Originally Posted by Premeditated
oh...you'd be surprised. especially with where these rappers grew up. As soon as they get success and some of them move out, they get scrutinized like crazy by these ignorant hoodstitutionalized savages. I remember Fat Joe criticizing 50 Cent for not being in the hood when his fatass is always in Miami.
Nahh I definitely hear you. That's all a lot of these rappers talk about. "I'm still in the hood!" "You left the hood!" "Nobody respects you in the hood!"
In my view it holds you guys back somewhat. There seems to be a lot of negativity put on black americans looking to "move up." No doubt fed by the extreme distrust of white culture. But obviously I'm on the outside looking in so I can't pretend to know the entire dynamic there.
But look at white americans. You rarely have a white person being discredited because he left a bad neighborhood, or caring what people in crappy neighborhoods think of him. For us you get judged more if you can't make it out of those neighborhoods, or if you fall into them.
Such a strange little thought.