Saturday, October 24, 2009

Don't laugh, it'll be Tory party policy before you know it

Ian Brown thinks that working-class pride can be rebuilt by showing them 50 Cent movies:

He tells Britain's Mojo magazine, "I think all kids should be made to watch the Biggie Smalls film (Notorious), the Eminem story (8 Mile) and the 50 Cent film (Get Rich or Die Tryin').

"There's not enough about working class kids getting on in life, the working class got cut out of history, and we can't let that happen.

"I met Biggie Smalls in September 1995 and it was mega (amazing). He was like something out of the Bible, talking in parables, and he looked like an old '20s jazz star. Some days I have to pinch myself that I met him."

The explanation of what "mega" means is ContactMusic's, I should point out.

But, seriously, Ian? You think that Fiddy is going to somehow inspire a kid living in Moulsecoomb and isn't as far from their experiences as, say, giving them a copy of Love On The Dole? Also, isn't part of the message of Get Rich that you can make a fortune dealing drugs as a handy fall-back if you're not that good at rapping?

1 comment:

Robin Carmody said...

The Mancunian idea of the working class has always been more aggressive-individualist, and less collectivist, than that in Yorkshire, South Wales and north-east England. This is merely a particularly egregious example - of course it would piss off the BNP, but things don't become good and right for that reason alone (by those criteria, we'd be defending Joss Stone at the 2007 Brits).

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