Old school rapper, Doug E. Fresh, “beatboxing” with Blake Lewis is as close as the genre will ever get. Cool, but also somewhat comical. Which got me to thinking… If you take Eminem, Vanilla Ice and The Beastie Boys out of the mix, are white kids the biggest buyers of rap music?
Nope, I don’t think so.
The faux statistic of white kids buying more rap music than black kids is a “sub-urban” myth. You know, like razor blades in apples and global warming and most black Americans are poor and on welfare . The truth is no one knows the real numbers because the music industry doesn't measure the over-the-counter demographic. It’s marketing. Brilliant marketing, but marketing none the less.
Think about it. What a great way to legitimize cultural poison. “See, even white kids drink the snake oil and nothing happens to them!”
Yeah, and some kids can eat peanut butter and others kids, if they do… die.
Rap culture sung to fatherless, hopeless children is the same as drinking Kool-Aid in Guyana. The rap culture is a “black thang” and the fad is killing a generation.
So congratulations to Jordin Sparks who wanted her audience to know how “happy she is to come from an un-divorced, intact family, and that she has been keeping up her grades” (all A's and B's!) as she continued her schooling during the months of American Idol competition.
And there you have it: intact family, hard work and good grades. The youngest American Idol in history just unwittingly described the formula for success in America. Too bad she can’t rap.