apparently i still need to hold peoples hands through this so if you just dont like rap or hip hop or dancehall i am begging you to just fucking ask why. why is it that even if its one verse on a song you otherwise love it ruins the whole song. why is it that when an artist you like borrows from or works with any other genre youre okay with it but not when its rap or hip hop. be honest with yourself and look at your music taste and ask yourself what the music you dont like has in common and why they might have that in common.
maybe you dont care about fall out boy featuring a black artist specifically, but why is it that these genres which are dominated by black artists are the ones you dislike. what is it about them that you dont like. dont "i dont know i just dont like them" me, i want you to look at your music taste and really sit with yourself and think about why you like what you like and dont like what you dont like.
because everyone, not just nonblack people, EVERYONE is bombarded with the idea that black art is inferior. that blackness in general is inferior. i have heard people say that they just think rap and hip hop isnt as deep as pop punk, and its really fucking transparent when you have shit like this is america by childish gambino, same drugs by chance the rapper, humble by kendrick lamar, take it back by logic, and you really really expect me to believe that vague lyrical gesturing at the concept of depression is somehow inherently superior to that.
you are hiding behind the fact that in theory, a genre can simply not be to your taste, so as to ignore the fact that in practice, against your will, you have been taught that black people are unsophisticated and shallow, and it influences every fucking thing you do. either admit that, or stop listening to fall out boy, because pete wentz isnt "one of the good ones", hes black, and youve just been ignoring it. fuck you.
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