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Rick Ross Casually Raps About Date Rape On Rocko’s “YounEEnKnoIT”?

Rick Ross Casually Raps About Date Rape On Rocko’s “YounEEnKnoIT”?

rick ross ring Rick Ross Casually Raps About Date Rape On Rockos YounEEnKnoIT?Yo, what in the entire hell is going on with mainstream rap right now? Yesterday, it was Lil Wayne’s boast that he will “beat that pussy up like Emmett Till” and today, it’s Rick Ross casually spitting lines about drugging and raping a woman. No joke. On Rocko’s new song, “YounEEnKnoIT”, Rozay waltzes into the otherwise standard and trite track with his usually monotonous flow. All seems normal until, well, THIS happens: “Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t e’en know it/ I took her home and enjoyed that/ She ain’t e’en know it.”

Let me get this right: Enough people heard Ross’ verse in the studio and at whatever label to give this OK? We’re seriously letting people just rap about raping women now? And we wonder why so many people will scoff at us for loving this genre, which has gone from being misogynistic to flat-out repulsive and vomit-inducing. Sigh, this needs to stop. Now.

42 Comments

  1. Anon
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 13:19:00

    This is art. Until Ross is convicted of a crime – its Art. I never saw anyone threatening to boycott B.I.G. when he said “Dont they know my ni**a gutter fuckin KIDNAP KIDS, FUCK EM THE ASS throw them over the bridge”. Its not real. Its fantasy. Its poetry. Get over it.

  2. Blap
    Mar 04, 2013 @ 04:05:00

    People forget that rappers adopt personas, and rap lyrics are highly fictionalised. You can’t really draw a line and say “this rapper raps about fiction” and “this rapper raps about fact” because they’re intertwined channels that result in a recorded rap verse. When a rapper presents himself as a rapist he is no different to an author inserting a rapist character into their novel. I could go on but this is a comment on a comment on a comment on some internet blog post so who really cares anyway? My dad is car

  3. Nate
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 15:16:00

    I had little respect for this piece of shit to begin with and now I have none. Someone like this shouldn’t even be idolized. He should be looked down upon. I honestly wish that whoever shot at his Rolls Royce actually killed him. To harsh? I dont think so. He raps about killin people all the time and now he is talkin about rapin women. Thats enough to get a bullet.

  4. brokemack
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 22:59:00

    you completely misinterpreted my post.

  5. Sonya Renee Taylor
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 22:40:00

    It is really interesting to watch a page of mostly men with so many being bothered that someone is calling to task lyrics that support rape. I can’t figure out why anyone is ok with lyrics that support rape UNLESS they are rapists or are cool with RAPISTS! WTF. If you are not a rapists you too should call to task men who are. If you are unwilling to call rapists to task then you are a rape supporter. PERIOD

  6. Sonya Renee Taylor
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 22:37:00

    what’s disheartening is a man who feels raping about date rape isn’t deplorable. A man speaks up for how NOT OK this shit is and men start defending it. If your moral code does not include RAPE IS BAD you might need to really see a mental health professional. That is is called sociopathy.

  7. Andrew Martin
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 08:41:00

    If there was anything remotely artistic or worthwhile about this song, I would have made that point. But there wasn’t. Also, he doesn’t get any YouTube hits or buzz off this. The embed is some anonymous uploader AND it’s a Rocko song.

  8. brokemack
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 20:08:00

    It is disheartening to read a 21st century indie hip hop blog moralize lyrics. Rick Ross has never once pretended to be a role model and no one in their right mind should hold him to any moral standard (and if some [usually young, naive] people do so, the burden is still ultimately not his to bear). Others on here already mentioned rappers like Kool Keith who have spit some of the most degrading rhymes imaginable (and yet were, nonetheless, creative), so in hindsight, ‘offensive’ lyrics don’t really seem that harmful as time passes, do they? Why should your moral perception of a song (if listening to it for the first time) change depending on whether the song came out now versus ’96? Either way the music can have a dramatically influential effect, so you should either choose to moralize art outright, or refrain altogether.

    If anything, this article serves to slyly promote Rick Ross and his whole enterprise by putting this song on blast and helping Youtube hits/buzz. Yes, you do have the right to voice your opinion and criticize his lyrics however you want, but it’d be a lot more mature and respectable if you’d back your moralizing with supporting arguments rather than assume all your readers buy into your own moral code.

