Mcminister wrote:Teekay u dumb mothafucka....u nko how many rappers arent even from the states.
biggie smalls jamaican
papoose - sierra leon
n many more im not thinkin bout rite now
its a black thing homie...its like soul music or jazz....its all over africa ....research ur shit befo u speak
first of all there are rappers all over the globe and they've created their own style off of american hip hop. brazil, france, germany, solvena, new zeland, austria, the list goes on. to say hip hop is an still african-american thing is total ignorance. its a global widespread industry, with many diverse followers.
also, eminem, one of the most influential rappers of all time, i dont think he "trys to be black" at all. he keeps his real identity, without trying to copy black people.
since when is papoose and biggie from anywhere else but brooklyn. they were both born in bed-stuy, making them at least first-generation african-americans. a real african rapper would be akon since he was born in dakar, senegal.
jazz is also another global, diverse genre of music with a ridiculous amount of styles, types of jazz, and diversities with in the genre. it was created in new orleans by african americans, but it grew to places all over the world and new styles are still being developed to this day. do you know how many other cultures have their own styles of jazz, listeners to jazz, and jazz players?
and everybody who likes rap music doesn't dress like a wanna-be gangster in the picture you posted. in fact, that baggy gangster style of clothing, went out like 2 years ago, and less and less people still dress like that, and it has nothing to do with hip hop. its more of a gangster thing than a rap thing, because when' the last time you seen kanye west, common, or lupe fiasco, three great rappers, trying to look like a thug?