Dr. Boyce Video: Why is “Big Booty Hoe” Rapper 2 Chainz Performing at Morehouse College?

They ask me what I do and who I do it for
And how I come up with this sh*t up in the studio
All I want for my birthday is a big booty hoe
All I want for my birthday is a big booty hoe
When I die, bury me inside the Gucci store
When I die, bury me inside the Louis store
All I want for my birthday is a big booty hoe
All I want for my birthday is a big booty hoe

Those are the lyrics of “The Birthday Song” by the rapper 2 Chainz.   The buffoonery is somewhat typical for what hip hop music has become.    But I admit that I was curious as to why we might be tempted to encourage Morehouse men to absorb this kind of ignorance into their psyches.  Morehouse men are among our last lines of defense against the glorification of counter productive buffoonery, so maybe the school can allow it’s men to get their dose of Two Chainz elsewhere.

I respect the tradition of Morehouse immensely and I just spoke with Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude about how wonderful it was to use Morehouse as the first stop for our “Building Outstanding Men and Boys” (B.O.M.B.) Family Empowerment Series.  But there must be a point when we ask ourselves, “What kinds of black men are we creating when we are constantly encouraging them to produce the very worst of themselves to the world?”

This video gives my point of view more clearly 

Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition. He is also the creator of the Building Outstanding Men and Boys Family Empowerment Series. To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.

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32 Responses to Dr. Boyce Video: Why is “Big Booty Hoe” Rapper 2 Chainz Performing at Morehouse College?

  1. X October 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    The sad thing is 2chainz went to college
    AND graduated…

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  2. Pat October 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

    The scheme is to turn anyone with leadership potential in the hood into a SAVAGE, acting like cave men and women or outright animals. Thugs and Drugs are pushing into classroom not only at colleges n universities but also K-12 public schools. Black folks sleeping thru it….so sad.

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  3. REALITY October 24, 2012 at 3:28 am

    We as a people are out of our F…….g minds!! I get so sick when I hear supposedly intelligent men defending Hip Hop. To me its nothing more than a bunch of Grown Idiotic Niggers sprouting a bunch of kiddie rhymes that don’t make any sense. We so foolishly worship that shit and try to claim it as an art.
    No other race of people participate in some of the foolish shit that we worship.
    Then you wonder why the Black employment is so high for Black men. Its because far too many spend their lives trying to be a rap star or entertainer instead of educating themselves and building a career or starting a business.

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  4. Ishmar Muhammad October 24, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Hip Hop is Black owned & Operated! Rap is some Corporate Crackers trying to exploit Gross ignorance & Bufoonery by Negroes who will do or say anything to be famous maybe their soul they would sell to have Mass Appeal-Guru(Gang Starr)Real Hip Hop!

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  5. Think About It October 24, 2012 at 7:32 am

