When Playing the Race Card Goes Too Far…
I hate when someone I follow and frequently reblog turns out to be an angry loose social justice cannon. Chick is really going off about white rappers and that rap is only for black people. But I’m willing to bet all the money I do and don’t have if I asked her what local hip-hop artists she likes in her area she’d catch the hush mouth yesterday.
I hate hip-hop hipsters with a passion, but I especially hate people that try to tell who the music and culture is for and your whack ass on a visitor’s pass.
First off the most deep intellectual conversations I’ve had about hip-hop have been some of the most vanilla muthafuckers you will see on this Earth. But they know the culture. You can admire and even participate in a culture and not appropriate it. Then you have your Bubba Sparx/Haystack/Yelawolf/El P types who get called all kinds of wigger and the like by self-righteous middle-class blacks who couldn’t point you in the direction of the nearest cypher or hip-hop concert venue but have everything to say about the culture. They hate Chief Keef but don’t know a full verse to one of his songs. They hate misogyny but will tongue lash you with the wrath of God for being petty and “unforgiving” if you comment on how many Chris Brown photos clutter their archives. (Because abusing women is wrong, unless you’re light skin and talented. Then it’s a sign of deeper psychological episodes you had earlier in you life, etc, excuse, excuse, fuck you you’re just mad because he has more money than your broke ass. Because we know anytime a guy passes criticism on someone with more money than them, that’s ALWAYS the case.)
Well in the tradition of calling a spade a spade I’m gonna need anyone this might be describing to fall your whack ass all the fucking way back. Everybody hates stereotypes…until they favor you. But let’s be real about the situation. Every black girl doesn’t have a nice ass, every dude is NOT swinging (To the hilarious dismay of some fetishists out there), And everybody black person that listens to rap isn’t automatically “down” with the culture! If anything whack black folk do exponentially more and worse harm than ANY white person to hip-hop. Because you have a growing number of these Bubba Sparx/Haystack/Yelawolf/El P types, especially in the south, that grew up dirt poor in the same areas as the black people making the music. They aren’t wiggers or malicious cultural carpet baggers. They’re regular ass human beings who are acting how they were raised. It’s not an “act”. Yall be ready to shut the internet down when an ain’t shit nigga says a person of color acts white, but you’re being the very thing you “supposedly” despise when you say somebody should have no access or affiliation with hip-hop based solely off skin color. For someone who talks about how indoctrinated sexism and racism are in our society (Which they definitely are. Don’t get that twisted. I’m still a recovering radical only because I abandoned my support of violent methods, not my convictions.) that’s one of the most racist things a person who knows better could say.
Those people at the top of most record companies (And I mean the big people, not the fuck ass subsidiary shits they give to any nigga stupid enough to sign a contract.) aren’t chocolate people. Why would there be white A&R’s handling hip-hop business? Maybe because they were interns attending basement shows and getting coffee and weed for Run DMC back in the day. They were ALWAYS there. Before your parents and the other uppity negroes of the time were actively protesting against what has become now synonymous with black culture. And your uptight parents instilled that same elitism in you. Don’t lie. I know they did because when niggas from MY neighborhood came over your way singing Lil Jon word for word I was reprimanded or kicked out your yard because “Yall don’t listen to that filth in this house”! Now these hip-hop infants and the hip-hop hipster gentrification squad in your elitist tradition have now appropriated an entire culture and have now decided who has access based not off merit or background, but skin color.
You don’t have that authority. This is hip-hop. You’re a spectator! You gave that up when you stayed away from the cypher in school because those kids were “bad”. You gave that shit up when you talk about how the an entire region of hip-hop killed the genre but you can’t name the pioneers of that area or the current power players. You gave that shit up when you bumped and swore by any mainstream artist or song with Lex Luger or Drumma Boy beats and called them original. You gave that up when you bought Lazers or any Lupe anything after The Cool. You gave that up when you got to college and stopped hanging out with your high school friends that, regardless of their talent, still worked on being “rappers” or producers in school because they weren’t practical. You gave it up when You gave it up when you traded all your fitteds or snapbacks, neck jewelry, and/or hoop earrings for Polo and boat shoes you could barely afford because (Insert D9 Greek Organization here) wasn’t gonna let somebody on line who didn’t dress like everyday was a fucking fashion show. You gave that up when you said the “I Don’t Like” remix or any hot song that crosses over is better when some mainstream artist puts their garbage throwaway verse on it to stay relevant with new audiences. (If I hear Ross on a Trinidad James track I WILL kill somebody!) Long story short real recognize real and your hip-hop Visa looks like it was dropped in Windex. So take your whack ass back the nice part of town and leave the white homies the fuck alone. Every black neighborhood is not the projects, and most of the people who think they’re looked down upon by white people are seen as come ups by real black people who can read the shit out of your coddled, middle-class ass. Stay your lane, cuz. (Just southern. Not bangin)
Now this A.T.L.ien is going to see what local fye-ass artist is going to be appropriated by mainstream radio and internet. May I suggest Issa Rae or Lena Dunham could probably point you in the direction of music that better suits your ACTUAL culture…your highness.
…but seriously we know what this really about. On behalf of all the black people that viciously insulted lames and prudes when we were younger we’re sorry. And eyan-j just got a new follower for his response on this whole issue.
That don’t mean yall can’t or aren’t still fuckin up though my alabaster brothers and sisters.