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Outrage Flares As Michelle Obama Invites Common To White House To Read Poetry

Discussion in 'Celebrities Forum' started by m_kishuri, May 11, 2011.

  1. m_kishuri

    m_kishuri JF-Expert Member

    May 11, 2011
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    Even though it's 2011, we're still litigating whether rap music in and of itself is a societal corrosive or an artistic expression that channels raw experience and expurgates emotions in the form of a catharsis. It's really the old Plato versus Aristotle rap battles over the artistic merits of tragedy -- at least we can dance to it, so there's that.
    But the news today is that Michelle Obama is having some poets over to the White House to read some poetry, and that one of those poets is Chicago rapper Common, and OH MY GOD did you know he's rapped about violence? It's true, and the Daily Caller is beefing about it.

    Outrage Flares As Michelle Obama Invites Common To White House To Read Poetry

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  2. quemenB

    quemenB New Member

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    A White House poetry event held on Wed evening showcased rapper and actor Common. Synchronized by The First Lady, this White House Music Series event appeared to go very well. Authorities had been concerned that by choosing Common the White House was encouraging violence. With amusement, Rapper Common advocates non-violence at White House event: read at newsytype.com. Imagine, despite critics concerned that the White House would be encouraging violence by hiring Common to perform, his piece turned out to be anti-violence.