The iconic independent rap group Atmosphere releases a new video for their song “The Last To Say” off their latest album, The Family Sign. The video deals with the very serious and all too common subject of domestic violence. Victims of abuse include women, men and children, but all are affected by it’s wrath. Nearly three out of four of Americans personally know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence. On average more than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in this country everyday. A refreshing departure from the typical rap video, “The Last To Say” advocates positive treatment of women and focuses on the struggle many victims face – how to escape the abuse in their home so it doesn’t continue to be passed down.
The coincidence in that is that I just read an article where a Californian woman went all John Wayne Bobbitt on her husband, and is now in jail for it. The fact that insane shit like this still happens in 2011 is pretty disturbing to say the least, and it makes you put a lot of things into perspective. But what do I know, I’m just some guy who had to deal with the shit in my own household growing up who just so happens to have all his genitals intact.