Quote:So if a white guy is singing a rap song, word for word [you know what i'm getting at] would you have a problem with it. Would it somehow be worse than a black guy singing it.
I'm honestly not sure what you're getting at.
Do you mean singing about the life of a usually young urban black person? If so, then it might get a brief double-take, like when you see a guy singing an Alanis Morrisette song about being dumped or cheated on by some guy. But when you really think about it, isn't it kind of the point of these songs to get people outside of a given situation to understand the situation?
If you mean using the N-Word that often shows up in lyrics, then yes I've got a problem with it. I've got a problem with the word, period, regardless of who is using it.
So no difference between a white guy using the "N-Word" in context of a musical context. Equally bad in your opinion?
For example I'm currently listening to a song entitled "F----- with the wrong N-----". Now if you saw me singing the song, you would act no differently than if you saw an african american singing the same song?