October 5, 2009, - 5:00 pm
Everyone at DebbieSchlussel.com’s favorite rap artist, for Wu Tang Clan ranter Ghostface Killah (real name: Dennis Coles), is out with a new contribution to American class and culture, his semi-eponymous album, “Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in the Emerald City.” (Both Houdini and the Wizard of Oz are turning over in their eternal resting places.)
In order to celebrate his new contribution to haute compost, Mr. Killah is on a press blitz that includes some really scintillating gems. First, there’s this from New York Magazine:
You also mentioned that the album was partially motivated by the fact that you haven’t shot anyone since the nineties. No need to get into too much detail, but can you talk about that particular incident?
Oh, nah, I ain’t talking about that, B. This nigga wanna talk about a shooting I said in the early nineties. What’s wrong with this nigga? [Laughs] Nah, nigga. You wilin’ and sh**. Nah, nah.
[DS: Asterisks in s-word inserted by me.]
Then, there’s this from the New York Times, the “newspaper of record” . . or as they say in hip-hop, “The crackaz paypahz ‘n’ sh**” [translation: the White People’s papers and stuff]:
There gotta be topics, grown man topics, grown woman topics, you ain’t just talking about crack and freestyling. You gotta have situations where the people could see what you’re saying and feel you and relate to you.
Ah, so you can’t just talk about crack. No worries, Ghostface–can I call you Ghost or Dumbass for short?–I will never see what you’re saying or “feel you” and relate to you.
Sadly, far too many Americans do.
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