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This is Why We Don’t Have Nothin’

25 June 2009 4 Comments

Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton (in the blue) is Hurricane Chris’s godmother, so I’m sure it was her pleasure to present him with a House Resolution commending him for “outstanding musical accomplishments.” By this she means beating America over the head with one of the sharper nails to ever pierce hip-hop’s coffin, the song “Halle Berry.” Never mind that it’s a piece of trash that barely qualifies as music and it has lyrics such as “got a job, go ta school, p—y sweet as pound cake/and she boogie juss right, like ta crank that Stanky Leg.” It’s nonsense like this that makes me wish playing the spoons would come back into style.


  • ASmith said:

    I want to die.

    Lord, I just KNEW… just KNEW it wasn’t going to come tot his. I knew we were better than this and we’d…

    Man, forget it.

    This is why we can’t have nothing. Yup, Thembi… yup.

  • Ann said:

    I was so hoping that my first comment wouldn’t have to do with any “coonery”. But this just makes me sad.

    It makes me sad at the fact that this foolishness was plucked and validated out of pop culture and literally placed squarely in a place where the laws of the land are created and then co-signed by a member of the state legislature, a grown Black woman nonetheless, as music.

    If we were at a point where we were seen as individuals and not as the collective, I could handle this better.

  • Akua said:

    this is really enraging. that woman should be fired. while people continue to suffer from hurricane katrina’s long term effects, from the economic crisis, and from ongoing poverty in LA, this is what their elected politicians are doing. utterly despicable

  • Guillermo said:

    There has got to be a way for us to have her fired and him beaten and have those events occur within minutes of one another.

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