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: Surreall This Week's Subject(s): Sheri Lynn Davis; beating up kids. Ask A Rapper: We were trying to think of an appropriate newsy topic to ask you about, something rough enough to put to the first lady of Swishahouse, when it hit us: Sheri Lynn Davis. You know her? That's the teacher that beat the crap out of one of her students because he was needling a special-ed kid. Pretty nuts, right? Surreall: My thoughts about the situation in reference to the teacher beating the kid: I feel as if that's not how an adult should conduct disciplinary action. There are plenty of positive alternatives besides violence. Also, being that Sheri Lynn Davis is a teacher, she is trained on how to handle situations that occur. AAR: Is there ever a situation when it's okay for an adult to beat up a kid? How about if he pours a milkshake on your head? S: No, In my opinion, I don't think there is ever a situation when it's okay for an adult to beat a kid. I don't have any children, but I do have nephews, and kids are going through their trial-and-error period. Even if he/she pours a milkshake on your head, of course that would really make me very irate, but [there's] always a better route to take, once you think about the consequences.
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AAR: Wait, what school did you go to? S: I went to Barbara Jordan but I graduated from Eisenhower H.S. AAR: Did you get into fistfights in school? S: I got into two fights in school. I am usually the type that stay to myself and just do me. But disrespecting me, then something has to give. AAR: When was the last time that you were in a fistfight? S: The last time I was in a fistfight was in high school. I am too grown to be out here promoting violence. The only thing I am promoting is music. Trying to get rich or die trying. AAR: Is that something you have to do to get initiated into Swishahouse, start a fight at a club? S: You don't get initiated into Swishahouse, your grind and talent will get you in the doors of Swishahouse. AAR: Last one. Who wins in a four-way fight between you, Yung Redd, Coota Bang and Archie Lee? S: Real talk, Swishahouse is a family. So even If we disagree with one another, that's life; no need to fight about it. We call meetings CEO-style and talk about it. That's the way to resolve issues. But the first lady always wins the battle [laughs].