Yesterday website moorizZLA Says posted the article ‘Use of the ‘n word’ in Hip Hop music – Does it perpetuate racism? The piece discussed the prevalence of the word “nigger’ in today’s Hip Hop music and it’s crossover in to the mainstream.
Excerpt from the article:
The prevalence of the use of the word in hip-hop music has arguably greatly increased over the years. And with the crossing over of hip hop culture into the mainstream, one in which the majority of its consumers are white, middle class kids who in attempting to sing or rap along will undoubtedly use the word their ancestors would have once used to castigate the proprietors of the music – the question of why and how and should it be so prevalent, is an increasingly important one.
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Several individuals contributed their thoughts to the article including South London rapper Fem Fel. He is one of many UK rappers who for whatever reason has decided to use the word in their music and he argues:
“If I was to meet another group of friends and be like these are all my niggers and that’s Tom … you can’t do that. My niggers are my niggers in that kind of sense”.
“I don’t know who it offends anymore… It doesn’t offend my peers, I don’t know how it could offend white people… so that’s why I use it.”
American rappers really are some powerful human beings. They have successfully pushed the word “nigga/nigger” in to the mainstream worldwide via their music and convinced many that the word is perfectly acceptable. They also now have young black British folk running around arguing that it is no longer an offensive word (“it’s now a term of endearment” cos Jay-Z aka the Jigga Man said so) and then foolishly go on to encourage their friend’s from different races to “embrace” the word ‘nigger’ along with the words ‘lighties’ and ‘dark tings’.
Anyway I pray that these American rappers continue to use their ‘POWERS’ for good and UK rappers and our young black British youth continue to engage in follow fashion antics without thinking first.
Your thoughts please…..