Is Rap Dead? The New Yorker vs. Das Racist

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Sugarcubes Forever
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Post by Sugarcubes Forever »

...you had me till "Arcade Fire."

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Post by LionIndex »

Well, I wasn't name-dropping them without reason. Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but they did actually write a rebuttal to SFJ's anti-indie article, where they listed all their African-American influences. I think they might have been a named target of the original article.

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Post by LionIndex »

Just googled it (you can DIY if so inclined), and SFJ's article about the Arcade Fire came out almost exactly two years ago. Maybe late October is sweeps week for music critics or something.

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Post by creepy »

Well, to be fair, The Arcade Fire are Canadian, therefore terribly white.

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Post by Jake »

LionIndex wrote:Just googled it (you can DIY if so inclined), and SFJ's article about the Arcade Fire came out almost exactly two years ago. Maybe late October is sweeps week for music critics or something.
Sho nuff. And, like a good lapdog, GLONO covered it back then too:

- Why is indie rock so fucking white?

- Arcade Fire Respond to Sasha Frere-Jones

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Post by Sugarcubes Forever »

Jake wrote: Sho nuff. And, like a good lapdog, GLONO covered it back then too:

- Why is indie rock so fucking white?

- Arcade Fire Respond to Sasha Frere-Jones
Funny how for decades the white kids got criticized for rippin' off black culture and music. How many riffs and tunes did Keith Richards steal from various blues men, anyway? Schiat! there'd be no Elvis OR Rolling Stones had there been no such theft.

It's come full circle now, with the Grey Lady (the whitest of white publications, from Manhatten no less) doggin' some Canadians for NOT ripping off the black man.

That's racist!

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