Buster of the Week


rick-ross-corrections-officerIn the latest installment of As the World Crashes and Burns, Ricky Rozay got on a track with Rocko and gave us this little gem.

“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.

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Hip hop doesn’t want you to respect a woman, but instead encourages you to dress like one.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Officer Rozay’s rapping about date rape now. What’s more disturbing that his line is the response is garnering, particularly from young, black males. I’ve seen several tweets from them saying it’s not that serious and one young man even tried to tell me I was taking the song out of context. He refused to explain how, so

As soon as we're done drawing the line in music, we've got to draw the line in men's fashion. This is ridiculous.

As soon as we’re done drawing the line in music, we’ve got to draw the line in men’s fashion.

that argument was deemed null and void. Condoning that type of through rap is very dangerous, especially in this day and age where everyone seems to think the responsibility of not getting raped falls solely on a woman. While I wholeheartedly agree there are things women can do to be safe, we can’t sit here and ignore the responsibility of men to be decent human beings and NOT force themselves on a woman. And for those that want to argue that “it’s just a song, it has no effect on people’s thinking,” why do you think snapbacks are in? Why are jokers consuming gallons of on Ciroc and Moscato? Or even rocking skirts, yes skirts.  Because a rapper told them it was cool, so that argument is dead. Let’s pause a second, because the case out of Stuebenville, OH showed that some people aren’t even fully sure what rape is . In case ya didn’t know rape is:

1. the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse (this includes drugging people!).

2. any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.

3. statutory rape (intercourse with a minor).

4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation:

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let us move on shall we?

One of the main arguments I’ve seen is that women have been disrespected in music for so long, so why are we getting upset now? There’s a huge difference between rapping about a women’s body parts and having consensual sex with a woman then discarding her with no regards for her feelings, and drugging her before having your way.

There is, however, some validity to that argument. As with Lil Payne in the…Lil Wayne’s Emmitt Till line, people were outraged, while many said they don’t look to him to be socially conscious about any other subject; why should black history be any different? The question now becomes where do we draw the line? How far are we going to allow rappers to go under the guise of “it’s just a song/it’s art?” I don’t know about y’all, but I think if nothing else, we need to start here with rape.

So after I finished typing the top portion of this post, Officer Rozay came forward to clarify the controversial lyrics.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/rick-ross-uoeno-lyrics-rapper-responds_n_2974891.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

If you bought that explanation, or lack thereof,  then I got some land on one of Jupiter’s moons to sell ya. And that’s just how I’m feeling…

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