Is rap controversial again? Two developments of note this week.
First, LL Cool J and Brad Paisley have teamed up for six minutes of awfulness called “Accidental Racist,” in which Paisley displays a sketchy grasp on semiotics (in his world, Confederate flag signifies Skynyrd fan) and LL Cool J fuels the dumbness fire by referencing said flag and rhyming it with doo-rag. It’s essentially a 2013 remake of “Ebony and Ivory” crossed with a Saturday Night Live parody that refuses to end.
And now, Jay-Z (as Vibe Reports) has released “Open Letter,” referencing his recent jaunt to Cuba and his White House security clearance.
We’re all for rappers jumping into the political dialogue, but solving racism in America and the Cuban trade embargo? Be sure to check back and let us know how that’s going, fellas.