Monday, August 06, 2007

Thank you for your question TFMD:

The official answer is NO. I rep da Lou which is how those of us from the Gateway City affectionately refer to St. Louis. St. Louis is too far north to truely be considered the dirrty south. I can understand the ambiguity though, as Missouri was a non-commital state during the Civil War. Eventually guerillas fought on the side of the Confederacy, not to support their cause, but because they shared a common enemy, the Union army, who provoked the Missourians by raping, pillaging and plundering throughout their state.

So although we have a shared history and sympathy for the dirrty south, we have always been a separate entity, both geographically and idealogically. Our rappers, however do share a similar drawl.

My newly adopted home in KY is part of the dirrty south. Nappy Roots came from here. We are also a short distance from Memphis, home of grammy award winners, Three 6 Mafia.

Thats it for me. Keep your feet on the ground, but keep reaching for the stars.
- Scarlett

3 Comments:

Blogger the future mrs. darcy said...

Ahh the "Missouri Compromise"... I think you reawakened some presumed dead AP American brain cells.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Clementine said...

When in dount check out Urbandictionary.com

1)Dirty South is rap that popped up the latter half of the 1990's. It's inspirations drew from Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' album and 2 Live Crew's nast traditions in equivalent measure, arriving at a stond, violent, sex-obsessed and (naturally) cuss-oriented brand of modern hip-hop. It was named after a song by Goodie Mobb. They and OutKast are said to be the best that this style of rap music has to offer, but their lyrics are better than such contemporaries like the 'No Limit Posse'. Dirty South descended from Souther rap.

2) It can also refer to the southern region which is: Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. Florida is NOT a part of 'the south' when it concerns cultures, only geographically.

3:50 PM  
Blogger snuffaluffacis said...

ok so let me get this straight as the non-american on the blog.

1. KY is NOT part of the Dirty South.

2. You state that Missouri was a "non-commital state" during the Civil War. However according to Wiki, there was a higher % of Missourians who fought in the war compared to any other state.

3. Your claims that guerilla joined the war due to Union army "who provoked the Missourians by raping, pillaging and plundering throughout their state." are tenuous at best imho. I must be reading a different history book from the rest of y'all.

4. Interesting note on 3. One of the most famous guerillas under auspices of Bushwhackers was none other than Jesse James himself. Who was in turn himself an inspiration to Cher.

5. We did not learn about the american civil war at british schools. We had to watch "Gone with the Wind" and that one with Richard Chamerlain (not the thorn birds). So this discussion has been extremely educational for me.

Man just reading about all the atrocities and shit that went down, its hard to believe it was in my great-grandfathers time. Ah well that's history for ya!

6:55 PM  

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