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RZA to Wield His Liquid Swords on the Big Screen!

Published at: July 7, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST

When the Mr. Beaks came to live out his name... File this under "What took you so fucking long?": the RZA is making his writing-directing debut with a kung-fu flick called THE MAN WITH THE IRON FIST. The brilliant hip-hop producer has been obsessed with the genre for ages, and there have been intimations lately that he might try his hand as a filmmaker. But no one thought to ask around until today. All it took was an email from CHUD's Devin Faraci to Eli Roth to get the info:
Yes, it is true. RZA's script is amazing. He has been studying directing with Tarantino for years, and he's really ready to get behind the camera.
Okay. A Roth-produced, Tarantino-mentored Shaw Brothers homage directed by RZA has serious potential. If I could get worked up over Rob Zombie's HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES, I can certainly get giddy at the thought of the Wu-Tang Clan's nerve center transferring his imagination to the visual medium. Roth is promising plenty of blood, so don't expect no four-quadrant bullshit. This shit sounds good, Bill Murray!

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  • July 7, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST

    first, and who cares

    by pisscharge

    like 14 years too late

  • July 7, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Who's RZA?

    by Xiphos_2

    I've never heard of him.

  • July 7, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST

    I FUCKING CARE

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    Killer. Can't wait.

  • July 7, 2008, 4:52 a.m. CST

    i'm down

    by applescruff

    wu tang clan aint nothin to fuck wit

  • July 7, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Sounds like it could be cool

    by Nabster

    The RZA making a film under Tarantinos wings? I wonder how much influence QT will actually have, I love the RZA, but I could see this movie being garbage very easily, hope not though.

  • July 7, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Damn right, Bill Murray!

    by DOGSOUP

    But this will kill Ray Park in Iron Fist.

  • July 7, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Liquid Swords is a GZA song!

    by RICH2

    i mean...RZA produced it, but still.

  • July 7, 2008, 5:26 a.m. CST

    He wasn't scared of the shogun

    by Shaw

    But the shogun was scared of him. Maybe that was the problem.

  • July 7, 2008, 5:37 a.m. CST

    uh...Marvel Comics?

    by CaptGrogan

    A kung fu movie called , in part - Iron Fist? If this isnt the Marvel comics character, Im betting Marvel steps in and makes them change the title. Thats the name of their Kung Fu Superhero

  • July 7, 2008, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Iron Fist?

    by Curious Jorge

    Will Power Man be in it as well?

  • July 7, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST

    it seems the perfect opportuntiy to remind everyone

    by Mr_X

    buy the new iron fist series, its fucking amazing. read the first 16 issues of the latest series and you can just imagine it as a spectacular marvel movie.

  • July 7, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    RZA directing an old skool kung-fu?

    by Bruce Leroy

    Count me in. I can't wait!

  • July 7, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    So Tarantino is the Yoda of directing now?

    by I Dunno

    There should be a training montage where they both film long ass dialog sequences, have all the women shove their feet in front of the camera and doing dozens of lines of coke together.

  • July 7, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    I CARE TOO!, FUCK U TASTLESS JERKOFFS

    by quantize

    wake the fuck up

  • July 7, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    split it into two films, you must

    by ciroslive

    Hoping this is good. There aren't nearly enough kung fu movies in theaters these days. Probably because most of them are DTV garbage...

  • July 7, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Will he still have the Wu Tang tattoo?

    by Garbageman33

    Even if the film is set in 1600s China? We've already seen it in the 1970s (American Gangster). I want to see that thing travel through time.

  • July 7, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    If a lesser talent like Rob Zombie is making films...

    by rbatty024

    then someone like RZA, who actually makes good music to begin with, should be sitting in the director's chair.

  • July 7, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth, Wu-Tang Clan's RZA & post Death Proof Tarantino...

    by Sledge Hammer

    Now if that's not a recipe for prime black hole level suckage, well, frankly I'll be very, very, VERY surprised. On the upside though, at least the local coke dealers will feel just a little bit more secure in their futures while these three hoovers are hanging together.

  • July 7, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    So will this be...

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Written and Directed by RZA, Starring Bobby Digital, or Written and Directed by Bobby Digital, Starring RZA

  • July 7, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    GZA is the head

    by ebonic_plague

    The Genius better have a bit part in this. But oh yeah, this is the coolest bit of news on this whole page right now. I'm already clearing DVD shelf space.

  • July 7, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • July 7, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    RZA has been behind the scenes in a LOT of movies

    by terry1978

    I mean, a lot of movies. Check his IMDB. He deserves a shot at this.

