Thursday, July 28, 2005

black rap, white audience

I don't remember who I saw perform at the first hip hop show I attended. What I do remember is what I saw -- only a handful of black audience members in a packed venue for a black artist. I thought maybe the artists who I went to see weren't the most "conscious" of black issues, but even the most militant black artists, such as Dead Prez, have predominantly white fanbases.

Here's an interesting article from the Village Voice about the changing color of the fanbase of concsious black artists: The Cotton Club .


At 9:06 PM, Blogger The Scrutinator said...

Every time a black artist uses the N-word, he's desensitizing whites to it. Think about that.


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