  9. ubetta bleevitt
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 20:31:00

    thank u Andrew Martin for callin Rick Ross & Lil Wayne out about their complete & total lack of “RESPECT” for the Emmitt Till family & for women in general. Although we know they aren’t the only ones who have done this, It seems as if their “HATRED FOR WOMEN” is becoming more & more apparrent and AS BLACK WOMEN we ALWAYS seem to be on the recieving end of ALL OF THEIR INSULTS & DISRESPECT & “HATE” ON A” REGULAR BASIS” but this shit really struck a chord. And i also agree, “who” is giving the “GREEN LIGHT” to release these songs to the public?? It must be “S*A*T*A*N HIMSELF”.This shit here has gotten comepletely O.U.T.T.A C.O.N.T.R.O.L . I will N-E-V-E-R be cool with accepting R.A.P.E. as the “NEW NORM” in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM (tight ass beat or not.)

  10. Maaaaanix
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 14:49:00

    Thanks for doing so. I wholeheartedly agree.

  11. Kahron Spearman
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 03:23:00

    What I’m saying is that pointing out Ross, because he’s Ross, is really just opportunistic. In some way, you’re boosting him up, by singling him out. If it’s made a broader issue, then you can make light of a general issue, to include Rick Ross. Pointing out one guy doesn’t lend to fixing this sort of issue.

  12. Thomas_76
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 00:40:00

    I could be wrong, but this appears to be an “I don’t like Rick Ross so I’m going to call him out” piece more so than being about the lyrics. Where are the articles about Tyler, Action, Danny Brown, and others calling them out about their lyrics? Is it because they are site favorites? Like I said I could be wrong, but everyone in the culture should be held accountable and called out (if that’s what you want to do) instead of one group/person within the culture.

  13. Alex Williams
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 21:10:00

    Neither relevant nor surprising. In quality music news…

  14. Josh Rich RapsOfficial
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 19:39:00

    Damn….rape is cool now. Everyone is going to be talking about this one for a while.

  15. Andrew Martin
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 17:39:00

    When have I or Dave ever really done that? C’mon.

  16. Waitasecond
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 17:12:00

    And how many weeks do we have to wait before this blog is praising the next Rick Ross joint like this didn’t even happen?

  17. Oh No Ashley.
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 16:51:00

    Rick Ross is hardly the first to be taken to task for offensive lyrics. But you’re right, consistency is necessary, but it sounds like you’re implying that until EVERYONE is put on blast, we should keep silent about Ross. Seems pretty counterproductive to me.

  18. Kahron Spearman
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 15:47:00

    I think his issue is to make sure this sort of thing is pointed in every instance. You can’t just start with Rick Ross, if we are well aware that it’s been happening. There has to be consistency. You can put Ross on blast – he deserves it. But everyone needs to be put on blast, not just this guy.

  19. Cole Bowen
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 15:38:00

    Y’all cool tho. xoxo. Happy VDay.

  20. Andrew Martin
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 15:05:00

    Look, I understand and I’m not trying to be righteous, merely write more and provide some actual opinions about music other than THIS IS GREAT LISTEN TO IT. Also, I saw that Bronson video when it dropped two years ago and it was part of the reason I wasn’t a fan for a minute.

  21. Cole Bowen
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 15:03:00

    Don’t get me wrong I love y’all and I understand your frustration and I do agree with you…

  22. Cole Bowen
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 15:01:00

    I’m not here for peoples opinions I’m here for good music, i dont wanna hear your righteous diatribes about the state of hiphop. you’re not gonna change it. there has always been negative rap and positive rap. So promote the positive shit if you’re bout it and just leave the rest out, Example: I would’ve never had to hear this shitty rick ross song if he didn’t decide to rant on it. And have you seen action bronsons video for brunch…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPCQgzA1cnU…but I see him all over this shit…whatever…keep missing the mark kids…

  23. WWW
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 14:27:00

    I really don’t get the “we have heard worse” argument. Yea, we have – this doesn’t make Ross’ song any less disgusting. Also the potholes crew is not exactly promoting it and if you think that everytime something dumb like that comes out we have to just ignore it than you are not really getting it. The more we accept these type of lyrics the more acceptable this behavior will become. Now please don’t come up with the “it’s only music, nobody is going to rape girls bcs of that song” cuz it’s really not that simple. Hip-hop is dumbed down enough on a mainstream level, we don’t need the subject of “rape” to become the new “cool” thing.