  • July 7, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Man

    by Series7

    I hope that the GZA and Ghostface get in on this. Same wit my boi Method Man. HOLLA!

  • July 7, 2008, 8 a.m. CST

    VERY COOL NEWS.

    by ingloriousjedi

    This project could go in a shitload of different directions. And many of them would be cool. But I'd like to see this as a serious kung Fu film, no gymics. This film should be like it was made in the seventies with an all Chinese cast. As for the music of course it would be cool if RZA did the soundtrack, but i think he should hold back on this and have no hip hop in it at all. Keep it authentic. Shot on film, not digital and no CG. I'm sure RZA and Tarrentino would definitely be down with the no CG rule, just like Kill Bill was. Instead of going the obvious route and making this a trilogy, I'd like to see RZA make totally separate Kung-Fu films, with seperate characters and actors. It would be cool if his SECOND Kung-fu film mixed the genres of SCI-FI and Kung-fu. But this first film should be straight, old school Kung-fu, in terms of the filmmaking process as well. And he's GOTTA film this in Chinese language and dub it in post with English for the US release. I have faith RZA will get this right .

  • July 7, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    RZA's writing and directing it?

    by Mosquito March

    Are all the characters going to have trouble pronouncing their W's, too?

  • July 7, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Rza already made...

    by Cagliostro

    a Bobby Digital movie. Go see that piece of shit before you get too excited. I'm guessing it'll look something like the end of the Gravel Pit video. We can just move on now....

  • July 7, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Raekwon

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    This movie will fail unless that chubby motherfucker is seen doing flying kicks and flips and whatnot.

  • July 7, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    McRZA

    by Diagnostic

    Direct to my RCA tele via Sci-Fi.

  • July 7, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Great Another Sci-fi Channel Exclusive

    by Conans Sword

  • July 7, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I don't know how they are going to

    by Series7

    Make a movie by RZA and then have to re-edit it to incorporate music by RZA? I mean hows that going to work? Is he going to put music in it first, just so they can re-edit it to put different RZA music in it?

  • July 7, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    It better not include hip hop as the music score

    by DarthBakpao

  • July 7, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Will he learn...

    by DannyDorko666

    ..how to pronounce "sword"? Hint: the "w" is silent.

  • July 7, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Yo chill with the feedback black we don't need that

    by long live the new chris

    It's ten o'clock hoe, where the fuck's your seed at

  • July 7, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Cool!

    by carneguisada

    Congrats to him! How lucky is he to have learned the way he learned?

  • July 7, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Iron Fist? Who will play Danny Rand?

    by SpyGuy

    Hopefully it's not Ray Park. I dig Ray Park, but he's all kinds of wrong for Danny Rand.

  • July 7, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Shame

    by ChocolateJesus

    Shame on any nigga who doesn't think this is cool news. Every bit of it is cool, and anyone who uses Tarantino as leverage to say otherwise is a fucking pissant.

  • July 7, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Could Be Fun

    by frongbak

    I was talking to someone the other day about Vivica Fox being badass in Kill Bill 1 and Michale Jai White. I think a reasonable priced series of movies like Foxy Brown with Kung Fu could be sweet. Just use the Bourne method of fighting with a little wire-fu kick. It could be really fun.

  • July 7, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Forrest Whitaker

    by frongbak

    RZA has ties with his from Ghost Dog with Jarmusch. He could play a great Main Villian. I have no problem with hip hop playing a major role in the music, better than the repetitive techno you get in most action flicks, I'm looking at you Blade.

  • July 7, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Ain

    by IAmJack'sUserID

  • July 7, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Ain't It Boo News...

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    As in booooooo. Who cares. Rappers, ugh.

  • July 7, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Oh well

    by Aeghast

    Better some Tarantino apprentice than no Tarantino at all

  • July 7, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    LOL SpyGuy (with all due respect..)

    by Aeghast

    ..but no, it's a different thing. When I first read this, thought "finally that old MARVEL project is picking up".. but no

  • July 7, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    but will it have Segal?

    by blckmgk13

    ...file this under "could fucking care less"

  • July 7, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I'm thinking this...

    by ZombieisaDouche

    could be a perfect comeback vehicle for Chuck Norris. Just like Tarantino did for Travolta. <p> <p> Come on, Tarantino. I know you read these boards. Do it!!!! Norris = ratings!!!

