I was reading that post about riff raff and there were some good points but what about rappers like eminen who also grew up with rap? He is arguably very well respected in the rap world i mean the only criticism you ever hear about him is that his songs are offensive and not that hes a white man rapping. The only explanation i could come up with is that Eminem has a pretty serious persona unlike riff raff whose over the top personality comes off as a caricature of "ghetto" cuture, thoughts?
A lot of you guys don’t seem to understand the point I was making. If Eminem and Riff Raff grew up immersed in hip hop culture, that’s fine, they can do music and live their life. I have no issue with that.
But that does not change the fact that the culture is not theirs, it does not belong to them, they are participating outsiders.
Not that he’s the defining final word on the subject, but Eminem has said from his own mouth that he makes “Black music” which is a prominent element of Black culture. This cannot be argued.
Eminem has always grasped the fact that he’s operating in a Black artform and Black culture.
How many Black friends someone had when they were growing up, or where they grew up, or how they dress, or how much clout they’ve gained with Black people is irrelevant to my main point.