Cleveland’s Machine Gun Kelly

So in between the Sideline Story and jamming to new mixtapes from Wale and Meek Mill I had a chance to check out Rage Pack by Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, MGK or Kels for short. He’s got an affiliation with Diddy and as we all know thats only good for the length of time that you stay associated with him (see Loon, Dream, any number of “Da Band” members). With that said lets put the focus on the actual music. MGK actually has a decent tape in Rage Pack. Hype songs in “STFU” and “Wild Boy” (if you can stand the Waka Flock feature). Heartfelt joints like “Chasing Pavements” and even story telling with “On Fire”. Rage Pack is a decent outing if you looking for something to tide you over til Ambition and Radioactive come out.

Racism or Ignorance?

So I passed this (white) lady and, trying to give her a compliment in the holiday spirit,(which I don’t have much of to begin with) I say, “I like your hair.” To which she responds, “thanks I do yalls hair.” WhoTF is yalls? I am a black man I’m sure that she does not put curls and mid crown bumps in black men’s hair often. Though according to that Lyfe Jennings song, “Statistics” at least 20% of us are gay. And then there’s Snoop Dogg who could get away with it and even attract women with it, but I digress. I feel like had she said, “I do black women’s hair” or “I do hair” that would suffice but distinguishing a “Yall” infers there is an “us” and it all seemed a bit too plantation-y for me. Was it a harmless comment? Just a grammatical fallacy? Or was there some real underlying racism/ bigotry going on there? #weighin