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Episode 145 — Jay-Z's "42" Song


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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:01 PM

The hilarious Joselyn Hughes talks to Andrew about whether the use of Jay-Z’s song “Brooklyn Go Hard” in the trailer for the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” is racist or not. Make sure to leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:31 AM

the song in question:
https://www.youtube....h?v=OeoRsR0dv8w

Brooklyn Go Hard.
Not only references Jackie Robinson but has got to be the first time I've heard Branch Rickey referenced in a rap song. The song came out in like 2008-2009 so it was well in advance of the movie and would only make sense to be somewhat associated with the movie... it's not like they picked 99 Problems or Big Pimpin by Jay-Z and put it in the trailer.