I figure there are plenty things I would have made fun of, but just didn't have the outlet. I probably made fun of these things among my circle of friends and family, but everyone in my circle of friends and family knows that they don't listen to a word I say. I'll probably do one of these a week. It'll be a limited feature as I imagine there is a finite number of these. I mean, I won't go back to the Civil War and blog about how the North is losing this thing if they don't change course. I also won't blog about that crazy New England writer who's living in the woods as a stunt to sell more books. I'll just comment on recent history. I mean after the Don Imus called the Rutgers women's basketball team nappy-headed hoes, I had a joke that the whole situation was unfair considering the fact that the women said they were going to celebrate their victory by not combing their hair and sleeping with lots of guys. I started to compose a short essay around the joke, but then Imus resigned, making my joke obsolete. I probably won't revisit that on TIWHBAHIHABATT, because I just did.
So this one that follows was supposed to be my first blog post, but I never got around to posting it. My actual first post didn't arrive until like two months later.
So here it is: DMX on Obama. From XXL Magazine, March 14 2008. Who says Rappers are ignorant?
Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.
What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.
You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.
I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.
Full Interview: Here I Stand