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March 5, 2011 3:09 AM   Subscribe

A Letter To Lil Wayne by Watoto From the Nile, an all girl rap group.

Guessing by the age of these kids, I'm assuming this is written by their parents, especially after dropping Lauryn Hill, Steve Harvey, India Arie and KRS-One's names.
posted by azarbayejani (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Coming, in episode 43 of Beef! Lil Geezy vs Lil Weezy...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:59 AM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I guess who wrote it isn't as important as the message.
posted by tomswift at 4:59 AM on March 5, 2011


I watched it for a while, didn't hear any rapping
posted by nathancaswell at 5:26 AM on March 5, 2011


Rap doesn't start till 1 minute in.
posted by azarbayejani at 5:31 AM on March 5, 2011


Its nice I guess, but they just aren't very good. Here is lil boosie's daughter iviona rapping. For context, lil boosie is in jail waiting on trial for murder.
posted by goneill at 7:09 AM on March 5, 2011


I saw this a few days ago and after several minutes it just was pedestrian. Good on them for doing it though. I'm wondering if he will respond.
posted by cashman at 7:36 AM on March 5, 2011


At the age of 9 or 10, I was better versed in 60s folk and pop than mainstream music, because I listened largely to the music my parents liked - they were rather selective about the TV and radio that we were allowed to listen to as kids. It wasn't until a few years later that I got a Walkman, started making friends who were really into contemporary music (and had older siblings with quality music collections to raid) and started form clear tastes of my own. I was also a most righteous and uncomplicated feminist at the age of 10. So based on my own experience, I think the girls could've written this on their own.

Being a more complicated feminist now, I like The Crunk Feminist Collective's reaction to the video.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:45 AM on March 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


This was really nice, thanks.
posted by maryr at 8:23 AM on March 5, 2011


From the same producers: Sony's conspiracy against Michael Jackson
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:44 AM on March 5, 2011


I guess who wrote it isn't as important as the message.

Then why did they use kids to say what the adults were saying?

Its nice I guess, but they just aren't very good. Here is lil boosie's daughter iviona rapping. For context, lil boosie is in jail waiting on trial for murder.
posted by goneill at 7:09 AM on March 5 [1 favorite -] Favorite added! [!]


If based on these 2 videos, I had to guess who was being a better parent by reinforcing self esteem and not putting someone else's words in the kids' mouth...I would have guessed lil boozie. Given that...the video seems useless to me.
posted by hal_c_on at 1:27 PM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


They just haterz
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:24 PM on March 5, 2011


This bothers me on many levels. It is more disturbing than any lil' wayne lyric ever could be. Who ever is behind it is affecting these childrens minds 1000x more negatively than listening to wayne, or any other art, could.
posted by coaster at 9:04 AM on March 6, 2011


Wait...how is telling little girls that it's not cool to be called bitches "disturbing"? I don't mean to suggest that putting words in your childrens' mouths is a fantastic super idea or anything, but I don't see how this is quite so heinous.
posted by maryr at 10:28 AM on March 6, 2011


I shouldn't have been so sensationalistic. From my perspective, they're doing more than putting words in their childrens' mouths. They're constructing an elaborate ruse to push their message, using the kids as pawns. I am biased, because i love Lil' Wayne's music, and i can't stand when people teach their kids that any art is bad or 'wrong.'
posted by coaster at 5:29 PM on March 6, 2011


i can't stand when people teach their kids that any art is bad or 'wrong.'

But what if it is?
posted by Avenger50 at 9:04 PM on March 6, 2011


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