For years Bill O'Reilly has represented a conservative right wing view of the Hip Hop community. This man is a very influential force in media and in the households of conservative white America. His most recent attack on rap came on the day after Obama was inaugurated. Young Jeezy and Jay-Z performed a remix of Young Jeezy's controversial single "My President Is Black". He and Dennis Miller dismissed the performance as hate mongering nonsense. Unfortunately they only chose to show a clip of the most derogatory moments of the performance. I dismiss their analysis as jealous ignorance. These men will never understand what Hip Hop figures represent and the hope they instill in underprivelaged youth. Sure our language is coarse and not network television ready, but who's is? Bill O'Reiily has attacked Snoop Dogg, caused Ludacris to lose a Pepsi advertisement deal, attempted to make Cam'Ron look like an idiot on his show and is now going after Jay-Z and Young Jeezy. He and Dennis Miler say no one cares what they have to say but the reality is that whether we want to be or not rappers and sports figures are role models for black youth. They represent the fact that success can happen for people from their environment and no matter how much O'Reilly hates it and tries to kill Hip Hop it will remain that way.
Here's this bitch ass old man in another attempt to kill the culture
Here's the full Jay-Z/Young Jeezy performance