<you know it's bad when a prisoner can't stand American ghetto music
He couldn't take the rap!
A British burglar broke out of jail to escape the incessant hip-hop music being blasted in his wing.
Robert Stevens, 58, just couldn't stand having to listen to Eminem, Jay Z and Kanye West being played over and over again.
So he climbed over a security wall at the minimum security HMP Leyhill prison, in south Gloucestershire, and fled.
The fugitive, serving six-and-a-half years for commercial robberies in the area, then spent 20 days at large.
He was finally caught while visiting a betting shop on Mar. 29, reports the South Cotswolds Gazette.
"He was in a very noisy wing where rap music was being played day and night," his defense lawyer Jamie Porter told Dorchester Crown Court.
"He was also being constantly pestered to purchase drugs by younger cellmates. Stevens has apologized for his behavior. It was an impulsive act on his part," he added.
Judge Roger Jarvis sentenced Stevens to an extra 10 months behind bars.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/burglar-escapes-prison-incessant-rap-music-article-1.1765872#ixzz2zia0hBHZ
Is listening to Lil Wayne’s music the cause or a symptom of anti-intellectualism? That’s the question that has to be answered, according to a new study.
The study used data from Facebook to figure out the average SAT scores of fans of different artists. They found that if you listen to Lil Wayne, your SAT scores are the lowest (876), and those who listen to Beyonce and TI are slightly higher. They said that fans of Radiohead were in the 1200s and Beethoven fans were at 1376.
The study called Musicthatmakesyoudumb was done by Virgil Griffin, who graduated from the University of Alabama. He also did another study about books that people who read, concluding that those who read the bible have the lowest SAT scores. The highest SAT scores were from people who read the book “100 Years of Solitude.”
The study has gotten criticism from those who consider it to be racist. Many of the Lil Wayne fans are black and come from environments with low-performing schools and unfavorable economic conditions. Also, SAT scores are proven to be culturally-biased and are also a weak indicator of true intelligence.
So, maybe the study doesn’t have all that much merit to begin with. But if low SAT scores are also indicators of a lack of interest in academic achievement, then the “dumb” label might be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Lil Wayne doesn’t seem all that interested in getting people to better themselves through education, and his music reflects that.
music video for this week on the main blog
commentary by Tommy Sotomayor
Update: the song about Emmet Till has pulled