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Subj: Like a white rapper covering a black rapper's song? Or a guy on the street rapping a song he heard on the radio?
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 01:13:35 am EST (Viewed 738 times)
Reply Subj: White guys singing rap songs
Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 10:10:01 pm EST (Viewed 1087 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.

Not sure it would make a difference, but just trying to see what you meant.
I assume you mean a song with the so-called n-word (I hate that term! I understand the desire to censor the racial slur, but I feel like a 4th grader calling it the "n-word") in the lyrics?
It would be a little inappropriate for a white rapper to use that in most contexts, whether in their own songs or covering another artist's work. BUT I'd have to evaluate each case on its own merits, I suppose. There seem to be a LOT of different scenarios where this could occur.

As for some guy just singing along with a song he likes, I personally wouldn't see anything wrong with it, but I could certainly understand someone taking offense to it.

To complicate things further, I think the alternate version of the word which ends with an "a" in place of an "er" and is commonly used to denote a friend or associate or someone who has your back would be perfectly appropriate from most sources under most circumstances. But that's just me.

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