Rap music is so diverse in its themes, its style, its content but when it becomes a vehicle to be talked about in mainstream news, the rap that gets in national news is always the rap music that perpetuates misogyny that is most obscene in its lyrics and then this comes to stand for what rap is. Really its for me the perfect paradigm of colonialism, that is to say, we think of rap music as a little third-world country, that young white consumers are able to go to and take out of it whatever they want. We would have to acknowledge that what young white consumers, primarily male, oftentimes suburban, most got energized by in rap music was misogyny, obscenity, pugilistic eroticism and therefore that form of rap began to make the largest sums of money.bell hooks, cultural criticism — rap: authentic expression or market construct? (via ellesugars)
it’s called AAVE, you FUCKTRUCK
I hate how people here think that “proper general English” is the only way to speak English and all the others are considered “idiocy” like if language has anything to do with intelligence. I’m not even from the U.S. and I know this better than most of you.
Below is a list of all English dialects in North America:
- New England English
- Inland Northern American English (includes western and central upstate New York)
- Mid-Atlantic dialects
- Inland Northern American English (Lower peninsula of Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana, Chicago, part of eastern Wisconsin and upstate New York)
- North–Central American English (primarily Minnesota, but also most of Wisconsin, the Upper peninsula of Michigan, and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa)
- Midland American English
- Southern English
- Western English
- Hawaiian Pidgin
You take all that pent-up rage that’s built up in the projects, and just watch it rise up through the feet and explode.Celine Levefre on the relationship between hip hop and dance, Hip hop festival highlights how the genre took root in France
Resentment of the Day
The Korean singer PSY issued an apology today following the revelation of his 2004 live performance of an anti-American song titled “Dear American.” in which the singer takes some harsh shots at the U.S. military:Kill those f—-ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f—-ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully.
Based on a 1995 study by 2Pac and Dr. Dre.
Dumbfoundead - Are We There Yet?
Ended up on his YouTube page randomly today, but I’m into it.
In 1995, Tupac was sued by the estate of a slain Texas Trooper. The Trooper’s family claimed Tupac’s music incited police shootings.