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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jay-Z Thinks It's Pretty White Here

Posted by Ezra Ace Caraeff on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:24 AM

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Everyone knows "Hell Yeah (Pimp The System)" is a better video than song, but that didn't stop Dead Prez from putting it three (!) times on 2004's Revolutionary But Gangsta. On the remix version, Jay-Z makes an appearance and drops this line: "I ain't slipping through the cracks/So I'm at Portland, Oregon tryin to slip you these raps/The first black in the suburbs."

In his new book Decoded Jay-Z explains that line:

"I chose Portland because it's the whitest place I could think of... The idea is that I get there through my music, not by actually living there. The music gets eveywhere."

LISTEN:

Dead Prez - "Hell Yeah (Pimp The System)" (Feat. Jay-Z)

h/t: Ben

End Hits: Maybe he's talking about Portland, Maine?

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