  24. Tauvy
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 14:08:00

    This article gave you an excuse to let some endorphins loose, and YounEEnKnoIT

  25. Andrew Martin
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 14:00:00

    Fair enough. I just think it’s worth discussing.

  26. Cole Bowen
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:53:00

    But i mean kool keith, Dr. octopus, cage, necro, all that gore rap shit…Action Bronson, OFWGKTA…this is nothing new and on the tamer side of some rap lyrics i’ve heard…so why promote it? why bother to put shit on your blog? You’re giving the track publicity right now. Just don’t listen to it. You’re not gonna magically change the whole rap game and show outsiders the light of true hip hop. So why get up on a soapbox and act all pious and shit. People do and think and write whatever they want. If you don’t like it then just don’t bring it into your reality…and i mean like y’all’ve uped shit with lyrics a lot worse than “Put molly all in her champagne/ She ain’t e’en know it/ I took her home and enjoyed that/ She ain’t e’en know it””

  27. Andrew Martin
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:49:00

    in what way?

  28. Jon Connor
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:36:00

    Its a rocko song, I don’t think we’ll have to worry bout many people buying it.

  29. mtume
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:32:00

    ehh theres been worse in mainstream rap

    if i ever go broke ima take your money/send my niggas to your crib nd rape your honey – meek mill

    im not really surprised by this but not an intelligent move on rozays part tho

    i mean its hard to know where to draw the line – most people dont care when rappers rap about selling drugs and destroying their communities but raping bitches n making references to dudes who got deaded fifty years ago is out?

  30. whatever
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:28:00

    This article is another great example of the internet and white privilege

  31. Oh No Ashley.
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:16:00

    Not particularly bad? Making light of rape and the racially motivated murder of a child? You sound like a real stand up guy.

  32. J. Guthrie
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:16:00

    Here’s the really sad part about all the nonsense that both Wayne and the C.O. rapped this week: people will [A] still buy it [B] defend each respective lyric as if those horrified by it have no right to be.

  33. Andrew Martin
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:12:00

    Nope, had a problem with that too.

  34. yall make no sense
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:02:00

    oh but Tyler The Creator is cleared tho

  35. WWW
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:40:00

    Meeeeh. Most of these dude have nothing to say – MMG, Good Music and all that is just some lame negros bragging about their lifes and making shitty party music. It’s fun for a while, but c’moon. You can’t expect much from music that is aimed at both hood rats and rich white kids who like “that life” but would probably shit themselves if they ever meet a black guy or hold a gun, haha. Also the “MUSIC IS JUST FOR FUN, DON”T TAKE IT SO SERIOUSLY” argument its usually what Chief Keef/Riff Raff fans would say – so yeah, invalid.
    If lyrics about rape don’t bother you, than congrats – ‘Merica.

  36. Andrew Martin
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:06:00

    I love rap. I hate shit like this. I have every right to put it on blast.

  37. Andrew Martin
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 12:05:00

    Of course I am. But this is much different.

  38. deinemudda
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:56:00

    Stop whining about rap lyrics. Neither Ross’ nor Wayne’s lines are particularly bad. I don’t recall someone criticizing DMX rapping about necrophilia on his first album. Rap is mostly entertainment, which includes politically incorrect lyrics. No need to act like fucking hippies.

  39. Zach Moldof
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:53:00

    we alredy know ross is a liar though. he really has no redeeming qualities. i suppose we should expect this type of behavior from him. he doesn’t stand for anything. definitely not hip hop or rap.

  40. Waitasecond
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:51:00

    So you’re otherwise not repulsed or nauseated by the misogyny in rap lyrics prior to this week?

  41. Đ℞ΞV/
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:50:00

    well alcohol tends to kill the effect of molly. It is just going to make you feel like throwing up and dehydrates you. if you go to a rave, like a 90s rave you won’t see people drinking alcohol because that is a downer and mdma and e are aiming for the opposite. it won’t enhance the effects of rolling and i would not recommend it.

    as for rick ross’s verse, well i am sure if you are rick ross you would probably always on somethings and/or eating.

    date rape is no joke though. makes him a real scumbag.

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