Richard's Johnson reports in the NY Post that rap chronicler Davy D has factored O'Reilly and declared him "hip-hop's dopest MC for 2002." Though I personally doubt O'Reilly has an ounce of rhythm in him, his scorched earth broadsides have earned respect from at least one corner of the hip-hop community.
Here he excoriates Jay-Z:
- In the Children at Risk segment tonight, once again, an amazing display of inappropriate behavior by some public schools in the USA. The rapper Jay-Z selling millions of records with corrosive lyrics that demean just about everybody, same old story.
A couple of examples, if you aren't a big fan of his: "It's big pimpin' baby, you know, I thug 'em, f-'em, love 'em, leave 'em, 'cause I don't f'n need 'em."
All right. Another example: "Keep it moving face off with the .38 scraped off. Keep shorty maced can't throw a 4-4 eight ball know your place."
Those are gun slang. Sex, violence, the usual from Jay-Z.
In addition, the man was convicted of stabbing a record producer in 1999 and is a self-admitted crack dealer.
Now here's the outrage. On a recent promotional tour, the rapper was made an honorary principal at 12 high schools across the country.
Johnson quotes Davy:
- "He's been stepping up to the mic all year long and blasting cats left and right," Davey D writes. "My question is 'Who's next?' You can't deny his skills . . . He hasn't lost a battle yet."
But preaching and pontificating aren't the same thing as rapping. Seen?