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From the Los Angeles Times:

The loss of Nipsey Hussle, and the neighborhood’s alternative histories
By FRANK SHYONG
APR 14, 2019 | 10:05 AM

This whole Nipsey Hussle business is one of the funnier Plaques for Blacks events of recent years.

 
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  1. MC says:

    Nipsey Hussle is the new Harambe.

    • Replies: @wren
    , @Reg Cæsar
  2. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    I like the way that the local documentary maker praising Nipsey let’s slip that he first ran into Nipsey when he was tracking down whoever was duping his work on a DVD burner and selling it, and it turned out that the pirate was Nipsey.

    And what’s with the”man of peace” stuff, Nipsey condemning violence? He sure comes off as a thug in that airline clip where the other passenger tells him to wear headphones.

  3. Anon[135] • Disclaimer says:

    I have read the opinion that, whatever the IQ of blacks, they have an adroit verbal skill and fluency. This seems to be based on rappers “rhymin’.” In the days since Nipsey bought the ranch I’ve been listening to various rap songs, and the lyrics are crap by any measure.

    Is it just that there are some really talented lyricists who have risen to the top, and various critics, amazed to hear decent lyrics coming out the mouths of blacks, generalize that to the whole race?

  4. If you go to Tak’s Coffee Shop on Crenshaw, it’s in the bowed heads at the lunch counter, in the silence during a TV broadcast about Nipsey’s death, the louder silence after. It’s palpable at JR’s Barbecue, where chef-owner Robert Johnson, who’s always cracking jokes, shakes his head and gets quiet whenever Nipsey comes up. He used to come in and order pork ribs, Johnson said.

    Seems like the death of Nipsey is like the Black 9/11 or possibly the Black JFK assassination. Like these national tragedies, the Nipsey assassination has also spawned conspiracy theories. In fact, when he is not promoting his new Buck Breaking documentary, Youtube Tariq Nasheed believes that Nipsey was taken out by the FEDS because Nipsey’s strip mall store was a threat to white supremacy or something.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U07TWvyvrfo

    The combination of gang banging and retail reminds me of “repping SmartTech” in The 40 Year Old Virgin.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Buffalo Joe
    , @guest
  5. wren says:
    @MC

    Maybe Elon Musk will cover him too.

    Or maybe Trump. That would be very current year, or whatever.

    • Replies: @Anon
  6. @Reg Cæsar

    Pussy in heels.

    “Acne positivity” is the latest iteration of the Zeitgeist.

    Our Galaxy is acne positive LQGBT!

  7. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anon

    Rap lyrics are generally crap. Ben Horowitz used to start every blog post with an epigram taken from a rap song and most are comically bad. Speaking of him,

    When Jay-Z rapped about his mother coming out as gay, I almost guessed the lyric.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  8. @Reg Cæsar

    Zitgeist.

    bored identity strongly believes Reg just caesared both chambers of iSteve’s commentarium

  9. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    Neither did Harry Baldwin.

  10. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I’m sure an occasional rapper can write more sense. The problem is, their 80-point IQ audience doesn’t want to hear anything smart or hard to understand. They just want to hear about sex, violence, and money. Rappers would never be able to make a living without this constant pandering to the id of their collective black audience, and they all know it.

    • Replies: @Ed
  11. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @wren

    I haven’t heard that much autotune in a song before. Gross.

  12. In 10 years time, the all-transgender crew of the USS Nipsey Hussle will be suiciding themselves via one-person drone bombs in the Spratly Islands, during the last battle of Sino-American war.

    • LOL: jim jones, BB753
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  13. Anonymous[298] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Frank Shyong’.

    Frank Schlong, more like.

  14. George says:

    You can support the memory of Eritrean-American Ermias Joseph Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le) by shopping at his line of fashion wear, The Marathon Clothing. I personally was tempted to get an ‘all the money’ beanie.

    https://www.themarathonclothing.com/

    At 33 he was one of the older at death top tier rappers, if that is what he was.

  15. When will Senator Spartacus Booker present a bill to have Nipsius Husslinus deified? The cult’s already formed, they just need the imprimatur of the State.

    • Replies: @bomag
  16. OT, but when I left comments for the last few days they vanished until approval – no edit period, no “your comment is awaiting approval“.

  17. @TelfoedJohn

    You are clearly a man of rare foresight, though I have my doubts that the crew of that particular vessel will be able to navigate even partway across the Pacific.

