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Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Straight Outta Chuck D’s Mouth?

Posted by on March 7 at 17:59 PM

NPR ran an interesting two-part series on the long-term effects of N.W.A. on the reputation of Compton. I thoroughly enjoyed it, simply because any recognition (good or bad) of that group’s impact makes me smile. However, I was thrown by the interview with Eazy-E’s offspring, “Lil Eazy.” He’s preparing to release his own record, which he claims is “the street’s CNN.” He’s paraphrasing, but I believe that this characterization of the genre was first made by Public Enemy’s front man. Seems a tad disrespectful.

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yes, disrespectful indeed. very uncharacteristic for a rapper. perhaps they can settle their differences over cucumber sandwiches and tea.

Maybe he paid Chuck D a reasonable sum to paraphrase him.

Same statement, same overstatement...

Perhaps it's overstatement, but it does contain a strong kernel of truth to it.

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