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mjyoung

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The Black Guardian
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Location: Paragon City, RI
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Subj: Re: White guys singing rap songs
Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 at 12:32:13 am EST (Viewed 968 times)
Reply Subj: Re: White guys singing rap songs
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 11:36:57 pm EST (Viewed 956 times)



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        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.

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        No. The word "nigger/nigga" is no longer really used as a racial slur against blacks in pop culture today. In the same way, the words "gay" or "fag" are no longer really used as slurs against homosexuals. These words have taken on new meanings in today's culture.



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    WTF?! This could not be further from the truth. And unless you're in Britain (or one of those places) and talking about a cigarette, the f-word for a gay person is still a slur.


And I can say things like "That's gay" or "You're a fag" and those words and phrases would have no link to homosexuality. Go play any video game online. Again, this is about youth culture and how they use those words.

Much like blacks and the word "nigger", gays have even taken to using the words in non-derogatory and self referential ways.


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      I'm trying to think of the last mainstream song that used the word "nigga" in it. Gold Digger by Kayne West? Then again, rap is pretty much dead.



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    First time I heard someone say that was back in the late 80s. It's no more true now than it was then. Half of the current Top 10 is rap.


http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/charts/hot-100

Please point out to me which of these songs would classify as rap? If you are unfamiliar with any of these songs and artists, just check wikipedia to see what genre they are listed under.

Since the mid 90s, the movement has been away from rap and into hip hop. Look at artists like Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Kayne West, Akon, T-Payne, etc. Most would be self-described hip hop artists. When was the last time you heard of a Rap radio station? XM Radio doesn't even seem to have any rap stations.