Everyone has been in such an uproar over New York Post writer Phil Mushnick’s take on Jay-Z’s ownership role with the Brooklyn Nets and the god honest truth is that people are only mad for a couple of reasons: the fact that he used the N, B, & H words and because it’s true, to a certain degree.
“…why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment? Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N—-s. The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—hes or Hoes….” Phil Mushnick
I’m not sure how much Mr. Mushnick understands the quote on quote Hip Hop community and the role that it has within basketball (high school, college, & pros) but when I read his original comments and then his most recent it never bothered me.
Honestly… I never flinched.
I’m a member of the generation the claims to use the “N” word as a term of endearment and yes I’ve use the word quite a bit in my lifetime, I’m also the owner of every Jay-Z album that has been released since 1996 and needless to say he’s also used the word quite a bit in his lifetime, but we call it being a lyrical genius. LMAO…
In a regular conversation between certain groups of African Americans you can hear the N, B, & H words all in one sentence multiple times i.e. “I went to the game last night to see them N—-s play man have you seen them cheerleaders b—s? Shawty them h–s fine as f—k.”
Am I lying?
In an era where rap music has completely gone down the drain I can understand how Mr. Mushnick could lump Jay-Z the artist that released singles entitled “99 Problems But A B—h Aint One & Bitches and Sistas” into the stereotypical, ignorant, gun toting rapper box but, Sean Corey Carter the businessman should be applauded for all of his philanthropic efforts.
For the record people should be more upset with me over the picture of Kunta Kinte at the top of the article…
Rob Calloway can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @robcalloway3
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