Perhaps the biggest hurdle facing American Negro is the group's name itself, which apparently didn't meet the political correctness standards of a certain social-networking site.

"Facebook would not accept our name," Q says. "I had to change it to Negro Americano, 'cause they figured it was Spanish [so] it was just 'Black American.'"

The name was intended to be provocative, says Lil G.

"Think of the perception of 'American.' I think when most people think of 'American,' they don't think of black people, per se. They're gonna think of a white person. I went to Brazil and a person in Brazil asked me, 'Hey, why do Americans act like that?' I'm like, 'Bro, I'm American.' He's like, 'Nah nah nah, you're black.' So you see a specific person. And then we attached the 'Negro' to it. So 'American' is more mainstream. That's what it represents. 'Negro' represents the underground, the people that don't have a voice to speak up . . . 'American' is the mainstream, 'Negro' is the streets. Since we make music between dope boys and conscious rappers, we want to represent the whole spectrum, and we just felt that was the best representation. Yeah, it's controversial. I want people to look at it and go 'Why did they name themselves that? What the hell does that mean?'"

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Honesty
Honesty

I listened... they are NOT the best group since dead prez unfortunately. Good effort, poor execution.

Mackey
Mackey

this guy sounds like he knows them and dont like them. kinda like a hater i thought it was cool they still got some work to do though

True
True

American Negro is what hip hop is all about and best group I have heard since dead prez came on the scene. For more discussion on the mixtape and download check this link provided http://www.arizonabeats.com/fo...

 

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