Osama Got Popped..


above: Osama and 2Pac chillin in heaven

Most rappers, for all their detestation of police, actually display strongly patriotic instincts when it comes to terrorist attacks on the homeland. Those that don’t (the Immortal Techniques, etc) tend not to appeal to mainstream listeners.

Rap Genius abhors violence. To the extent that Osama chose to live by the sword, well, we ain’t down with that. He should’ve just chillaxed and studied the Qur'an — maybe even explained it on Rap Genius..

BUT — this man’s family is rich. He could’ve been balling in St. Tropez every Summer alongside P Diddy — yet he chose to live in a cave and fight for what he believes.

A lot of what he believes (misogyny, anti-Semitism, etc.) is pretty janky. But to the extent that he’s against the West’s capitalist infrastructure — Rap Genius is down! (So is the Dipset Taliban..)

Osama was certainly ubiquitous in rap. Did he listen to Dipset? Has he ever seen an episode of “Al-Qaeda Jada”? Who knows?

But at least we can compile Osama references in rap lyrics — tell us if we missed any: