Monday, July 15, 2013

Drake is the "Most Influential Rapper" in Social Media. Too Bad He Uses His Influence To Insult Individuals with Autism.

I grew up listening to hip-hop. My husband and I still listen to it. We listen to it at home and in the car with our seven-year old son, Norrin.  Living in The Bronx, hip-hop and rap music is part of our culture. The Bronx is the borough where hip-hop and rap was born (sorry Brooklyn…you know it’s true). And as a writer, I am often fascinated by the lyrics, the intricacies of the rhyme and word play.
But when I read about Drake’s new song (featuring J. Cole) “Jodeci (Freestyle)” I was so disappointed. The lyrics are lame, hurtful and unworthy of respect. And definitely not the kind of music I want my son to hear.
To read the rest of the article check out my post on
"Most Influential Rapper in Social Media Insults Autism Community

On July 21st - J.Cole wrote an apology and the song has been removed. You can read the apology HERE

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AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.