Tuesday, 12 July 2016

No blacks in Hauntology please, we're British

After decades of speculation about whether Simon Reynolds views the voices of ethnic minorities in rap music as a minor texture to be endured rather than enjoyed, his Wire magazine review of KanYe West's last album finally confirms what many of us have suspected all along: Grimey Simey™ doesn't care about blk ppl.

Whereas Reynolds would usually dismiss Rap's labyrinthine complex stories of life in AmeriKKKa as "some same old shit about bling and hoes" he tolerates purely for the thrill of the Mantronix/Bomb Squad/Dr. Dre/Timbaland/Mannie Fresh/Neptunes/Lil' Jon/DJ Mustard production backing it, his Life Of Pablo review finally makes it explicitly clear that he's always viewed the black voices in rap music as an undesirable sub-human nuisance he'd hate to share airspace with let alone swap bodies with on some Castor Troy shit:



Moral of this story? As far as ex-Melody Maker scribes called Simon go, even Pricey has less #problematic views about ethnic minorities than Grimey Simey™. Simon frigging Price FFS!

12 comments:

Queez said...

Uh oh.

Si Mane Price said...

Really can't believe that quote comes from an album review in The Wire and not a Britain First post on Facebook.

CrowleyHead said...

Two years ago Simon asked if Schoolboy Q naming a song after "Hoover Street" had anything to do with the 'Hoover Bass' from 90s techno records.

Mind you he's living outside of Los Angeles if memory serves right, so that says it all.

noz said...


reynolds shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion until after he's stood in a room full of ppl all shouting I JUST BLEACHED MY ASSHOLE

can't believe he literally wrote "these people" twice and not one editor was like say bruv

d said...

This dude always struck me as a Clapton and Ive only read a handful of his shit.

Also just dawned on me Pastor Troy is a takeoff of teh gawd Castor Troy
man im slow as shit thats took me lets say ten years plus at least

d said...

Also feel like theres a massive undercurrent of racism or at the v least classism in half this current #wave of skin deep woke music journalists

Reynolds just more old school overt like yr granda who hasnt learned any of the language wary slight of hand yet

d said...

White ppl, the cheek that has you calling their student newspaper The Gospel of Hip Hop or w e the sources slogan was, 1988- prsent

Si Mane Price said...

Does Reynolds follow any ethnic ppl on Twitter?

Dissensus Truther said...

Joe Muggs sneak edited the review when Derek was busy

Anonymous said...

If Muggs edited that review, it was to throw Reynolds under the bus.

CrowleyHead said...

The Muggs/Reynolds Nemesis relationship is almost Soderbergian enough to make that last comment perfectly fair.

Normski Yo gurt said...

You still read magazines? yall some bitches.

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