January 13, 2005
The Racist strikes again
Not unlike in one of my previous attempts to rescue hip-hop from those who would have it destroyed, one of the problems I've run into with Operation Slap a Dropout has been people who think this is all some kind of elaborate joke on my part, I guess designed to draw attention to myself at some other poor fellow's expense. I assure you, it isn't.
For those of you who are unaware, a few months ago, I received an email from Oliver Wang stating that he was dropping my site from his blogroll because I was "a nigger" and that instead of blogging, I should be out scamming welfare and burning my lips on a crack pipe with the rest of my kind. Well, you can imagine my surprise upon receiving such a nasty email from someone I never would've suspected of being so violently racist. I was at a loss as far as what to do at that point. After several days of careful consideration, I decided to post that email on my site in an attempt to get the issue out in the open and, hopefully, promote racial healing within the blogosphere.
Of course, many people at the time did not want to believe that this was true, just as many people have doubted my level of commitment with Operation Slap a Dropout. After all, how could someone like O-Dub, the typical powerless Asian, ever be such a monster as to write the kinds of things contained in those emails? At the very least, you'd think he'd be concerned with his reputation as a writer and as an academic.
But, you see, this is his crafty Asian genius at work: Make the poor, lowly black man, who's only attempting to salvage what little integrity might be left in today's hip-hop community, seem like the asshole. Meanwhile people like himself and Kanye West are now the victims of vicious, unfounded attack campaigns. The goal, as it always has been, is to keep the black man in his place, at the bottom of the food chain, while the Chinaman reaps the rewards of his centuries of hard work.
I wasn't surprised at all, then, to read this article by the important jig scholar, Kenyon Farrow, that describes in scathing detail how an evil cabal of racist Asians, led by none other than The Racist himself, have been holding secret meetings on how to best steal hip-hop culture from the black race and exploit it for their own personal enrichment. I suggest that you all read it, but since it is a lot of troubling information to digest in one sitting without getting overly emotional, I went ahead and excerpted the parts that I found to be most damning.
Oliver Wang, Asian American writer, cultural critic and graduate student at UC Berkeley (where he teaches courses on pop culture), the opening speaker and panel moderator, gave an opening talk about the historical presence of Asians in hip-hop. Mr. Wang’s research into the annals of hip-hop history unearthed an emcee (who claims to have cut a record before "Rapper’s Delight") from the South Bronx, whom Wang declares as the "first Asian in hip-hop." He then describes him as "half Filipino and half Black." I couldn’t help but wonder how this emcee identified himself and how he physically looked, and why his Blackness was now a footnote in Wang’s historical re-write.
As you can see, this attempt by evil Chinamen to take over hip-hop, which I'll be referring to as the Shanghai Surprise, will rely on the perversion of history to make it seem as if they were the true creators of this culture, which has only since been hijacked by what they like to refer to as "niggers." I may not have a Ph.D in some social sciences field, but I know enough about the jig community to know that every third one of them you meet "has got some [insert random Asian race here] in they family," and that's why their hair is so straight. Tell me that isn't the case here.
As Wang continued on, he painted hip-hop music and culture as this multi-culti "American" artform that everyone’s had a hand in developing. By doing so, Wang very skillfully ignored the reality that Rap was in fact created by Black youth (and Latinos from the Caribbean – many of whom are also of African descent and certainly ghettoized as "Black" in the NYC socio-economic landscape) in the South Bronx (or in Queens, depending on whom you ask). Wang went on to say that the only reason why Asians were drawn to hip-hop was because of the music. He also said that "hip-hop is the most democratic music because it doesn’t take the same skill as playing classical music."
I added the bold letters myself just to add emphasis to the fact that you can't watch these Chinamen too closely. What might seem like a harmless attempt at promoting racial unity is really a crafty attempt to rewrite the history of hip-hop to exclude the black race from it. Also, the writer didn't really hit on this, but notice that in his attempt to downgrade hip-hop as an artform, he compares it to the only form of music that Asian people have ever really excelled in (Yo-Yo Ma, anyone?), fucking classical. I swear that fucker's so crafty at times, it makes my head spin.
There's more (because I definitely read the whole thing), but like I said, it's a lot of troubling information to digest in one sitting. In fact, in reading it, you might become so angered that you feel driven to lash out at O-Dub, or some other nearby Asian who may or may not have something to do with this. Don't. While your level of anger is understandable, it's important that we don't sink down to their level. Also, it's important strategically that we don't become so consumed with anger that we leave ourselves open for another one of their attacks. Remember, they think harder when they're sleeping than we do awake, because that's just how big their brains are.
I hope that in reading this, you begin to see just how real this all is. Hip-hop is under attack from all angles, whether it's someone like Kanye West who would degrade integrity of the artfom with his dubious recording practices or an evil cabal of racist Asians who are attempting to highjack the entire culture outright with their crafty attempts to manipulate the media and rewrite history. I've only chosen to speak out against them because I care about this music and this culture and I can't stand to see it dragged down any further.
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yo...the way i see it is, there has to be cultural exchange. for example, the wu-tang borrows from kung-fu films and oriental sounds while an asian artist borrows from hip-hop. however, i dont think that this is how its happening. in other words, the "culutral exchange" is being converted into a "culture robbery".
Posted by: djxplicit | Jan 13, 2005 7:17:34 PM
I should explain that I by no means mean "all asians", but I mean "those asiasns", especially oliver wang (no homo).
Posted by: djxplicit | Jan 13, 2005 7:43:57 PM
10 years from now, when there's nothing on the radio but wall to wall Jin records, people will look back and say that Byron Crawford tried to warned us.
Posted by: Bol | Jan 13, 2005 8:09:04 PM
i know i will.
