"Let's be clear, it's two White people up for a Grammy this year: Iggy Azalea and Childish Gambino," >"I would much rather have Iggy win the award. "
>"If Childish wins.... you think Kanye embarrasses himself when he goes on stage and tries to say some political deep shit? "
>"Childish Gambino gon' go up there and you gon' be like: 'Boy I wish he was White.'"
>"Y'all gon' be saying: 'Hey, trade Childish for Iggy please.' Y'all gon' be begging."
I feel bad for Childish Gambino at this point. I've only ever heard one of his songs, but the harrassment from the black community has to get old. He's just doing what he does, and is met with "HURR YOU'RE NOT NIGGERISH ENOUGH. WHERES THE GUN TALK. YOU'RE NOT A REAL NIGGA HURRR"
Give me a fucking break.
>To be fair, a lot of that is because he grew up around it.
Which is what I'm saying. Childish Gambino did not. He's rejected by the black community for not being niggerish enough. It's ridiculous.
White America accepts that rap exists, but there are still a LOT of people who run around claiming "it's all about bitches and bling and guns" and thinking Mackelmore and Eminem are the only two rappers ever to talk about anything else.
Gambino gets called white because his music is identical to the music of corny white frat rappers.
Listen to a Hoodie Allen album then listen to Culdesac or Camp. Listen to a G-Easy album then listen to Royalty.
Rappers like Kanye and Lupe don't get caled white because their music is far from that.
I think a lot of people think he's going out of his way to pander to college students. If he was better (I think he's alright, but definitely overrated by some people) he might be able to overcome that stigma.
At the same time, it's no different than other rappers getting shit on by white people because they do talk about drugs and such.
the problem is that he tries so hard to be part of the 'black community' and pretends that he is some hard rapper
The guy has a gigantic, loyal fanbase outside of /mu/, though, step out some time
It's a paradox. You have the white people who abhor rap and listen to shit music like country, folk, really bad electropop like Taylor Swift and whatnot, and then you have the white people who love rap because they think it gives them an edge and makes them popular, since black people are an integral part of American economy and society now
It's really a shit cycle but it's basic human instinct at this point
Who cares? He's a terrible hip hop artist, picks stale beats, makes no attempt at internal rhyme, and has trash flow. Why do you give a shit about his status in the "black community", whatever the fuck that means, and why do you all care so much about race? Skin color doesn't fucking matter, at all, unless you make it matter.
The "black community" 's got it right if you ask me, at least THEY know he's shit, unlike half the braindead sorority girls at my University.
>the problem is that he tries so hard to be part of the 'black community' and pretends that he is some hard rapper
But I was just told he tries so hard to be part of the white college student community.
something about donald does come off as disingenuous though
like he talks completely differently now that he's a rapper, in comparison to the way he talked when he was a writer on 30 rock, or when he was on community
i mean people change, but it feels like an act to me.
in the chief keef interview it sounds like he's trying to "sound black", as racist as that is to say.
It's utterly cringeworthy.
those aren't shit. i don't think whole genres can be shit anyway.
i like rap the most but i'm not sure it's objectively better than anything else.
my point was, white people, real white people who actually make the decisions this country runs on, don't really care all that much about rap. thats why they will vote iggy. because, to them, really, who gives a shit?
the fact that shes even nominated should tell you all you need to know without it being broken down.
His last mixtape or EP or whatever it was was him dreaming about being a fucking gangster or whatever. He sometimes appeals to the whiteys, sometimes to the blacks, yes, but he constantly tries to be 'reel'.
Yeah haha did I hurt your feelings?
But seriously I meant to say pop country and really inoffensive and bland folk like Pete Seeger
As for >>52984747, they don't care about it to an extent, but at the same time they do. Especially after Ferguson. They're going to want the black man to win. But then again, Iggy Azalea is a huge, controversial figure, so who knows?
Whatever. In any case it'll be funny to watch the meltdowns and Internet fights that come as a result of this
You know, for some odd reason I'm curious to see Fantano and P4K review this. Even though I love the album and don't care all that much about what either of them think.
>But seriously I meant to say pop country and really inoffensive and bland folk like Pete Seeger
You realize that Pete Seeger was literally blacklisted and banned from the radio, right?
p4k will give it a high 7/low 8 no bnm
They'll say it's the best thing Lupe's done since The Cool, they'll love the trap influenced beats, but they won't like the lyrics because it's not mostly generic party fodder
As for Fantano, he'll either give it a 5/6 because A. not experimental enough, B. he's feeling contrarian and he knows /mu/ likes this, C. he doesn't want to be accused of being capricious because he disliked Lasers and F&L2 so he'll give it a low score as well to save face, but say that Lupe is going in a better direction
Do you have a fanbase that watches you daily? Do you have a ton of other websites that watch you because you're a popular voice in the indie music community?
Fantano very rarely, if ever gives a good score to an artist that he's previously said he disliked in a video, and the reason is (this is speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were true) if he said, say, he disliked a certain aspect of the older album, but liked an aspect that's similar on the later album, then he would get fried. Look what happened with the backlash he received from /mu/ after he did the Fashion Week review and all the people complaining about how he gave GP, an album that featured Ride's vocals, a 6, and FW, an album that featured no vocals, a 7, despite the fact that he said Ride's vocals were a central part of what he liked about the band.
sorry if that came out convoluted