Byron Hurt has a new project examining black masculinity and the jump off point is a question about the connection between Barack Obama and Curtis Jackson (50 Cent). Trailer no. 2:

I am going to come back to this a bit later I think. But it’s interesting that he’s choosing 50 Cent, but the title is Barack and Curtis. Why does this distinction matter?

This is Curtis Jackson.

This is 50 Cent.

See the difference? Talk about performative blackness….