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Soulja Boy Salutes the Slave Trade

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Our music critic calls Soulja Boy on the carpet.One of the biggest songs in the country last year was an inane, sex-chant-infused Southern rap called "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," by young Soulja Boy Tell Em, from tiny Batesville, Mississippi, population 7,113. Soulja Boy Tell Em turned 18 this summer and is looking forward to voting for the first time. His monster hit song included repeated assertions of a cartoonishly absurd sex act: supermanning, or as he elaborated repeatedly in the song, "that ho," which means to come on a woman's back and then put a sheet over her so it sticks to her back and she looks like she’s wearing a cape. Ridiculous stuff. He also chants repeatedly, "Supersoak that ho,” the meaning of which needs no explanation, given the neighborhood we're already in.These are ludicrous suggestions that play into the Cro-Magnon conception of men using sex and sperm to attack and slay women. It's such a mean-spirited vision of sex that every time I heard the record I thought, I bet that before this came out, he was a virgin.Last week in Atlanta, I got to interview Soulja Boy Tell Em. I found out just how young he really is. He was one of about ten rappers I interviewed in one day for my BET show, The Black Carpet. I decided it'd be fun to give all the rappers part of the Proust questionnaire. I thought it'd be a way to get beyond image and into who they really are. Most of the guys gave good, thoughtful, intelligent, sensitive answers. I asked Juelz Santana, “How would you like to die?” He said, "Loved."Then came Soulja Boy Tell Em. I asked him, “What historical figure do you most hate?” He was stumped. I said, "Others have said Hitler, bin Laden, the slave masters..." He said, "Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa."My jaw, at this point, was on the ground."We wouldn't be here," he continued, having no idea how far in it he'd stepped, "to get this ice and tattoos."Wow. Never mind that diamonds come from Africa. Never mind that there were many generations of pain in between leaving Africa and getting diamonds. Never mind that the long-term cataclysmic effects of subtracting about tens of millions of young, strong people from Africa over the course of a couple of centuries is a large part of the reason why Africa now appears so distasteful to you. Never mind all that, Soulja Boy. You put country first.October 30, 2008 | 6:30amhttp://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...e-slave-trade/
These man could be gassed thou, I wanna see the video. I wouldn't put it past him thou.

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Don't you get it?He's being sarcastic and ironic. In other words...''f*ck the slave masters, after all that, I'm the one with the money, ice and tattoos''Just people blowing things out of proportion as usual.

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thats a big shake my head from me an my colleagues in the south west region of london

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Don't you get it?He's being sarcastic and ironic. In other words...''f*ck the slave masters, after all that, I'm the one with the money, ice and tattoos''Just people blowing things out of proportion as usual.
u inferred a lot from what he saidinteresting

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"Oh wait! Hold up! Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we'd still be in Africa."sounds like he is saying ah damn i wish i was still in africa. thats what i hoped anyway"We wouldn't be here to get this ice and tattoos."then i read this. if a certain candidate gets to paint the white house pink i can guarantee this sh*t wont wash in 2009.

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AFRO AMERICANS HAVE TO HAVE A BEGRUDGING RESPECT 4 SLAVE MASTERSBROUGHT THEM OVERBREEDED THEM 2 MAKE THEM STRONGER MORE POWERFUL NO RAP MUSICNO RNBNO BLACK AMERICAN ATHLETESINFACT THE SLAVE MASTERS MAYBE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE... THEY CHANGED THE WORLD 4 THE BETTERFACT.

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Don't you get it?He's being sarcastic and ironic. In other words...''f*ck the slave masters, after all that, I'm the one with the money, ice and tattoos''Just people blowing things out of proportion as usual.
i dnt share ure faith in Mr Tell ems intelligence..excuse me

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i swear all you must do is read hip-hop news and sign on
dem unsuccessful thread duppiments dere. nice try, llow trying to hard thou makes u look like a faggotlol @ signing on. ok den chap

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hate for nino is strong.its either all the other minorities or old guys.lol
agreedbare chinese, asian man and O.A.P.s on my case.edit- one peado too

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Don't you get it?He's being sarcastic and ironic. In other words...''f*ck the slave masters, after all that, I'm the one with the money, ice and tattoos''Just people blowing things out of proportion as usual.
i dnt share ure faith in Mr Tell ems intelligence..excuse me
I would have liked to think it was sarcasm as well or an answer to the question as in who he hates & he says 'shout out to the slave traders' as in he hates them...but I doubt he is that clever or interested in actual issues

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Don't you get it?He's being sarcastic and ironic. In other words...''f*ck the slave masters, after all that, I'm the one with the money, ice and tattoos''Just people blowing things out of proportion as usual.
i really really doubt thatthis guy is a baffon

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hate for nino is strong.its either all the other minorities or old guys.lol
agreedbare chinese, asian man and O.A.P.s on my case.edit- one peado too
i don't hate you. That would imply that i actually give a sh*t about your existence.

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Soulja Boy>>>>>>>>>>>__________________slash free gucci
Co-sign both points.I seem to be co-signing you a lot these days NO HOMO.

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Beg you stop making topics about this guy, let him fade from existence so his name will ever be mentioned again.Nothing he has said does or will ever matter.

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Don't you get it?He's being sarcastic and ironic. In other words...''f*ck the slave masters, after all that, I'm the one with the money, ice and tattoos''Just people blowing things out of proportion as usual.
think ur givin him too much credit tbh.
We have to remember this guys biggest hits comprise of the words...superman that hoe, yah bitch yahh, and throw some Ds on it(in reference to his grades)He ent clever

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