Why Hipsters Need to Stop Writing About Hip Hop Culture

Hipsters, Can You Please Stop Writing About Hip-Hop?

Rap Rehab's Sebastien Elkouby on why cultural tourists need to stay out of serious conversations about rap music

by #teamEBONY, April 22, 2014

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Why Hipsters Need to Stop Writing About Hip Hop Culture

Why Hipsters Need to Stop Writing About Hip Hop Culture

Rap Rehab's Sebastien Elkouby on why people not invested in hip-hop culture need to do their research before writing about it. 

So here’s to D-Bag and all his Generation Y cohorts: stay in your lane, kids. Stick to writing about Williamsburg’s trendiest coffee shops, Coachella, or why the series finale of “How I Met Your Mother” left you disappointed. Let conscious-minded cats who live and breathe Hip Hop speak for the culture. You’re not welcome in this house.

Waxing poetic about Chief Keef’s brilliance while ignoring the depressing realities the rapper’s music reflects is a luxury only a clueless, disconnected snob can afford. While you arrogant clowns absolve yourselves of any accountability by arguing against the moralizing of art, misguided kids are trying to live out the lyrics to songs you and your grad school homies party to. While you celebrate Gucci Mane’s reckless abandon as the ultimate display of counter-culture cool, the artist known as Radric Davis is spiraling downwards, in and out of jail, and in my estimation, in need of serious therapy

 
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