Placing Rappers With The Proper Charity, Because We Care
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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Rapper: K-Yung
This Week's Subject: Charitably charitable rappers
Ask A Rapper: So, Mr. Yung, perhaps you've not heard, but Master P has teamed up with Michelle Obama to help fight childhood obesity. Now, this is ironic for a couple of reasons. P used to refer to himself as the Ice Cream Man and has worked with anti-hunger charities, but let's circle it back to Houston.
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Here's what we'll do. We'll throw some charities at you, and you tell us which Houston rappers should spearhead their campaigns in Houston. Also, give a one- or two-sentence explanation why you picked them.
Make sense? Awesome. Here we go.
AAR: Who should head the Help Fight Homelessness campaign? Why?
K-Yung: I say Trae*. The reason why is because he's one of Houston's most giving-back artists and always doing something for this community, whether its kids or inmates that's doing time. I know he would know what to do.
* Note: The last time we saw Trae in person, he was giving homeless people pizza and featuring them in his music video.
AAR: Who should head the Battered Women's campaign? Why?
K: I would have to say Beyonce. She's the queen of Houston and she is the only* good female role model for Houston females. Anything she would do, the people will pay attention to.
* Before you get all fired up and leave some exclamation-heavy comment, take a second. Of course she's not the only good female role model in Houston, but you understand what he's saying.
AAR: Who should head the Save the Whales campaign? Why?
K: I gotta go with Scarface because everything he touches he kills lyrically. If you really take a look at him, he does look like a killer whale [laughs].
* That's the same guy we would've picked, though in part because he's probably said as many words in public these past two years as Shamu.
AAR: Who should head the Save the Trees campaign? Why?
K: Man, Devin the Dude should be the head of the trees. I mean just think about it. All he talks about is trees and how much he loves them. I am sure he gone make sure all trees are safe.
AAR: Who should head the Haiti Earthquake campaign? Why?
K: I think Slim Thugga should head the Haiti Earthquake campaign, I mean, he is one of the only artists in Houston that actually has the money to do it. Then again, he would probably save [only] the good-looking women.
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