Thursday, February 11, 2010

white rappers--why are they always so white?

(for the human beatbox bit in the middle) (can't bring myself to have Limp Bizkit on the blog so this will have to cover rap-metal)

Rather a high proportion are not just white but Viking white--reddish hair, complexion that would freckle if exposed to sunlight. Extreme pallor seems to be a job specification for your Caucasian rapper (for contrast?). Can't think of a white rapper who's swarthy, or tanned… Or even with ruddy cheeks, a healthy pink glow.

On this topic, see also:

This must have been grist for a dissertation or academic essay somewhere, surely.