    How does one defend the worst in our society? Everytime this subject comes up I notice several of the usual suspects that come along with it. First the internalized racism and self-hate. Phrases like “no other race” celebrates this type of thing is flat out stupid and shows either a lack of knowledge of the dominant White European Culture and Mindset or a typical self imposed racism towards one’s own culture or race as always less than even though others do the same damn thing. So the answer is Hip Hop is the problem now. But for those of us older than 19, remember when it was sexualized RnB. I distinctly remember teachers getting up at my school and turning off the radio when M’tume’s ‘Juicy Fruit’ came on the station we were listening too. The Isley Brother’s “Between The Sheets”. Remember when the first time I heard a woman have an orgasm in a song was Donna Summer or Diana Ross moaning and groaning during their 15 minute songs. Or the first time I heard b—th on the radio was Prince singing “Irrisistable B—tch”. That’s just with RnB we won’t get into the music prior to 1984 from White Rock and Alternative Music artist. Sub genre’s like Heavy Metal, Death Metal. I guess I was the only little boy who couldn’t stop watching Duran Duran’s stripper porno video for Hungry Like the Wolf and Rio or Motley Crue’s Girls, Girls, Girls as a kid. Long before 2 Live Crew ever existed. Guess what. Teenage boys and young adults have something called hormones and they tend to like naked girls and happen to be obsessed with Sex. This has never changed whether it was borrowing Mom’s Jet centerfold or the Sears catalogue. The only difference now is that the images are easier to get thanks to the internet and pay cable which I might add you PAY FOR. If you don’t want it in your house or your kids exposed to it. Don’t pay for it. Then you get the whole entire argument as this is the reason why Black Men are unemployed or our community is falling apart. Really, what kind of Eurocentric brainwashed Klan David Duke Logic school teaches you how to internalize White Supremacy. The reason why you or our community is catching hell today is the same damn reason it was catching hell 20 years ago, 40 years ago, 80 years ago and going back to almost the last 10,000 years since this beast crawled out of the caucus mountains and saw everybody else on the planet thrived under the very sun that kills it. Then you get the lets blame the rappers argument. Like really? Name me the Black person that owns Viacom, Time-Warner, Disney, Newscorp or General Electric. Why would your natural enemy who knows that Black people are genetically dominant as the Original Melanated people on this planet do anything that would help you survive and thrive especially when the more you are able to live and breed without him means that he would be wiped out just by the fact of you having kids without ever even picking up the machete, gun or torch to him? There was always juke joint music, party records, low down blues and miami bass booty rap and there will always be young people who think they will live forever and are invunerable to diseases and pregnancy. The problem today is more that there is no music parity being pushed. There is good conscious music being made by young artist but you have to search for it. Your enemy is not going to give it to you or promote it. Also understand this. A woman is genetically born physically weaker than a man. No matter what race. Women will never be a physical threat to a man the way another man wil. A woman can only have children every 9 months. A man during that same period can impregnate a different woman of any race everyday during that same 9 months. Those are the 2 main reasons why this society targets Black Men for incarceration, extermination and blame for all societies problems. Are there some Devil Black Men out there? Of course. Just like there are evil Black Women and people of every other race and gender. I find it funny on the same site several days ago there was an article arguing that a young lady should have been to present Jay-Z an ex-low life drug dealer as a role model to her Harvard Classes. So, if the rapper reaches a certain level of success his past sins are forgiven and this young lady shouldn’t be slapped upside her dumb ass head? Not Marcus Garvey, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass or any Black person who is not famous but owns their own successful company? She chose Jay-Z and this site along with your sister site argued that they should have let her? Either I’m confused or that’s straight up dat bs hypocrisy we are talking about. By buying into the racist paradigm set up by this beast where all your past sins are forgiven as long as you are successful then when anyone else uses the same business model you co-signed for Jay-Z buy are not there yet or as successful. You want to complain? Solutions. Own your own businesses: Specifically entertainment sources so you don’t have your enemy producing what your children and young adults see all the time. Stop setting up standards of middle aged and old adults to try and apply those same standards to kids and young people. I don’t care how much my mother love Luther and Freddie Jackson when I was a kid. I hate them because I was a kid. Some things you just have to gorw up to appreciate. Some things only young people like. If 2 LIve Crew never forced me to go to a strip club are you saying 2 Chainz has this new super power? Or maybe young men like looking at naked young women? If I can’t give Coltrane credit for my successes does that mean I get to blame Uncle Luke for my failures? So in other words Black people’s entertainment is the main problem again? Not lack of opportunity, crappy single parenting, generational lack of education, poverty, a system of racist targeting? Its flipping 2 Chainz now, hummm? Once again this argument about pop culture devolve’s into the bad cotton picking slave. Where so many of you will complain all day and night about the quality of the smelly bad cotton that you buy but will never raise your voice, ball your fist or give a mean glance at massa sitting on the porch making them pick the cotton that you don’t have to buy in the first place?

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    • Brian October 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

      Great post!

