Wednesday , June 19 2024

Bo Not Digging the Hip-Hops

Bo Diddley told a high school crowd that rap is disrespectful toward women:

    The 74-year-old bluesman says rap “is not a thing that’s going to last as long as I have.”

    “First of all, you can’t understand what it is and it has no meaning,” Diddley told an audience Thursday at Dunnellon High School. Dunnellon is about 35 miles from Diddley’s home in Archer, near Gainesville in north Florida.

    “The lyrics are very disgusting because you are a person, and a person deserves respect,” he said. “I have daughters, my mother was a woman, and I don’t like what I’m hearing.”

    ….He suggested students discover their talents and use them to earn a living and stressed the importance of hard work.

    “You’ve got to hustle, man,” he said. “There’s a legal way to hustle.”

    Diddley also performed his own style of “clean” rap: “Some folks say old Bo Diddley can’t rap. I’m Bo Diddley and I ain’t taking no nap.” [AP]

Lengthy profile of Bo here.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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