We posted about this before but if you haven’t seen the video you are doing yourself a disservice.
The video speaks for itself. I (Ant) personally love it. I get the message. The parallel between the Shuckin and Jivin that took place in the 1840′S to todays’ ‘entertainment’ is uncomfortably spot on. Some of these cats look like they took pointers from Bert Williams himself! (Tyler Perry, Nikki Minaj, Lil Wayne and even sometimes our beloved Martin Lawrence… yeah I said it.)
This video has only been deemed controversial because it hits a nerve and strikes a chord with people. It forces folks to be honest with themselves. What is the world’s perception of us is? What is our perception of each other? How much of this ‘entertainment’ seeps into our unconscious minds? How much of it do we actually believe and honor as truth?
But the more complex questions are, are we all guilty of it? At times, have we all been caught out there shucking and jiving? Is it safe to do among ourselves but irresponsible when other races and cultures take notice?
I don’t know. I have my opinions but I am curious to hear what you have to say.
Sound off below!