  18. @El Dato

    Just last week I saw somenome wearing a “Malcom X” T-shirt. Yes, it was misspelled.

  19. TheBoom says:

    I just hope a white or Chinese transsexual plays him in the bio pic. Anything else would be racist and cisgendered bigotry

  20. @Dave Pinsen

    For the benefit of non Jay-Z fans like me:

    Mama had four kids, but she’s a lesbian
    Had to pretend so long that she’s a thespian
    Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate
    Society shame and the pain was too much to take
    Cried tears of joy when you fell in love
    Don’t matter to me if it’s a him or her
    I just wanna see you smile through all the hate
    Marie Antoinette, baby, let ’em eat cake

    The song is “Smile.” I won’t reproduce the entire voluminous lyrics for the song, but they’re utter nonsense.

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
  21. Physics interpretation:2D Ising model….the spins line up in the same direction….spontaneous magnetization….

  22. Ed says:
    @Anon

    Most of the consumers of rap are white.

  23. Arclight says:

    There is plenty of empty-minded music out there in pop, country, and so on, but rap is the only one that the media pretends is actually saying something important despite 95% of the songs being a variation on the themes of a) how much money I make, b) how many women I am banging, or c) how I’ll kill you or anyone else for dissing me. This is how Kendrick Lamar gets a Pulitzer Prize for his album (probably retribution for Bob Dylan getting a Nobel and not being super grateful about it) when as far as I can tell, his music is thematically indistinct from the rest of the genre.

    I took the time to listen to a few songs off Hussle’s most recent album that was apparently nominated for a Grammy. They were ridiculously simplistic and repetitive even by rap’s very low standards. It says a lot that today this stuff is beyond criticism though – in the 90s Chris Rock and the Wayans made movies making fun of rap and some of its tropes, but today I doubt anyone would be brave enough to do that.

  24. @George

    This shirt is supposed to say “Crenshaw”, but it looks more like “Crershaw” to me. An n should have a hump or a straight line on its left side.

  25. kihowi says:

    This is all very undignified. It reminds of when Kurt Kobain died. In my tiny European country I had never seen a reference to him on tv or in the papers or in magazines. I didn’t know who he was. Then he blew his brains out and journalists tried to outdo each other with with hyperbole about the significance of the situation and the tragedy of his life and the generation defining blahdeeblah. They had been great fans all along!

    It’s a slightly depressing day when you learn English and realize the European papers just copy the NYT for their “reports”.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
  26. @Ed

    Further proof that “consumerism” and “humanism” are two radially opposed concepts.

  27. BB753 says:

    Had Nipsey been Roman Catholic, he’d be well on the road to sainthood. Martyr and Saint.
    Does anybody else get the same feeling that this Nipsey Hussle over the top coverage is but a lefty smoke-screen to divert people from the Jussie Smollet propaganda fiasco?
    “Nipsey Hussle, the greatest man you’d never heard of before!”

  28. El Dato says:

    In other news, the Black Hole at the center of Messier 87 has been named “Nipsey”.

    (Just joking it’s actually named Powehi:

    https://www.sciencealert.com/the-black-hole-we-can-t-stop-talking-about-has-been-christened-with-an-unofficial-name

    In collaboration with astronomers, a Hawaiian language professor has now given M87* a more poetic name. It’s ‘Pōwehi’, and it means “embellished dark source of unending creation”, which sounds… pretty spot on.

    I would say it’s completely inappropriate as it is the sinkhole and all end of creation, not the source of anything except Hawking Radiation, but diversity demands what diversity demands.)

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @The King is a Fink
  29. Walsh2 says:

    The whole Nipsey Hustle deal has a coordinated feel to it to further an in group-out group dynamic. Black folks are hip and cool because they’re down with Nipsey, white folks not so much. However, Black folks like Michael Erick Dyson (sp?), Obama, etc didn’t have a freaking clue who this dude was until he was killed. Dyson’s piece about a chance meeting on a plane is complete and utter BS. It’s akin to naming a kid J’mercia or something of the like – it divides and separates in group/out group.

  30. Sammler says:

    Of all the words of tongue or pen,
    The saddest are “aspiring rapper”

  31. It’s pretty amazing to listen to old R&B or even disco now.

    Here’s The Trammps, from back when the industry didn’t mind paying big ensembles to put together just the right sound. It’s a lark of a song, but the craftsmanship is evident.

    Note the nerdy white keyboardist.

