Tuesday, September 14, 2010

DMX Revisited

Our current political situation made me remember an interview I wrote about back in spring of 2008. In it, the interview subject, a rapper named DMX, clearly hadn't heard that a black man was a leading candidate for president of the United States.

Once he was convinced by the interviewer that it was true, DMX had this to say:

What, they gon’ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should’ve done that shit a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in the fuckin’ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done fucked this shit up then give it to the Black people, “Here you take it. Take my mess.”
His analysis sounds different to me now than it did back then, I have to admit.

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