      Reply
  6. Think About It October 24, 2012 at 7:32 am

    How does one defend the worst in our society? Everytime this subject comes up I notice several of the usual suspects that come along with it. First the internalized racism and self-hate. Phrases like “no other race” celebrates this type of thing is flat out stupid and shows either a lack of knowledge of the dominant White European Culture and Mindset or a typical self imposed racism towards one’s own culture or race as always less than even though others do the same damn thing. So the answer is Hip Hop is the problem now. But for those of us older than 19, remember when it was sexualized RnB. I distinctly remember teachers getting up at my school and turning off the radio when M’tume’s ‘Juicy Fruit’ came on the station we were listening too. The Isley Brother’s “Between The Sheets”. Remember when the first time I heard a woman have an orgasm in a song was Donna Summer or Diana Ross moaning and groaning during their 15 minute songs. Or the first time I heard b—th on the radio was Prince singing “Irrisistable B—tch”. That’s just with RnB we won’t get into the music prior to 1984 from White Rock and Alternative Music artist. Sub genre’s like Heavy Metal, Death Metal. I guess I was the only little boy who couldn’t stop watching Duran Duran’s stripper porno video for Hungry Like the Wolf and Rio or Motley Crue’s Girls, Girls, Girls as a kid. Long before 2 Live Crew ever existed. Guess what. Teenage boys and young adults have something called hormones and they tend to like naked girls and happen to be obsessed with Sex. This has never changed whether it was borrowing Mom’s Jet centerfold or the Sears catalogue. The only difference now is that the images are easier to get thanks to the internet and pay cable which I might add you PAY FOR. If you don’t want it in your house or your kids exposed to it. Don’t pay for it. Then you get the whole entire argument as this is the reason why Black Men are unemployed or our community is falling apart. Really, what kind of Eurocentric brainwashed Klan David Duke Logic school teaches you how to internalize White Supremacy. The reason why you or our community is catching hell today is the same damn reason it was catching hell 20 years ago, 40 years ago, 80 years ago and going back to almost the last 10,000 years since this beast crawled out of the caucus mountains and saw everybody else on the planet thrived under the very sun that kills it. Then you get the lets blame the rappers argument. Like really? Name me the Black person that owns Viacom, Time-Warner, Disney, Newscorp or General Electric. Why would your natural enemy who knows that Black people are genetically dominant as the Original Melanated people on this planet do anything that would help you survive and thrive especially when the more you are able to live and breed without him means that he would be wiped out just by the fact of you having kids without ever even picking up the machete, gun or torch to him? There was always juke joint music, party records, low down blues and miami bass booty rap and there will always be young people who think they will live forever and are invunerable to diseases and pregnancy. The problem today is more that there is no music parity being pushed. There is good conscious music being made by young artist but you have to search for it. Your enemy is not going to give it to you or promote it. Also understand this. A woman is genetically born physically weaker than a man. No matter what race. Women will never be a physical threat to a man the way another man wil. A woman can only have children every 9 months. A man during that same period can impregnate a different woman of any race everyday during that same 9 months. Those are the 2 main reasons why this society targets Black Men for incarceration, extermination and blame for all societies problems. Are there some Devil Black Men out there? Of course. Just like there are evil Black Women and people of every other race and gender. I find it funny on the same site several days ago there was an article arguing that a young lady should have been to present Jay-Z an ex-low life drug dealer as a role model to her Harvard Classes. So, if the rapper reaches a certain level of success his past sins are forgiven and this young lady shouldn’t be slapped upside her dumb ass head? Not Marcus Garvey, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass or any Black person who is not famous but owns their own successful company? She chose Jay-Z and this site along with your sister site argued that they should have let her? Either I’m confused or that’s straight up dat bs hypocrisy we are talking about. By buying into the racist paradigm set up by this beast where all your past sins are forgiven as long as you are successful then when anyone else uses the same business model you co-signed for Jay-Z buy are not there yet or as successful. You want to complain? Solutions. Own your own businesses: Specifically entertainment sources so you don’t have your enemy producing what your children and young adults see all the time. Stop setting up standards of middle aged and old adults to try and apply those same standards to kids and young people. I don’t care how much my mother love Luther and Freddie Jackson when I was a kid. I hate them because I was a kid. Some things you just have to gorw up to appreciate. Some things only young people like. If 2 LIve Crew never forced me to go to a strip club are you saying 2 Chainz has this new super power? Or maybe young men like looking at naked young women? If I can’t give Coltrane credit for my successes does that mean I get to blame Uncle Luke for my failures? So in other words Black people’s entertainment is the main problem again? Not lack of opportunity, crappy single parenting, generational lack of education, poverty, a system of racist targeting? Its flipping 2 Chainz now, hummm? Once again this argument about pop culture devolve’s into the bad cotton picking slave. Where so many of you will complain all day and night about the quality of the smelly bad cotton that you buy but will never raise your voice, ball your fist or give a mean glance at massa sitting on the porch making them pick the cotton that you don’t have to buy in the first place?

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  7. byron lee October 24, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Dr. Watkins has delivered yet another dose of elixer to soothe what ails us. And to think that many of us criticize him for his candor. 90% of hip hop and today’s R & B is dangerous to Black people, just as dangerous as drugs. Bufoons like 2 Chainz, T. I., Jay-Z (Yes him too. Being super wealthy and married Beyonce doez not give him a pass. Just listen to the lyrics; and from a 43 year old man no less), Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, 50cent, etc. dumb it down just to make money. They inflict damage that racist whites could only DREAM of inflicting on our race. Hip Hip artist are today’s MINSTREL SHOW performers, only a lot more dangerous.