Posted by: djxplict | Jan 13, 2005 8:32:37 PM
It's bad enough they opened up all of those goddamned grociery stores.
Posted by: Bol | Jan 13, 2005 8:36:16 PM
Posted by: tonymacq | Jan 13, 2005 8:37:52 PM
No, crafty Asians = Genius.
Bol= An average man.
Posted by: Bol | Jan 13, 2005 8:43:02 PM
Power to the people.
Some things that have to be said:
1) Jin isn't the savior the Wang (no homo) makes him out to be.
2) There's a difference between Wu-Tang sampling Kung-Fu into hip-hop and Jin just dressing, talking and sounding like a black person's hip-hop. Something has to be said about Ollie Wang (no homo) attempting to make "the guy who invented hip-hop" (or whatever the fuck) to be Asian.
3) You gotta stop linking to Wang (HUGE no homo)
Posted by: djxplicit | Jan 13, 2005 8:53:18 PM
I link to Wang (no homo) just to make people aware of who our enemy is.
Posted by: Bol | Jan 13, 2005 9:01:59 PM
you have every right to be furious about the way wang has treated you, but projecting his qualities onto all "chinamen" can only perpetuate the racial issues
Posted by: dee | Jan 13, 2005 9:23:17 PM
Yeah, I was pretty much just referring to that one particular evil cabal of racist Asians, but you see how my anger got the best of me.
Posted by: Bol | Jan 13, 2005 9:28:07 PM
i think that's the "crafty asian"-ness right there. tryin to infuriate you to take make you lose your cool and make YOU look like the racist one.
Posted by: djxplicit | Jan 13, 2005 9:45:17 PM
Doesn't everyone know that hip-hop was devised as part of the brainwashing research, an outgrowth of MK ULTRA? A combination of rhythmic movement, cannibinoids and alcohol lulled people into a trance state, so they could then be more easily exploited by advertisers. Their original research was done on the 'mos in the discos, but they just decided to kill most of them and chain the rest to expensive drug cocktails with a perfectly designed virus instead.
Sidney Gottlieb, people. A Nazi brought over during Operation Paperclip. He's the man you're looking for.
Posted by: Jackson West | Jan 14, 2005 3:37:47 PM
But does he have a blog?
Posted by: Bol | Jan 14, 2005 4:17:22 PM
wtf does sidney gottlieb have anything to do with anything? btw, he wasnt a nazi, he worked for the cia and tried to form "truth serum" and made ecstasy and tried making something to kill fidel castro and made lsd.
read about it:
Posted by: djxplicit | Jan 14, 2005 4:45:01 PM
God, this is so fucking funny. Bol, you definitly need to start another blog war.
I would, but I don't got the net connections to actually make it news.
Posted by: flyno20 | Jan 14, 2005 6:38:43 PM
Hungarian Nazi, hired by the CIA:
Just making up my own, personal conspiracy theories, because I prefer to blame my fellow white people (crackers I think they're called by the kids these days) for everything. Self-hate is the new black in ought-five. Thanks for the trackback, Bol.
Posted by: Jackson West | Jan 14, 2005 8:30:00 PM
Bol, since you are my role model, i too have made a seperate blog for Kanye hating & all that jazz. right here:
Posted by: djxplicit | Jan 14, 2005 10:35:32 PM
another thing- try to be a white/black girl, and go into the nail industry. you ain't gonna be workin in no salon! that's O-V. they took that shit over with the quickness, i can honestly say i have never in my life seen anyone but an asian doin nails. Also they're workin on the laundromats, and all latino establishments.
Posted by: cmb | Jan 17, 2005 5:45:23 AM
Shanghai Surprise = funniest offbeat cultural reference I've seen anywhere, in a while. Cheers.
I'm glad you kids are doing your research. America once was a great civilization.
Posted by: RedZepprin | Jan 27, 2005 12:19:17 PM
Hey, juss stumbled upon here when I was looking for racism issues and whatthat Oliver guy said to you was beyond fucked up and a dirty thing to say..btw..I'm asian..and i understand how pissed off you got becuase I've encountered a lot of racism too but it's no call to be sayin things like evil asians...or typically powerless asians..or chinamen...just because your pissed off at one guy no need to label and insult the whole race you know? btw...this shit is also fucked up and maybe it would interest you.
Posted by: Jen | Jan 27, 2005 8:35:08 PM
i used to think there was a limit on tounge in cheek sarcasm.
bol, you're actually beginning to scare me now. and i'm loving it.
Posted by: WarriorMentality | Jan 27, 2005 9:46:54 PM
You are a racist yourself. All the sterotypes you mention about the grocery stores and classical music and that "EVIL" blah....That's Why there's alot of asian Americans That are even racist. Because you and people like you like to make fun and think your better. You think any race will just take that? Asians are the newest immigrants here in America...The same way blacks and Mexicans were back then, and people gave them a hard time. I thought we learned not to discrimate now, But i guess that some Black people today like yourself who never went under severe discrimination don't know shit. Just so you know Music is for everyone, and rather you like it our not, there's actually alot more asian rappers today, just not in America and different ones excel in every genre...because they are people too with different taste. The entire world is actually more than 2/3 populated with Asians (if u include the middle East) So get use to it.
Posted by: watever | May 7, 2005 1:05:03 PM
watever = yet another person who doesnt get it
also, asians arent the "new" immigrants and blacks the "old" immigrants
get your facts straight.
Posted by: djxplicit | May 8, 2005 4:27:58 PM
wat the fuck?? y is er body against black ppl. wat did we do to u? how do u think jin is gettin his beats? wer did he get his influence?? don u think the black ppl gav him inspiration. den now ur jst shytin on us. the typical person. bring others down to make themselves feel gud. im out
Posted by: G's up | Oct 5, 2005 7:51:08 PM