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Friday, October 24, 2014

Jason Whitlock a Rap Producer?

In a November ’06 column on AOL Sports, Jason Whitlock says he has a major love-hate relationship with rap music. My problem is that I’m a newer reader of his, so I don’t know all the background on his relationship with rap music. What I do know is that Whitlock called out the hip hop culture as a societal problem in response to the Don Imus remarks. That’s why I find Jason Whitlock’s participation in producing a new game day song for the Kansas City Chiefs entitled “It’s Now on ’07,” quite curious.

As YOU BEEN BLINDED points out, some of the participants in the song include Rich The Factor, Bacari, Big Scoob, T-Will, Tech N9ne and Zig. All you have to do is take a look at the lyrics for some of these performers’ songs to get an understanding of their music. Just check out Tech N9ne’s song, Absolute Power

we Kansas City players
and we bout sold game,
we make it so that Tech N9ne is a household name
How many points you got? I got 50
here’s a question to the censorship committee
who’s the biggest gangs of niggas in the city,
my villains are Gritty,
Big Scoob, Txx Will, Bakarii,
rest in peace Short Nitty

But this is the same Tech N9ne to whom Whitlock gave a shout out in a column at AOL Sports. What gives? Does this make Whitlock a hypocrite? Has he changed his viewpoints and stances since producing the song? Does he no longer associate with some of those rappers? These are all questions I surely would like answered considering Whitlock attributed a lot of society’s problems to the hip hop culture. Or maybe we should just give him a break because as he says, “he has a major love-hate relationship with rap music.”



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