The White Rapper Encyclopedia

13 Dec

As a concept, this is the funniest shit ever. Content wise, it does everything you expect an encyclopedia on white rappers to do: Highlight the obvious miscues of hazel-eyed Hollywood pretty boys and their ill-fated attempts at rap (Brian Austin Green and David Faustino FTL), but it also highlights the successes of notable talent like Eminem, Evidence, Brother Ali. Humorous at best, and probably best utilized for those conversations where you try to list off all the dope white rappers that exist.

On the other hand however, this will rub some people the wrong way, but it opens the lane for discussion as well. The contrast between hip-hop culture and American culture isn’t a contrast at all.  Both instances presents the predominant race’s culture as a sense of normalcy, while the minority is often stigmatized, and subsequently, ostracized. The White Rapper encyclopedia is a great example of that state of mind.

So what’s the verdict on the White Rapper Encyclopedia? Funny and harmless or potentially destructive?

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One Response to “The White Rapper Encyclopedia”

  1. beat maker's click here March 8, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    can i just say i hate kid rock.

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