Send to a Friend
Nick Cannon, NAS, & Affion P.S.A.
Has Obama brought us to a post-racial America? This advert from comedian Affion Crockett shows that racism is far from dead. The castigating tropes of America's slave and segregated past - the despicable Shuck n' Jive, the watermelon eating and black-face routine - are brought back to ugly life in irony, as a comedic warning to the deleterious effects of the commercialization of hip-hop. This urban black culture that was originally created as a way to empower and give a voice to the black experience has now, according to NAS and many other rappers, become another corporate product out for profit - in short, another form of slavery where Gansta is another word for Sambo.
eGuider: Julian Camilo Pozzi
Playwright/Video Producer, House of Broken Windows
Julian Camilo Pozzi is producing traditional and new media projects that strive to combine compelling entertainment with pressing social concerns. He is interested in supporting and collaborating with like-minded professionals.