I love the song, "Hot Nigga" by Bobby Smurda.
here are some of the lyrics:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
In Truey, I'm some hot nigga
Like I talk to Shyste when I shot niggas
Like you seen him twirl then he drop, nigga
And we keep them nine millis on my block, nigga
And Monte keep it on him, he done dropped niggas
And Trigger he be wilding, he some hot nigga
Tones known to get busy with them Glocks, nigga
I been selling crack since like the fifth grade
Really never made no difference what the shit made
Jaja taught me flip them packs and how to maintain
Get that money back and spend it on the same thing
We gon' pull up in that hooptie like we cops on 'em
With the 16s, we gon' put some shots on him
I send a little thot to send the drop on him
She gon' call me up and I'm a sick the hots on him
Grimey savage, that's what we are
Grimey shooters dressed in G-Star, GS9, I go so hard
But GS for my gun squad
And bitch if it's a problem we gon' gun brawl
Shots popping out the AR
I'm with Trigger, I'm with Rasha, I'm with A-Raw
Broad daylight and we gon' let them things bark
Tell them niggas free Meeshie, ho
Some way, free Breezy, ho
And tell my niggas, Shmurda teaming, ho
Mitch caught a body 'bout a week ago, week ago
Fuck with us and then we tweaking, ho
Run up on that nigga, get to squeezing, ho
Everybody catching bullet holes
Niggas got me on my bully, yo
I'm a run up, put that gun on 'em
I'm a run up, go dumb on 'em
Niggas got me on that young shit
Got me on that go dumb shit
I also abhor police brutality against blacks.
These two conflict with each other.
"Hot Nigga" was THE hit of the summer 2014. Currently it is a top 3 rap song, Top 12 pop song. The "Schmoney dance" by the same Bobby Smurda is the latest hip hop dance craze.
Much of trap music (hip hop music that graphic details life growing up in poverty, crime, and other tragic circumstances, usually from a criminal perspective) touches on the same themes as "Hot Nigga" but this song takes it to the next level: no pretense and no ambiguity about celebrating being a thug. The radio industry has embraced the song in a disturbing way. There's no discussion, condemnation, just a hit record.
I'm sure I'll hear: "it's art", "Smurda is telling you his story", and so on.
But if that's true, then why are so-called gay bashing lyrics taboo? banned? not ok?
We as a society are promoting this violence through the music. Then police officers and others make rational (pre)judgements about these individuals (and those who associate with them in one way or another) and we act as though THEY'RE THE CRAZY ONES!
Again, I'm saddened and maddened by all violence. Street crime, black on black crime, domestic violence, and police brutality.
Notice how I listed the police brutality last?
We've glorified hip hop thuggery, so far that it is now mainstream. And the artists and consumers are now determined to "keep it real" more than ever. That this lifestyle being portrayed isn't a game, they are for real.
Well others outside this culture are getting the same message, and responding rationally.
Rational doesn't mean they're right to shoot quicker.
But it is understandable.
Many of the same people complaining against unjustified police shootings of black men would do the same thing if put in the same position. That is one of the solutions to always make sure the police reflect the population they are serving.