Last week, the Seattle Times approached me to write a guest op-ed column on recent gun violence in the city. So I wrote a rap and spit it in this video. Then the comments came. Now, anyone familiar with the Seattle Times comment section knows that it’s not the best sampling of the human intellectual endeavor but I couldn’t help but share with you all some of these absolute gems:

Just because thoughtful people have negative, biased, stereotyped opinions of “dark skinned rappers”, doesn’t mean they are wrong. 

- testigo, Bellevue

A half dozen Seattlites are dead and the Times chooses to “Slow-Jam” them their memory with this moron kid? This is disgusting.

- dirty kafir, Bainbridge

If these ghetto losers are going to keep falling back on their hard luck as an excuse to constantly victimize innocent people then cap yourself now so society doesn’t have to deal with your dysfunctional lifestyle later

- Cmrussell, Kirkland

I don’t agree at all that if a shooting happens on the “south side” nobody cares. That’s a typical myth propagated by self-identified “African-American” community.

- LuckyMike, Seattle

The rhymes ignore the base cause of gangs which is no 2-parent family structure raising their young to respect the civil rights of others and to obey the law, and to get a job. 

- NoBabyAborted, Washington State

The most amazing thing about this “song” is how Brown somehow managed to write it without filling it with all the f-bombs and other assorted vulgarities that permeate all his other songs. 

- Mr. Helpful, Everett

What is up with the Times. Rap and hip hop is a catalyst to the gang culture. What the hell are they thinking.

- 2times, Bellevue

You need a mayor in the mold of Guiliani who knows how to clean up the city and reduce crime.

- linilulu, Everett


Don’t quit your day job Prometheus.

- keg 2, Burien