The Blacker the Berry

AMP Staff

White conservatives denounce hip-hop for its supposedly “vulgar” and “obscene” nature while dismissing the artistry that goes into the lyrics and music. White liberals revel in hip-hop’s so-called “gritty” aesthetic while refusing to acknowledge the unique struggles that went into cultivating said aesthetic. And beyond that, white audiences in general refuse to give hip-hop the respect it deserves as an art form solely because it’s a part of black culture.