Over the years, mainstream media and pop culture created a stigma that looks down upon being intelligent. In today’s society “being cool” is actually the opposite of being intelligent, and essentially certain entertainers “dumb down” their intelligence for ratings and record sales.
Don’t get us a wrong; the streets still have love for Lil’ Kim’s Rap legacy. But our collective side eye has been locked on her since the late 90’s and you know why.
As much as we hate to admit it, Rap music is sometimes more about the visual than the lyrical. So much so some of your favorite artists have gone to great lengths to advance their appearance.
What do Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus have in common? To many, they are cultural vultures, and a new film called Bleaching Black Culture explores this ongoing issue of cultural misappropriation.