Spike Lee Assails Gangsta Rap

Director Spike Lee tells the Boston Herald he gauges the progress of African-Americans “by listening to their music.” Lee explained, “Some of this gangsta rap stuff, it’s not doing anybody any good. This stuff is really dangerous.” Lee added that some black adults equate education, good grammar and good grades with “being white,” but when he was growing up, those things were seen as positive goals. “You were not ridiculed if you spoke correct English,” he said.

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