Wednesday, March 30, 2005

SNOOP IS A WHORE

We're deeply impressed with Adnan, who tipped us off to the McDonalds story earlier - we asked if he knew who the artists who had taken Seagrams cash were, and within an hour he brough us this:

50 cent 40 ounce

As part of its strategy to shackle the inner-city market, Seagrams produced this masterful ad for "Malcom X Malt liquor", featuring the NY rapper 50 cent. The campaign was timed to coincide with the release of 50 cent's collaborative effort with DJ WhooKid , You Want Beef With Me?, and featured the following remarkable lines:

I got a 40 in my hand and fin' ta start drinkin' shit
I'm the nation's new Malcom X but I ain't militant.

The conspiratorial denunciations from the Black Nationalist intellegentsia that the song was a crude attempt to dumb-down the legacy of Malcom X -- met with ridicule in the mainstream media -- were not entirely without foundation. Inmates present during 50 cents frequent trips to the pen have since claimed that the questionable hard-school rapper had been involved with the 5-Alivers, a front black muslim group used by the CIA as a recruiting base for ghetto-side operations.


... and this:

Snoop’s hit “Gin and Juice” extols Tanqueray and Seagrams gin. Sales of both allegedly go up after the song scores high on the charts.

and this:

"Freak-A-Leek" by Petey Pablo/Jermain Dupri/ Twista
(" Now I got to give a shout out to Seagrams gin/'Cause I'm drinkin' it and they payin' me for it.")


At least that last one is honest.


1 comment:

Robin said...

Doesn't surprise me. 50 Cent has always had that air about him. Elites always want the members of oppressed classes to be as thick and as *proud* to be thick as possible, and Curtis Jackson fucking well fulfils that function. Most of his fans in Britain are racists in denial, only comfortable with a certain stereotype of black people, whether they arrived at this view under the influence of parents who read the Sun (the chavs who practically worship him) or the Times / Telegraph (his biggest radio champion and his more middle-class fans).

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