Passing Thoughts Of A Hiphopophobe

Political correctness did not give rise to rap but it has probably enabled its persistence. If more people had felt confident enough to ridicule it early on in its existence, it might have died from embarrassment years ago. Instead, by patronisingly giving it exaggerated cultural importance out of fear of giving offence we have allowed at least two generations of young black men to believe that thuggishly talking about the size of their pricks whilst objectifying all women as gagging-for-it prostitutes over the same old stolen beats, is not only acceptable but actually clever and an appropriate expression of black culture and aspiration.

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