Thursday, May 12, 2011

What are the Obama's Thinking?--- Rapper "Common"?

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The police were outraged over First Lady Michelle Obama's invitation to rapper "Common" to join her last night at the White House for a "poetry evening".

Many in the general public were shocked.

Chicago rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., A.K.A., "Common" who likely knows the Obama's from their years of attending Rev. Wright's church, outraged policemen because of some of his lyrics that include threats to shoot police.

He has also performed a passage suggesting burning then President George W. Bush.

Here's a sample of some of his lyrics, a video and the White House explanation.
Letter to the Law

Dem boy wanna talk… [indistinguishable]

Whatcha gon do if ya got one gun?

I sing a song for the hero unsung

with faces on the mural of the revolution

No looking back cos’ in back is what’s done

Tell the preacher, God got more than one son

Tell the law, my Uzi weighs a ton

I walk like a warrior,

from them I won’t run

On the streets, they try to beat us like a drum

In Cincinnati, another brother hung

A guinea won’t see the sun

with his family stung

They want us to hold justice

but you handed me none

The same they did to Kobe and Michael Jackson

make them the main attraction

Turn around and attack them

Black gem in the rough

You’re rugged enough

Use your mind and nine-power, get the government touch

Them boys chat-chat on how him pop gun

I got the black strap to make the cops run

They watching me, I’m watching them

Them dick boys got a lock of cock in them

My people on the block got a lot of pok* in them

and when we roll together

we be rocking them to sleep

No time for that, because there’s things to be done

Stay true to what I do so the youth dream come

from project building

Seeing a fiend being hung

With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?

Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button

Killing over oil and grease

no weapons of destruction

How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one

The government’s a g-unit and they might buck young black people

Black people In the urban area one

I hold up a peace sign, but I carry a gun.

Peace, ya’ll.”

This is a link to a video--if you care.

And why did the White House invite this person?

Well, its partially a misunderstanding of what "Common " represents.

"While the president doesn't support the kind of lyrics that have been raised here, we do think some of the reports distort what Mr. Lynn stands for more broadly in order to stoke controversy," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday.

Carney said, "He is within the genre of hip hop and rap in what's known as a conscious rapper," he said, adding that President Obama appreciates the way Common tries to get children to focus on poetry, "as opposed to some of the negative influences of life on the street."

Oh, OK. Don't focus on the part about shooting the police or burning a president, just study the structure of the lines of lyrics. Got it.

Another special event in the Obama White House.

God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Free.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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