Thursday, September 28, 2006

Fry That Chicken

Via Hit and Run,we have this take on "Minstrel Show Rap."

It's a question worth asking- Is this an insidious, racist trend, or is it something far less concerning? Far more interesting than the intentions of the artists and the intentions of record company executives would be the way this is received by the young America who is actually listening to the music. My real question would be do young white and black kids enjoy some of this music without regards to race?

And what do people think about race generally when they see some of these videos? Sometimes it's all about context- if the "Fry My Chicken" video was a Dave Chapelle sketch, would it be less awkward?


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