BlogBeat: On Black Music…

jimi.gif“It’s also necessary to stress that rock music evolved from black music; some would argue that rock music is simply music that has been “stolen”/ appropriated from blacks. No wonder the music often appeals to us; hell it came from us!  At the same time, today, the culture associated with rock music is overwhelmingly white; I think that bands like “The Rolling Stones“, “INXS“, and “The Strokes“, are “fiercely white” and male-oriented too, in terms of their image, and their following, and for that reason I think it’s difficult for black folks who have a strong black identity to be fans of these bands – even if the music sounds good…” [Racial Realist]

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