The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Rapper: Krumwell
This Week's Subject: Ashley Judd and hip-hop's "rape culture"; the Knicks; DJ AM vs. Mix Master Mike; and more.
Ask A Rapper: These are all from headlines that have appeared lately on the rap blogs, sir. Let's have you give your thoughts on each, sort of a mini-round up, if you will. And you're off...
Ashley Judd recently backpedaled re: her remarks about how she perceived rap to have a very distinct "rape culture." Do you accept her apology?
Krumwell: I think once you say something the first time, it's how you really feel. She put her foot in her mouth. Now the heat is on [and] she wanna change up. I'm not accepting any false apologies.
Sorry, it's not that easy with Krumwell.
AAR: Swiss Beatz recently updated the New York Knicks' theme song. How far in the playoffs will the Knicks get now?
K: I think the Knicks will make it to the Eastern Finals*. They are dangerous, just lack chemistry.
* Preposterous. They've got a better chance of having Mike D'Antoni win Defensive Player of the Year. They won't make it out of the first round.
AAR: Travis Barker has replaced DJ AM with Mix Master Mike. Which is the better DJ?
K: DJ AM is, and always will be, one of the greatest DJs ever*.
AAR: Gucci Mane allegedly threw a woman out of a moving car. Is this surprising?
K: Nothing from Gucci is surprising. He is always into something. Drugs play a part in his decisions.
AAR: Funkmaster Flex's car show on MTV2 got picked up for a second season. How many episodes will you watch?
K: None. It's a lot of [people] holding whips right here in H-Town. I would rather watch Jersey Shore.
AAR: Lastly, Snoop Dogg teamed up with David Beckham to release a new clothing line. Nobody batted an eye. Name one product that not even Snoop could get away with shilling.
K: Shampoo. People wouldn't take it serious*.
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*Disagree. Snoop has pretty impressive hair. That might be the one thing he could sell unironically.
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