Thursday, November 5, 2009
HERE'S A(NOTHER) LETTER TO THE NEW YORK POST
It was just yesterday that I doubted the validity of anything written about in the new york post. Today I read about how the post referred to Ne-Yo as a rapper. He's not a rapper, he is a singer. A blog called fourfour wrote a bit about how the post (and, in the interest of being fair and balanced, lots of other publications) refer to any black vocalist as a "rapper," whether or not they actually MC. Interesting, and also depressing (but in the post's case, not at all surprising). As Chuck D said in Public Enemy 's classic "A Letter To The New York Post, "Here's a letter to the New York Post/The worst piece of paper on the east coast/Matter of fact the whole state! Forty centsin New York City fifty cents elsewhere/It makes no goddamn sense at all... America's oldest continuously published daily piece of bullshit!" I can't top that.