Over the weekend news site ATTN published my reaction to Jay Z’s recent statements that he thought Hip Hop music did more for Civil Rights than some Civil Rights activists. While I agreed that Hip Hop has been influential, let’s not pretend that racists can enjoy black art while despising black people. Continue reading
I love hip hop. I grew up listening to it. I’m a fan. I’m especially a fan of female MCs, something that was much more commonplace in the 80s and 90s, but not so much now. Now, it’s pretty much Nicki Minaj. And I, initially, did not like Nicki Minaj. She’s since sort of grown on me like a fungus as I’ve accepted the reality that she’s it, Hip Hop Nicki or Pop Nicki, this is it, complications, giant booty and all.