Jay Z “Murder to Excellence” Lyrics Not Well Liked.
‘During a film screening of “The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975″ and panel at University of Chicago on Saturday, Fred Hampton Jr. shared his feelings on the song lyric and Jay-Z. Speaking to a crowd at the University’s International House, Hampton voiced his displeasure with the lyric, saying that Jay-Z has twisted that truth. “Fred Hampton didn’t die,” Hampton Jr. said. “He was assassinated. Saying Fred Hampton died is like the school teacher telling students that Christopher Columbus discovered America.” He later went on to refer to Jay-Z as Slave-Z, questioning his motives on the record. (Ruby Hornet)
The lyric in question is as follows:
“I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died/Uh, real n*ggas just multiply/And they say by 21 I was supposed to die/So I’m out here celebrating my post-demise/If you put crabs in a barrel to insure your survival/You’re gon’ end up pulling down n*ggas that look just like you/What up, Blood? What up, cuz? It’s all black, I love us” (“Murder to Excellence”)
Do you think Hampton has grounds to be upset over the lyric?