Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Hip Hop Leaves The City [Interview With NPR]
Last week I took NPR around Prince Georges county, Maryland (Where I was raised) to show them how gentrification, stagnant development, poor public schools & crime is effecting America's wealthiest majority black county. The interview has generated allot of controversy from NPR's older & conservative online subscribers.
They seem to have focused in on the fact I use profanity and the "N" word. They also say my accent and use of slang is butchering the English language.... Their English, not mine. My English is a colloquial tongue that allows my people to know where I'm from. It was given to me by my ancestors who learned English improperly from lower class Englishmen. (most of them from the mid-lands of the UK, Scotland & Ireland. English was often times their second language and they spoke it poorly) My accent is an un-removable stain from their white collars & dirty hands. it's proof that no matter how many centuries I've been in America, no matter how well I choose to speak English... English is my second language.
The funny thing is, by looking at the comments I can tell none of them "listened" to my interview. They simply read the paraphrased summery and started attacking.
Interesting fact: Out of NPR's 80 million listeners only 80 thousand of them are online subscribers. out of those 80 thousand, only a handful post comments. Out of that handful, an even smaller amount post over opinionated, close minded, pseudo intellectual bullshit. :)
Any how, Ya'll bes lissen to ma mu'fuckin intaview oan NPR!