Craig Ranapia @craigranapia ?active 9 months, 3 weeks ago
What is clear is that the artist listens to a shitload of hip-hop herself, so the “different context” argument doesn’t make any sense, because gold teeth don’t mean anything different in New Zealand to the United States.
Interesting, Boris. So, the next time I go pick up a hip-hop album does it come with a list [...]
Because we all know who she’s thinking when we’re talking gold teeth, Cristal and Maybachs. So why shit on black folks? Why shit on rappers?
Good question. You linked to Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems,’ which plenty of white critics swooned over but I couldn’t stomach the verse (which I won’t quote in full here) which plays into [...]