I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin

A Grammy-nominated rapper who built his reputation on a tough upbringing in Atlanta, Georgia surrounded by drugs and guns is actually British, it has been revealed, as other rap artists share their shock that he may be deported.

US immigration officers detained 21 Savage, whose real name is Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, on Sunday for allegedly overstaying his visa.

Designing the background to fit current fashion is nothing new in popular music

17 comments on “I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin

  1. Is there a more conservative genre than rap? Drugs, guns n bitches since the early 1980s. Only the calibre of the weapons has changed.

  2. “He will bring additional vibrancy to an already shaking culture. The BBC and Guardian will swoon over him.”

    Indeed. Particularly as he’s an oppressed refugee from Trumperica.

  3. Rob,

    Well, I suppose, but so is physics. Rap music sells the two primary things that young men want, that young men have always wanted: bitches and Benjamins. And some secondary stuff: good booze, nice clothes to wear, violence.

    And everyone else left them to it. Rock is overrun by boring middle class vegetarians who don’t bother dressing up and complain about Trump and capitalism. What happened to people singing about California Girls or the taxman taking most of their money?

  4. Personally, I miss the C&W songs where the crop has failed, the wife has left, the horse has haemorhoids, and life “‘just ain’t worth livin'”
    otherwise known as music to cut your throat by.

  5. What an enterprising young man; he clearly realised that the whole gangsta rap genre is bullshit and decided to capitalise on it.

  6. It’s like with NWA. The only one who had any sort of gangsta life was Easy-E and true to form he promptly got AIDS and died.

  7. Talking of people coming back to the UK:

    Sky News has been given special access to British and Irish citizens being held in eastern Syria who are accused of fighting for Islamic State (IS).

    None of the three – including a doctor who has worked in dozens of NHS hospitals – have been seen or heard on British television since they were arrested by the US-led coalition forces who are fighting IS in the region.

    Two are British medics – one being the doctor, the other a pharmacist from Birmingham – and the third is an Irish citizen who encouraged his wife and child to join him with the extremists.

    The interviews all took place separately, in two different locations

    ‘I’m not a danger’: British IS suspects’ plea
    All three are now begging their governments to intervene to get them out of jail in the war zone where they are being held and take them back home.

    The plight of thousands of foreigners accused of joining the caliphate is a major headache for their home countries, as many of the governments view them as a potential danger after years spent under the control of extremists.

    But all three insist they pose no risk and are simply desperate to resume their former lives.

    They go to the most brutal regime we’ve seen since WW2 (Japan), if not Genghis Khan, and they talk about wanting justice.

    I think the polite response is “you’ve made your bed”.

  8. Yep, no risk at all. Doctor and pharmacist. No risk. Only a cynical hater would assume that just because they joined a murderous foreign Islamic terrorist group they are murderous foreign Islamic terrorists.

    Don’t be distracted by these people from the real enemy, the real threat to the UK – men who ‘like’ limericks about men pretending to be women.

  9. “Is there a more conservative genre than rap?”

    The avant-garde in art is notoriously conservative. Socialists are pretty conservative, espousing sociological and economic bullshit from the mid 19th century. Even neo-Nazis, insofar as they exist, are pretty conservative, clinging to failed nostrums from the 1930s – much like “New Deal”-style Democrats in the US.

    And, of course, enlightenment liberals like Mr Tim are remarkable conservative.

  10. This has great comic potential, now his homies (are they still called that, in the circumstances?) have rallied to his defence, in the ‘Guardian’:

    “A social media campaign, #Free21Savage, has also begun. Cardi B, the chart-topping rapper who collaborated with 21 Savage on her song Bartier Cardi, wrote on Instagram: “We will read and educate ourselves on this situation and we will take action! 21 did not come here illegally and was not caught doing anything illegal or doing any mischief! in fact he have change his whole life around and as ya can see he’s been very positive in his actions and music.” “

    More popcorn needed!

  11. JuliaM, if ever there was proof needed that hip-hop/rap is doggerel for the terminally thick by the terminally thick…

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