Song of the Day #1,748: ‘Accidental Racist’ – Brad Paisley with LL Cool J

paisley_wheelhouseMy old pal Brad Paisley has been in the news a lot the past week or so, and not in a good way.

A track on his new album, Wheelhouse, called ‘Accidental Racist’ has been vilified as racist itself, or at the very least tone deaf about race relations.

The track, a duet between Paisley and rapper LL Cool J, is an imagined conversation between a “Skynrd fan” with a confederate flag on his T-shirt and a black Starbucks employee who (presumably on his off hours) wears a do-rag, sagging pants and gold chains.

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