THE LEGENDARY K.O. / “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People”

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2 Responses to “THE LEGENDARY K.O. / “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People””

Paul Says:
October 3rd, 2005 at 12:38 pm

Word word word. I think an important part re: these songs is what you mentioned: “the main thing wrong with most of the songs is that they are soundtracks for what folks saw on television.”

I do applaud the effort – could you imagine mix tapes full of reactions to current events? Then maybe modern hip hop artists could actually live up to the title of modern day griots – provide a cultural lense through which to see our surroundings.

Your point about class really does get to the heart of the matter – katrina wasn’t really an equal opportunity disaster. Poor folks were essentially left to fend for themselves – like human sandbags dropped to slow down the flood waters.

And who do you think is gonna get all the reconstruction contracts? Those same cats that are getting tax benefits, getting fat no bid government contracts, and getting a piece of those petrodollars.

They’ll rebuild New Orleans and just reinforce the class structure issues that existed before. In fact, I bet the rich folks will try to find a way to get a tax break out of all the relief they gave for Hurricane Katrina. And I wonder how many of the people in the bone dry mansions will try to get the tax breaks they are proposing for the residents of N.O. ?

Anyway – great post that shed an interesting light on an issue that I thought had been beaten to death.

Tiaji Says:
October 4th, 2005 at 9:51 am

Yeah –

I was excited to see that y’all posted the CD/album or whatever it was. But, by the time I was halfway through the album I was wondering when was the end coming.

I liked the first song y’all posted last week…alot. But now, it sounds just like all the other ones. Not very imaginitive. I still like my favorite though…the last one, the Kanye remix one. The second one was aight. But I DEFINITELY wouldn’t listen to the CD by choice, but would buy it to send the message that songs with a message are marketable.

However, as a New Orleanian I REALLY appreciate anyone saying anything about us.


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