Hey, I resemble that remark:
For those that don't know, Ta-Nehisi Coates is a blogger for The Atlantic, who writes about culture, race, and politics. He's one of my favorite bloggers on the web, and you should definitely read his blog (he's also a geek, as his twitter bio would prove). If he ever happens to hear this song, I hope he knows that I used his name because, well a) it's an awesome name, and b) I think he's come to stand for, at least to me, a welcome and comforting voice when it comes to speaking on race and America, specifically America's complex relationship when it comes to race in all elements of our culture and ethics.
I like it better when they say Ta-Nehisi is a) a fake ghetto name and b) a thuggish and gangsta voice bent on marryin' yer daughters.
Ahh well. I can't hope to inspire everyone to such heights.
To state the obvious Adam, I am, touched and quite flattered.