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is it time to forgive brad paisley yet?

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rapgenius is a cesspool for the most part but their page for this song is p good

http://rapgenius.com/Brad-paisley-accidental-racist-lyrics

I can understand why an artist like Paisley would be attracted to an artist like LL Cool J. I can’t for the life of me understand why he’d choose LL Cool J to begin “a conversation” to reconcile. Rap is overrun with artists who’ve spent some portion of their career attempting to have “a conversation.” There’s Chuck D. There’s Big Daddy Kane. There’s KRS-ONE. There’s Talib. There’s Mos Def. There’s Kendrick Lamar. There’s Black Thought. There’s Dead Prez. And so on.

In an artform distinguished by a critical mass concerned with racism, LL’s work is distinguished by its lack of concern. Which is fine. “Pink Cookies” is dope. “Booming System” is dope. “I Shot Ya” is dope. I even rock that “Who Do You Love” joint. But I wouldn’t call up Talib Kweli to record a song about gang violence in L.A., and I wouldn’t call up KRS-ONE to drop a verse on a love ballad. The only real reason to call up LL is that he is black and thus must have something insightful to say about the Confederate Flag.

The assumption that there is no real difference among black people is exactly what racism is.

If you replaced white man here with “aryan,” it would also work.

LL seems to not understand the false equivalence here — a sartorial choice is not the same thing as a symbol of centuries of pain, captivity, and dehumanization

HANDS OF ZEUS @BigGhostFASE

LL really said "if you dont judge my durag I wont judge your red flag" on that country joint yo... Like this what MLK died for?

6:28 PM - 08 Apr 13

Did LL just offer to “forget” about centuries of slavery if Mr. White Man will just not judge him by his gold chains? WHAT?

Lee commanded the Confederate army in the Civil War. His aggressive, brilliant generalship won the South a series of unlikely victories in 1862-63.

LL understands the need to pay his respects to the man who led over a million men into battle to keep his ancestors in slavery.

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rapgenius is a cesspool for the most part but their page for this song is p good

http://rapgenius.com/Brad-paisley-accidental-racist-lyrics

Absolutely true about LL not being the prime target for a discussion about race when there are so many other rappers who are FAR more qualified. But maybe it was just one moderate to another. Nothing more. They don't speak for the rest of us, nor should they. Let their music stand alone. I am not championing it by any means. I just recognize it for what it was.

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ever seen "The Producers"?

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I'm not even going to listen to the song since for the last few years Brad Paisley has been awful and I guarantee that it's some cornball poo. I'm just going to say that people need to stop being sensitive little pussies. The confederate flag no longer represents racism, for a really long time now it represents a way of life that is unique to the south. Yes there are racist assholes who fly the flag but there's also a ton of people who are just proud of their heritage and don't really give a poo about black people one way or the other.

There will be an inevitable shitstorm about this song though where people will say they're being held down by the white man. Which pisses me off because I personally didn't have jack poo to do with slavery and you've never had to face the hardships that the actual slaves really did have to face. As a society we really need to just get over this poo because if we'd just stop talking about it then it'd go away.

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song is so fuging terrible it makes me hate both black people and white people

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I seriously doubt any civil rights leaders envisioned a world where we are forced to hold hands with one another at gunpoint. People have to want to get passed this issue. And its never gonna happen. if every time someone makes an honest effort to open up a real dialouge that forgives injustices on all sides of all arguements(cause this is not just black and white), is chastised in the public so aggressively. In turn, no ones gonna try again. So without a real open conversation, it all sounds like a broken record to me.

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Pay no attention to issues that really continue to hold black folks back (like our faulty socioeconomic system, justice system, hiring standards, education system, etc.) and pitch a fit about a song by two millionaires who couldn't give a real poo about any of you.

Seems like an adequate use of time and energy to me.

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yeah for being an uncle tom

Brad and LL were on GMA this morning... interesting interview...

I think he would not be happy to hear you say that.

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Brad and LL were on GMA this morning... interesting interview...

I think he would not be happy to hear you say that.

Okay fug him then

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Bill Maher's take: "If you don't judge the gold chains, I'll forget the iron chains" - wow, LL Cool J, I must say that's a pretty good deal for racists & slavers!

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