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    • D Raheem J October 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      I don’t see or hear rappers and R&B singers attacking President Obama non stop in public to divide Black people in the next election like Boyce Watkins.

      You don’t see Rush Limbaugh, Palin, Hannity and OReily (and we know they hate Romney) attacking Romney in public to divide and encourage the white community to stay at home in the next election and allow President Obama to win do you?

      The next President will select the next two Supreme Court judges to an already racist, conservative bench who will no doubt repeal all the civil rights laws and set Black people back for centuries to come.

      Rush and the racist understand why this election is so important, unlike this idiot Boyce Watkins. Now you tell me, who is doing more to hurt Black people, Boyce and his kind, or the rappers and R&B singers? SMH

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  8. YiaYia October 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Because black men continue to contribute to their own demise. Like another poster said, I really cannot stand black people who defend this drivel!

    Hip hop genre is like the Walking Dead. It’s just a shell of what it used to be, but once you’re infected, you become this slobbering, mindless zombie, ready to infect others, hungry for more of the same garbage.

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  9. Greg October 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

    It is flash and a lot of potential cash. Just because a person go to college and graduate does not mean they are into the intellectual or corporate America life style. Every person decide what is their American dream. To be fair about this, Jews especially, and Whites do the same type thing. We blacks feel more pressure to demonstrate this so-called positive Cosby Show type image. Not all kids as well as black kids are going to be Cosby type kids. There has always been this uneasy relationship bewteen the HipHop world and the Intellectual Black world. In actually, they have co-exist a lot more than most people think. This reminds me of the days of the Blaxplotation Movies era.

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  10. J October 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Can we stop playing each other? Hoes? Stop it!

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  11. byron October 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    YiaYia, DAMN your your zombie metaphor is on point !

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  12. Onesilverbac October 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    when a automobile pulls up next to me blasting the nigga this and my hoe that, and I look over and see their heads bobbing,

    I think to my self they look just like the music sounds!

    Sometimes it’s a person who looks to be 30 something.

    Yes it effects you, who you are, who you associate with.

    But I say let them be, they are their own person.

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  13. sandy October 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    It just doesn’t make sense…and you can’t make sense out of what doesn’t make any sense. We can have our opinions yes we can. But the fact that out of all the positive and ispirational messages waiting to be heard and used as a motivating factor in the lives of these young and older adults, they choose” a big bootey Hoe” simply makes no sense, and they can’t explain why, because you can’t make sense out of what don’t make sense.

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  14. AMAZINGGRACE October 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    @ThinkAboutIt, every artist you mentioned had talent! They had a beautiful voice or they had the ability to play an instrument. These Cats today only know how to move the knobs on a studio instrument and call it music!!!!! Some are modern day minstrels without black face applied… Put a song in front of them like, “In between the Sheets” and they can’t sing it, but they could sample the h*ll out of it.

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  15. Elem October 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I love women and I love sex, and there is nothing wrong with an entertainer whose lyrics speak of a woman’s beauty etc..
    But I am with Boyce on this one.

    If you are going to write, sing or rap lyrics about a woman’s beauty and attraction does it have to be demeaning to the woman?

    Does a woman’s beauty have to be compared to the likes of a prostitute in order for me to feel comfortable appreciating my attraction to her.

    In a society where any population is habitually targeted for systematic prejudice, the men are usually singled out, because men are always more of a threat than women.

    If this population is losing the battle against prejudice being visited upon them, the men usually will take their frustrations out on their women and each other, so that they can feel a sense of power.

    Mainstream rap music sucks @$$! It glorifies violence between black people and the humiliation of black women.

    Anyone who is offended by this article, needs to stop lying to themselves.

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  16. deshane October 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Now Dr. Boyce Morehouse is a good college but you should know that if the money is right anything can happen and stuff like this just proves what the school really care about.

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  17. nonelikesmooth October 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    The people who promote this junk (labels, clubs, radio, event organizers) do it because there’s a demand for it. If people really want to do something about the overall problem, we need to show the gatekeepers that there’s an equal or greater demand for a different product. They don’t care about being responsible to the community. They only care about money. The solution is twofold: 1) cut the revenue off to the negativity; 2) prove to them that positive music will be profitable for them. Money talks. Also, let your voice be heard: call, email, or go visit your local radio stations and voice your displeasure directly, and offer suggestions of alternatives they might play. If enough people speak, they’ll listen.

