General Music News Oct 10, 2012 16:17:59 GMT -8
Post by Cbats on Oct 10, 2012 16:17:59 GMT -8
I think it's fair to say we are two of the biggest rap fans on this board, and we seek out all types of hip hop, and we are also white middle class kids. How many white middle class kids really like rap? That is part of your distaste, and I agree. Should white middle class kids branch out in their hip hop listenings, sure, but how many actually do?
Macklemore hitting home with the white middle class is what makes his potential so giant. What if you're gay, or don't beat people up, or don't glorify drugs, or don't objectify women, who should you relate to? That amazing lyricist who glorifies violence, or the guy who says it's okay to be corny, gay, or emotional? It's a similar argument to why radio rock fans don't branch out beyond what all their friends are listening to. In general, all of us here branch out on many levels, and it's why we have a lesser opinion of the uninformed. It's annoying if they only like Macklemore because they think he speaks to their tribulations, but a lot of them are uninformed to begin with. We don't need to beat that horse anymore.
Yep, I agree with everything here.
I will say that I think it's awesome that Macklemore has guest spots from Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul (although I could do without Buffalo Madonna and Allen Stone...). Hopefully some of the people that love Macklemore check out Black Hippy because of the cd.