair but still...) Where are you making that brilliant intellectual leap?
And since when did it become the duty of rappers to try single handedly try and save Africa? The world has collectively decided to turn their back as Africa burn, black emcees can keep on ignoring the smell of smoke and charred ash like the rest of us if they damn well want.
I was willing to overlook the fact that you were dumb enough as a public figure to make a "nappy headed hoes" joke because nothing gets the gas face quicker than people pretending to be offended by things they aren't actually offended by because it was clear that you were making reference to the fact that you were at Rutgers University and more importantly, you weren't actively insulting anybody. This just makes me angry, though. Seriously, you need to shut the fuck up about any political statements unless you know what the fuck you are talking.
I'm retroactively removing a full mic from your album review on general principle.*
*If I were one to actively grade albums which I don't and never will. **
**Unless, of course, somebody (publications, internet, private investors, etc.) is willing to pay me to grade said albums. ***
*** I'd totally be willing to be hired by some person **** to go through your private music collection and grade your record collection, album by album, as well. This seems like an ideal job, actually.
****Preferably somebody who is rich and frivilous. *****
***** Poor and frivilous is preferable, too. ******
****** Actually, anybody willing to pay me. ********
******* I'm a whore for money. I have no shame. ********
******** It's a recession people. Don't judge.