Chicago rap group Do Or Die rose to some exposure due to their hit "Po Pimp" with Twista in 1996. Today, that 17 year-old success manifests itself on standardized course material—somewhere in Louisiana. A local parent has decided that her children learning about the word "pimp" is not appropriate, despite it being district-approved curriculum.
Do Or Die responded to the reported "outrage" by saying the following. AK says:
“I am honored and excited that our song is included in the school’s curriculum, music is engaging and should be used as a learning tool. After all, these kids know all the words to these songs maybe now they can find some pleasure in doing their school work.”
And Belo says:
“The word pimp has many meanings at this point. Like many negative words before it, rap music has flipped the meaning. Nowadays you can pimp a job you can even pimp your ride.”
Suffice it to say that this Louisiana parent does not want her kids to ride in the backseat of anyone's caddy.
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