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Don’t Blame Hip Hop

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Check out this article by Kelefa Sanneh from the New York Times on why they should not blame Hip Hop for our countries social problems. Here is a segment from it:

Hip-hop has been making enemies for as long as it has been winning fans. It has been dismissed as noise, blamed for concert riots, accused of glorifying crime and sexism and greed and Ebonics. From Run-D.M.C. to Sister Souljah to Tupac Shakur to Young Jeezy, the story of hip-hop is partly the story of those who have been irritated, even horrified, by it.

Even so, the anti-hip-hop fervor of the last few weeks has been extraordinary, if not quite unprecedented. Somehow Don Imus’s ill-considered characterization of the Rutgers women’s basketball team — “some nappy-headed hos” — led not only to his firing but also to a discussion of the crude language some rappers use. Mr. Imus and the Rev. Al Sharpton traded words on Mr. Sharpton’s radio show and on “Today,” and soon the hip-hop industry had been pulled into the fray.

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  1. [...] wrote about the issue  of how hip hop is the blame of our cultural and society problems a few posts ago.  Also the post about the Saul William’s letter cover this issue as well. I also mention in a [...]

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