Rhymesayers own, I Self Devine slowed up the flow of his in-store performance at the Fifth Element in response to lackluster crowd participation — which sadly, is typical Minnesotan behavior.

In the process, Brother Ali hipped ‘I Self‘ to the reason why the audience was intimidated to participate in ‘call and response’ — mostly due to the white audience knowing better than to shout out the ‘N’ word. That, and the fact that they are “Minnesota Nice” .

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_nice
urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=minnesota%20nice

Yup, yup, you betcha.

Everybody had a good laugh and kept it movin’.

myspace.com/iselfdevine
myspace.com/brotherali

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