Just caught the tail end of The Regular Show, an episode called “Rap It Up.”
Premise? Black people are mean and rap battles are meant to hurt people’s feelings and Negroes don’t understand kindness and classical poetry is better.
Oh, and when the pink bubble man recites his…
I honestly don’t think that was the idea. The idea was more about using your art to hurt other people’s feelings or demoralize them is wrong, regardless of the circumstance. Using art to express yourself (in this case, your joy of life) is a much more fulfilling and meaningful purpose.
White opinions, man. I swear….
Yo. You really have no idea what you’re talking about. And you and the show both completely misunderstand (or don’t CARE to understand) how rap battles aren’t “demoralizing” or “hurting other people’s feelings.” Seriously, pick up a book and read. This is a cultural practice that spans the African diaspora. We’ve done it for centuries upon centuries and it doesn’t mean ANYTHING that you think it means.
Ha ha seriously. “White opinions?” Ok.
Well firstly, I said nothing about rap battles as a whole, I was talking about the manner in which the basic conflict of the episode was constructed and presented, if you actually pay attention to the lyrics, that’s what it was about. If it was really has such intentional racist overtones as you’re implying, I doubt the featured mc’s would have agreed to participate.
This is basic interpretation of the moral conflicts presented in the story from a basic level of actually paying attention to the basic situation given for the execution of the three part plot structure.