  • July 7, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Why so negative?

    by Crackles

    First of all if you don't like Quentin Tarantino you're fucking crazy! And if you do like all of his Brilliant films why wouldn't you be excited for a movie by a guy who writes some kick ass music who Quentin mentored?! Granted the only RZA music I've heard is the Kill Bill soundtrack....but that shit kicked ass! And you should check out his IMDB page cause he's done a lot of cool shit! I'm excited!

  • July 7, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Also.......

    by Crackles

    Rob Zombie kicks ass!!!! Most of you people are so closed minded it drives me NUTS! Expand your horizons!!!!

  • July 7, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Hmm

    by One Nation Under Zod

    As long as they get DMX and Anthony Anderson involved somehow this could be a fuckin' masterpiece!!

  • July 7, 2008, noon CST

    Big baby Jesus I can't wait!

    by Boo Cocky

    Nigga fuck that, I can't waaaaait!

  • July 7, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Liquid Swords was an album by Gza

    by g-ride9000

    Nice try Mr. Beaks<p><P>this is dope news even if Mr beaks don't know wu tang for nas.

  • July 7, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    g-ride9000...

    by loafroaster

    RZA produced Liquid Swords.

  • July 7, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    At least we know...

    by loafroaster

    ...that no matter how the film turns out, the soundtrack will fucking ROCK!

  • July 7, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I thought Vern would be here...

    by Gilkuliehe

    Bummer. Where are you, man?

  • July 7, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    oooohhh zing, he did, loafroaster

    by g-ride9000

    guess its back to wax on wax off for me!

  • July 7, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    g-ride, rza produced all the early wu albums

    by lordnigzor

    including liquid swords

  • July 7, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    RZA ( pronounced Reza) Is A Member Of The Wu Tang Clan

    by Media Messiah

    He is also the music producer of Wu Tang Clan, a martial artist, close friend of Tarantino, a vegetarian, and did the score for Kill Bill: Volume One.

  • July 7, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Kalon Reza

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Kalon Reza needs better material ASAP

  • July 7, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Choose the sword...

    by Shaw

    ...and you join me. Choose the ball, and you join your mother in death. You do not understand, but you must choose.

  • July 7, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    RZA is serious

    by fastcars

    How could you not be excited about this? Kung-fu movies are RZA's life, and he's been studying filmmaking since the Kill Bill days.

  • July 7, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Kill Bill days?? Holy Hey-Zeus!!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    What was that, like 4 years ago? Man, he's like a pioneer of the genre then!

  • July 7, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    yeah, they better change the title

    by oisin5199

    the ONLY Iron Fist is Danny Fucking Rand. I hope Marvel Studios takes a good look at the current Brubaker/Fraction series and do a seriously good kung fu pic, not some Tarentinoesque blaxploitation film like this RZA thing is likely to be. And I know Ray Park's always wanted to do the Iron Fist thing, but seriously, get a real actor. Park can do a one-note villain or something.

  • July 7, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    IamJack'sUserID

    by fastcars

    Don't be a douche. The guy has watched kung-fu movies since childhood, and took 4+ years to study the craft, in the field, before attempting his own feature. I respect that.

  • July 7, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Wu Tang is for the children!

    by joe90025

    Eli Roth should put that albino "pancakes!" kid from Cabin Fever in this. He must be grown up by now, and it looked like he knew martial arts from what I remember. PANCAKES!!!

  • July 7, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Finally!

    by gavdiggity

    Looks like I'm finally gonna be getting that long-awaited sequel to The Last Dragon... and I agree with you, oisin. Danny Rand, period.

  • July 7, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Half Chinese, Half Japanesie..Oh what a species.

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I'll watch it with mild anticipation.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Yes, DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    BRILLIANT HIP-HOP PRODUCER. 36 CHAMBERS is a fucking masterpiece of any genre. Period.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Boing! Boing!

    by Cruel_Kingdom

  • July 7, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    LIQUID SWORDS Is The Best Wu-Tang Related Album

    by LaserPants

    Dare I say it I think its even better than the 36 Chambers. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, or who RZA or GZA is, you really, really need to put down the hoagie, cake, pizza, and icecream, leave Mom's basement, and get a fucking life.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by long live the new chris

    seems as though you've mastered wikipedia.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Konichiwa, bitches.

    by Richard Cranium

    Since RZA got drafted by the asians a few years back, does that mean he's going to make it as a Japanese movie only to have a shitty Americanized remake come out 2 years later?

