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Video: Young Guru Speaks On The "Paris Vs. Poorest" Controversy

by Eddie "STATS"
February 28, 2012 6:54 PM

Rocafella-affiliated producer, engineer and A&R Young Guru has been described as Jay-Z‘s righthand man–and has also publicly declared that Jay Electronica made him love hip-hop again. As a rap centrist, so to speak, who can appreciate/speak for fans of the two Jays, YG is sort of the ideal person to speak to the online controversy that has fizzled up around the tag “Paris Vs. Poorest” – ie analysis of Yasiin Bey‘s Top 40 Underdog take on The Throne‘s “N**gas In Paris,” reimagined as “N**gas In Poorest.” The resulting video above provides a pretty thoughtful take on the situation, making the case that Bey’s record is a statement in itself, not intended as a diss record (although some people have clearly taken it that way). Watch above and if you are so busy reading philosophy that you have no idea what he’s on about, watch “N**gas in Paris” here, “N**gas In Poorest” here and the ARU think-piece Guru is commenting on here.

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