"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 14020
|Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 01:46 am: |
Scuse me while I high-jack this post.
In regard to the younger, generation, Troy, they don't know who anybody is.
Omigosh. MLK is just a really great black man who provides a school holiday for them.
Barak, of course, inspires black boys to believe they can grow up to be anything they want; just like Kobe Bryant or Lil Wayne. 'Know what I'm sayin?
I saw Jay-Z grant a rare interview to Bill Mahr on his "Real Time" Show the other night. I kept getting the feeling that Jay-Z would've been more comfortable rapping his answers, rather than stammering them in a slightly incoherent fashion.
The same thing with Prince. I recently saw an extended interview with him on Tavis Smiley's show. Tavis was in rare form, asking a lot of silly convoluted questions, and Prince just sat there all prim and prissy, pursing his lips and speaking in riddles.
I don't question Jay-Z's intelligence or shrewdness but being articulate is not his strong suit. Still, I could see what Beyonce would see in him. He's very self-contained, and his money makes him sexy. And she ain't that eloquent, herself.
Prince? I used to love him. Now, - not so much. Becoming a Jehovah's Witness has changed him from being edgy to being geeky. What I once thought was mysterious now just seems ridiculous. He currently claims to be celibate. Watta drag. His last album was OK, mostly because it was reminiscent of old Prince in parts. Forget his latest prodigy.
I know, I know. But just think, folks. When you get 76 like me, you can spout whatever you damn well please and not give a good f u c k who you offend.