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In America, money talks so if you want to be legitimized, you give money to cultural events. OK< so Pul Mellon didn't really need to be legitimized when he gave us all the Rembrandts, but times have changed. First we get the museum of the American Indian with it's big-time funding from the casino owning tribes (think Jack Abramoff's clients). Now, we get.... ....drumroll pleaseHip Hop at the Smithsonian! %$#% those honkey kulture vulture types, we be keepin' it real here.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801754.htmlAt the Smithsonian, Hip-Hop Is HistoryMuseum Launches Collection of GenreBy David SegalWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, March 1, 2006; Page C01NEW YORK, Feb. 28 -- Just another day for the Smithsonian: The place unveils a new project and some guy at the news conference recalls his days forcing women into prostitution."I decided I really wanted to try this pimp thing, so I went into the street and started getting me some 'hos."The dulcet musings of Ice-T, ladies and gentlemen, gangsta-rap pioneer, "Law and Order" regular and now -- ta da -- Smithsonian donor.."That's Ice T freestylin a rap for us there about back in the day. He used to be a bad actor; now he's a bad actor on Law and Order "Perv Squad" or whatever the heck Law and Order he's on. He's perfect for Perv Squad
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