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Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Stephen A. Smith just finished his ESPN Radio show. He spent the hour discussing the shooting and death of NFL player Sean Taylor. It is a sad event, and Smith discussed how the "black community" should respond.

Among other things, he talked about how the "thug life" should not be glamorized.

It was a healthy discussion.

Then, when his show was over, the song "In Da Club" by 50 Cent played as the closing bump.

The song includes the lyrics

When I pull out up front, you see the Benz on dubs
When I roll 20 deep, it's 20 knives in the club*

If you don't want to glamorize the thug life, should you play a song that does just that?

* Translation: When I arrive a the club and park out front, my Mercedes Benz has very large rims/ When my entourage includes 20 of my friends, each of them will be carrying a knife.

1 comment:

  1. yes, you can listen to gangster rap and still not condone being a gangster.