The bigger picture

Posted by James, 09 Mar 07

Promoting multiculturalism doesn’t need to be just about dating… There is Music – Dr. Dre and Eminem, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland… There are movies… name it. We have to look at this from all angles. It may be as simple as going to live with a family from a different culture so you can learn about them and appreciate aspects of their culture… or having lunch at a restaurant that serves different dishes from your own. Baby steps…

I came across this story about a rap duo called DaBoondox - Troy Napier and Jeff Killin. I had never heard about them before but the story impressed me. "You will never hear DaBoondox write songs about cars, gold chains, grills and guns. We want people to relate to more than that. People can hear our songs and say, 'Yeah, I've been there before,' or 'Yeah, I've been in that situation before.' Killin said."Our message could become mainstream. We feel that there [are] more things to talk about than guns and 22s when you have an outlet to a wide audience," Napier said.

As a black-and-white duo, DaBoondox is unique for its multiculturalism. Well there you have it. How well can we spread multiculturalism? What other ways can we do this? Balls on your court… keep it rollin’

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  1.   rickie70 says:
    Posted: 15 Feb 08

    Thx trailrider, I havent heard of the daboondox, but i sure will check it out soon.Talk soon.

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  2.   trailrider5 says:
    Posted: 14 Feb 08

    Hey Rickie, Glad to see you still alive and kicking. I'm sure you've listened to DaBoondox. You keep up with all of the "world" music, and you're right, there should be more focus on interracial dating.

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  3.   rickie70 says:
    Posted: 13 Feb 08

    In my opinion, Hollywood should focus more to interracial dating.

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  4.   hiimsteph says:
    Posted: 31 Aug 07

    Yeah that show is pretty deep cant wait for more to come out. Aaron McGruder rules!!!

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  5.   Fala says:
    Posted: 15 Mar 07

    I plan to check out DaBoondox.

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