This has been a question that I have been mulling over since seeing them win the Oscar two nights ago. Please weigh in on the subject in the comments. Very interested in what your take is. Read Palms Out assessment of the win. Very good commentary to get the ball rolling. By Scheme of Palms Out:
"Probably my biggest problem with the black bourgeoisie is their constant concern of what Uncle Charlie (read: white people) think. But truth be told, while they were grasping their cashmere sweater vests in collective horror, I was equally mortified to find out that the three six mafia would be, and by this time, have been, the first rappers ever to perform on the Academy Awards---With all of the ingenious hip-hop creations made over the course of the genre's 30 year history, you mean to tell me that this was the song deemed performance (and Oscar!) worthy? Really? And to the 3-6 Mafia, ya'll are proud of this? "
If you missed the performance see it here:
Three 6 Mafia at the Academy Awards