< Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers’ Place In Hip Hop - Festival Gear

Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers’ Place In Hip Hop

by Festival October 07, 2015

This post was originally published on this site

(AllHipHop News) The last several years have seen a lot of discussion around White performers making Hip Hop music. From accusations of cultural appropriation to debates over the use of the n-word to calls for more acceptance of non-Black emcees, the conversation around race and rap has been extensive.

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Sacha Jenkins Talks Hollywood Embracing Hip Hop, Iggy Azalea’s Cultural Appropriation & Eminem’s Acceptance As A Rapper]

The Fader recently published a lengthy conversation between Stolen Youth collaborators Vince Staples and Mac Miller concerning White rappers. The Black Summertime ’06 rhymer and the White GO:OD AM spitter were very open about the topic.

Read excerpts from Mac Miller and Vince Staple’s exchange below and the entire article at thefader.com.

Mac Miller: There’s always been a bunch of white rappers in the super-underground scene – cult sh*t, like Atmosphere. I never listened to any of it, but there was a lot of white people like, “I love white rappers because I can identify with them.” The reason white rappers can do what they do is because white people be hoorah-ing the sh*t. It’s like when there are white people on an NBA team.

Vince Staples: White people definitely root for white people.

Staples: I ain’t really f*ck with Eminem at first. I saw “Purple Pills,”and I was like, “What the f*ck is these n*ggas doin’?” But I didn’t really care about rapping. I was trying to hear some Ja Rule, like, “N*gga, where Ashanti at? Don’t nobody wanna hear you rappin’ about your momma.” That’s how I was feeling in my younger days. Eminem was too aggressive for me.

Miller: Now it’s evolved to where you have different types of white rappers. You have a RiFF RAFF, and an Action Bronson, and me, who are all completely different. Earlier, white rappers were just on the super storytelling, very poetic.

Miller:I remember touring and doing shows, and I was the first rap show ever in all these colleges. Six thousand kids, and I’m the first hip-hop show because I’m white-college-friendly. That was always a demon for me. It was hard to sit here and know that, because I was a white dude, I was able to sell easier and be more marketable. That wasn’t tight to me. I wanted to go through the same sh*t that everyone else did. But I did that sh*t, and that sh*t was huge for me.

Staples: Maybe you’re not the problem. Maybe the problem is that black people don’t support each other and don’t f*ck with each other as much as they should. Maybe Hispanic people don’t f*ck with each other and support each other as much as they should. You’re not the problem. White people got the right idea: the first thought, the first action, is to be a supporter.

Staples: White people loved MC Hammer, though. “Can’t Touch This.” Let’s dance, we’re not killing nobody. White people love Michael Jackson. And they love him to this day.

Miller: I might make a song like “Thrift Shop.” This is a thing that me and Vince agree on, that none of our other friends do. Me and Vince and [Schoolboy] Q.

Staples: Q, yeah. I was about to say: Q ready to get that check. I make music at the end of the day. I ain’t worried about sticking to hip-hop. Y’all gotta stop worrying about the race sh*t. It’s more important sh*t out there. Ja Rule got a show on MTV, let’s talk about that.

[ALSO READ: Mac Miller Talks Criticism Of White Rappers & Willingness To Speak On Racial Issues (VIDEO)]

Filed under: News Tagged: Mac Miller, Vince Staples, White rappers

The post Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers’ Place In Hip Hop appeared first on Festival Gear.




Festival
Festival

Author




Also in News

Premiere: Listen to the first tracks of Coyu’s debut LP, ‘You Don’t Know’

by Festival February 19, 2019

This post was originally published on this site Seven years of intense introspection and studio work have birthed You Don’t Know—Coyu‘s first ever album. The artist and his label Suara have gone through a metamorphosis as of late, heading in…

The post Premiere: Listen to the first tracks of Coyu’s debut LP, ‘You Don’t Know’ appeared first on Music News | Best Music Festival Blog By Festival Gear.

Read More

Blckbrn and Austin Salter Team Up For Their Release ‘Weaken’ on Chroma & Esydia Records

by Festival February 18, 2019

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing his 2018 release “Scintilla”, Blckbrn has returned with the artist Austin Salter for their new release “Weaken” which has been released by Chroma Records and Esydia. Born and raised in Akron, Ohio,…

The post Blckbrn and Austin Salter Team Up For Their Release ‘Weaken’ on Chroma & Esydia Records appeared first on Music News | Best Music Festival Blog By Festival Gear.

Read More

Can’s Damo Suzuki Announces Solo Tour

by Festival February 18, 2019

This post was originally published on this siteHis first U.S. trek in over a decade

The post Can’s Damo Suzuki Announces Solo Tour appeared first on Music News | Best Music Festival Blog By Festival Gear.

Read More