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Exclusive: Rhymefest Says Spike Lee Is Exploiting Poor People With “Chi-Raq”

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While many fans eagerly await Spike Lee’s upcoming film, Chi-Raq, Chicago rapper/politician Rhymefest says he’s unhappy with project.

While at the Soul Train Awards where he was nominated for co-writing the Oscar-winning Selma song “Glory”, Rhymefest talked to HipHollywood about the differences between his uplifting song and what he feels is an exploration by Spike Lee with Chi-Raq. “I’m very anti what Spike Lee is doing with the “Chi-Raq” film,” the music writer told HH. “I think he exploited our community by doing that. He exploited poor people. And “Glory” is a song that helped promote change in a positive way and not in a satirical way, laughing at the crisis of what we go through as a people.”

Do you agree with Rhymefest or do you think he’s miss understanding Spike Lee’s vision?

2 Comments

  1. sunni_daze

    November 10, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Spike can’t be making Chicago look any worse than it already does. They have hadnled that in spades,

  2. Jade

    November 15, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Is he crazy, Spike is “doing the right thing” a light needs to shed on what’s going on. Does this man live in that war zone?

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