  • July 7, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    A Zombie Olde Dirty Bastard With Kung-Fu Powers!!!

    by LaserPants

    Put that in the movie and you will be the coolest person on Earth, RZA.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    laserpants

    by long live the new chris

    "liquid swords" is not better than "36 chambers," though maybe close. i think it's about on the same level as raekwon's "only built 4 cuban linx" ghostface's "ironman" and "supreme clientele." but you are correct that if you like music and you don't know shit about wu-tang then you need to get your priorities straight.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    check out RZA's commentary on 36 CHAMBERS OF SHAOLIN

    by Vern

    They have a martial arts movie historian on with him and it's not long before the guy is laughing in disbelief at how much more RZA knows about the movie than he does. He starts asking RZA questions. He seems like he thinks he's being Punk'd by the time RZA is talking about his visit to the actual Shaolin Temple.<p> But I will keep my excitement in check because as somebody mentioned RZA already directed a martial arts movie called BOBBY DIGITAL, but it never came out. He at least shot some of it, because I saw a trailer with lots of footage. I'm guessing it made no sense.<p> Whatever he comes up with he needs Jim Jarmusch as executive soundtrack producer so he can tell him to stop fucking around and do another score worthy of GHOST DOG.

  • July 7, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    lol nerdy rappers

    by BurgerKing

    LAWL

  • July 7, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    He recently stayed at the hotel my friend works at...

    by lord_zedd

    ...and he told me there were krunk people all over the place!

  • July 7, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    I'd watch this.

    by Knuckleduster

    So glad Kung Fu movies are cool again. Oh wait, they always were cool. Much like Elvis.

  • July 7, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    I am so ready for this!!!

    by kungfuhustler84

    see my name. I am THE kung fu maniac

  • July 7, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Vern -- was the commentary historian Ric Meyers?

    by mdf2

    'Cause if it was, I'm not surprised RZA knew more than he does. <P>Meyers strikes me as a fanboy, not a historian. I've read his books, and heard some of his commentaries, and he comes across as more self-absorbed than actually knowledgeable.<P> But you've got my interest piqued. Now I need to listen to that commentary.

  • July 7, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Liquid Swords was the best produded album by RZA

    by ganymede3010

    It was the GZA's second album. That shit is classic son.

  • July 7, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    yeah Ric Meyers

    by kungfuhustler84

    is a massive tool shed. YOu seen that interview he does with Stephen Chow on the Kung Fu Hustle (ahem) DVD? Could they have picked a bigger asshole to bother such a cool film creator?

  • July 7, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    sweet.

    by lucky slevin

    RZA raped GetFarkedYouKarnt's mother

  • July 7, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    This is the only man who could wrangle the ODB into making a coh

    by JusticeSabre

    And edit the madness that was Wu-Tang Clan into solid albums for the latter half of the 90s. <p> <p> I wouldn't expect his film to be Oscar quality, but it'd be as entertaining as the Saturday matinee Shaw Bros flicks he grew up on. <p> <p> I'd check it if it were included in "Grindhouse 2" or something.

  • July 7, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    This is the only man who could wrangle the ODB into making a coh

    by JusticeSabre

    And edit the madness that was Wu-Tang Clan into solid albums for the latter half of the 90s. <p> <p> I wouldn't expect his film to be Oscar quality, but it'd be as entertaining as the Saturday matinee Shaw Bros flicks he grew up on. <p> <p> I'd check it if it were included in "Grindhouse 2" or something.

  • July 7, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Yes I am the Rza's son

    by GetFarkedYouKarnt

    And I am knee deep in coke and hookers as I write this. Don't Hate.

  • July 7, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    If anyone hates on this

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    "I will FUCK they ass UP"

  • July 7, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    the Riz-a the Giz-a

    by proper

    I'm up for this,the first wave of Wu-tang albums were excellent.Good luck to the RZA,I hope he uses a style based on Ghostface Killahs eagle bracelet.I posted these links in the Dr Who TB but they might be of interest to some of you.http://tinyurl.com/msvpy.http://tinyurl.com/62n84n

  • July 7, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    CHEAAA

    by Die_Hardest

    36 Chambers is one of the great rap albums of all time. I hope this movie takes place in the slums of Shaolin. The bad guy should sew somebody's asshole shut and keep feedin them and feedin them and feedin them and feedin them. At some point.

  • July 7, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Let the Liquid Sword hit the mark!

    by Violator90

    I say give RZA a chance. It can't be an worse than most of the shit that Hollywood has be ramming down our throats and calling them "movies." Rza has be a huge fan of kung-fu movies, so a fan of he genre should give it a shot. Fuck it, I say. I'm up for some thing new from some one new. I'm tired of the same old bullshit just rehashed and served up under a new name. As long as it come out good, fuck all of Hollywood!

