Not only does Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian – and, somewhat ironically, The Wire – feel the need to continue his former group’s homophobic sentiments, he’s taking it out on Kanye West. Though he claims that he’s merely against the “promotion of feminization” in hip-hop and not singling out West, specifically, his new diss track says otherwise. Maybe he suffers from “sleepwalking ether syndrome.” Via Gawker:
First of all, it’s not just jabs at Kanye West. It’s anybody promoting the feminization — of the Black man in hip-hop culture. Anybody that I see out there, rocking dresses and all of that type of shit, I might shoot a jab at. But Kanye is one of the ones right now that’s representing that movement. He’s one of the first ones that you see in a skirt. Now you got other people following suit and rocking full-out dresses or they’re trying to rock kilts. We’re not Irish. We’re not Europeans. Rocking kilts and all that is just another excuse to introduce that skirt style. You understand what I’m saying? And I’m not with it. This has nothing to do with sexuality, who they choose to be with and all that, I’m not even talking about that. I’m talking specifically about, what is hip-hop? And that’s not hip-hop. Rocking dresses with mean faces, that’s not hip-hop.
Listen to the diss track, “Lift up your skirt,” below.