This is a serious question. Because hip-hop and r&b refer to other aspects of Black pop culture on the regular. Like there are references to other Black music forms, Black shows, Black food, Black sayings and ways of thought….
and most of ya’ll don’t even know what the fuck a jheri curl is…like how do white people actually think they know anything about hip-hop, or can be legitimate critics if there are so many references that I know for an actual fact most of yall just will not get?
If you have to look shit up on urban dictionary to get a reference, chances are you’re not an expert brah….#hiphopfightsback
It’s ridiculous to think certain words are exclusively understood ONLY by people with darker skin. I have a lot of friends from every kind of ethnicity and color background that listen to every genre of music. For instance I have a friend who was born in India, and moved to America at an early age. I can definitively say he’s more passionate about hip-hop than any other person I have ever known, except for myself of course ;). He’s dedicated his life to hip-hop and music in his own way, being an audio engineer, beat producer, and music blogger. Like me, he has hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes of hip-hop, rap, and rnb that he listens to on a daily basis. We often smoke together and talk about hip-hop for hours on end. He’s honestly one of the smartest guys I’ve ever known, and I guarantee he knows more “slang” than you and utilizes it more in conversation. Once you learn, you know, and once you know, it’s easier to learn even more.
Also, by your backwards racist logic, you and all other African-Americans can’t fully comprehend hip-hop that’s about losing your father, such as Atmosphere’s song Yesterday, or about overcoming and loosing friends to drug addiction, like Macklemore’s song Otherside, or simply loving music and its beauty because it makes you exceptionally happy, such as Eyedea’s song Music Music…because you’re not white. Obviously skin color has much much much more to do with your perspectives of life than the actual experiences you encounter while living…
As Kendrick Lamar said, “I don’t make black music, I don’t make white music, I make everyday life music.”
So you and the rest of your irrationally hateful Nicki Minaj fan group need to open your eyes to the human experience. Your skin color only defines you if you let it define you. I’m just a human being trying to make it in an impossibly complex world I don’t fully understand, what the fuck are you?