didn’t know you liked rap
Gangsta rap to be specific; most of the stuff that came out in the late ‘80s to like the mid ‘90s. Rappers in that time did what some of the greatest stand-up comedians like George Carlin and Chris Rock did/do. They could go from telling some really over-the-top even cartoonish joke with a barrage of the most profane insults to laying some insight on the harsh realities of inner city life/poverty/etc.
I ain’t gonna lie though, there are plenty problematic things going on in Gangsta rap (plenty, damn). But yeah, I’m tired don’t want to type anymore. heh
This quote comes from her brilliant discussion with bell hooks on how people tried to shape her response to poor shaming that occurred on her show as her being irrationally angry and as some personality facet, when it was simply a legitimate response to a very disgusting problem of classism and racism in America. And this uniquely happens to Black women based on long held stereotypes and controlling images about Black womanhood, shaped by misogynoir. (via gradientlair)