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!

4 comments:

Decapitatah said...

You welcome LMAO.

Kid Captain Coolout said...

The NPR sure couldn't have picked a more Speak N' Spell sounding representative for this, does he talk to his kids like that? Lol, it's kinda creepy almost.

I read the comments on that thread and I wouldn't take the 2-3 tight-asses too seriously. They act as if they don't curse at the TV when their favorite golfers have bad days. And i wonder what alternative rock they're listening to. A lot of today's alt-rock sounds like sissy rap-rock and you'll find plenty of profanity in their lyrics.

That Mark Panchakis cat was just happy to post with people on that site. I wouldn't doubt it if that's the longest running thread he's seen on there in ages. He surly didn't have a problem addressing everyone. What can ya do... he's a username that you'll prolly never meet in real life.

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Leah said...

"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..."

BOOM.
Couldn't have made a more profound statement on the subject of Blacks English language usage and residual effects of slavery myself.