(AllHipHop News) The topic of race in Hip Hop has been an ongoing discussion since the start of the culture. In recent months, the success of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has brought the issue back to the forefront, and one of the main individuals that has consistently criticized white rappers in Hip Hop is Lord Jamar.
Jamar sparked controversy last year when he made the statement that whites were “guests” in Hip Hop. The statement started a heated back-and-forth between the Brand Nubian rapper and Yelawolf. Another emcee has now provided his take on the matter.
In an interview with VladTV, Duck Down’s Buckshot challenges Jamar’s notion that Hip Hop was originally a black art form. As Vlad was asking the question, Buck interrupted to dispute the idea.
“How? How when we had Ad-Rock, a part of the Beastie Boys, in the movie Krush Groove, a part of the beginning of Hip Hop, who introduced LL Cool J to Russell Simmons?” asks Buckshot. “How was it originally a Black thing? Stop it.”
Buckshot then turns his attention to address Black people in general and states how all people, no matter their race, are simply human beings.
“I love you black people. I love you, but let me tell you something. My name is Hanif Alwin al-Sadiq. That’s my Muslim name. Yes, I speak Arabic,” adds Buck. “If you wanna challenge me, I’m the worst motherf**ker in your life, period. Ever.”
“The day you could bust a n***a chest open and pull out his heart, and I could see a black heart and a white heart, and know how those s**ts operate, you good. Cause until then all I see is two f**king organs that pump blood,” continues the Boot Camp Clik member. “You could sit there and tell me, ‘Yeah, but the white man was the one who did this, and the white man did that.’ The white man is gonna say, ‘The black man did this and the black man did that.’ You know what I’m saying? We can keep going on and on and on.”