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BLING-BLING to the EXTREME...Rapper's Delight

As a young kid growing up in Oakland, and being in the thick of the rap culture, I never got the point of why bruthas wore so much jewelry, as well as over-sized mega-expensive jewelry. And guess what...?


I still don't get it.

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Also... Lil Jon is a str8 up fool!

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You know why you don't get it? You have common sense.

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ignorance manifested.

minstrels on parade.

guys who don't know any better, expressing themselves.

good clean fun.

Kiwi is conflicted. but his kids will never look like this, other than as a halloween joke.

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now when they end up broke and homeless on e's "true hollywood story" and "where are they now" watch me NOT feel bad for them.

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to everything stated.

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. - Malcolm X
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. - Malcolm X
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius
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to everything stated.
Just for fun, I'd like to present a weak defense.

When I did my "hood time" back in the very early years of Hip Hop (from Rapper's Delight to White Lines with some lovely suburban interruptions around the Roxane Roxanne years) if you had nice things...

...a new football, a gold chain (a normal sized one ), etc.; if you weren't hanging with the right crowd (that awkward spot where jocks, drug dealers and straight up violent thugs intersect) you didn't have your nice things for long.

Now back in those times, cuz I was no fool, I kept my $$$ in my sock (they all knew I had a Dad with a good job, so even my "friends" were suspect when it came to personal security). The only noteworthy bulge in my pants was at the zipper.

So those who were able to have nice things began to emphasize their ability to have nice things by "super sizing" the nice things as a sign of how safe they felt "in the hood". Did "it" mean (was the display intended to mean) he could fight, he had dangerous friends/relatives or he was just cool/popular?

A young black male who could wear a big ass, clown sized gold chain and not get mugged had status...sort of like an outward manifestation of that intangible "ghetto pass".

That young black male, attracted people (mainly females he hoped) who wanted to hang out and have nice things without getting mugged; or (in cynical alternative) wanted to have nice things and know that if anyone was getting mugged first, it was going to be Mr. Bling.

So perhaps the bling bling look is a tribute in which these artists hold themselves out as a beacon of safety from crime, a symbol of freedom of expression and the "right to life, liberty and property" for the huddled masses.




Hey, I gave it a shot.

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Paul Wall with the Grillzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. If I had that kind of cash I'd invest it so when all my peers were broke trying to make a comeback on the Surreal Life I'd be living the good life.

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Just for fun, I'd like to present a weak defense.

When I did my "hood time" back in the very early years of Hip Hop (from Rapper's Delight to White Lines with some lovely suburban interruptions around the Roxane Roxanne years) if you had nice things...

...a new football, a gold chain (a normal sized one ), etc.; if you weren't hanging with the right crowd (that awkward spot where jocks, drug dealers and straight up violent thugs intersect) you didn't have your nice things for long.

Now back in those times, cuz I was no fool, I kept my $$$ in my sock (they all knew I had a Dad with a good job, so even my "friends" were suspect when it came to personal security). The only noteworthy bulge in my pants was at the zipper.

So those who were able to have nice things began to emphasize their ability to have nice things by "super sizing" the nice things as a sign of how safe they felt "in the hood". Did "it" mean (was the display intended to mean) he could fight, he had dangerous friends/relatives or he was just cool/popular?

A young black male who could wear a big ass, clown sized gold chain and not get mugged had status...sort of like an outward manifestation of that intangible "ghetto pass".

That young black male, attracted people (mainly females he hoped) who wanted to hang out and have nice things without getting mugged; or (in cynical alternative) wanted to have nice things and know that if anyone was getting mugged first, it was going to be Mr. Bling.

So perhaps the bling bling look is a tribute in which these artists hold themselves out as a beacon of safety from crime, a symbol of freedom of expression and the "right to life, liberty and property" for the huddled masses.




Hey, I gave it a shot.
Where've you been kiwifan? I've missed your posts!

Okay, so as a symbol of invincibility and status. Though you'd better have a posy who had your back if a brutha decided to make a name for himself and call your bluff.

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Where've you been kiwifan? I've missed your posts!
Well first of all, WTAworld isn't really doing for me, like it did a couple of years ago (I might be getting over pro tennis, and back to caring more about my tennis )...

...Secondly (and probably more relevantly)...

I went to World Cup in Germany mid June and Wimbledon early July then got back to Hollywood and had to throw myself into my Rugby (going for a National Championship), my Soccer (just getting my side step back) and trying to have a real social life as well...

...and I still haven't managed to resume my weekly tennis...

...and football season is right around the corner...

...my mind is writing a "R-rated Rom-Com Screenplay" that my computer and fingers are trying to avoid...

...oh yeah, and I have one of those jobby job things...

...hop off the plane from England and I'm neck deep in employment evaluations/reviews/raise calculations ...

...of course, they all love me , so I got my raise...

...jobs can be a tad distracting.

I'm supposed to be asleep right now so I can wake up at 3 and watch some rugby (later on Saturday, I'm playing soccer).

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