Play for fame or what? V-Nasty, http://twitter.com/#!/tharealvnasty
So part of the Bay--and the music world--has been raging over a young white female rapper from Oakland, reportedly born and raised in the DEO, whose videos are full of street talk. Bitches, hoes, niggas, swagga, the girl goes on and on. ( Is this a novelty act or what?)
So the rap world's started to tizzy, because this young girl who is issuing the n-word and claiming all this street cred (and whose name is V-Nasty) is white. MistahFAB, who shares a manager with her, did a video about her right to use that word because she was from the same streets; Ise Lyfe did another video calling out FAB and saying we can't let white people call black people that, ever.
My colleague Eric Arnold wrote a piece sharing his views--tying the whole situation to post-racial America (or lack of it). My reaction is a lot more straightforward; I think this girl's tripping, and that Ise made some killer points in his tape, which is about as incisive and pointed as his recent performance of Pistols and Prayers.
What do you think (if you care) about this little firestorm? OL's gathered up some reaction from around the social web with our favorite new tool, Storify--share you view if you'd like to.