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On Calling R&B Singers Rappers

Gawker recently ran a piece chastising the media for frequently calling black singers rappers. It’s been a pet peeve of ours for a while, and the writer rightly calls out the mistake for what it is: lazy and racist. And it certainly is both of those. But here’s the thing: It’s also partly the expected result of R&B swagger-jacking rap for more than two decades. It probably started with Janet Jackson’s 1986 album Control, which made subtle nods to hip-hop production and even featured some pseudo-rapping. ...

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Cynicism FAIL

One of the things you'll notice about these songs featuring Skylar Grey is that they're all horrible, and not just in the sense that they're ...

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Malcolm

Everybody’s nobody, word to XV. We “grind,” “hustle” and “aspire” to be something that ultimately is a carbon copy of an existing format, all while deriding ...

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Don’t Be Mad

For what it’s worth, rappers tend to complain just a little too much. Don’t get me wrong; it’s easy to get caught up in the rapture ...

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