Liberal Arts Mafia: … is a broadminded blog with some worthy commentaries, like the one where they unpack the William F. Buckley mindset I mentioned yesterday and the music industry’s problems (as well as the reasons why I spent two hours listening to Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio One set yesterday afternoon).

It is common in America today when you ask white Americans what type of music they like to listen to, to hear a laundry list. Something like, “Oh I like everything. . . country, rock, folk. . . everything but rap.” When you realize that in the forties the list was “Oh I like everything. . . big band, western, classical. . . everything but be-bop,” then you realize what the real list is: “Oh I like everything, everything that isn’t black.” And Rap music is more than black, it is aggressively black.

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