  • July 7, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    RZA IS AWESOME! OH AND FIRST POSTERS ARE ANAL DOUCHES

    by eoneon

    RZA WAS THE HEART BEHIND WU TANG AND ALSO THE GRAZEDIGGAZ(RIP) I'M ON BOARD FOR THIS ONE. I LOVES ME SOME O THAT KUNG FU. I HOPE HE SCORES THE FILM AS WELL

  • July 8, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Praise teh gods!!

    by YouAreAllMyBastardChildren

    I don't understand why so many lament rappers getting into the movie biz. They're bound to actually make a decent movie one of these days.<p>Oh man. I just laughed so hard I gave myself an aneurysm. Quick! Somebody call 911!

  • July 8, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Because some of them Deserve it Dumbass

    by Phategod1

    The RZA has impressive movie credits already try pulling your head out of ass when you talk my man.

  • July 8, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I liked Only Built for Cuban Linx better

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    But both are fucking classics, hands down. Anyone who says that serious artistic work cannot be done within the confines of the hip-hop genre is a closed-minded asshole.

  • July 8, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Why do White boys Attack Black MEN on this site?

    by EightiesBaby

    And no at all of the White guys here do that BUT enough do. And it pisses me off. Black people not only support movies by Whites we spend our hard earned dollars. Yet let there be a mention of a Black person doing a movie or whatever and there is a tidal wave of hate. If you don't like it then don't post you idiots because we all know you'd never voice your bigotry to my or any Black man's face except safely behind your screen. LOSERS!

  • July 8, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Don't know or care who RZA is

    by Abominable Snowcone

    a rapper, from what I'm reading? Making movies? Should we care? Being that AiCN is primarily a movie site, I can understand that some people won't give the benefit of the doubt to a rapper making movies as a hobby. It'd be no different if Martin Scorsese wanted to do a rap album. Would a rap-oriented website give him the time of day? Should they?

  • July 8, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    EightiesBaby

    by Screwbini

    Right you are - a bunch of racist morons constantly lurking on this site. I'm glad to see some of the non-bigots speaking up, but I wish there were more.

  • July 8, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure RZA's directed a few videos

    by GilbertRSmith

    RZA's much more than Some Rapper. This isn't Lil Wayne or Mike Jones making Lil Wayne or Mike Jones: The Movie. RZA doesn't have Scarface playing constantly on his bigscreen, he actually knows Kung Fu flicks (He also knows Kung Fu). It's fun to take a dump on him, of course, but maybe uh, listen to a Bobby Digital album all the way through and read an interview with him. You can remain ign'ant if you like, but if you choose not to understand the subject you're dissing, you kind of have an obligation to shut the fuck up.

  • July 8, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Dramacidal

    by EightiesBaby

    Dramacidal not sure where you're going with that.

  • July 8, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    anyone ever seen Coffee and Cigarettes?

    by kungfuhustler84

    RZA and GZA do a skit int that with fucking Bill Murry. It's hilarious.

  • July 8, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Dramacidal

    by Screwbini

    Playing the race card? What the Hell does that mean? It seems every time folks get called on their blatant racism someone whips out that lame excuse about "playing the race card". If an attack is based on one's belief that there is a lack of talent, lack of experience, etc., that's fine. But we all know that the first thing that comes to mind when "rapper" is mentioned is a young Black man and the negative reaction is ofetn based on nothing more than that. To me that's racism at work - playing the race card has nothing to do with it. Also, don't be so sure our next president will be Black - despite what people might say to pollsters, let's just see what they do in the privacy of the voting booth (remember Tom Brady in Los Angeles). Also, I know it makes an amusing punchline for a joke, but does anyone really believe that if Obama becomes president that racism will no longer be a factor in this country?

  • July 10, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Dramacidal

    by Screwbini

    No wonder you picked that name - you are FULL of drama! (among other things!) It doesn't take a mind reader to understand the code words. I am well aware that there are rappers of all races and ethnicities, and I think that's great. But just ask the average person the first image that comes to mind when they hear the word "rapper" and I think you'll find I am correct. Also, I never called you a racist - I said there were racists lurking on this site, and all you have to do is read some of the comments to know that. As for the comment about racism disappearing if Obama is elected, was it not you who made the snide remark that a Black man is about to become President, and followed up with "Whitey ain't holding you down anymore, play-uh"? We do agree on one thing, however, racism will always be here. Just like there will always be folks who pretend it's not an issue when it is.