Sudanese Hip-Hop Artist And Former Child Soldier Speaks Out Against 50 Cent: BulletproofMarch 28, 2008
Sudanese hip-hop artist and ex-child soldier Emmanuel Jal spoke out against American rapper 50 Cent’s music as well as his video game, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, at a conference on African hip-hop hosted by Harvard University.
Jal, whose music has been found in the movie “Blood Diamond” as well as a few Africa-based episodes of “ER”, admits that “I am a great fan of 50 Cent, but can’t help thinking that the generation that has grown up to respect and love him are not being given the right message. I feel that he could be professing more of a positive influence with his young fans.” The verse that specifically references 50 Cent: Bulletproof is found on Jal’s “Warchild” album, due May 13th, in a song called “50 Cent”:
“You have done enough damage selling crack cocaine now you got a kill a black man video game/ There ain’t a Jewish or a white man Chinese or an Indian blowing up the brain of their own fellow man / We have lost a whole generation through this lifestyle now you want to put it in the game for a little child to play / Bugga bun 50 Cent.”
Jal was forcibly conscripted into the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army at six years old, and deserted with 400 fellow child soldiers at 13 years old. He was one of only 16 to survive the escape. Meanwhile, 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson III) is widely known for having dealt drugs and gotten shot nine times. There is currently no word on Jal’s opinion of the upcoming sequel to 50 Cent: Bulletproof, which apparently involves 50 Cent and G-Unit performing somewhere in the Middle East, getting stiffed by the concert promoter, and receiving a diamond-encrusted skull as payment.
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