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  18. REALITY October 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    “Think About It”…. People with your mindset will defend every failure in the Black Community and BLAME IT ON THE WHITE MAN!! Stop with the WEAK ASS TIRED OLD “THE WHITE MAN MADE THEM DO IT” This crap is a sad memory to what our ancestors fought and died for. Ignorant Fools like the aforementioned don’t seem to have the COMMON SENSE to see the Degenerative of the Black Race. I ask APOLOGIST FOR THIS SUB CULTURE BEHAVIOR how much is enough. NO OTHER RACE FOCUSES ON BELIGERENT, DEBILITATING BEHAVIOR. WAKE UP!!!

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    • Think About It October 25, 2012 at 1:06 am

      No where in anything I wrote did I defend this garbage. If that’s what you read you are an idiot. I was explaining where it comes from. In your diatribe against my supposed mindset I notice you didn’t name the owners of any of the 5 corporations that own and produce all of the aforementioned music and entertainment I named did you? That cavebeast has gotten into your mind so deep that you can’t even get mad at him for producing this crap? Are you serious right now? You remind me of one of those people who blame the girl wearing a skirt for being raped. When as a result of that rape she might hate her rapist all of a sudden you want to start preaching about forgiveness and how that makes her the same moral equivalent of her rapist. Get the eff outta here. Once again I never defended the Big Booty girls on the old Parliament Funkadelic records. The young afro wearing naked sister’s covered in honey on any Ohio Players records, Prince dressing in a thong or Vanity 6 lyrics for Nasty Girl. I was pointing out two very distinct facts that seem to have went over your head. Number one this whole ideal of how culture is somehow degenerating. For whom exactly? Were we happier in the 60′s getting lynched? Slavery, the medieval times? Seriously this is as good as Planet Earth is going to get right now. There will always be rape, murder, death, destruction, war and human suffering and degradation as long as there are human beings we will find an excuse to hate and kill one another. Its our responsibility to understand this behaviour, because only in understanding it can we overcome it or at least control it. If you apply to my store for a job and I don’t like the way you cut your hair but I hire everyone else you know and as a result they can afford to pay for things like cars, school and bettering their lives and you can’t. How can you say I didn’t do anything to you? Not because you weren’t capable of doing whatever job I wanted but because I didn’t like you I changed the course of your life. Now change haircut for skin color which you cannot change. The only Black people who don’t understand that equation are people like you. I don’t blame the whiteman for anything because I know exactly why he does what he does. He does what he does for simple genetic survival whether he knows it or not. He must keep Black people in check or we would breed him off the planet. He only makes of 11% of the global population. Without chattel slavery and Blacks not killing one another fast enough his days are already numbered. As I completely explained that but you ignored it. No one is forcing anyone to buy or listen to 2 chainz. But in a free society who are you or I to tell them they can’t. Also since you never disputed the fact about young men of any race liking naked girls. I thought I made it absolutely clear that if 2 chains didn’t exist these same young men would probably be listening to some Nine Inch Nails singing “I want to eff you like an Animal” 1994. As for your self exposing comment the “degenerative nature of the Black race”. If you said that to my face you would be picking up your teeth. Seriously there is only one group of individuals on this planet that have killed, raped and stolen more than anyone else and lied about it. Show me this magical group of made up Black Man that kidnapped 300 million people for 400 years and murdered 100 million. I’ll wait. What kind of idiot gets an explanation confused with an apology except some confused Kneegrow probably with his nose planted firmly up some white womans behind. I hope you wash your face before you kiss your little mixed nuts kids goodnight. I don’t have to like 2 chainz music, just like some 20 year old doesn’t have to like Miles Davis either. But I don’t live in a world where someone’s entertainment choices bother me as much as the implication that no matter what Black people do or like its wrong. Always wrong. I hate conspiracy theories but as I said once before on many different post. Its not paranoia when there is someone actually following you. Before you respond back, I hope you at least take the time to post back with your response the name of the so-called white men who own, distribute and pay all those rappers. “No other race focuses on beligerent, debilitating behavior. Wake up!!!” – So I guess you’re the only idiot on this board who’s never watched Behind the music? So when Gene Simmons sleeps with thousands of women, when Motley Crue does enough drugs to kill an elephant it’s good, tolerant and empowering? I will never see kneegrow’s like you ever dare say that with bass in your voice to a white man’s face. Because no matter how much ‘evil’ a white person does you will find an excuse to shrug your shoulder’s and tell yourself; but Black people are worse, even though its not true. But just like a good pet you go into attack dog mode for massa against your own even harder than you would ever dare to this beast that runs the whole show. I see you. No I don’t like 2 chainz but I know why he exist and how. Do you? There is also one factor I didn’t mention before that I think should be addressed. There is a whole generation of women who not only like this type of music but prefer it. As I’ve been saying all along. Men generally don’t do things that don’t attract women. If you want to change the culture. You or anyone else needs to figure out why so many young women like men who call them bad names. Get this, if you don’t like that type of music these women won’t even be bothered with you. Now I know many of you sisters want to keep up the Michelle Obama fantasy but in reality go on Youtube and search Twerk videos. Nuff said. Is it okay when Lil’ Kim, Eve or Nicki Minaj says it and you buy it for your daughters, tune in to talk shows and award show with her on it and never pay attention to the lyrics. But anyone with a johnson must be checked? Okay. Last but not least “Reality” feel free to let me know when you ever decide to grow a pair and confront any of the people who obviously must be “Black” according to you that produce 2 Chainz music and put it on their radio and tv stations. I’ll glady call the Police for you if someone is forcing you to pay for cable or listen to this garbage.

