Thursday, April 06, 2006


To whoever submitted the Wikipedia entry on 50 Cent, was it really necessary to point out his race within the first sentence?
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), commonly known by his rap name as 50 Cent, is a popular African-American gangsta rapper...
Seriously, wouldn't it be easier (and more of note) just to note the race of all the white rappers out there... oh, wait.
Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972) is an American rapper, one of today's most popular and controversial rapping, and a Grammy and Oscar-winner.
And then there's...
Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1968 in Miami Lakes, Florida), better known as Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, known today for the single "Ice Ice Baby" that topped the charts beginning in the early 1990s (see 1990 in music).
To be fair, ethnicity is a second sentence issue for the two "American rapper"s. It's mentioned that Eminem "is of mostly Scottish-American descent" (though the word "white" isn't used until pretty far down the page) and that "at the time," Vanilla Ice "was also one of the very few successful Caucasian rappers."

I don't know, I just thought that was interesting.

Oh, and if you're looking for the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin).

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