It’s amazing how completely forgotten the song is now.
They don’t play it on the radio anymore. You hardly hear it referenced. Chances are, if you’re under 20 years-old, you’ve never even heard it musically.
But make no mistake, while discovering Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, The Notorious B.I.G. and founding Bad Boy Records were all significant, P Diddy has made no bigger impact on music than he did when he produced Jodeci’s “Come and Talk to Me” remix.
Until then, there was such a gap between Hip Hop and R&B that nobody would have even dreamed of bridging it. How could you? Why would you?
Never mind that the sounds were so distinct that a possible synthesis seemed about as likely as combining lead and plastic to make gold, but also, the core fan bases of each of the genres were not only a little far from simpatico, but in many cases, openly hostile.
This was still the era when older Black radio stations advertised proudly that they didn’t play rap music.
And while sure, 5 years earlier, Jody Whatley had set off another trend by having a guest rap verse from Rakim on the song “Friends”, that was still just a rapper on a R&B song, not the perfect sonic combination that Diddy pulled off.
Now, mixing White Pride with National Pride had always been a task seemingly more impossible than even Diddy’s 1992 trick.
Remember, Strom Thurmond ran for President back in 1948 as a straight-out racist and got washed.
Yet while historically, immigrants flocked to this great nation not so much to live as they had in their homelands with the exception of the small issue(s) they’d had at home which caused them to leave, but to live, for all intents and purposes, like the white Americans they’d come to love through movies and the media.
But Ameica couldn’t ostensibly be a “white” country. For one, there were too many non-whites. For two, declaring it as such flew in the face of all it’s lovely self-congratulation particularly the indiscriminate call for immigrants, “Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”
Enter Donald Trump.
Like I wrote before, Trump’s no racist, he’s a businessman and, like Diddy, a New Yorker and I’ll be damned if, like Diddy, he hasn’t done what beforehand had been considered impossible.
Donald Trump has fucked around and made American-ness into “whiteness”.
The reason this had been long thought to be impossible is because America, more than any place in the world, needs Niggers.
Yet what Trump has so brilliant done is that he’s whitened America’s traditional Niggers, and he’s rechristened as Niggers a class that, slogans or not, nobody wants right now anyway: outsiders.
Muslims are now Niggers and Mexicans are now Niggers while the more traditional descendants of Africans and the formerly enslaved are now simply dark-skinned white people.
Won’t be long before he fully unveils this ideology on a national level.
And expect three direct results: niggas, long-tired of also being Niggers and eternally dying to be white – you can’t name a nigga that doesn’t wanna be white except maybe me and mine is only a “maybe” and everybody says I’m crazy anyway – Trump to waltz into the White House, and him to be a horrible president.
When Trump’s percentage of the Black vote is shockingly higher than anybody could have predicted, you’ll know why.
And when nobody can remember how a drone like Donald J. Trump even got into the White House, expect the truth to be as forgotten as the “Come and Talk to Me” remix.