The Unbearable Banishment: in da clubz

Monday, January 19, 2009

in da clubz

On Friday, January 16th, in Greensboro, North Carolina, a patron open fired on a crowd in the packed lobby of a theater that was showing Notorious, the bio pic of rapper The Notorious B.I.G., hitting one man in the abdomen.

Also on Friday, four people were stabbed in a Brooklyn nightclub at an event that was promoted as the "official" after-party for the film. A 21-year-old victim is in critical condition. Fox Searchlight (the film’s distributor) denies any involvement with the event.

In other news, the KKK rejoiced, proudly proclaiming, "We told you so."

Way to go, playas'. You get an A+ for perpetuating a stereotype, you low-expectation dipshits. And just before first African American takes the oath of office!


Blogger mjp said...

Well this is just more disturbing proof that America needs more guns!

I told you to vote McCain/Palin. Now look what you've done.

January 19, 2009 at 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is messed up. Seriously, messed up.

January 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is just wrong. but, having seen a video of a white NFL Raider fan knife a white Broncos fan "just because", i'm not thinking color has anything to do with stupidity.

as our good apostle Forrest Gump says, "Stupid is as stupid does..."

January 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger A Free Man said...

The good news is that as the first black president takes the oath of office, racist morons will be more and more marginalized.

January 19, 2009 at 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biggie was a movement in hip hop. no offense, but you are probably too old and I wouldnt expect this to be on your radar. Notorious BIG was a very talented rapper and a success story. I know its hard for you to give credit or waste brain cells on the topic, but sometimes you have to accept these things. I love BIG.

January 19, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Greg: Here’s the thing. My post has nothing whatsoever to do with Biggie. Nothing. Of course he was an innovator and talented. Nobody is disputing that. What bothers me is that there is a nation of small-minded hate mongers who have their every prejudice and preconceived notion about rap-associated violence confirmed when they shit like this go down. The rap community doesn’t need any more bad press. I’m not too old to realize that.

January 19, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Sid said...

Ugh. That's all I have to say. Ugh.

January 20, 2009 at 12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You low expectation havin' motherfuckers," shirley?

January 20, 2009 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I do realize that. Sorry if it came across like "you're too old" I didnt mean it like that, I should have worded that differently. You are correct, they just keep giving us reasons to say "I told you so". I'm not a huge rap fanatic or anything but I do enjoy a B.I.G. song every once in a while.

How can you argue with lyrics like this?? HA!! Hold on while I get a brown bag for this 40 oz.

"Got no rings and shit, just my main squeeze
Come into the crib, even had a set a keys
During the days you helped me bag up my nickels
In the process, I admit, I tricked a little
But you was my bitch, the one who'd never snitch
Love me when I'm broke or when I'm filthy fuckin rich
And I admit, when the time is right, the wine is right
I treat you right, you talk slick, I beat you right"

January 20, 2009 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with your UB. "Biggie" was not an innovater and talented. He was a thug. But then, I have that opinion of most rap and hip hop - anyone who sings about "bitches" and "hos", sex and drugs in such a way doesn't deserve to be listened to.

Now, you know I'm not a prude, but rap music? Hip hop? Not my bag, baby.

January 21, 2009 at 6:21 AM  

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