Eminem Trump Diss: Woke or Broke?

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Eminem offered President Trump a thorough read in a freestyle recorded for the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards called “The Storm.”

After going in on how Trump has fanned the flames of the national anthem controversy…

But this is his form of distraction
Plus, he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that in
-stead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada
All these horrible tragedies and he’s bored and would rather
Cause a Twitter storm with the Packers

The most acclaimed White rapper of all time concluded with:

‘Cause like him in politics, I’m using all of his tricks
‘Cause I’m throwin’ that piece of shit against the wall ’til it sticks
And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his
I’m drawing in the sand a line: you’re either for or against
And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split
On who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this:
“Fuck you!”

Ending with a Beyoncé classic middle finger up.

Since he burst into hip hop with the classic single “Slim Shady,” Eminem has received a lot of blowback from the culture about how his Whiteness allowed him to crossover to the mainstream and stay there despite homophobic and misogynistic lyrics. All while Black rappers were (rightly) excoriated for the same actions.

Pupils, in light of (pun intended) Eminem’s enjoyment of White Privilege is his Trump rant woke or broke?

See the full performance below.

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A Quick Look at All-Women Rap Trio Las Krudas Cubensi

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Image of Krudas Cubensi courtesy of Hip-Hop Congress.
Image of Krudas Cubensi courtesy of Hip-Hop Congress.

Out of a woman-formed and led artists movement in Cuba comes Las Krudas – a rap trio, formed of 3 Cuban women.

Krudas is a derivation of the Spanish word “cruda” meaning crude, raw, unrefined, real; Cubensis is a Latin word for those of native Cuban descent. Cruda is precisely what these women are: they are raw, unrefined, and real. They celebrate and defend diversity, while actively engaging in a counter culture. Las Krudas practices what they preach.


Icons: The Wu Tang Clan

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Wu Tang Clan founding member Rza, rendered as the Buda by artist Yuko Shimizu.  Image courtesy of Yukoart.com
Wu Tang Clan founding member Rza, rendered as the Buda by artist Yuko Shimizu. Image courtesy of Yukoart.com

Wu-Tang Clan gained wide-spread notoriety for their unique sound and lyrical skills when their self-produced single “Protect ya Neck” was released in 1992. Shortly after, the group signed with Loud/RCA Records and released the album “Enter the Wu (36 Chambers)” in 1993. The album’s signature style was designed as a complete artistic package inspired by themes from Kung-Fu movies of the ‘70s and 80’s, like the 36th Chamber of Shaolin, and Shaolin and Wu Tang, among others. The album had a mix of samples from these films and their lyricism was humorous, vivid and spoke of some of the hardships faced in Staten Island, NY, which the group nicknamed Shaolin.