Thursday, September 25, 2014

St. Louis Rapper Prince Ea: Glenn Beck Approved

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 3:26 AM

SCREENSHOT FROM THE VIDEO.
  • Screenshot from the video.

St. Louis' Prince Ea, no stranger to viral fame, recently released a spoken-word video titled "Why I Think This World Should End." In it, the "Make Smart Cool" rapper sits in front of a destroyed building and bemoans the many ills that plague modern society, from polluted oceans to collapsed economies to failing education systems. "What's popular is more important than what's right," he says. "Ratings are more important than the truth."

"Technology has given us everything we could ever want, and at the same time, stolen everything we really need."

See also: St. Louis Rapper Prince Ea Punks the Internet With Awesome Video Series

Ultimately, the video's message is one of love. "Not the love you hear in your favorite song on the radio, I mean real love, true love, boundless love. You can love, love each other from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed. Perform an act of kindness because that is contagious. We can be mindful during every interaction, planting seeds of goodness, showing a little more compassion than usual.

"We can forgive, because 300 years from now, will that grudge you hold against your friend, your mother, your father have been worth it?"

In the first fourteen days since it was released, the video got more than 30 million views and 2 million shares, even falling under the nose of well-known right-wing political pundit Glenn Beck, who posted the video on his personal website. Two days later Prince Ea was interviewed by former St. Louisan and Glenn Beck protege Dana Loesch.

Prince Ea's interview with Dana Loesch.

This week, he got the chance to speak with Beck himself.

"I'm not down with the rap scene," Beck begins, "but I saw this video, and I was so happy to see this. I don't know how many people I sent this to personally before we started posting it up on the Blaze and Glennbeck.com."

Beck then asked Prince Ea what his motivation was for creating the video.

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