Wednesday, March 19, 2008

LL Cool J - Seeking Out Father Figures

Props to the consistent good words of LL Cool J

There are few entertainers in the "Rap Game" that I can call out as being consistent in his attempts to stay out of the gutter. This is the case both in the content of the music and the "life imitating art" component of his existence - when he is outside of the recording studio - living life.

LL Cool J has been around for a long, long time. Throughout his career he has maintained a positive image about himself. He has reached out to others who have come from the street and tried to have a positive influence on them.

Where as I am quick to call a spade a spade when it comes to the modern day Sambos that use their Blackness as a cover to perform "black faced" acts that no other could get away with - I am equally as quick to check out individuals within the same industry who took a different path - a positive path. Where as there are some rappers who are labeled "conscious rappers" by others only to have ME listen to them and strongly disagree - with LL Cool J this label can get legitimately affixed.

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