In this Daily Show segment, titled “Jay Z Penney”, Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore address the racial profiling incident that stirred publicity hounds. Check out our Jay Z Barneys Freestyle post for more mockery of this loaded issue.
Cops like to arrest black men, especially if they can tag the adjective “rapper” to the suspects. Fortunately, neither of these artists was held in custody, although as Joey shows, this kind of treatment is so absurd it’s laughable.
The homey Kiese Laymon over at Gawker put me on to this song “Stop And Frisk.” Young emcees spitting about socially relevant issues in an election year? I’m in. Listen to a tale of police and state-sponsored discrimination told from two very different sides of the spectrum. Then, share that wealth.