Friday, September 15, 2006

Ghetto fabulous

Is it just me or is there a sudden rise of interest in the word Ghetto in the beloved country? I saw a number of posters and fliers around town proclaiming the greatness of some “nigga” or other. The Bada boy struck again, this time with a track called Ghetto.

I must confess I have not listened to the lyrics well. Those who have have assured me that the track is smocking. If Omwana wa’bandi didn’t serve to cement Bobi Wine’s rep as the new cock of the walk, I hear Ghetto is so going to.

Isn’t that the way Americans of black skin condemned themselves to a life of hell in the first place, going around preaching to the young and impressionable that it was cool to live a dog’s life? Bobi Wine’s song seems to be an anthem in the making for the downtrodden. Mbu it fights against politicians who only remember the ghetto when they have to collect votes.

Bobi Wine is from the Kamwokya Ghetto. Not the Kivulu one or the Nakivubo one. Kamwokya and Nakivubo are way different but that’s neither here nor there, I think. So the Ladies' Wine can go around in a huge fuel guzzler singing about the TROUBLES of living in the Ghetto.

Of course someone will say its alright because the guys down there will be encouraged to do some serious work if they se that their contemporary has managed to pull himself out of the gutter and can now drive a monster of an automobile. What the heck! I also think it’s alright for him to sing those songs. Look what happened to Ice T and Ice Cube and all those guys who are the embodiment of ghetto culture. Nigaz With Attitude…

Note, though that I am not talking of that white man, William Smith.

8 Comments:

Blogger ish said...

a 'ghetto' is no longer a 'bad' place to live. in fact, its common knowledge that ppl in the ghetto party harder and care less... if that aint the good life i dunno wat is...

9:15 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Bobi Wine rocks!!! he's my fave guy at the mo. yeah true, ghetto song rocks.
I went to school in a "ghetto"...at least thats what we used to call it. So my definition of a ghetto is a different world where peeps do as they please....slums are not ghettos, they are forced to suffer. I think!

1:21 AM  
Blogger minty said...

LA, if you're sweating over 'Ghetto', you should hear (or read as I did) the lyrics in 'Adam ne Kawa'. You said it well with 'Cock of the Walk'. Indeed.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Degstar said...

dude, why u gotta hate on Will Smith? at least he can still kiss his mum with his lips after using them to rap. and its Williard Smith not William. i've always thot Bobi is d baddest of d lot, now he's proving me right.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Kenyanchick said...

I'm with Degs on the Will Smith thing. He's 'white' because he doesn't curse, has never been shot or been to jail and may live to see his 40th birthday? That's a sad commentary on rap culture right there.

12:16 AM  
Blogger countryboy said...

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannot bear the falconer. Things fall apart. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world."

7:03 AM  
Anonymous La Guma said...

bobi is so fake! i hate him. i hate everybody.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous cavalier said...

there are a million better reasons to hate Willard Smith II. But admit it: he is a better man to be (black or otherwise) than Hollywood Cube and that LIAR Ice T.

12:26 AM  

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