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    • Brian October 27, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Yes wake up and listen to intelligent people like this!!

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  19. Bert October 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Dr. Boyce recently addressed Harvard’s rejection to look at Jay-Z Business Role Model. Guess how many comments: 2, I guess it was too deep.

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  20. cheche October 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Its bad enough that society believe black women are sexual objects but when you have vid vixens and rappers who validate black women as nothing but hoes??????? I grew up with a group by the name of the Last Poets…a socially active group of the late 60′s and early 70′s. Rap is not new this is how our African acestors communicated. But I believe our ancestors would spin in their graves if they could hear the lack of respect for not only our women but for ourselves as people. Life is not a bowl of cherries but do we as black people have to show our ignorance all the time. And yes no matter what your life goals our you are entitled to listen to all kinds of music but I don’t think the entertainment fees that schools of higher learner require should be used to finance rappers who have no respect for women or anyone else.

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    • Miss T October 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      @cheche…”When the Revolution Comes.” It was all about the “uplift” and not all this materialism and murder. The violence then was a by-product of the social injustices inflicted on us by the establishment. These youngins today are clueless about the true struggles of the past and the shoulders on which they stand and now have the privilege of self expression for which people have given their lives for them to be able to do.

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  21. DeMarcus K. Crews October 25, 2012 at 2:49 am

    As a Morehouse Student, I’ll respond to this article very succinctly. At Morehouse we have a culture that’s second to none, this culture is very simple, work hard, play hard, work harder. It’s not a paradox for students, especially black students, to have an appreciation for 2 Chainz and Einstein, Kanye and van der Waals. Lastly, let us not forget that Men of Morehouse are not angels, we love the things most men love, we just have an yearning for knowledge that’s second to none, but I can respect your point of view Dr. Watkins!

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  22. Frederick D. October 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Did Morehouse ever address the issue with the men there wearing heels and carrying purses, that would be a bigger issue at the college than 2 chainz and his dumb azz song

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  23. brotherscoe October 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Them Morehouse college partys is off the HOOK!

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  24. satch October 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    think about, you need to realize that in the 70′s we were not bombarded 24/7 with negative images of black folks.get mad get glad the hip hop /rappers put videos on tv 24/7 worse images than any the stepin fetchit did.

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  25. Miss T October 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Back then we were making love not war..this rap crap got grown men walking down the streets saggin’ and rappin’ with headphones in their ears not giving a damn about nothing!

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  26. Demitrious December 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I’m not a Morehouse Man, but I have friends who are and I have always looked up to Morehouse men as being men of higher standards. Higher education, higher purpose. In one of the responses a current Morehouse student asked why Morehouse is being singled out when this rapper has performed at many HBCU institutions. To me, it sounds as if that young man doesn’t know what it means to be a Morehouse man and should maybe transfer to Howard. SMH Does anyone understand character anymore?

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  27. Dark Chocolate December 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    With all the wonderful music in the world, for a college to promote rap is a sellout. We are what we watch.

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