Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Who buys rap and hip-hop?

The national conversation spawned by the Imus affair includes a lot of talk about offensive lyrics in rap and hip-hop (ahem) music.

An interesting take on that angle is offered here:

"The majority of consumers in this country for hip-hop are in fact White. It is White-owned corporations that own the record labels that produce hip-hop. It is predominantly White-owned music channels like MTV that push the ghettoized image of Blacks on America, Black and White, because of their vested interest in portraying Blacks as exotic, dangerous and appealing to White suburbanites with a lot of disposable income."

You can read the whole thing here, but be warned: This guy actually approves of Michelle Malkin, an unpleasant peddler of right-wing nonsense.


Will Pfeifer said...

Oh my god! Next you'll be telling me that the main audience for early rock 'n' roll, jazz, blues, disco and other music pioneered and produced by black artists is -- gasp -- white kids. Color me shocked!

The Rascal said...

Hey, smart-ass, get your own blog. Oh, right. You've already got one. Let's see if our readers can pick it out from the choices on my blogroll.