Is 2013 the year of the dumb rapper? Seriously, what’s going on in Hip Hop? First Lil Wayne insults Black America with his historically blasphemous line: “Beat the pussy up like Emmett Till”. When I thought that a rapper couldn’t recite a line that would disgusting me even more, here comes Rick Ross spitting something far more disturbing. In Rocko’s New song, “ You don’t even know it” featuring both Ross and Future, Ross takes the second verse, opening it up with these bars:
“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”
Ross basically told the world that, “The Boss” really ain’t running things the way that he claims. More importantly, Ross has pretty much aired himself as being so thirsty and hard up for the panties that he is willing to drug a chick and have sex with her unconscious… I know I am not the only lady in Hip Hop that was offended by this.Why do we keep supporting these Bull$hit rappers that cease to feed us creatively? Instead, they are more concerned with “putting on” and most adopt a persona that they’ve only read about. This month in Hip Hop, we have learned that: 1.) It is okay to compare awesome sex to the batter body of Emmett Till ( S/O to Lil Wayne) and 2.) It is acceptable to drug a lady without her knowing and then sleep with her without her conscious consent…. That’s like saying the players that were sentenced in the Stuebenville, Ohio rape case are wrongfully convicted. What’s really going on???The real “Freeway” Ricky Ross
Yes, controversy and ignorance may help build a buzz but damn. How far are these rappers going to take it? When do you say “No”? When will you take the time to stop and think about what you are saying to your followers in your music? I can only imagine how many more young men feel that it is okay to date rape a woman now because Ross said it was cool and he put it so casually in his song. As a woman that is a product of Hip Hop, I feel more than outrage and disrespect. I now feel like my safety is in jeopardy even more now if I do decide to go out to a club and have a drink.
Before the gangsta persona, Rick Ross was born: William Leonard Roberts in the late 70’s. He was not a notorious kingpen that ruled Miami. One thing that I can say with confidence is that he has studied real life gangstas to a tee. He’s studied them so much, he’s adopted their real life stories as his public persona. Roberts, completely swagga’ jacked his name, and image from the real “Freeway” Ricky Ross. The real Ricky Ross was a kingpen that dominated Los Angelous via cocaine in the 80’s. Everyone knows that Roberts was a CO before he got on. Don’t you need a clean, crime-free record to even apply for a job like that? Hmmmm…. The man that he rhymes about clearly couldn’t have ever been a Corrections Officer at any point in time.
Things for the rapper aren’t as peachy as they once were. He is starting to be called out by everyone on his character. Now, he has the GD’s at his throat and even a few attempts on his life has been made. Things got so heated that on February 5, 2013 retired Miami rapper Uncle Luke stepped in and penned a letter to him in his Gospel Column of The Miami New Times:
Dear Rick Ross:
As someone who survived several rap beefs, I’m going to give you some advice. You need to seriously address the threats and attempts on your life. You have worked hard to become a big name in hip-hop. You’ve paid your dues and you’ve grown lyrically since the release of your debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. You’ve arrived, buddy.
But all this gangster bullshit is jeopardizing your career. No club or arena is going to risk people getting shot. You can forget about doing any tours or CD signings. And if you can’t make money, watch how fast Warner Bros. Records turns on you. I know from experience how venues and the music industry would like to black ball you.
You have the Gangster Disciples breathing down your neck because you’ve named-dropped Larry Hoover, the gang’s founder, in your music. Unlike the record and book publishing industries, these bad dudes don’t understand the concept of public domain. They see you getting rich forever by rapping about their leader, and they don’t like it. That’s why they’re on YouTube talking about how you need to go see them and cut a check.
It’s a shame you can’t enjoy life without spending part of your earnings on heavy security or risking your freedom by purchasing an arsenal. Remember, that’s what landed T.I. and Lil Wayne in prison. You don’t want that to happen to you. However, those are the consequences of rapping about being something you’re not.
Hip-hop has a rich history of college guys who never committed a crime rapping about moving kilos of cocaine and taking out snitches. Every gangster rapper takes on the role of a real hood legend to build up street cred. But I don’t want you to fall into the trap of believing you are really a gangster.
Trust me, you don’t want to go out like Biggie Smalls or Tupac. It’s time you squash your beefs.
Is this what happens when rappers get exposed and begin to fall from grace? They grab onto anything that they can to keep from sinking. It doesn’t matter how foul or disrespectful it is. As an attempt to stay on top, Ross throws out this disgusting line about date rapping women. He must not have a mother…. Instead of penning lines like this, my question is, “Where is the PR team and what are they doing?” Shouldn’t his people be more interested in recovering from his “cover” being blown instead of making music that is offensive to his female listeners? When are rappers going to start being honest and original like they used to? At one point in time, Hip Hop was all about this. I remember the days when women where the subject of a lot of videos and songs but they weren’t degraded and looked at as only a sexual object. At one point in time, women were respected and they respected themselves. What happened? Today, the “music” is beyond lost. It hurts my heart that this con artist can openly talk about date raping women for the sake of image and whatever else. What’s even more disappointing is the fact that people accept this form of depredation as art.