LostVegas
lostvegas
Jul 18 2017
3

Hip hop sold out a long time ago, do not blame this couple. Other than that, the author seems racist.

Jul 18 2017
4

Will you do me a fucking favor and stop acting like we don’t exist just because you don’t think there are any of us black people that live in Iowa? The Des Moines metro area has a population of nearly 635,000 people. Yes, there are black people living here.

Jul 18 2017
2

...what? Pretty sure I am just making basic points and it is you acting like a know-it-all asshole.

Jul 18 2017
1

Honestly, it doesn’t really matter where it is. If they want to celebrate hip hop in a kitschy way, why be outraged? It definitely isn’t racist. I just don’t see the issue at all. And their menu looks fucking good - so I hope they make it. Not a lot of people get to live their dream and I guess maybe I am mostly Read more

Jul 18 2017
3

You realize people are able to talk about big issues and small at the same time without their brains shutting down, yes?
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Jul 18 2017
1

I have a clue. I know where Hip Hop is from and rather love it myself. That being said, they are a restaurant. BREAKFAST restaurant. So if they want traffic, they can’t blast hardcore gangster rap, now can they? Again, get some scope. And no, I don’t know you - but judging by your lack of commenting “Hey, I know these Read more

Jul 18 2017
1

The Des Moines metro area has an estimated population of just under 635,000 people, so its not some backwater little rural town where there are no black people.

Jul 18 2017
2

This article is bad and you should feel bad.

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Jul 18 2017
6

Pffff. White people are not allowed to do shit. We are eternally guilty for the sins of our people and that has precluded us from even enjoying our own culture and just fucking god forbid we celebrate another. End of the fucking world.

Jul 18 2017
14

When does celebration become appropriation though? I mean, jeez, this couple likely means well. They probably love hip hop and wanted to open a restaurant. In their very white town, who would be able to make this happen? And what is wrong with it? I don’t get this weird cultural ownership issue.

Jul 18 2017
15

She’ll get back to you. Isha is currently penning a piece on how I problematically cut off a POC in traffic last week.

Jul 18 2017
11

You aren’t allowed to like hip-hop if you are white. Didn’t you know that?