Sorry to interrupt the little series I had going here, but I just heard about this and I wanted to share it with you all.
Brad Paisley – Accidental Racist (feat. LL Cool J)
I don’t have much to say really, I mostly just think it’s a little disappointing that people are getting so upset about it. To me it sounds like a very genuine, honest, real attempt at starting an extremely important dialogue, and coming from a successful white country singer I think that’s a bold step, and an admirable one. And I think for LL Cool J to step in and handle the subject as genuinely and honestly as Paisley does is equally admirable, it’s way easier to naysay this kind of thing than it is to actually do it, it’s going to prove even more difficult to make the right next step, which is to openly talk more about this issue. Sure there are some questionable things said, but it wouldn’t have been an honest song without those things, and if we can all calm down a little bit and discuss these things like decent human beings then I think we’ll be way better off than if we just sit around and talk shit.
Also, Bun B agrees with me, so you know I gotta be right on this one.