Friday, February 14, 2014
Nicki Minaj vs Malcolm X
What's woody wood, grasshoppers?
Okay, I'm gonna keep this short and sweet because there's pretty much nothing to say...is the album cover distasteful and disrespectful to El Hajj Malik El Shabazz commonly known to us as Malcolm X? Yes...was Nicki starving for attention through controversy? HELL YEAH!!!
Malcolm wasn't a nosey "lookin' ass nigga" in this flick...
...he held the artillery by the window to protect his family from death threats and possible harm
Shit was real back then (shit, it's STILL is today)
KRS-1 posed like Malcolm for the cover of his By Any Means Necessary album...but the difference is that he was conscious with his style, spittin' rhymes to stimulate your mind...KRS was/is the teacher of Hip-Hop...real talk
But let me put a positive spin on Nicki's album cover
A lot of 90s babies and younger don't know who the hell Malcolm X was...you got students at Malcolm Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey who don't even know anything about him...they probably think he's some white man who used to be the President of the United States and died rich
But seriously, maybe the album cover can be used as a tool to get the youngin's to AT LEAST have Malcolm X under their radar...they might see the fuss about Nicki using his image in a niggardly way and unknowingly educate themselves about one of the freedom fighters for not only Black people, but for humanity in general...
...that's if they're not lazy enough to GOOGLE search the man
But hey, at least I strive to look at the glass half full by deciding not to join the public lynching of ya girl, Nicki
Speaking of lynchings, peep the artwork below draw by Alex L
He's wild for this one
Nah'Sun the Great @ www.nahsunblaze.com