LL Cool J, Brad Paisley Join Forces On ‘Accidental Racist’ – Which May, Or May Not Be The Most Ironic Song Title Ever
Rap artists working with Country artists isn't exactly a "new" thing, so when LL Cool J and Brad Paisley teamed up for a song on the latter's new album, no one thought much of it. Then, along comes the song 'Accidental Racist' - and with it, a whole ball of collaborative awkwardness.
The song features Paisley and LL going back and forth on some of the racial issues in America, specifically between Caucasians and African-Americans. While both artists have the best intentions, the end result is getting some serious criticism from the interwebs.
I can't really blame them. With Paisley belting out an eyebrow raising hook like,
Cause I’m just a white man / Coming to you from the southland / trying to understand what it’s like not to be / I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done / And it ain’t like you and me can rewrite history.
And the lip-licking Cool J following up with adlibs of consolation on a guest verse,
if you don’t judge my gold chains / I’ll forget the iron chains,
If that has you saying 'WTF?' just wait until you hear the entire song.
At first I honestly thought this was some leftover April Fool's joke that I totally missed last week, but apparently I was mistaken. Don't get me wrong, I believe the hearts of Brad and LL were in the right place when they came together in song to imagine a world without prejudice, but unfortunately the final product fell way short of their dream.
Still in disbelief, I took it a step further and managed to snag an advanced copy of Brad Paisley's CD, 'Wheelhouse,' set to drop tomorrow (Apr. 9); and boom, there it is in all it's 'accidentally racist' glory.
This may be the most literal form of irony I've ever seen, heard, or experienced altogether. But don't take my word for it. Have a listen below, and you be the judge.
What do you think of the song 'Accidental Racist?' Comment now!