Hi, I’m a white college educated male, and I wanna say something controversial. The most vibrant genre of music out there right now? I think it’s rap. I know, wild, but those kids on the streets are doing something real. Now I’m not saying I’m a *hero* for expressing this, but, you know,

Like, you know what? I think that what, say, MF Doom says on albums like the classic Madvilliany constitutes, dare I say it, poetry. And since I discovered it I find it very important to tell others that I listen to Doom and am therefore not cancelled. I’m

I mean, I used to think that all rap was vapid pap, and then along came a rapper that I could relate to, who raps about real issues like cereal brands and Saturday Morning Cartoons. Now that rap appeals to serious intellectuals like me, I can listen to it and feel good that I’m listening to Smart People Music and, most importantly, tell other people about how I like it and how youth culture like MM FOOD is a valid thing to consume and, dare I say it, it’s just like bebop jazz (shocking, I know)

@realmaxkeeble the worst part of this post is the capitalization on the man's name. and there's a lot of bad things about this post.

@realmaxkeeble i don't really get this post but i love that album so here i am

@realmaxkeeble but brockhampton call themselves a boy band so technically they're pop even though it sounds like rap. sorry to completely defeat your argument so easily

@realmaxkeeble *dusting off the elbow patches on my blazer* I used to view the use of sampling as lazy, but upon further examination it is clear to me and anyone who pauses in front of me at this wine dinner that the careful curation and use of sampling with the addition of original beats takes the same level of skill as arranging original music. Here's a photo of a vinyl press of a Luniz album I've never opened that is always perched atop my record player.

@ShartGarfunkel astute point! What really changed me was seeing this vox video on the little known, under-respected hip hop legend called James Dewitt "J Dilla" Yancey. It taught me that rap music from 15 years ago is vital and exciting and at the forefront of something NEW

@realmaxkeeble I am so pleased that others are starting to catch on to the importance and value of these "old school" artists! I was reading a New Yorker article about the climate surrounding the release of "Fuck tha Police" and now I truly can't go 11 seconds without telling everyone in my start up about it on our company's Slack.

Æsop rock, now there's a fellow that brings controversial topics to the forefront, and I have formed Everest-scale brain tissue since finding this emcee on a Pandora station tuned to Doom. Too edgy and real of course to discuss with my fellow grad students, but I do chill out with $5 worth of weed and kick it to these tunes alone and terrified contemplating the deep meaning behind the lyrics.

@autotune @realmaxkeeble Aesop Rock is the first rapper I ever heavily stanned and I still do. He is genuinely one of the best out there. I saw him live here in Dallas n it was crazy how practiced he is at his delivery.

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