Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Keep Ya Heads Ringing...Literally
"There are three things that Black people need to tell the truth about. Number one: Rodney King should've gotten his ass beat for being grown in a Hyundai. Number two: O.J. did it! And number three: Rosa Parks didn't do nuthin' but sit her Black ass down!"
Eddie in Barbershop
Okay I just needed one part of the line...But I had to put the whole thing on here because it was the best line in the whole movie...Anyway...At least there's one rapper who has a legitimate beef with police. Rodney King, who has been in and out of jail since the 1991 beating that made him a poster child for police brutality, is now a rap artist.
He is in the studio recording his first album, with such lyrics as;
"I had my face broke/I been face down/I had to face tomorrow when I was getting clowned."
"I hear you hatin, while I'm prayin it don't happen to you / I see you laughin like you got it, but you ain't nothin' but a fool. / I had my face broke, I been face down; I had to face tomorrow when I was gettin' clowned."
"And to think it ain't changed, still fightin the same war, still watching good boys try to be hard-core / Now ten years have passed and the fire just quit, the smoke just cleared and it's the same old sh!t, the same head trip, man I'm sick of sayin it."
Music executive Jeff Grabow believed in King's vision for a rap career. "He will sell a lot of CDs, that's not a doubt in my mind," Grabow said. "If this album is a decent album and has a couple of good stars on it, this thing could be multi-platinum." (Multi-Platinum...In the words of Rick James (R.I.P), "Cocaine is a hell of a drug...")
King said he hopes that he can get entertainers like Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kanye West on board for his solo debut. (I'm trying not to laugh...Ah, What da hell )
Last year, he had to serve a year in drug rehab after his crashed his SUV and now is prohibited to drive. King says it was his rehab counselor who convinced him to dive head-first into the rap game...WTF!
Here is a more recent pic...
I know that ain't no Luster's S-Curl Kit...
I'll keep you posted