WATCH: “NEW COONS” Music Video Mash-Up

By Nick Delmacy | Posted Oct 17 2013 | 6 Comments  

 New Coons

Rapper/Actor Ohene Cornelius released this powerful freestyle turned remake of Kanye West’s New Slaves in music video form this week. It defly uses archival film and television clips to reinforce the message that many black entertainers and politicians today are just modern versions of “Coons.”

This is not unlike the point that Kanye West attempted to make in the original version of the song. However, Ohene puts his own spin on things by giving specific examples of “new coons.”

Check out the video and let us know if you agree or disagree with the overall message in the comments below.

 

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  1. ControlledXaos
    Black Pegasus | October 17th, 2013
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    LOL YES!

    I liked it…His flow went hard (although I would have preferred he go harder). And I would’ve included snow queens as today’s new coons.

  2. budda | October 17th, 2013
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    Kanye West has always spoke his own mind, played and dance to his own drum. I appreciate someone trying to be different but also themselves. New Coons are real…

  3. questforknowledge
    quest for knowledge | October 19th, 2013
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    Yo this video was hot, I really liked the message he gave with his lyrics and the references he used throughout the video. I don’t listen to Kanye much so I haven’t heard Kanyes version of this song, but I want to check it out now. I totally agree with the message, there are many modern day coons out there.

  4. Ocky Williams | October 19th, 2013
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    There are scenes here from a very interesting movie called “Good Bye Uncle Tom”.

    • TheDarkness
      TheDarkness | December 15th, 2016
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      I’m glad someone besides me has actually seen “Goodbye Uncle Tom.” I saw it many years ago as a kid and it stayed etched in my mind. The images were so unbelievable, that I thought I dreamed seeing it as a child because, to my very young mind at the time, it was horrific! But a few years ago, good old Netflix–when they still were mailing out DVD’s–made it available, and I couldn’t put it in my queue fast enough.

      Shortly thereafter, the DVD arrived. I watched it. And found that I hadn’t at all imagined it way back then. It was true! It had to be one of the most racist, cruel and exploitative movies about slavery in general–and exploited black folks in particular–that I had/have ever seen! In fact, it was so appalling in it’s exploitativeness (if that’s even a word) of blacks in the cast, I figured it could not have possibly have been an American production. (It was not. It was produced by Europeans, partially shot in Haiti, using hundreds of poor Haitian extras.)

      As Ocky stated, check it out if you can find it. It is a VERY strange, horrific and, yes, interesting film.

      TD

  5. Ocky Williams | October 19th, 2013
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    This shit is dope!




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