Definition of the word “Thug”
1 a violent person, esp. a criminal.
[mid 19th cent.: extension of sense 2.]
2 ( Thug ) historical a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travelers, in a ritually prescribed manner. They were suppressed by the British in the 1830s.
ORIGIN early 19th cent. ( sense 2): from Hindi ṭhag ‘swindler, thief,’ based on Sanskrit sthagati ‘he covers or conceals.’
Houston rapper Slim Thug recently braved the mainstream media as they continue their crusade against hip-hop music and lower-class communities. In the 3 minute interview with CNN, he explains how he views the word “thug,” as he is a successful artist and entrepreneur who embraces the moniker in his name. I won’t go in to detail about the interview because it will be below for your viewing pleasure, but I will say it looked like it was about to be a bullying match. The worst part of the video was as soon as Slim said something that could have sparked a change in the community (a comment about paerenting) they chose to end the interview abruptly, not giving Slim Thug a fair chance to defend himself and spread a positive message. I do think the head of the Boss Hogg outlaws could have been more prepared for the interview. He could have brought up the fact the United States trained the Taliban to kill thousands of people, then trained the US military to go kill those same Taliban. InHe could have brought up the fact that our US presidents have a higher body count than any “Thug.” He could have brought up the fact that in lower class communities, especially in Texas law enforcement will use the same language toward the residents of the communities in the most derogatory way.
But how could he?
As soon as he notioned for these people to begin raising their kids, the interview ended.
See the interview below and tell us what you think about it.