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Willie D Uncensored: Calls Senator Ted Cruz, Charles Barkley, Stephen A. Smith and More “Coons” in His Words

“If the youth is lost, you have to ask the question who lost them…”

The legendary Willie D has never been one to hold his tongue, and man…he definitely doesn’t hold back in this interview.  He was the lead member of the pioneering rap group Geto Boys from Houston, Texas or as Sway describes them “the mecca for what was going on in the South.”  The Geto Boys helped to open a lot of doors to let people have freedom of expression because without them, songs like “B*tches ain’t Sh*t” by YG would probably be banned today.

Scarface, member of the Geto Boys, called in to reminisce with Willie about the time they got booed in New York, even though things came full circle when they sold out Madison Square Garden a couple months later.  Willie also talks about feeling obligated to fulfill J Prince’s, founder of Rap-A-Lot Records, goal to bring Houston’s story to the light because this was the first time he had someone believing in him and was willing to pay him to do something he loves…rap.

Willie goes into talking about Ted Cruz, who he describes as an opportunist; Donald Trump, who he describes as a seperatist: “we need someone to unite the people, not divide”; and Caitlyn Jenner, who he believes should not have won the Woman of the Year award…and that’s just scratching the surface.  His new song “Coon” is what prompted this powerful conversation as he describes the different types of coon (“if your criticism to the black community outweighs your contribution to the black community, you are a coon”), what he meant by his Stephen A. Smith line, and more insight into the enlightened mind of Willie D.  Check out the interview above and make sure you purchase “Coon”, now available on iTunes.

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Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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