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Wait a minute... Slash is black!?!?!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Okay, help me out here. Trying to get a handle on how oblivious I am, or at least underinformed. Was just tooling around my local book shop, and paged through what looked like it could be an interesting book, "The New Black List" which features 25 African-American people of note and their experiences. Paging through... Colin Powell... P. Diddy... so-and-so... Slash...

    Wait a minute. Back up. Slash is black? Honestly, I never knew until that moment. So, is this news to anyone else, or am I just wayyyy behind everyone else on this note? It's not like I was ever a big GNR fan, but he's been around a while. Maybe it's because his face was always covered, and he is pretty light-skinned, but -- hand to God -- I never knew.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    From answers.yahoo.com

    Slash was born in Hampstead, an affluent neighbourhood in London, England to a white Jewish English father and a Nigerian mother, both of whom were involved with show business.
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    British father, African American mother, IIRC.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Most people don't know this because few have seen his face. ;D
  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    He had a pretty interesting feature, too, from the half I read before having to bolt.
  7. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    And, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he start covering his face as a teen because he had a serious case of acne? And then he just kept that "hair style."
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    So true :D

    Although the parts of his face you do see (lips and nose) are more what you'd expect from someone with African lineage.
  9. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Shit, for all any of us knows, he could be the eighth incarnation of Slash, a la the Dread Pirate Roberts, because of the hair.

    FWIW, they had a pretty good face shot in the book and none of his features struck me as particularly "black".
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Not another rhyme and I mean it!
  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I had the same reaction upon finding out Tony Romo was Latino.
  12. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Latinos can be very light skinned.

    I'm half Cuban.
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