I tip my brim to media blogger Richard Prince for pointing to the provocative rap video below... evidently produced by BET executive Reginald Hudlin but released on the internets by Babygrande Records.
The theme of the video is that “coon-ass rappers” who traffic in negative images are “sellout niggas” who ought to be lynched.
The track is by Staten Island rapper NYOIL, and was originally released in 2006. It’s included on the new NYOIL album “Hood Treason: Deluxe 2 CD Edition.”
“To BET’s credit,” wrote Dick Prince, “the network has not televised the animated video....” In Prince’s opinion, the song “trivializes the horrors of lynching to make its point.”
I’m all for free speech... and the animation is definitely top quality. But perhaps Black Entertainment Television shouldn’t be in the position of suggesting that anyone get lynched, metaphorically or otherwise.
What do y’all think? Is this too much for TV?