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Re: Dear Iranian Rappers

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Dual loyalties.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 5:51 AM
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A good rapper is a rare delight, but the emphasis is on "rare"; 99% of rappers shouldn't rap, irrespective of ethnicity.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 5:56 AM
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2 is right.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 6:09 AM
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I've got a couple dozen lines of the Masnevi committed to memory in Persian. After seeing that I can't help hearing it in my head as rap. Rumi is dead to me now.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 6:13 AM
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Portly Albanians are all good, though. This song has lodged itself in my head so very firmly.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 6:26 AM
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A good rapper is a rare delight, but the emphasis is on "rare";

I was talking to Hawaii and Pokey about how to handle adults who are demanding complete submission at the exact moment when everything seems most unfair, and I told Pokey, "This kind of thing is even more likely in elementary school. Hawaii, you see this sort of thing?"
She said, "At my school, it's pretty rare."
I said, "Really? That's great!"
She said, "Wait. What does 'rare' mean?"
I said, "Almost never."
She said, "Oh, I meant the opposite of that. It happens all the time."

Funny/not-funny!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 6:32 AM
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How about rural black Frenchmen?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 8:29 AM
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I was going to agree that this was uniquely awful, but then I realized New Order was playing in another tab. Sans New Order, he's not that bad.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 2:43 PM
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"Rapture" came on the radio the other day and the rapping bit, skillz-wise, is so so so terrible, and yet I love it anyway. Because I am eating bars.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 07-17-15 2:55 PM
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