C4: Hear him out...I guess.
I bet yall didn't know that the Director, Robert Zemekis, was Born 1950's Chicago...Same city as R-Kelly Yall. Lol. (The R-Kelly Reference will make sense in a little while.) More importantly, 1950's / 60's Chicago was segregated to the point of their actually being restrictive covenants (processes such as redlining which allowed banks to decline mortgages in black neighborhoods) thereby keeping blacks locked in the ghetto and tenement slums. Yep, he grew up amongst this...and while he could have easily continued the trend of segregation, he chose to take the high road, bringing black culture to the forefront without racist and unsuspecting whites being the wiser.
This is like R.Kelly's trapped in the closet mixed with Snoop's murder was the Case video.
The Title: Who "Framed" Roger Rabbit....Hmmmmm...Can we say the precursor to the "Stop Snitchin Movement." This becomes particularly applicable now that Dexter Issac has confessed (nearly 17 years later) to shooting Tupac despite others (Ahem...BIGGIE...cough, Cough) having been blamed and or framed for the act.
The Video Vixen: Long before rappers were making it rain, there was a cartoon dame making it rain in our pants. Jessica Rabbit. Red hair, redbone. Thicker than a snicker.
If you can't see the comparison here then you, my friend, are highly retarded...and not in an autistic idiot savant type way.
He even gave her Aliyah's haircut before she started rockin that shit....Actually the movie came out when she was only 9 and just a twinkle in R-kellys eye and a small erection in his pants...long before she married Kells at age 14. Illllk (Pusha T voice.) Nevertheless, I digress...
The Bad ass kid:
Before the name "baby" became synonomous with Bryan "Birdman" Williams the father of lil wayne and the face tattoo movement, there was a little bad ass baby smoking a cigar. Herman.
This little nigga.
Hangin with the old heads, smokin...drankin....it's sorta like when Kane from Menace II Society was drinkin brew on the back porch with Pernell...
Years later we have this scenario playing out in real life with a 2 year old in Indonesia smoking 40 cigs a day.
It may all seem like coincidence at this point but sheiiiiiiit, I'm speaking to the same niggas who believe in the illuminati, so this really isnt that far fetched.
Tako: Martin Luther King tho my nigga? You reachin
Show: No I'm not, and here's why.
In the same way that seeing violence on a daily basis leads one to the point of becoming desensitized, seeing African American culture on display leads us to become more familiar and tolerant of it. While Martin Luther King's struggle was not in vain, we must truly realize that without people (explicitly and implicitly) phasing his methodology into society, it would've been worthless. Sure we had to bring in these images gradually, but the fact that 50 years later they are all playing out before our own eyes not only shows that Roger rabbit was ahead of its time but that the director "really KNEW niggas!!"
Think about it. How good would a theory of "Racial Harmony" be if you couldn't watch interracial porn? Kidding. But seriously...think about the first time you seen a black guy and white girl holding hands...or two guys...you were shocked! Now, its like "eh, whatever." And you know why? Because we've become accustomed to seeing it. We're used to it. It's cool.
Do we have to make the world familiar with black culture and hip hop style in 2011? Fuck no. Corporate America is already exploiting it and jockin us like athletic cups. Explain Black culture to you? in 2011?
Nah, Roger Rabbit did that...so hopefully yall don't have to go through that. (Dave Chapelle imitating Jay-Z Voice.)