The New Shakespeare

chiefkeefuziTo hear the New York Times tell it, Chief Keef is the new Shakespeare, Dickens or Dylan. Or all three combined.

All wrapped up in a teenage hip hop performer whose work The Times calls “the defining document of the current Chicago sound.”

A few more quotes from the Times’ recent coronation. (And by all means, read the whole review.)

“Chief Keef serves as a reminder of what’s been whitewashed out of the hip-hop mainstream: a sense of the struggle bedeviling the communities that produce much of the music.”

“It’s a surprise that Chief Keef is beginning to gain traction because there’s strikingly little room for what he does in the hip-hop mainstream, which is preoccupied with success and, probably even more impossible for him, melody.”

Whitewashed? That is what critics call it when black rappers stop acting black and start acting white. I would pay to hear The Times tell us what that means.

Someday pop historians will be examining this moment as a seminal time in the birth of something very important, says The Times. Maybe by then The Times will reveal its policy of how it expects black people to act.

Note to The Times: If you are having trouble with that, just Google the term “minstrel show.” That ought to do it.

You are welcome.

For all the attention The Times devotes to the author of this “defining document,” the Chief Keef’s own words do not appear in the article.

You won’t be seeing them here either.  That is because the fuddy duddies who run FrontPage don’t like printing words that if you said them on radio, you would get fined $500,000.

That’s pretty much every line. Drugs. Violence. More drugs. More violence. Sex. Drugs. Sexual Violence. Over and over and over. Often expressed in the kind of black mob violence I document in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of racial violence and how the media ignore it

And the hopeless squares who run FrontPage also do not think too highly of layering those lines over a video of several 17-year olds smoking reefer while  … well, this old fuddy duddy doesn’t even know how to describe what is going on in a way that fits a family-style news site.

Unless of course you are a member of the Manson family.

If you cannot wait for the verdict of future hip hop historians to learn about the birth of The Next Big Thing; or if you want to see a video of how The Times sees black people in their pre-whitewashed condition, you might want to check this for yourself.

First read the review. Then check this out to see what they are talking about.

Here’s a link to a video of his big hit “I Don’t Like” with lyrics.

Let me know what you think.

And the next time you wonder about how a culture becomes coarse and vile and despicable, or where teenagers get the idea that coarse and vile and despicable are OK, even admirable, don’t ask Chief Keef.

Ask The Times.

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  • Lillith22

    Oy!

  • ester

    Disgusting

  • Chiggles

    At least his finger is off the trigger.

  • AlgerHiss

    There must be a reason why the word "crap" contains the word "rap".

    As well, how is that new super star Lil' Poopy doing?

    • Stephen_Brady

      I never thought I would ever give Alger Hiss a thumbs up!

  • fiona

    "…..probably even more impossible for him, melody.” so the words to the "songs" are not only vile but so is the melody as in there is none. He can't create melody. It is impossible for him. So its not really music as most people know it to be. Wow and this is a positive review. Am I misunderstanding this?

  • TG

    Read the “lyrics”, the bar for genius has been lowered considerably.
    I don’t like!

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: "The New Shakespeare"

    should read : The New Shakes Spears……I digress.

    btw: What ever happened to a good old fashioned Bach fugue?

    • κατεργάζομαι

      ~ They don't act on stage, – - – they behave.

      …apologies to Oscar Wilde. lol

  • patron

    I wonder if the promoters of this trash ever lived around poor blacks. If they did, they will find nothing romantic.

    The neighborhood I lived in used to be beautiful. It is now ugly because inconsiderate blacks ruin it. It's not just the violence or drugs or the dozen illegitimate children by a half a dozen fathers, but a complete lack of concern for others bordering on the pathological, permeating even the most trivial behaviors.

    It's easy to fix. Stop subsidizing this scumbag criminal society. People who have to work don't stay up all night barking like some animal. This does not happen because Democrats make their money destroying anyone whose repulsed by this filth.

    • Questions

      I've been saying the same thing for years. Blacks are not "victims," as mainstream conservatives as well as mainstream liberals argue. They're victimizers. They make life miserable for others around them. If there aren't any whites around to terrorize and steal from, they'll make mayhem upon their own kind.

      Blacks, in essence, are affirmations of Thomas Hobbes' observation: "The evil man is the child made strong."

  • Randy CA

    I think you all are wrong. It is more like Francis Bacon. And maybe with a hint of Jane Eyre.

  • Stephen_Brady

    Tomorrow. Tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time. And all our yesterdays are lighted fools the way to dusty death …

  • tagalog

    The eyes are not here
    There are no eyes here
    In this valley of dying stars
    In this hollow valley
    This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms

    In this last of meeting places
    We grope together
    And avoid speech
    Gathered on this beach of the tumid river

    Sightless, unless
    The eyes reappear
    As the perpetual star
    Multifoliate rose
    Of death's twilight kingdom
    The hope only
    Of empty men.

    -T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men

    • http://twitter.com/ColinFlaherty @ColinFlaherty

      playing the T.S. Eliot card: Nice.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    The new Shakes Spears:

    The Termite by Ogden Nash

    Some primal termite knocked on wood
    And tasted it, and found it good!
    And that is why your Cousin May
    Fell through the parlor floor today.

    Today Obama Termites are knocking on 51% taxpayers' wood….
    …Tasting it, and finding it very good.

    VOTE DEMOCRAT! – - – It's easier than working!

    IT's FREE WOOD!

  • jakespoon

    Chief Keef looked up his family tree,and a monkey took a dump in his face.

  • http://americandigest.org Gerard Vanderleun

    Demonstrates what a degraded human this slunk is.

  • http://twitter.com/amitabha1022 @amitabha1022

    In the word of the recently inebriated Reese Witherspoon, "This is beyond".

  • blight14

    Utterly delusional………..