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Did white rappers get more popular in 2015?

SoJones has seen some of the best emcees in independent hip hop like Moka Blast and El Jefe Fats, so you know that we had to see what VICE was talking about in regards to what rappers like Post Malone and Iggy Azalea are being rated these days. Will the old days of Puff Daddy and real hip hop like Big L come back? According to VICE:

In a tradition that began in the days of The Rolling Stones and Elvis, white people have always “drawn inspiration” from other cultures before figuring out how to monetize and claim that inspiration as an original idea. 2014 was a watershed year for white entertainers appropriating black culture, with Macklemore taking home the Best Rap Album Grammy over Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke earning all of the money thanks to a Marvin Gaye cover with “Blurred Lines,” and Riff Raff being his ever ignorant-yet-beloved self.

G-Eazy is a popular rapper these days. but for how long?

G-Eazy is a popular rapper these days. but for how long?

But 2015 was the year that the ivory Jenga tower toppled, as white people took a long-deserved loss both inside the music industry and outside it. It may not have been a sudden and steep fall from the top, but the groundwork laid in 2015 may act as the blueprint upon which “white” culture is judged going forward.

It all started at the top of the year, when it was announced that Robin Thicke and Pharrell would have to pay out $7.2 million dollars in damages for ripping off “Got to Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye. In a historic move of white privilege, Robin Thicke pointed every possible direction to absolve himself of guilt, saying that he was high on alcohol and Vicodin throughout the recording process, and that Pharrell “wrote almost every part of the song.” Thicke was publicly demonized for this attempt to pass the guilt, and for the first time in his charmed, half-Canadian life, he was made to be the bad guy. Thicke’s wife Paula Patton left shortly after the verdict came down due to cheating rumours, because the world works in mysterious ways.

Meek Mill has to get better in 2016 #sojoneshiphop

Meek Mill has to get better in 2016 #sojoneshiphop

Interesting right? And now we have a poem by Jack Williams titled’ one with the pen’:

 

One with the pen

 

I’m one with the pen and I will create until the end.

I’m writing about rage and sin with a peaceful verse to blend

I’m one with the pen and I will create until the end.

Since the tender age of ten this partnership began.

I’m one with the pen and I will create until the end.

I’m sitting in a flowery glen with so much time to spend.

I’m one with the pen and I created another poem to send.

On my quest for riches for my kin I became one with the pen.

By: jack earl Williams j.r.

Aka

Young wisdom

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And no we are talking about the pen, not the jail Meek will be in. We gotta encourage you guys in the street to stay G and not get locked up.

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