The Roots drummer says that, “black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture.”
Weigh in on what Questlove said
Not Questlove :/
lmao this is the nigga who wrote a long-ass piece on how fucking hard it is to live as a “visble” Black man (and a tall, big one at that) and this nigga can’t really understand why Black woman wouldn’t be fucking w/ ol girl? Why do all the conscious niggas suddenly chill when it mostly Black women talking about a problem?
I enjoy the Roots’ back catalog, as well as Quest’s afro, but I feel like he’s the current poster boy for “dark-skinneded industry dude who still has a complex about Black girls not checking for him in high school” (see: Uncle Ruckus’ play-nephew A$AP Rocky).
This is the shit we talking bout’. When Black Women need Black Men’s support, on issues that will impact us, we get this shit. It’s always, “We need to open up our hearts.” it’s always “We need to share” whenever it’s about some damaging oppression that erases Black Women, we always have to “move over and make room.” And if we don’t do it nicely, and peacefully “We’re bitter black bitches, who hate anre are envious of non black women.” So we can talk about Macklemore and how Kendrick was robbed, how Black Men are overlooked in being rewarded for their music, and Black Women have jumped in supporting and defending, when we ask for support, for understanding, for acknowledgement of the harmful affects Iggy, Miley, Kreyshawn, are having on Black Women…..we get we need to chill. Now when’s it about Black Female Culture, it can no longer be appropriated, or gentrified, it can’t be stolen, it’s contagious like a damn disease and Black Women need to turn the other cheek, that’s some bullshit. Black Power is for Black Men.