I knew it was bound to happen, somebody gone stepped to LL Cool J on the battle tip over the song Accidental Racist and threw down the gauntlet.. NY Oil who many may know as Kool Kim of the famed group UMCs just re-did the classic jam Rock the Bells and called out LL Cool J.. He basically said LL needs an intervention and proceeds to give a history lesson reminding LL and everyone else that general Robert E Lee was a slave owner and doesn’t need any RIPs and good tidings..
NY Oil wrote this…
My son LL COOL J went out.. with that wack ass song he did with Brad Paisley….
Now for the record I have always been a LL fan.. but he violated.. and LL has always been a confrontational rapper.. so .. it is what it is.
Wake up brother.. come back home.
NY Oil doesn’t leave LL hanging by himself.. He saves his harshest lines for country singer Brad Paisley and lets him know, healing racial relations is not about allowing some privileged white man feel good about rocking a confederate flag..
We’ll see if LL responds with a song of his own.. One thing we should not forget, no matter what we think about that country song.. LL is still one of the greatest emcees in Hip Hop to ever touch a mic..You best have some serious skillz if you’re gonna call him out..
So LL Cool J and country singer Brad Paisley did a song called ‘Accidental Racist‘ where Paisley raps about why he rocks the confederate flag.. he says it’s about Southern pride and has nothing to do with the hateful past.. LL raps that he wishes white men wouldn’t judge him for wearing sagging pants.. He says if you don’t judge my doo rag, I’ll forget the iron chains..
I get the who notion of wanting to spark dialogue and wholeheartedly deal with racism.. but c’mon LL the iron chains can’t be forgotten.. especially since those chains never left.. Systemic oppression and the system of white supremacy never left..
Today its called the Prison Industrial Complex.. Today it’s called police terrorism where Black people are shot and killed every 36 Hours by law enforcement. Today’s its called the Rap Industrial Complex, where we have rich mostly white executives bombarding us and the world with the most vile and absolute coonish music the planet has ever seen..
Today those iron chains are replaced by one out of four Black folks in the US living below poverty thanks to continued land grab and pillaging in the form of fraudulent foreclosure, corporate tyranny and gentrification.
Maybe on an individual basis LL and Brad can get along.. and that’s nice.. the real enemy is still alive and well and ain’t listening to songs like this.. The sooner we all can separate corporate agendas and imperialism and those who represent it from average folks trying to do right, we might be better off.. But as it sits, many want their cake and eat it to…until then Brad Paisley can rock his confederate flag as soon as he gives back the economic resources his daddy stole from my daddy..