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Brotha B
I had a physiological reaction in my body when Donald Glover shot the people in the church. Black Death isn’t “art” and it sure isn’t a commodity.
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Rob Simons May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
Then why do you support rappers who glorify violence and perpetuate capitalist values like Mac Dre, Tupac and Mozzy?
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Brotha B May 6
Replying to @robsimons24
They rap what they live with authenticity. Can’t say the same about Gambino.
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The end of the world as we know it. May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
You're wrong. The point of the song is that black death is a commodity in America.
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Morgan Makoi May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
..there is that...
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Free! Mason Jar May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
Black death is most CERTAINLY a commodity.
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Rob Simons May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
Tupac didn't commodify violence in the form of the East/West coast rivalry?
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Rob Simons May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
Right or wrong, Donald Glover challenges conventional wisdom and the status quo in a way that makes audiences think. That's certainly more important than bragging about sex, money and murder.
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OhMyFoodness May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
Ppl will defend Gambino like they do Kanye. Gambino is not to be trusted.
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thickmus prime 🤖🧚‍♀️ May 6
It was his life. It was reality rap. You witnessed his life. He rapped what he lived. It's different
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Rob Simons May 6
Tupac went to art school, wrote poetry, and was an acclaimed actor. He grew up in Marin. He was a young Panther. He danced in Digital Underground. He only became a gangster rapper after he was rich and famous and signed to Death Row.
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Jessica Patrick Taylor May 6
Oohhhh...something worth exploring
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Willow Smith's black gf May 6
Replying to @guelo @BlakeDontCrack
Then why not put that in the verses instead? If he can come up with word play song after song about wanting to fuck Asian women then he surely can find a better way to say that black death is a commodity in America.
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Lumumba May 6
It's the message he's trying to convey through art. He's going to reach a very young audience, by the way a very important group, that refuses to read but knows practically all the lyrics to rap songs. It's like communicating with each other, by any means necessary.
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Jomo A La' Mode May 6
Replying to @BlakeDontCrack
But it definitely underscores even in supposed sacred places our lives are cheap,& expendable as the choir sings,.."go getcha' Money.."?
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No, not PoC, BLACK May 6
I had a visceral response also. It was indeed a trigger, I just don't honestly perceive his expression as a means of commodifying BLACK DEATH. The entire video sequence was addressing what has been normalized in this country. Completely understand not seeing it that way too.
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David A. Johnson May 6
Did I misread it as a call for reparations? Like, at the end it shifted from capitalism to the MLK ‘our check for justice bounced & we’re owed’ sense America, I just checked my following list and/ You go tell somebody/ You mothafuckas owe me/ Grandma told me/ "Get your money"
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Jomo A La' Mode May 6
Good question?
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