Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Where B the Rappers?

Kanye West opened his stupid mouth at the NBC relief concert and created nothing less than a disgrace at an event designed to bring out generosity. He accused the federal government of shooting black people in New Orleans and the President of disliking black people.

And Fox's E.D. Hill asked this morning where these rappers are.

West's only valid point was that many of the hurricane's victims are poor and black. True enough. Let's take a look at who buys the "music" of people like Mr. West: young, often poor, black males. How about an unbelievably huge set of donations to the disaster relief fund? Let's get the rappers together to donate by example.

Sounds like a great idea.

But will the shizzle fly with the rappers themselves?

ADDENDUM:

A few astute readers added some (in fact the exact same) statistics below. But I'm wondering what that has to with the price of tea in China. I'm certain that there is a big market for this junk among adolescent white males. But I somehow doubt that young black males are buying any Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson CDs. And if you intend to argue that those products are not heavily marketed towards the urban black youth, please feel free to make a complete fool of yourself.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

Actually, it has been proven that young white males are the main consumer of Hip Hop music as a whole. Don't know what percentage of them buy Kanye's stuff, but I'm just saying. The rappers should help out, and hopefully Bush will stop underfunding FEMA and hiring incompetent boobs to run it.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Middle-class White teenagers Purchase the majority of hip-hop music,not poor black teenagers.Research Before Comment is a rule to live by.

4:03 PM  

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