    I’ve actually had older black guys get wistful on me talking about days of yore, like the Talking Heads’ astounding integrated performance in Stop Making Sense. Now that blacks are just another percentage in the multicultural flotsam, they seem to be doubling down on the more dysfunctional aspects of their culture.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Anonymous
    , @CJ
    , @guest
  32. bomag says:
    @Anon

    [Blacks] have an adroit verbal skill and fluency.

    I’m utterly non-plussed by rap lyrics, but there seems to be a gift-of-gab there.

    It was related here in a comment that Blacks can do nothing all day, and talk about it in great detail; Whites can have a busy day and have nothing to say about it.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    , @Reg Cæsar
  33. bomag says:
    @Oleaginous Outrager

    We’re also in need of new statue material, so he can fold that into his effort.

  34. @the one they call Desanex

    Notice here the n is quite distinct from the r.

  35. @bomag

    Depends on which whites.

    Scandinavians, sure.

    Italians are a little different.

  36. Mr. Anon says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    It’s pretty amazing to listen to old R&B or even disco now.

    Agreed. It’s hard to believe now, but black people used to make some pretty good music:

  37. mmack says:
    @Anon

    Want to have fun? Listen to this acoustic version of Boyz In The Hood by the band Dynamite Hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZNFo5lL4iw

    Real Shakespearean prose there my friend.

    The best rappers in my opinion? Three Jewish guys from New York:

  38. @Reg Cæsar

    Yep, those tweezed out eyebrows and botox lips are totes natty fellas.

    Also, boobs.

    The real question is how such an average looking Becky managed to land on a Milan catwalk in the first place.

  39. @Mr. Anon

    That Spinners video is fantastic. Five vocalists, three backup vocalists, and what look to be about a dozen instrumentalists (with a conductor). Prince (RIP) would be tsk-tsk-ing at all that expense.

  40. black sea says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Black music was better when Jewish record producers were involved.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @CJ
  41. L Woods says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    And yet still no short positivity (or “sperg”, aka non-npc, positivity). Imagine that.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  42. Jack D says:
    @the one they call Desanex

    You’re right. A cursive n is supposed to have two humps – the first one is an on ramp for the downstroke of the left leg of the n and the 2nd is the main hump of the n (a cursive m has 3 humps for the same reason) .

  43. @George

    The merchandise is pretty low brow. I assume there’s more than what I saw on that page, but I find Target to be more inspiring than that offering.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  44. @Cloudbuster

    Marries (I assume) and has 4 kids but claims to be a lesbian. Yeah, right. Reminds me of Bruce Jenner fathering 6 kids and claiming to be a woman. Twilight Zone.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  45. res says:
    @Ed

    Most of the consumers of rap are white.

    That’s depressing. It appears the per capita listening rate is less for whites, but still depressing.

    More on this: https://atlantablackstar.com/2014/11/06/really-listening/

    Here is an article and plot for hip-hop: https://genius.com/discussions/281920-The-majority-of-hip-hop-listeners-are-white

  46. Kylie says:
    @black sea

    Black music was better when it was performed in Africa.

    • Replies: @Bruce County
    , @Reg Cæsar
  47. @Jack D

    Thanks for confirming, Jack. Who designed that font, Rachel Jeantel?

  48. @Kylie

    They sing pretty good on chaing gangs too. You know why they call them moon crickets.

  49. @L Woods

    Acne hits girls. That’s the difference.

    (So does shortness, but that’s a plus for them.)

  50. @bomag

    Whites can have a busy day and have nothing to say about it

    I did on Saturday.

  51. @Kylie

    If the Putumayo collections are any indication, black music in Africa today is better than white music in the Anglosphere. We are not men, we are devo.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  52. @MC

    Nipsey Hussle is the new Harambe.

    “Dicks out for Nipsey” doesn’t have the same ring, though.

  53. Former Iran prez Ahmadinejad tweeted his condolences with what, I think, was a Nipsey lyric at the end of the tweet.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  54. @Reg Cæsar

    When I got up this morning, it looked so nice out I decided to leave it out all day.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  55. @Clifford Brown

    Cliff, you would be smelling the smoke and seeing the embers if Nipsey had been shot by a cop. Blacks could only hope for such an event to carry forth for the next fifty years or so.

  56. @stillCARealist

    Still. Bill DeBlasio’s wife.

  57. Anonymous[123] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    That’s so true. Listening to a song like “It’s a Shame,” written and composed by Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright and Lee Garrett, performed by the Spinners, almost makes you cry seeing what damage has been done to black Americans and the shared culture all Americans used to have before tribalism was resurrected, and egocentric materialism and hedonism promoted as the highest goods, to ensure every man’s hand would be raised against his brother.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  58. I guess my comment was too honest if not contraversial..Or Steve just dont like me..

