Friday, April 10, 2009

Exhibit B: dpz Gimmickery

As far as the sonics were concerned, M-1's Confidential album from 2006 was one of my favorite records of the year. But when this music video for "Early/'Til We Get There" came out, I was totally put off by the shameless flossing of some black whip (timing @ 0:45). Like I said before, I can tolerate this kinda stuff from L.A.'s lowrider or Houston slab-rappers. But self-described socialist, "fuck the system" emcees? C'mon now...

And I'm not even gonna get into the fact that I feel that Flava Flav destroyed any chances for Public Enemy to be fully regarded as a respectable, political rap group. Shiny grills, viking hats, clocks for necklaces and all... Entertainment to some; absolute buffoonery to others.