The “n-word” is back up for debate thanks in part to Suge Knight and Y.G.’s new statements on being called the racial epithet. TMZ was on hand to record Knight saying he’d rather be called a “n—-a” than an African-American (his exact statement was , “We not from Africa, we Black!), and a day later Y.G. weighed in […]
Hip-Hop has always been an accommodating and embracing culture. Lately, it seems like white women have been taking advantage of this trait, staking claims in the game and sparking debates about the motives behind they forays into the rap world. Miley Cyrus was no where near the beginning folks, this has been an ongoing trend.
While artists like Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, and Nas saw flourishing record sales in 2o12, by releasing damn good albums (the aforementioned made our Wired 25: The Top 25 Albums Of 2012 list), a host of rappers weren’t fortunate enough to enter the same winner’s circle. This year a notable amount of Hip-Hop’s well-marketed and name […]
The phenomenon of the elusive “Great White Hope” in Hip-Hop has been a lofty goal set ever since the breakout success of Michigan rap superstar Eminem. With that has come the inevitable search for a female rapper who could replicate Slim Shady’s success in a business that is overwhelmingly dominated by Black people (at least […]
Rhymes skill have nothing to do with skin color. Never have. However, the plight of the white rapper is a tricky one. For a myriad of reasons (curiosity, navel gazing critics, hypebeasting), any Caucasian rapper with the slightest bit of talent (or a great gimmick) will get gassed by the media as a “can’t miss […]
Try and contain your excitement here folks, Kreayshawn’s debut album is finally set to hit the stores. The “Gucci Gucci” star who sparked the white girl mob and was nominated for “Best New Artist” last year at the MTV Video Music Awards is dropping her album, Something About Kreay, on September 18th. Her viral accomplishments are nothing […]
New G.O.O.D. Music delegate, we think, 2 Chainz gets around to dropping the video for “Murder,” featuring that white girl rapper everyone loves to hate. As in Kreayshawn, not…never mind. In case you didn’t know, the song is off the ATL rapper’s T.R.U. REALigion mixtape from last year. Presented by Rocksmith, watch the Alex Nazari direceted […]
The Hip-Hop generation in 2012 is as gluttonous as any genre in music. Today’s successful MC is one who can stay relevant in all facets including great music, social media awareness, touring, and so on. However, the downside about that is one day you can be on top of the world and the next day we […]
Before Jackie Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player, he was essentially screened by members of the Black community to make sure he was them most suitable representative to set the precedent. White peoples had no such committee and did no such screening when Vanilla Ice became the first mega-successful rapper to represent […]
While her name has cooled off after her YouTube viral hit “Gucci Gucci” and inking a reported seven-figure deal, Oakland-based white girl rapper Kreayshawn is making headlines again after an interview in the March 2012 issue of GQ Magazine. In the piece, the 22-year-old revealed little new information after being shadowed by the writer (who […]
On the heels of Yelawolf’s and Mac Miller’s success as Caucasian MCs, there are a bevy of white women MC’s scratching for their chance to impress Hip-Hop’s cranky fans. The question is, between the top contenders Kreayshawn, Dessa, Iggy Azalea, V-Nasty and K.Flay, which young lady is worth her salt in rhyme and has the […]
Azealia Banks Takes Aim At Kreayshawn, Nicki Minaj Rapper Azealia Banks is quickly making a name for herself for beefing with other female MCs, and the Harlem-born artist couldn’t care less. One week after throwing a ferocious Twitter-lashing Kreayshawn’s way, Banks opened up about her disdain for the “White Girl Mob” leader, and Nicki […]
The Top 10 Albums We No Longer Care About For 2012 Rather than ponder over just how impressive 2012’s release roster will be (new music from T.I., Rick Ross, Jay-Z, etc.), we’ve decided to take a different approach. Instead of hyping what has the potential to be another great year for Hip-Hop, we’re going […]
Is Hip-Hop’s Masculinity Being Challenged, By White Girls? Pop culture critic Touré wondered if the Hip-Hop throne will one day be claimed by a White female rapper. Did he make a valid point?