  59. CJ says:
    @black sea

    Black music was better when Jewish record producers were involved.

    I’m afraid I have to disagree. A large amount of rap/hip-hop is the work of Jewish producers.

    https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Category:Jewish_hip_hop_producers

    It’s an inside joke that a rap music is likely to be created by a Jewish producer and a black rapper who’s on the down low. Looking back at the last golden era of black popular music, the 1970s, Motown and Philadelphia International Records had little or no Jewish participation, Al Green was produced by a black producer in Tennessee with his own studio, and Barry White and the Isley Brothers were their own producers.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Desiderius
  60. PSR says:

    Oh why, oh why do the good die so young? Oh Hipsy, we hardly knew ye.

  61. According to Yahoo News, several “A-List Rappers” want Laura Ingraham fired for failing to display appropriate solemnity about the death of C-List rapper Nipsey Hussle. The A-Listers include Snoop Dogg, The Game, T.I., and Tank. Of the four, I have heard only of Snoop Dogg, though I thought he came up with a new name a few years ago.

  62. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

  63. @kihowi

    For a non-native speaker, your English is remarkably dead on colloquial.

  64. Kylie says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    White music today has been corrupted probably beyond repair.

  65. @CJ

    Dr. Dre’s pal Jimmy Iovine is Italian-American.

  66. snorlax says:
    @Anon

    These two are improvising (“freestyling”) in real time — the subject matter is certainly lowbrow but you can’t deny they have adroit verbal skill and fluency. Rapping starts at 3:44.

  67. @stillCARealist

    but I find Target to be more inspiring than that offering.

    I find “Target” to be a more fitting name than “Nipsey” for the late Mr A.

  68. guest says:
    @Anon

    Not all blacks have verbal skill, no. But lots of famous ones possess the “gift of gab,” which does not require high I.Q. Really, it’s more a gift for improvisation.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  69. guest says:
    @Clifford Brown

    Buck Breaking, huh.

    Is that about his racio-sado-masichistic fantasies?

  70. guest says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Nevermind Big Bands and 32-piece symphony orchestras.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  71. MBlanc46 says:

    Frank Shyong. Enough said.

  72. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Mr. Cole Won’t Rock And Roll:

  73. The idea of renaming the USC stadium has been in the news… so how long until the LA Times proposes “Nipsy Hussle Memorial Colisseum”?

  74. Mr. Anon says:
    @guest

    Nevermind Big Bands and 32-piece symphony orchestras.

    Indeed. They did that well too.

  75. @the one they call Desanex

    When I got up this morning, it looked so nice out I decided to leave it out all day.

    Then you don’t need Desanex. No concealed carry for you!

    (Apparently, “dicks out” is hip-hop for “open carry”. https://www.urbandictionary.com/author.php?author=Sd70mac)

  76. @El Dato

    That would be hilarious if it was true, considering ‘nipsy’ is a slang word for ***hole over in the UK.

  77. @Cloudbuster

    I’d say a half-decent machine learning algorithm could easily produce lyrics as retarded as this.

    • Agree: Bruce County
  78. Jack D says:
    @Anthony Wayne

    If you read Ahmadinejad’s Twitter feed, it is surprisingly woke. I don’t know if it is really his but if it is, he sounds like he would fit in with this year’s line up of Leftist Democrat candidates. He concerns himself with issues such as the fact that NCAA athletes are unpaid while their universities profit from them. Given that it is in English, he (if it is him) is clearly aiming at the Western audience and not a domestic Iranian one.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @BigDickNick
  79. Jack D says:
    @guest

    This is also reflected in black musical abilities – improvisation is an important part of jazz as well. Blacks also do OK in games like speed chess, not to mention basketball and boxing. They (at least the smarter ones) are very good at tasks that require quick reaction but not as good at stuff that requires a lot of long term contemplation and analysis.

  80. @Jack D

    Pallets full of cash will have that effect.

  81. Compton is south of the 105, which probably explains why it is being gentrified. It’s not sandwiched between the 105 and the 10, like the rest of South Central, so it connects more seamlessly with the nicer suburbs of Carson and Torrance.

  82. @Jack D

    when i saw his twitter i initially thought it was a parody, but its verified so I guess its really him or someone acting as his agent which is fucking bizarre.

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